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Retirement Living

Revera retirement living is all about supporting people in living their lives to the fullest. After all, the retirement years are meant to be fun, fulfilling and memorable; it’s also a time filled with purpose and meaning. In our retirement homes, celebrating life, engaging in an active lifestyle, and enjoying social engagements with friends all help make every day special for residents like you. At the same time, we know that it’s also a time of life when you may need a little extra support.

That’s why our senior living communities offer a range of lifestyle options to suit your needs. The terminology varies slightly between provinces, but they generally include independent living, independent supportive living, assisted living, memory care, short term stay and respite stay. Much like an apartment or condo, different suites types – such as one-bedroom or two-bedroom suites, some with an in-suite kitchen or kitchenette, as well as studio suites – are available, depending on which retirement home you prefer. Whatever your needs are, there is a place perfect for you at a Revera retirement home.

The teams at our retirement residences in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador are proud to provide exceptional experiences in vibrant environments designed to let you, be you.

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Independent living
Are you self-sufficient and ready to make the move to a retirement residence that suits your lifestyle? Independent living is a great choice. You’ll have the comfort, privacy and convenience you crave, in a safe and secure community of like-minded seniors where you can come and go as you please. An added bonus? No more worries about the upkeep of your own home – no more snow shoveling, mowing the lawn or maintenance headaches – so there is more time to do the things that bring you joy. And if you need care down the road, we’re here to help.
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Independent supportive living
When you move into a retirement home, are you looking for a little extra support now and then to help get you through your day? Check out Revera’s independent supportive living options near you. You’ll enjoy all of the benefits of being a part of a lively, fully independent environment that supports your active lifestyle, with easy access to discrete personal services you may need, such as medication management or help with personal grooming or dressing. On top of these benefits, you’ll enjoy services like housekeeping and laundry, so you can free up your time to do more of what you want to do.
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Assisted living
Do you need some daily support to help you be as active and independent as possible? In assisted living, it’s all about flexible care options that support the unique physical, mental and social needs you have today – and those you may have tomorrow. Residents in assisted living have a personalized care plan that can include services such as medication supervision and management, falls prevention, nutritional assistance, bathing, and much more. Whether you need assistance getting to and from the dining room or your needs are more complex, we’re here to help you live your life, your way.
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Memory care
Are you looking for a safe, supportive environment for yourself or for a loved one that is attuned to memory loss needs? Some of our retirement homes offer memory care, offering suites in a separate and secure area of the residence for people living with various forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease. Our caring team is dedicated to providing life enhancing programs and activities, in a comforting setting that has dignity and respect at its heart.
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Short term and respite stay
Short term and respite stays are a wonderful opportunity to actively participate in all the benefits retirement living has to offer, in an inviting environment with no pressure to make a long-term decision. Lasting anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, a short term stay, also known as a trial stay, is the perfect way to get a glimpse at everyday life at Revera and decide if retirement living is right for you. Try it out for yourself.
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Life in retirement living

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So now that you know about all of the options, you may be wondering what life is really like in a Revera retirement residence.

First, let’s talk about food. Every day, the chefs and culinary teams at our retirement homes across the country cook up delicious, balanced meals served in a variety of welcoming settings, such as bistros, cafés, dining rooms, and even pubs. Our menus are carefully designed to align with Canada’s Food Guide for feeding seniors, while providing our chefs the flexibility to adjust and get creative, with a strong focus on ‘made-from-scratch’ cooking and local favourites. There is plenty of variety at every meal as well as à la carte selections. Our menus are based on resident preferences, so everything on your plate is just right for you.

Food safety is a top priority in Revera’s culinary program. All of our suppliers and vendors must meet the highest standards. We take a Canadian-first approach whenever possible that offers ethically and sustainably sourced products. This ensures a sustainable path to plate as we create exciting and appetizing meals each day.

Prefer to do some of your own cooking? Some of our retirement homes offer suites that include kitchens, so you can prepare your own meals and snacks. There are also common kitchen areas and private dining rooms in some of our residences where you can prepare and serve larger meals to friends and family, and some of our newer residences even offer demonstration kitchens, where you can learn from our talented chefs.

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Now, let’s talk about all of the choices you’ll have to support your well-being and keep you active and engaged. We’ve already mentioned the personalized care plans that are available, should you need some support. And of course, in retirement living you come and go as you please, and you’re always free to spend your day however you like. There is always a lot to do if you would like to participate. Every residence has their recreational specialties and calendars of activities, with most offering a host of fitness and art classes, social and cultural events, gardening, clubs, outings, and much more. Some of our residences even have amenities like indoor swimming pools and golf simulators. And don’t forget that our retirement homes are pet-friendly, with most allowing cats, small dogs, birds or fish.
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There’s so much more to share, so please come and take a tour to see for yourself. To help you in your search, we’ve created this handy checklist.
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Still wondering if retirement living is right for you? Answer this simple quiz to find out.
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