Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the difference between a long-term care facility and an independent retirement residence?
A. Long-term care facilities, or nursing homes as they are often referred to, are designed for ailing individuals who don’t need to be in a hospital but can’t be cared for at home or in an independent living facility due to physical or psychological limitations. Long-term facilities provide around-the-clock nursing and personal care services.
People living in retirement properties and/or age-restricted communities are typically more active and don’t require as much individual care.
Q. Who provides nursing and care to residents?
A. Experienced nursing personnel, including registered practical nurses and personal support workers are on duty at all Sharon Village Care Home properties. Qualified personnel, dietary staff, administrative support workers, recreation staff, and compassionate community volunteers provide additional services.
Q. Are there nurses on duty 24 hours a day?
A. Yes, Sharon Village Care Homes’ long-term care facilities feature 24-hour onsite medical staff.
Q. How is a resident’s hygiene cared for?
A. Professional nursing staff and nurse aids are on hand to assist each resident with their bathing and hygiene needs. The level of assistance offered to each resident is based on the individual’s level of independence and the amount of assistance needed or requested. Showers and baths are offered on a regular schedule, however residents can request to bathe at another time if it is more convenient for them.
Q. Are visitors allowed?
A. Absolutely! Residents are encouraged to invite their friends and family members to visit during reasonable visiting hours, for respite residents 24hr visiting hours are available. Many of our long-term care facilities also feature private dining and kitchen areas that can be reserved for special events.