Making decisions for a family member who has dementia
How a Power of Attorney for Personal Care works in Ontario and what that means in practical terms when making decisions for someone who has dementia. Read
Visiting someone who has dementia – 7 practical tips
With the assistance of Kait Carnegie, Activation Coordinator at our homes in Kitchener, we’ve put together 7 tips to help you prepare for a visit and make it as enjoyable and meaningful as possible.
People with Dementia Benefit from A Specialized Care Solution
The number of Canadians with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias is at an all-time high. The time will come when a decision will need to be made to move a loved one to a home.
The Stages & Steps to Picking a Dementia Home
There are five stages involved in choosing and moving your loved one who has dementia to a home, however, everyone is different and so your journey may be different also! Through years of working with families as they navigate this part of the journey we have generally found these are the Stages.
Daughter relieved to find around-the-clock dementia care for her mom
Leslie was able to convince her mom to move to Highview even though her mom vowed that the only way she’d leave her apartment was feet first. Read article
How to adjust holiday plans when someone in your family has dementia
If you’re spending part of the holidays at home with someone in your family who has dementia, adjusting your expectations is crucial. Read article
First anniversary of Cedar Creek House opening
On Thursday, October 24, 2019 we opened Cedar Creek House, our second residence in Kitchener for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. To mark this anniversary, here’s an excerpt from the article we posted for opening day. Although the world is very different in 2020, the care we provide hasn’t changed. Read article
Highview’s living spaces are designed with intention
Our own Joy Birch shows how important the design of living spaces is to dementia care. Watch video
Highview Residences Kitchener welcoming new residents once again
Hear from a family perspective how Highview Residences Kitchener staff stepped up during the initial wave of COVID-19. Read article
Working during the pandemic at Highview
The Record interviews Highview Kitchener personal support worker Julia Smit about working during a COVID-19 outbreak. Read article
My parents with dementia won’t move
What happens in Ontario when a person with dementia is unsafe living in their own home but refuses to move? Read more to find out.
Engage at every age
We are excited to introduce intergenerational activities at Highview Residences. To read more about this program, click here.
Visiting someone with dementia
Kait Carnegie, Activation Co-ordinator of Highview Kitchener, was recently interviewed by the CBC to discuss the importance of visiting loved ones with dementia during the holidays. Click here to read the full article.
Gift ideas for someone with dementia
If someone on your holiday shopping list has dementia, here are a few tips on how to find a suitable gift. Click to read more.
Planning for the holidays when your spouse has dementia
The holidays can be overwhelming at the best of times, but when your spouse has dementia, they can be especially stressful.
Read more on how to plan this holiday season.
A new approach to dementia care
Two years after building the first residence in the Kitchener-Waterloo region specifically for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, Highview Residences has built a second.
Four Signs it is Time for a Move
Not only is it hard for the person living with dementia, it is also hard for their family and friends as they journey together. Here are four signs that it’s time for the move.
TableTalk Information Sheet on Delirium
For people with dementia, Delirium can sometimes present itself in their words, fears and what they’re actually seeing.
The names for Highview Kitchener’s Second Home have been announced!
Read More: Update on Phase 2
Tune In – Joy Birch on the Senior Savvy Show
“Families often struggle with ‘when is it time?’ and ‘we want them to stay at home as long as possible’. The time will come when a decision needs to be made about where to live.”
Joy Birch from Highview Residences tells us the four signs that it’s time for a move:
Read the Article: 4 Signs That it is Time for a Move