We provide a safe, secure and nurturing community where our residents are valued, loved and respected. We offer resident-centered care in a home specifically designed for those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.
Peaceful Home-Like Setting
Highview Residences Kitchener-Waterloo is comprised of two houses: Blair Creek House & our brand new Cedar Creek House. Each house consists of two cottages joined by a central administrative area. Edwards Cottage and Treffry Cottage are within Blair Creek House. Bowlby Cottage and Cooper Cottage are within Cedar Creek House.
Participation is Encouraged
Each of our cottages is home to between 12 and 14 Residents and includes private and common spaces. By dividing our residents into these four smaller living spaces, it creates an environment that fosters the residents’ interests and involvement in daily house events, while also providing opportunities for quiet time.
Our Activation Program is designed to meet the needs of residents with dementia. These activities may include helping to prepare some of the snacks and meals, setting the tables, folding the laundry or working in the garden, giving them a sense of purpose. Recreational and therapeutic programs are offered, especially in the areas of art and music. Outside activities, gardening, and picnics ensure that the gardens are enjoyed. Going outdoors can enhance mood, lower stress levels, and lift mood. Some activities are spontaneous while others are scheduled.
Supporting a Well-Lived Life
Each resident’s private room is furnished with their own belongings as this helps them to find the space familiar and comforting. Each private bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom, which includes a barrier-free shower, wash basin and toilet. Bathing in a bathtub is available for those who prefer. Common spaces reflect the areas in a traditional home including an open-concept kitchen, large, bright family-room, two sunrooms per cottage and a screened-in porch. We offer breakfast on-demand, so residents can sleep to the time they typically wake, while lunch and supper are at noon and 5:30 pm, with healthy snacks available throughout the day. Family and guests are encouraged to join their loved-one for meals, just as you would at home.
- Private room furnished with resident’s own belongings
- Common spaces reflect the areas in a traditional home
- Access to private, secure outside garden with circular walking path.
- Heating & Air Conditioning