At the door we were welcomed by some of the residents and Mary Ellen guided Karla and myself through the home.
The home has 10 bedrooms in a residential neighbourhood, with 5 bedrooms on either side of the building. In the centre of two wide hallways are spacious tub rooms and washroom facilities along with a laundry room, where laundry is done daily.
The hallways flow to the back of the house to the open concept kitchen, dining and living room area. In addition, there are two outside areas where residents can enjoy the outdoors when weather permits. There were residents sitting in the living room area relaxing, chatting and watching television, we were welcomed by them as well.
It is refreshing and heart warming to see people with dementia living in a place which is really a home environment, quiet, calm and serene.
Pioneer Homes has 4 such homes in the Niagara area and currently have a waiting list.
This is a fresh alternative to Long Term Care options. Please take a quick look at the video to see one of the homes.