When it comes to aging, no two people experience this natural process in exactly the same way.
Some folks might remain active and independent with no need for additional help. Yet over time, they might find that they could benefit from assisted living while still maintaining their lively lifestyle.
Others might find themselves needing greater assistance within a secure living space, particularly if their health or memory is declining.
For couples, it’s certainly a challenge if they begin to age at different rates with one person requiring more comprehensive care than the other.
Offering an innovative QOLA (Quality Of Life Approach), All Seniors Care allows couples to remain together as they age, even if they require different levels of care.
At the same time, individuals can feel peace of mind knowing that their needs will be met throughout the years at this beautiful retirement community.
The only true Campus of Care in Winnipeg, River Ridge I & II Retirement Residences Campus of Care offers luxury retirement living with an individualized approach to meet every resident’s needs. No two people are the same, so it only makes sense that they would each have their own unique care requirements.
"Our Campus of Care at River Ridge I and II is all about taking care of seniors and providing them with a good quality of life in a setting that’s been designed to adapt to their changing needs as they age, to allow them to age in place gracefully," said Tricia Charles, All Seniors Care’s vice-president for Manitoba.
"River Ridge’s designers have created a luxury secure living area that exceeds expectations for care and support. Whether helping new residents adjust, assisting with personal grooming or going for a walk, staff members are committed to providing a supportive family environment."
This nurturing setting has proven to be ideal for Mr. Don L. who moved to River Ridge I with his wife three years ago when he could no longer manage the upkeep of their four-bedroom home.
"I feel sorry for the people who don’t realize that these facilities are available," he said. "This is the place to be. This is the place to come."
The Neighbourhoods of River Ridge are made up of three interconnected parts —Assisted Living, Enhanced Assisted Living and Secure Care Living at The Boulevard North. Assisted Living focuses on the "Apartments on the Red" for more independent, active seniors. People are able to live independently within a community of peers and choose to participate in meals and group activities.
"These apartments are bright and spacious and feature full kitchens and in-suite laundry," Charles said.
"Seniors can take part in daily exercise classes and enjoy delicious meals in a beautiful dining room that faces the river."
Also providing Assisted Living, the River Court Suites are geared for active seniors who need some assistance to meet their daily needs but add a truly unique twist for those requiring a little more care through our Enhanced Assisted Living. These suites feature kitchenettes, with residents gathering in river-view dining rooms for delicious, home-cooked meals. Home care, provided by the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, is also incorporated at this level of care.
Adding to the ease, dedicated staff members take care of light housekeeping duties, provide emergency response and organize fun activities, both on site and off. The Enhanced Assisted Living suites are located in an area that has a smaller, quieter dining room and activity room that still showcase the spectacular views out over the historic Red River.
For those who require a higher level of care, The Boulevard North offers separate and secure living areas. Staff members work hard to create a supportive environment, lending a hand with everything from personal grooming to emotional adjustment. Residents can count on personal health-care aides around the clock while also enjoying meals and activities with their neighbours.
"Our person-centred philosophy allows us to identify each resident’s unique attributes, values and history," Charles explained, "enabling us to create individualized levels of programming that are flexible to changing health needs."
Enhancing the experience, residents can take advantage of on-site amenities, including fitness centres, games rooms, salons, a theatre and even private dining rooms for special family celebrations.
Perhaps best of all, couples with different care needs can remain together in an environment that allows them to age with grace.
"River Ridge is a safe, beautiful neighbourhood that offers seniors gracious living while providing peace of mind for families," Charles said.
"They know their loved ones are looked after in a beautiful building that offers a vibrant and creative lifestyle within peaceful, elegant surroundings. There’s nothing else like it in Winnipeg."
For more information, call 204-589-2273 for River Ridge I at 50 Ridgecrest Ave. or 204-586-2273 for River Ridge II at 2701 Scotia St. (off of Ridgecrest). Details are also posted on the All Seniors Care website at www.allseniorscare.com.