Rest Easy Assisted Living
Assisted Living in an extended family environment for our loved ones.
Assisted Living Services
Respite Care Available
Private Residential Care Facility in the heart of Windsor, NS.
Our home provides a safe, caring and family atmosphere in a de-institutionalized setting.
R.E.A.L. Residence Inc. is located within walking distance of Windsor’s downtown. Our private care residents are encouraged to take part in the area’s many activities.
If you are looking for housing and care options for your loved one, please call us to arrange a tour of our home. We'll be happy to meet with you.
R.E.A.L. Residence provides all aspects of care for elderly residents who want to maintain their optimum level of independence. Our residents enjoy a comfortable, friendly, home-like setting.
We provide assistance in meal preparation, feeding, mobility, personal care, and medication reminders.
We offer a caring home and family atmosphere, with a high level of support 24 hours per day.
Health & Wellness
All of our residents receive routine health and wellness monitoring.
We want to enable families to be worry-free while at work, play, vacation or simply taking a rest.
About Our Home
R.E.A.L. Residence provides assisted living services in an extended family environment for elderly residents. We serve home cooked meals in a large, eat-in country-style kitchen/dining room. Our atmosphere allows residents to reside in a comfortable, friendly and home-like setting. We are a smoke-free facility.
Just a few of our features:
- Large, spacious baths and bedrooms
- Walker and wheelchair accessibility
- Cosy living room with fireplace
- Bright, spacious sunroom
Interior photos by Krystol Bell Photography.
Social & Recreational
There are scheduled outings and recreational activities that all residents are encouraged to participate in. Social events and family gatherings are also encouraged, and we welcome extended families to come and join in on any social events or activities.
We believe that our residents have every right to respect, dignity and privacy.
Our Residents have:
- The right to privacy.
- The right to be treated with dignity and respect at all times.
- The right to control personal finances.
- The right to retain and have use of personal possessions.
- The right to interact freely with others, both within R.E.A.L. Residence and in the Community.
- The right to practise religion or abstain from religious practice.
- The right to control the receipt of health related services.
- The right to be free from abuse and neglect.
Sometimes referred to as retirement homes, assisted living facilities help your parent or loved one with the activities of their daily life. Our focus is on daily home care to help our residents maintain a level of independence for as long as possible, in a safe and secure setting.
No. Nursing homes are typically referred to as long-term care homes, and offer a higher level of personal and medical care. Residents in a nursing home typically require more complex medical care than what is provided through assisted living.
Moving to assisted living is a huge, difficult, and often heart-wrenching decision for caregivers.
Because there are so many emotions involved, it can be tough to know when a move is really needed – especially when you’re trying to put off having to make that tough decision for as long as possible.
But sometimes, caring for someone at home becomes unsafe or impossible to sustain. Here are some ways to know when it’s time to consider moving to assisted living:
- Your older adult behaves aggressively.
- Their care needs are no longer met safely by home care.
- They are at high risk of getting lost or injured when leaving the house.
- They have had a recent injury or accident at home, and recovery or recurrence is a serious concern.
- In-home care has become financially overwhelming.
- You’re overwhelmed by chronic, severe caregiver stress.
The services offered by assisted living communities vary from facility to facility. Services often include:
- One to three meals a day
- Monitoring of medication
- Personal care, including dressing and bathing
- Housekeeping and laundry
- 24-hour emergency care
- Some medical services
- Social and recreational activities
Talk with your family and caregivers about what services are needed. Take time to consider what services are important to you before you visit assisted living communities. This step will help ease your transition. Think about these questions:
- Why do I want/need to change my living arrangements?
- What daily activities do I need help with (bathing, dressing, toileting, eating, remembering medications)?
- How often do I need help?
- 211 – Connecting you to community and social services in NS. You can call 211, text 211, or visit their website.
- Caregivers NS – for friends and family giving care
- SeniorCareAccess.com: Housing options for seniors in Nova Scotia
- Nova Scotia Health: Home Care and Community Care Services
- ComfortLife.ca: 12 Signs It Might Be Time For Assisted Living
- Elder Care Alliance (US): Signs Your Parent May Need Assisted Living
Please note that we do not check our email on a regular basis. Please call with any inquiries, or to book a tour of our home for your loved one.