Baycrest Impact Winter 2019

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A major transformation is now underway at the Terraces of Baycrest to update the 42-year- old, 11-storey retirement residence. These efforts will create a memory care floor and two assisted living floors for older adults with special care needs; and offer support services for daily living to residents on the independent living floors to help them age in place. "Our concept is that regardless of where you live in the building, you'll be able to get the kind of care and support you need to stay in your suite as you age and enjoy the best quality of life possible," says Rheta Fanizza, Baycrest's Vice-President of Residential & Community Programs. "What we are striving for is a model where hospitality meets excellence in care." Renovations to floors five to 11 - the independent living floors - are now complete. Common areas have been reconfigured and redecorated to provide attractive, comfortable seating areas for activities and visiting. New paint, carpeting, furniture, lighting, artwork and an electric fireplace on each floor have made them brighter and more inviting for residents and their visitors. Sophie Krausz, who has lived at the Terraces for over six years, is delighted with the renovations and says she sees more people using the on-floor common areas as a result. "We get together to play games at the tables, to sit and chat, and I've even seen a family having a meal together," she says. "It's a lovely area we can use especially when our families visit." Terraces 2.0 Sophie Krausz, Terraces Resident 2 "What we are striving for is a model where hospitality meets excellence in care."

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