Baycrest Terraces relaunches after major renovations to provide unrivaled and innovative senior care and living
Toronto, ON (September 22, 2022) – Baycrest Terraces is proud to relaunch after a four-year renovation project, which saw major upgrades to its seniors’ residential living campus. Backed by Baycrest’s groundbreaking aging and brain health research, and over 104 years of experience caring for older adults, Baycrest Terraces is proud to offer unrivaled seniors’ healthcare including comprehensive dementia care. Further enhancements include innovative technology updates promoting independence, and an abundance of pre-eminent social recreational activities to keep minds sharp and engaged.
With Canada’s aging population[i], it has never been more important to prioritize and plan for the future of senior care. Baycrest Terraces offers wide-ranging on-site medical support services and access to healthcare specialists, including geriatricians, psychologists and social workers. These constitute a distinctive aspect of care at Baycrest Terraces, not typical of most retirement settings.
“Having access to a wide range of healthcare was so important to my family and me when we were choosing a place for me to live,” said Connie Price, Baycrest Terraces resident. “It’s reassuring that whenever I need to, I have access to healthcare support around-the-clock, as well as medical specialists within Baycrest’s walls.”
Baycrest Terraces is also designed to provide care through the various stages of an individual’s cognitive health journey. Residents benefit from cutting-edge research from Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute, as well as innovations from the Baycrest-powered Centre for Aging + Brain Health Innovation (CABHI) and its pipeline of emerging technologies. Additionally, Baycrest Terraces’ new memory care floor uses the transformational Possibilities by Baycrest™ model, providing residents living with dementia a revolutionary approach to care that prioritizes hyper-customization, innovation and accountability to maximize a person’s potential throughout their cognitive health journey.
Also unique to Baycrest Terraces is the inclusion of smart technology as an integral part of everyday life, with enhancements throughout the residence and in individual suites. For example, incorporating the Amazon Echo Show device into each resident’s suite allows them to streamline phone calls, play music and watch videos. Real-Time Location Services technology and a new emergency call system works throughout the building to protect residents while fostering independence to move freely around campus. Baycrest Terraces’ enhanced Wi-Fi ensures residents are connected to family, friends and news from outside of Baycrest. Tutorials are provided for each resident so they feel empowered, engaged and independent.
“I really enjoy using the new technologies at Baycrest Terraces. I have learned how to use my computer to connect with my family and friends anytime using Zoom from my room,” added Baycrest Terraces resident Connie Price. “When they can’t visit me in-person, we’re able to see each other and chat over video.”
“Baycrest’s one-of-a-kind, integrated approach establishes a senior living community where older adults receive exceptional care and an extraordinary place to call home,” said Dr. William Reichman, President and CEO of Baycrest. “The customized renovations and enhancements further ensure our current and future residents feel cared for, can engage in specially designed activities, enjoy meaningful connections and maintain their independence.”
A broad range of specially designed programming, informed by research and Baycrest’s history of caring for older adults, provides ongoing opportunities to stay active and socially engaged by participating in a broad range of activities, including: art and dance classes, music therapy, technology instruction, concerts, birthday celebrations and a year-round horticultural club in the Baycrest Terraces’ greenhouse, to ensure meaningful experiences and a sense of community.
The renovations were designed by Perkins Eastman, one of the world’s leading architecture firms in senior living.
About Baycrest Terraces
Baycrest Terraces is a uniquely supportive and inclusive community of older adults who enjoy a life of purpose, inspiration, and fulfillment. As part of Baycrest’s 23-acre campus offering a continuum of care, Baycrest Terraces delivers an unrivalled, customized residential experience that addresses each individual’s physical, cognitive and emotional needs, informed by Baycrest’s ground-breaking aging and brain health research and our sector-leading innovations.
Baycrest is a global leader in aging and brain health with a vision of a world where, with your help, we can all Fear No Age™.
Baycrest provides everyone with the tools they need to make their later years the best years of their lives. Through our work in research, innovation, care and education, we are working to defeat dementia and create a world where every older adult enjoys a life of purpose, inspiration and fulfilment.
To learn more about Baycrest Terraces or to book a tour, please visit https://www.baycrestterraces.com.
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