Questions About Living at Our Retirement Home? Review Our FAQs.

What does independent living mean?

At Wiarton Retirement Residence, it means you can be as independent as you want to be. You may come and go as you please, and live life the way you want to. At the same time, our Independent Living home offers a sense of community, a range of social activities, outings, a dining room where our residents eat with friends, neighbours and family members, and numerous care services to make life easier, such as laundry and housekeeping.

What type of furniture is provided?

We encourage residents to furnish their own suites. You can bring your own furniture, bed linens, towels, plants, toiletries, and anything else that will make you feel comfortable and at home.

Is the independent living residence secure?

All doors are secured at night. There is professional staff in the residence 24 hours a day. They will be available to check in on you to ensure your security. And should you need them, there is always someone at the other end of the phone.

What is being done during this COVID-19 Crisis

Retirement residences are regulated by government authorities and are mandated to have robust policies and procedures to protect the wellbeing of our residents.  These regulations are always implemented, not just in the time of an outbreak, so we are always prepared to respond to any emergency situation.

We have implemented regular screening and monitoring of our residents for any signs of illness for their protection.  Unlike an older adult living alone who may face barriers to seeking immediate medical attention, residence staff are trained to identify and act immediately on any concerns. Seniors and their families can feel reassured knowing that staff are there 24/7, should help be required.

Will there be air conditioning in my suite?

Each suite has capability for it’s own air conditioning system.

Will I be able to bring my vehicle?

Yes, you are welcome to bring your car. Designated parking spaces will be available for licensed drivers who have their own vehicles. These spaces are subject to availability, and additional charges may apply.

What about my privacy?

To protect your privacy and to ensure security, we do not display a directory at the front door of Wiarton Retirement Residence, nor will staff give out your suite or phone number. We will be happy to provide you with more information regarding our privacy policies when you move in, or upon request.

Can I do my own laundry?

We currently do not have laundry facilities for your personal use. However, our staff will happily do your laundry on a weekly basis, giving you more time to enjoy other things that you would rather be doing.

When can my friends and family visit?

Anytime you want them to. Our dedicated staff are available day and night to allow your loved ones access to Wiarton Retirement Residence while protecting your privacy.

Can I go out anytime I want?

Of course you can. Wiarton Retirement Residence is an independent living home. You may come and go as you please. For fire and safety purposes, we just ask that you sign out when leaving and sign in once you return. The sign out/in book is located at the entrance.

What if I want to have family in for dinner?

Family and friends are welcome to join you for a meal in our dining room anytime. We ask that you notify the Front Desk so that they may ensure that a table is set up for your company. Payment may be arranged through our Front Desk.

Can I have a family member stay with me?

If you have adequate extra space in your independent living suite, you are welcome to have a short-term guest stay for a limited amount of time. For fire and safety purposes we ask that you notify us of the arrival and departure dates of your guest.

Do I have to sign a lease?

We ask all residents of Wiarton Retirement Residence to sign a lease in order to ensure everyone is aware of their rights and the standards of the seniors’ community. At that time, the charges for all services will be explained and provided in writing to ensure you are provided with complete financial information. However, you are not held to a long-term lease at any time, and we will request only 30 days notice if you wish to leave our independent living home for any reason. We are always here to help make your stay with us more comfortable. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact us anytime.