Retirement homes provide rental accommodation with care and services for seniors who can live independently with minimal to moderate support and are able to fund the lifestyle on their own. You can choose your retirement home and wait lists depend on the individual home. There is flexibility to choose your type of suite, the services you need and the activities you want to participate in.

Long-term care homes (such as homes for the aged and nursing homes) are designed for people who require the availability of 24-hour nursing care and supervision, sometimes within a secure setting. They receive government funding, with residents paying a co-payment for accommodations. There is likely to be a waiting list and you may not get your first choice of facility.

Some of the benefits of living in a retirement home:

  • Freedom from home chores, upkeep, and preparing meals
  • Enjoying privacy while knowing someone is aware of your well-being in case of an emergency
  • Being part of a community of like minded friends and colleges.
  • Being in a safe and secure environment that can accommodate your many levels of physical mobility and changing care needs

In a retirement home, you no longer have to worry about keeping the yard maintained, shoveling the snow, doing house repairs, or whether or not someone will be there if anything was to happen. At Country View Lodge you have your own suite and your own privacy, but are able to share meals and activities with others. Help is always close by if you fall or otherwise need assistance no matter if it is in the middle of the day or the middle of the night.

The resident or family pays for the accommodation and services provided within at Country View Lodge. Sometimes, a subsidized bed may be available through your municipal government for those who need care. Country View Lodge currently is part of the Lanark County Subsidized program so ask your social worker for more details. Should home care services be required, publicly funded services may be available through the local Community Care Access Centre.
We offer three types of suites available and all our suites are fully inclusive that include 24/7 care, complete meals & snacks, your own private suite, and full access to all amenities such as a gym, library, computer, internet, theater room, and much more. Click here to View and compare our retirement home suites.
So much is included!

  1. Parking
  2. Unlimited Internet Use
  3. Tablet Rental (unlimited use)
  4. Public Computer Use
  5. Unlimited Access to a Wellness Center
  6. Full Access Library with fireplace
  7. Access to our hair salon
  8. Three meals a day with 3 daily snacks incl. coffee, tea, juice
  9. Daily activities and weekly/monthly events
  10. Medication administration and management
  11. Bathing once per week
  12. And much more! Contact us for more information.
Due to our recent renovations we have rooms available for deluxe, standard, and 1 bedroom suites available.
It’s easy, you don’t need a referral to apply just simple call, email, or click here to schedule a tour. If you decide it is the right place for you then we do an assessment process to determine whether or not we can provide you the best care for your needs. The process is easy and quick, click here to take a tour.
Yes, we are fully licensed and insured. Retirement homes are regulated by the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority in accordance with the Retirement Homes Act. Other legislation that set standards for retirement homes include the Residential Tenancies Act, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Ontario Fire Protection Act, the Personal Health Information Protection Act and College of Nurses standards. We are in full compliance with all acts, regulations, and requirements.
This depends on their current condition, we will assess their medical needs first to ensure that we can provide the proper support level. There are multiple stages of Alzheimer’s/dementia therefore the assessment is important to determine this.
Yes, we most definitely do help with bathing and dressing with some limitation. We offer bathing once a week and we work actively with our volunteers that do provide bathing services for our residents.
As long as you continue to pay your monthly rent, you retain your suite. If your hospitalization results in higher care needs, we may need to reassess whether we are adequately able to provide the requisite care and/or set any additional fees involved and may recommend a transfer to a long-term nursing care home.
Yes, you will be required to sign a lease with the us as set out in the Residential Tenancies Act. The protects you and ensures that the rate cannot be increase and your unit is only yours for the duration of the lease.
Yes, absolutely. There is no fee for parking your car and we have plenty of parking in 3 separate parking locations.
Your suite is your home so you are encouraged to bring your furniture and personal belongings. Individual homes may have restrictions on certain items.
Family and friends are welcome to visit and stay for a meal (there is a small fee involved) and the stay can only be temporary. We encourage families to come for a day or so and enjoy time with their loved one and experience all that Pakenham has to offer.
Simple pick up the phone and call or contact us via our webpage. The manager will be happy to give you a tour, arrange for you to stay for a meal and make time for a discussion on what your wants and needs are and whether the home would be a good fit for you.
We offer an overnight option so that you can fully participate in the activities and amenities of Country View Lodge and help you make the right decision.