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Berkeley Care

The Berkeley is an inviting, socially-engaging retirement community for seniors. We offer an independent lifestyle with as much or as little support as is needed. As our residents age in place, we are able to offer a continuum of care to support their needs with respect and consideration. Our levels of Berkeley Care™ – Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care – are designed to provide residents with exactly enough assistance to live life on their own terms. Our Respite Care is an all-inclusive temporary solution for those who need assistance on a more short-term basis. Trial Stays in furnished apartments for 3+ months are also available.

Independent Living

You can maintain your independence living at The Berkeley. In fact, you will likely have greater independence and a much more active social life! Not to mention having greater peace of mind living in a safe, secure seniors' community, no longer having to worry about household maintentance and chores like grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning. Retirement living at The Berkeley affords residents all-inclusive, independent, apartment living with services in a warm, welcoming seniors' community. Our residents move in and live without a care: meals are provided, weekly housekeeping/flat linen service is included along with a variety of social activities, exercise classes and shopping excursions. It is retirement living for older seniors who want to live without the worry of household maintenance, cleaning and cooking. In case of sudden illness or for every day health questions, health care professionals are on-site 24-hours a day. And, because accidents can happen, an in-suite emergency response system can get you help when you need it. The beauty of retirement living is htat it is set up in such a way that you can access assistance if and when you need it. Our residents love the freedom to come and go as they please, knowing that meals are prepared for them, activities are planned and interesting outings are available on a regular basis. Their families enjoy the peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are enjoying life and have another 'family' to look after their needs and concerns. It is a win-win situation!

Assisted Living

We are here to assist our residents so they may fully enjoy their retirement years. When residents move into The Berkeley their needs are assessed. Whether regular assistance is needed or not, we are able to provide care on a temporary or longer-term basis. In some cases, assistance is required temporarily or as a resident ages in place at The Berkeley. No matter what the situation, we tailor assistance to meet daily needs, and we perform regular assessments to accommodate any changes that occur over time. Assistance is available for any amount of support; from occasional illnesses to daily care including help with medication, bathing and dressing. Regular care plan reviews will help us to determine resident needs.We have a menu of additional services to meet residents' specific needs. This list includes everything from hospitality to health needs:

  • Laundry 
  • Ironing
  • Extra housekeeping
  • Maintenance 
  • Third meal
  • Event Catering
  • Medication Administration
  • Personal Care
  • Nursing Care
  • Foot Care
  • Doctor appointment escorts
  • Safety checks
  • Vital signs
  • Insulin and other injections/eye drops
  • Compression stockings
  • Catheter care/ostomy care

Secure Living/Memory Care (available at The Berkeley Halifax)

At The Berkeley Halifax, we offer a Secure Memory Care service for those living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of Dementia. Our goal is to provide an individualized plan of care that allows your loved one to continue to live well with Alzheimer's and other forms of Dementia. Our qualified and licensed staff ensure that those who call The Berkeley home receive kind and compassionate care. This includes, but is not limited to, three meals per day in our private dining room, morning and evening snacks, assistance with personal care needs, medication administration by our licensed staff, individualized and group activities tailored to their abilities. Our Memory Care service also includes private accommodation with private bathroom, housekeeping and laundry service. Our Memory Care floor is staffed 24 hours a day and we maintain a low resident to staff ratio allowing for a more personalized approach. 

  • Safe, secure unit staffed 24-hours a day
  • Low resident-staff ratios
  • Individual suites with private bathrooms
  • 3 meals a day in a private dining room
  • Afternoon tea/coffee and evening snacks
  • Laundry, housekeeping and other support services
  • Individualized care plans (reviewed regularly)
  • Medication administration
  • Specialized activities
  • Art therapy

Respite Care (available at The Berkeley Dartmouth and The Berkeley Halifax)

Respite Care is an all-inclusive temporary living arrangement for seniors designed to accommodate those recuperating from an injury or illness, or for those whose support network—family, friends, or neighbours—are away on vacation or simply need a care break. And, it is a perfect opportunity for seniors to experience the benefits of retirement living before making the commitment to move in. Stays can be any length of time, but are charged on a per night basis unless booked for one month or longer. Respite guests enjoy all of the comforts and conveniences of worry-free Berkeley living with added benefits. Included in the cost of a respite stay:

  • Furnished suite with telephone and cable
  • Towels and linens provided
  • In-suite private bathroom
  • Emergency response system
  • 3 meals a day
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Personal laundry service
  • Medication administration
  • Individual care plan
  • Daily personal care
  • Health care staff on duty 24-hours a day
  • Daily recreation and social activities
Often times respite residents join our community permanently – paying us the highest possible compliment.