Renaissance Lifestyles, a senior concierge, is very experienced in providing a wide variety of supports to seniors living at home and in retirement residences. We also appreciate the array of community resources Calgary’s seniors can access to support them during this pandemic.
Building a support network
It is recommended that seniors make a list of family and friends who may be able them if needed. It’s great if some of those people live close enough to walk to the person’s home in an emergency. As part of a family emergency plan, seniors should have contacts both in and out of the city who can help them in an emergency. The list of people should Include the names, phone numbers and addresses of these people and should be saved in one’s phone.
A wonderful resource for seniors who may be feeling lonely or isolated is a group of volunteers offering story telling in multiple languages. Seniors can connect with a volunteer who tells them a tale or two to ease isolation. StoryShare is a program run by Storytelling Alberta, a non-profit promoting the tradition of oral storytelling. The program is a partnership with the Calgary Seniors Resource Society.
Build a 72-hour emergency kit
During an emergency, responders may be busy assisting those in immediate need. Making a 72-hour emergency kit , will enable you to better manage an emergency situation. This kit holds supplies to support you, your family, and pets in the event of an emergency. Include any food tailored to dietary restrictions, and make sure that your kit is wheeled and easily accessed.
An emergency kit would include
- a first-aid kit
- personal sanitation items
- warm clothes
- important documents
Resources for Seniors in Calgary
Here are some great resources seniors can turn to for answers and support in various situations.
The Way In Information, advice and help accessing programs and benefits for older adults.
Distress Centre and SeniorConnect (24-Hour) Crisis support and urgent social work response (including if you are concerned about a senior at risk in the community).
8-1-1 Health Link (24-Hour)
Health advice (including dementia advice) from a registered nurse.
3-1-1 City of Calgary (24-Hour)
Information on all City of Calgary services. www.calgary.ca
2-1-1 Community Resources (24-Hour)
Information and referrals for community and social services. www.ab.211.ca
Access Mental Health
Non-urgent advice on navigating the addiction and mental health system.
Elder Abuse Resource Line (24-Hour)
Confidential information and support, or to report a suspected case of elder abuse.
Personalized Concierge Support for Seniors
Whether your loved one is aging in place, in transition, in a long-term facility or retirement residence in Calgary we can help. We work with families and care facilities to make sure we meet our clients’ non-medical needs. We provide your loved one with everything they need to continue to live an independent lifestyle with a bit of help along the way. Our services eliminate stress and confusion for the client and family, and result in better outcomes for the client’s health.
We are an extra set of eyes and ears for family members who aren’t able to be around but worry about their older relatives being isolated and alone.
Some of the senior support services available through Renaissance Lifestyles include
- accompany clients to medical visits; we’re there every step of the way!
- shopping for groceries, gifts and personal products
- assistance with laundry, including folding and putting away & beds
- light housekeeping and plant care
- organizing mail and paying bills
- assistance with correspondence
- organizing appointments and events, filling out medical forms
- baking and meal preparation
- picking up and delivering prescriptions
- arranging household repairs, landscaping and snow shoveling
- gift shopping and wrapping
- assistance with computers, internet and cell phones
Call us today at 403-483-9023, or at email@example.com to discuss your senior concierge needs.