February 9th 2009
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The Alexander Muir Assisted Living facility is located in lovely Newmarket Ontario Canada. It was my pleasure to write a review of the Alexander Muir home as I have a long personal connection with this property. The Alexander Muir is a relatively small assisted living facility housing only 97 residents. The home offers a combination of both assisted living and independent living, all with the security of knowing that the tentative and professionally trained staff are close at hand. The staff at Alexander Muir are true caring professionals who really take the time to listing and one can not help but to feel that they treat the residents more like family than 'customers' - The staff always take time to listen, and always put the needs of the residents first.
Amenities of the Alexander Muir
The amenities of the Alexander Muir could be considered modest by some but provide the residents a lovely nurturing environment which to enjoy their senior years. The residences all offer wheelchair access, and convenient parking. Of no surpirse smoking is not allowed, while pets are welcome, but the home prefers small pets over larger breeds.
The suites at Alexander Muir are tastefully decorated, and maintained by the caring maintenance staff. Individual suites at Alexander Muir include bath tubs, cable television, call bell system to call the nursing station, adequately equiped small kitchens, a private bathroom, storage, telephone and tasteful window coverings.
The Alexander Muir residence also offers a fantastic art and craft room, with many regularly scheduled activities such as sewing and needle point. There is a multi fait chapel, with regular church service, a common room for gathering, a charming community garden perfect for that peaceful stroll before dinner. The dining room is spacious and cosy, and features many meals that are loving prepared by the staff. Also at the Alexander Muir residence is a games room, exercise room, a wonderful library, plentiful lounges, a party room, spa beauty salon and even a wellness center. Perfect for visiting guests or family are the convenient guests suites which are available for short stays - offering your loved ones the feeling of living right next door, or even in your own home. You can enjoy meals with them, activities, and walk around the gardens.
Closeby to the Alexander Muir are ample facilities and conveniences. There is a quaint art gallery, several churches of various faiths, a library, medical services, pharmacy, public transport with easy access to Toronto, recreation centers, several seniors care facilities, terrific shopping and even a theatre.
Services offered by the Alexander Muir Assisted Living Home
Service is cornerstone of the experience of living at Alexander Muir. You can find a whole slew of wonderful services offered by the caring staff. The Alexander Muir offers daily housekeeping, mail delivery, newspaper delivery, personal laundy service, and even scheduled transportation.
There are many planned and spontaneous programs and activities. Including such activities as arts and crafts, assisted walks along the garden trails and beyond, billiards and pool, bingo (a resident favorite) continued education is offered at Alexander Muir as well as on site fitness coaching and exercise. There are many planned movie nights, party nights, dress up night, as well as scheduled trips for shopping, field trips and even shuffleboard.
Dining Services offered at Alexander Muir
The restaurant is a real treat with the menu and food quality rivaling many local restaurants. Three full meals a day are offered at Alexander Muir, as well as the convenience of table services, and tray service in suite for those nights that one would like to stay at home. Snacks are available throughout the day. Special diets are easily accommodated in the specialty kitchen, such as low salt, and diabetic meals.
Health Services and Nurse & Doctor Services
There is a 24 hour 7 day live in nurse, who can offer bathing and dressing assistance, medication admin, supervision of medication. Oxygen assistance is given where necessary, as is physical therapy and various care packages tailored to the individuals needs. There is a doctor that comes regularly 1 day per week, and is on call for any emergencies.
Cost of Living at Alexander Muir Assisted Living
The cost of living of the Alexander Muir varies whether you are looking for private accommodation, or if you are sharing the accommodation with your spouse or friend. Ownership is not offered at the Alexander Muir, and all suites are rental and include meals. Private suites start from $2,300 Canadian per month, couples can rent for $3,000 per month. There are also lovely and more luxurious suites that are available for $3,500 for 1 person. If you choose to add a second person to your suite at Alexander Muir you can do so for an incremental $695 per month.
The Alexander Muir is a lovely option for those considering assisted living in Canada or in the Toronto Newmarket area.