1. How much does it cost to live at Bella?
Accommodation fees for any long-term care home in Ontario are set by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. These fees are determined by the room type. Bella Senior Care Residence offers Private and Basic rooms, as well as suites for couples. Each room has 1 or 2 beds, depending on the style of room, and every room has its' own restroom.
2. How soon can I move into Bella?
The CCAC plays an instrumental role in matching individuals with the right accommodations. For approximate wait times, please click here. Please note that these are only estimated wait times, and the actual expected time before admission may vary. Oftentimes, placement occurs significantly faster for those who request our private rooms.
3. Can I move in with my spouse?
Yes. In fact, our semi-private rooms are ideal accommodations for these scenarios. However, depending on how the CCAC places applicants, there may be a time gap from the initial admission to the spousal admission.
4. Am I allowed to bring my own furniture?
Absolutely. We encourage newly admitted residents to bring personal and furniture items to make their new room more personalized. We do, however, limit the type and quantity of items if they pose a safety risk to our residents and staff.
5. Can I have a television and phone in my room?
All rooms are pre-wired for both cable television and private phone lines. Upon admission, we provide our residents with the contact information for our dedicated cable technicians. Cable hookup and billing is the responsibility of the resident and/or family. Telephone charges are included in the monthly billing.
6. Who works at Bella?
Bella employs qualified and experienced registered nurses, registered practical nurses and personal support workers to care for our residents, day and night. Activation staff, dietary staff, and administrative support staff work as a team approach to provide other services as well. Additionally, our environmental service workers include housekeepers, maintenance personnel and laundry staff. All employed staff have passed their Vulnerable Sector police screening.
7. Is Bella compliant with all Fire Safety regulations?
Yes, Bella Senior Care Residence is built to the newest fire safety standards and is fully equipped with sprinklers. In fact, the sprinkler system in our home is one part of a multi-faceted fire safety and evacuation plan. Bella takes the care and safety of our residents, staff, visitors and volunteers very seriously. As such, extensive measures have are taken to ensure that our staff and volunteers are aware of all emergency evacuation plans.
To ensure their safety, our education plan is reviewed, revised and practiced to keep all staff up-to-date on current protocols approved by the Office of the Fire Marshal of Ontario. Regular fire and emergency prevention and management education is exercised.