Frequently Asked Questions
Montessori uses activities as tools that help create the bridge to reconnect to people who may seem unreachable, and positively contributes to the quality of life for persons living with dementia. At its core, our Montessori Philosophy of Care seeks to validate the identities of the people we serve. Montessori involves staging environments to enhance independence, and engaging residents in activities that are meaningful and purposeful to them and that reconnect them with past roles to enhance their quality of life. At Radiant Care, we provide a rich home-like environment by learning the backstories of our residents and tenants, and using this knowledge to engage each person in meaningful moments that add purpose to their lives and a feeling of contribution to their community. Learn More
At Radiant Care Pleasant Manor, one housing option is Life Lease. We have 14 bungalow townhomes and 18 apartment style life lease units at our Virgil location. Life Lease means that the unit is not rented, but the Right To Occupy the unit is purchased. In addition, you can expect to pay a monthly maintenance fee as well as some utilities and property tax. When you choose to release your unit, you will receive a substantial part of your original life lease purchase payment back to you. All life lease units are bright and spacious, and include indoor parking.
At both our sites, Wifi is available in common areas, and throughout our Long-Term Care homes, but not available in individual apartments or life lease units. Many of our tenants and residents subscribe to internet service through the local cable company, as cable service is available throughout our home.
We strive to provide a full complement of services and amenities, including:
- Tuck Shop
- Lounge areas
- Chapel services and special programs
- Fulltime chaplain
- Hospitality rooms
- Foot care
- Meal plans for tenants in our congregate dining rooms
- Exercise and Falls Prevention Classes
- And more
The Niagara branch of the Local Health Integration Network coordinates all placement into Long-Term Care for the Niagara region. Therefore, you must apply to the LHIN, rather than to our homes directly. On your application form, you will be given space to identify which Long-Term Care home you prefer to be placed in, and you have the opportunity there to identify either or both of our homes, if you wish. Please call the LHIN office directly at 905-684-9441 for more information and assistance in applying for Long-Term Care.
At both Radiant Care Tabor Manor and Radiant Care Pleasant Manor, there is a waiting list for housing accommodation. Our waiting list is based on chronology. Our usual practice is that when a unit becomes available we honour that chronology by offering the unit to those whose names are at the top of the list. However, the Board of Directors also reserves the right to consider special needs from time to time as appropriate, and offer a unit to someone whose need is deemed to be acute, regardless of that person’s place on the chronological list. Since the waiting lists for all apartments is quite long, you are encouraged to apply early.
Serving Seniors with Excellence, Love and Dignity.
Radiant Care is a faith-based, charitable not-for-profit organization offering a full continuum of seniors housing and care at two sites in the Niagara Region.