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.
Through our training in Montessori and dementia care, we have learned how reinforcing our residents' identities brings them comfort, joy, and purpose. As we get to know someone, we help them engage in meaningful activities that enable them to use their strengths and abilities.
We are always exploring new ways to help people connect and contribute based on their interests, skills, and abilities. Below are some of the activities that our current residents and tenants enjoy.
I have been making toques for about 20 years. I brought this here and we got some of the ladies involved. They weren't sure at first if they could do it, but we taught them. We have made thousands over the years and sent them to those in need.
I certainly enjoy being looked after, but I also feel very independent. I feel fit, physically, mentally, and spiritually. I like to make friends and I have friends here. Every morning I ask the Lord to guide me and it's incredible to see what happens. I'm very thankful for what I do have.
We take the time to focus on each person as an individual. Someone with a past, present & future. Not just focusing on their personal care needs. We learn who they are, who they were and building them a life in the home that helps them contribute to the community.
I felt happy again inside. I'm starting to get to know people and know names. It was hard at first when I moved in here, I was nervous. The staff helped me connect.
Montessori is having the ability to deal with different stages of dementia and different personality traits. It has taught me different techniques on how to help the residents.
A Montessori home is a friendly place for the residents and staff. Since it was implemented at Radiant Care it has improved relationships between staff and residents by engaging them in meaningful activity.
Montessori continues to change our homes. We can see how happy the residents are! It makes them happy because we show them our love. When we learn what they like we can implement programs to help them connect to their past.
• Children’s clothing & newborn baby clothing
• Markers, pencil crayons, dry erase markers
• Non-toxic paint, paint brushes, table easels, canvases
• Watering cans and gardening supplies (e.g. hand rakes, shovels, dirt)
• Sewing needles & yarn (only yarn for TM)
• Simple puzzles
• Sorting activities
• Coffee table style reading/picture books