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Old 11-20-2020, 03:46 PM   #1
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Just wondering if anyone has any firsthand knowledge of Mayfair Care Centre (14th St and Heritage Drive SW).
My Mom is transferring there next week after her stay and assessment at Foothills. She had to leave her assisted living place due to a need for increased care.
Since she is transferring from hospital, we don't get a choice to where she goes (I say we, because she her early dementia has resulted in her POA being activated).
The location is good for our family. Unfortunately with Covid restrictions, we are unable to see her place beforehand and she will be quarantined for 2 weeks after her arrival so visits are out. We also couldn't visit her for her 3 weeks at FMC.
Just looking for some info if it is out there. Thanks
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Old 11-20-2020, 04:01 PM   #2
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I haven’t heard great things about Mayfair. A family friend with dementia was placed there a few months ago, but his kids and wife transferred him. I don’t know the specifics, but they weren’t happy with the care.

We had considered Mayfair for my dad because it’s convenient. But after hearing that, and a few other comments over the years from people in the area, we’re glad dad is elsewhere.

I know it’s tough when you don’t have much say in where a parent ends up. We heard good things from people in the system about Intercare Southland and Intercare Chinook, and were relieved when my dad was placed in one of those facilities. We’re very happy with his care there.
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I don't think I got to visit Mayfair - I have seen most in the NW.

My parents both received good care at Brentwood with private rooms (only complaint being the food):
https://www.intercarealberta.com/brentwood-care-centre/

Bowcrest is not as nice, but had better food:
https://reveraliving.com/en/live-wit...gary/bow-crest
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Old 11-20-2020, 05:34 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies.
Mayfair was not on our top 5 list.
Since she was transferred from hospital with no choice of where she ended up, she does get to move up the wait list of her top 5 five.
Brentwood and Bowcrest are in her top 5
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Old 11-20-2020, 05:57 PM   #5
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I have not heard anything good about Mayfair Care Centre. I spoke to someone whose parent was placed in there and there were some horror stories for sure. However; I did hear that the ownership of it might have changed not long ago, so, perhaps, for the better?
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When my Mom ended up in hospital from her assisted living home the hospital tried to bully us and say that we had no choice where she went which we thankfully learned at the time wasn’t true. There were lots of stories in the news around the same time of hospitals threatening families that if they didn’t accept the placement the hospital would start charging $100/day (or more) for her to stay there. This happened to us. The only places that had rooms supposedly were the absolute worst of the worst. The government ended up stepping in and stopped that practice. We told them we wouldn’t accept the placement and shortly after that she was sent to the continuing complex care rehab hospital here. At that point unfortunately she was very close to the end of her life and that’s where she passed away.

The treatment of elderly in this country is despicable. Long term care being turned over to for profit companies was the beginning of the end for decent elder care unless you are very well off!

Chartwell is the top of my list of heinous providers. The assisted living place they were was very nice for a couple of years. Once Chartwell bought it, the change in services, care, food and environment was almost instant.
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I do not have first-hand experience with that Mayfair. However a couple years ago when my mom and her siblings were looking for a care facility for my Grandmother they did go check out this place as it was on their short list. They ended up choosing a place in Millrise instead. Not sure if that is indicative of how Mayfair was, but to me that says there are better options.
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Is there such a thing as a good long term care centre in Calgary?

My wife's folks were in 4 of them in 6 years before they passed and every one of them made me sick, and don't get me started on how much they cost.

I told my kids if I ever need such a place just drop me off next to a high bridge and say goodbye!
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My mom lived at Bethany care in the NW when she passed away. Place seemed alright. We meet yearly with the staff for an update at there were several staff that were there for 5 plus years.

My mom also lived in a place in Evanston that may now be 7 yrs old that seemed nice. My mom had Alzheimer’s/dementia so she was unable to communicate much.

My parents also lived in a place in arbour lake, that was ok as well.

LTC is expensive.
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I don't think I got to visit Mayfair - I have seen most in the NW.

My parents both received good care at Brentwood with private rooms (only complaint being the food):
https://www.intercarealberta.com/brentwood-care-centre/

Bowcrest is not as nice, but had better food:
https://reveraliving.com/en/live-wit...gary/bow-crest
food is a huge deal in long term care, it is easily, assuming there isnt abuse or neglect, the most important aspect of the residents life (it is also, unfortunetly the hardest part for a home to do well)
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food is a huge deal in long term care, it is easily, assuming there isnt abuse or neglect, the most important aspect of the residents life (it is also, unfortunetly the hardest part for a home to do well)

So true. At that stage meals are about the only thing the residents look forward to. Again the meals at my parents assisted living facility were decent until Chartwell bought the place.
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