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Welcome to Memory Lane Home Living

Quality of life is about connection, community and purpose.These are all necessary for one to live with dementia.

About Us

Memory Lane Home Living Inc. is a new and exciting way of living with dementia in Canada and located in York Region. Memory Lane offers a unique home-like environment to women who experiencing memory loss.

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Memory Lane Home Living Inc. offers:

  • Holistic approach with day programs, respite care and living with us
  • We promote purpose and social connection within a small community setting.
  • Abilities-focused dementia care, utilizing Dementia Montessori and Butterfly Model of Care Philosophies in our daily living activities.
  • Peace of mind to caregivers.
  • A cooperative community with family involvement.

Services

Living With Us

Our Model is evidence-based

Our Model is a newcomer in the existing senior care framework in Canada. Unlike traditional models such as retirement homes or long-term care settings, Memory Lane Home Living Inc. offers a co-operative way of living. It is based on the well-established and evidence-based European framework called “Friends of the Elderly”—a way of living with dementia where individuals can remain in community as they progress in their journey. In North America one might compare this model with the popular 80’s show “The Golden Girls” (with supports). Families and friends are actively involved as part of this community.

Memory Lane Home Living Inc. represents a holistic approach for women who no longer can live on their own. These women share an exclusive home in Richmond Hill. Support is abundant with recreation therapists, music therapist, volunteers and nighttime PSWs.

The success of these small home environments includes having peers to connect with in a home environment. “Big” environments are not always “better” for those on the dementia journey. Families are part of a community as they are involved in the household and care decisions of their loved ones. As a cooperative model the cost of care is significantly less than memory units in retirement homes.

Are we ready to follow Europe’s lead and look at shared housing as a solution to providing supportive care for those living with dementia? Memory Lane Home Living Inc. is an Alternative Living Residence in Richmond Hill providing Dementia Home Living, Respite Care Services, Day Programs for Women across Aurora, King City, Thornhill, Vaughan, Stouffville, Newmarket, Markham, Barrie, Orangeville, Bradford, and Toronto, Ontario.

Community Connection Day Program

We invite women with memory challenges to join us for a half day of socialization, activities, and a hot lunch with other women on the same journey. Covid protocol updated regularly.

Community Connection Schedule:

  • Community Connection for women with a Young Onset diagnosis, Tuesday and Thursday 11am to 3pm.
  • Community Connection for senior women (80 yrs and over) with a dementia diagnosis, Fridays 11am to 3pm.
  • Community Connection for caregivers or personal support workers (PSW) and their person living with dementia (PLWD), Wednesdays 11am to 3pm. We teach the caregivers and PSW how to engage with their PLWD by demonstrating a variety of activities.

WHERE: Memory Lane Home Living @ Yonge and Major Mackenzie Drive West, in Richmond Hill, ON.

COST: $10/Hour for four hours and $10 for lunch.

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Music From The Heart

Our Music from the Heart, is a weekly program run by our music therapist to deliver a therapeutic music program to caregivers and their loved ones with a dementia diagnosis, in a community setting. Music therapy is the use of music to accomplish individualized goals such as reducing stress, improving mood and self-expression. It is an evidence-based therapy well-established in the health community. This hour of music is followed by a social hour led by our recreational therapist. Join us for these 2 hours of community engagements. There is not charge for this program, however we do require pre-registration to join us; Please call 905-237-1419. Caregivers may include family members or PSWs to accompany their loved one with a dementia diagnosis. They will be active participants in this program.

WHERE: Presbyterian Church, 1066 Yonge Street @ Yonge and Major Mackenzie Drive West, in Richmond Hill, ON.

COST: No Charge.

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Respite Care for Our Clients

Memory Lane Home Living Inc. recognizes the need in our community for respite care to those living with a dementia diagnosis. As of June 2022, we continue to offer Respite Care for our day program clients. Our care is unique because we provide respite care in a small home environment. Your loved one truly is at home with us and part of the activities of the household. The transition from Community Connections to overnight Respite Care is seamless.

WHERE: Memory Lane Home Living @ Yonge and Major Mackenzie Drive West, in Richmond Hill, ON.

FOR WHOM: Our Community Connection participants.

For inquiries call Mona at (905) 237-1419

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Monthly Programs

MONTHLY ZOOM INFORMATION SESSIONS: Find out about Memory Lane Home Living and their wholistic model of care:

We meet the first Monday of each month from 7-8pm to personally answer any questions you may have. Call us at 905-237-1419 or send us an email at mlliving14@gmail.com to access the zoom link.

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MONTHLY CARE-GIVER SUPPORTS GROUP

This is a monthly group for caregivers of loved ones that attend our Community Connection, that meet for support. At Memory Lane you are not alone on this journey. We meet for approximately an hour on the last Thursday of each month.

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Testimonials

Read what clients are saying about Memory Lane Home Living.

I attended this program with my mom. It was great to find a program for both of us to go to and connect with other. Mom enjoyed the lunch and hymn songs. After mom passed I still continue to attend on my own because of the connections.

Wilma

My sister and I were struggling to identify a suitable solution for our mother’s rapidly intensifying care needs. Large institutional settings were too process-driven and impersonal. Continuing to shoulder the burden ourselves was simply unsustainable. Memory Lanes innovative model of dementia care offers the balance we were hoping for. The quaint home setting and collaborative approach to tailoring our mothers care to her unique needs, distinguish Memory Lane from other options. We are glad to see how happy our mother is in her new home.

Charles

My brother and I put considerable thought into a Day Program service that would both delight and entertain our mother. We wanted to avoid any clinical settings, as well as environments that were overpopulated or had disengaged staff. We are blessed to have found Memory Lane, a more localized and personalized service where we know our mother’s care needs will be met as well as her social needs. I love that when we go to pick her up, she leaves both energized and with a smile on her face. You can tell that she’s been engaged and had fun, that she has made a connection with people and that she’s been stimulated. We are appreciative of the care and attention that has gone into getting to know our mother and personalizing her experience there. Thank you, Memory Lane!

Alana

Your program is lovely, and serves my mother, and myself in ways you can’t imagine.

Cassandra

We have used this house during a recent renovation to our facility. Women were comfortable and happy in this cozy house, located in a peaceful setting in the heart of Richmond Hill.

Ashley

This is a great afternoon of connection and good music. I look forward to this weekly event.

Laura

We enjoy the friendships and the good time we have getting out together to socialize, sing, and exercise. These are a wonderful group of caring people.

Betty and Fred

I have attended Memory Lane Home Livings Information Session and believe this is one of the most well thought out dementia care models I have seen. They may be the first in York Region to create a Butterfly Care Home, with the training from Dementia Care Matters.” I completely believe in what you’re doing and the approach you’re taking.

Anne

Insight and knowledge you obtained from this professionally organized conference. MLHL has a clear understanding of the needs in dementia care.

Lynn

I attended this program with my mom. It was great to find a program for both of us to go to and connect with other. Mom enjoyed the lunch and hymn songs. After mom passed I still continue to attend on my own because of the connections.

Wilma

My sister and I were struggling to identify a suitable solution for our mother’s rapidly intensifying care needs. Large institutional settings were too process-driven and impersonal. Continuing to shoulder the burden ourselves was simply unsustainable. Memory Lanes innovative model of dementia care offers the balance we were hoping for. The quaint home setting and collaborative approach to tailoring our mothers care to her unique needs, distinguish Memory Lane from other options. We are glad to see how happy our mother is in her new home.

Charles

Our Team

We are grateful for the guidance and support from friends, family, knowledgeable individuals in this field, and especially the Alzheimer Society of York Region, Seneca Social Service Worker Gerontology Program (King Campus). Memory Lane Home Living was designed to address the issues that many of us encounter on the dementia journey.

Mona Lancaster

President

Mina Shirvani

Board Member

Chloe Tam

Board Member

Jennifer Tran

Board Member

Yipin Guo

Board Member

Contact Us

Alternative Living & Dementia Care Home For Women

Memory Lane Home Living Inc. is an Alternative Living Residence in Richmond Hill providing Dementia Home Care & Respite Care Services for Women across Aurora, King City, Thornhill, Vaughan, Stouffville, Newmarket, Markham, Barrie, Orangeville, Bradford, and Toronto, Ontario.

Our Address

Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada