Cardinal Retirement Residence

10 Herkimer Street Hamilton ON L8P2G2

866-465-5993

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Summary of Cardinal Retirement Residence conveniently located in Hamilton, Ontario

At Cardinal Retirement Residence, we offer a variety of community amenities. Residents can enjoy frequent off-site adventures and excursions. Dogs and cats are permitted in resident quarters. Our location is located near accessible public transit. Free resident parking and guest parking is available at our location.

Dining Amenities

All meals are provided to residents. It's our pleasure to entertain visiting guests, meals provided. Dining options cover restaurant-style dining. Our residents can enjoy meals prepared by a professional chef. We offer specified dining choices such as vegetarian food and low/no sodium options.

On-Site Activities

Residents can exercise their physical and mental well-being with specially curated on-site activities. To ensure residents enjoy a diverse cycle of events and entertainment, we employ a full-time director of activities. The exercise program includes chair yoga, a type of yoga that is modified to a seated position for those with physical limitations and stretching classes. We love to organize holiday parties, birthday parties, BBQ's, picnics, and outdoor parties and resident karaoke nights. We offer Dakim BrainFitness(add TM), a clinically-proven brain-training program to help their residents improve and preserve mental functioning. Residents enjoy regular trips and outings to local neighborhoods and towns. For residents who are reluctant to participate in social or recreational activities, we offer pet therapy as a positive and stimulating alternative. Residents may participate in community service programs. Our communal space has a piano centerpiece for musically inclined residents and scheduled performances. We provide regular musical entertainment for the use of our residents - and in some instances, to take a trip down memory lane. Residents may engage in recreational activities such as art classes designed to inspire and stimulate mental well-being. Our community activities cycle includes trivia nights, regular educational lectures covering a wide range of academic topics, and dances and "Senior Proms". Happy hour has a positive impact on the community; residents enjoy lively camaraderie.

Outdoor Common Areas

Outdoor common areas are designed with accessibility, flow, and movement for resident mobility. Our community grounds offers an outside patio garden accessible to all residents.

Indoor Common Areas

Indoor common areas are a nice, quiet place to enjoy the company of fellow residents or just to relax. Residents have access to our communal spaces including a computer room, a fully-stocked arts and crafts center, a bistro, our community library, complete with a diverse selection of titles, and a TV lounge, perfect for catching the latest episode of your favorite show or enjoying sports programming with other residents. The building design comes together with its airy, bright atrium space.

Languages Spoken at Cardinal Retirement Residence

Staff members who speak American Sign Language are employed by the community.

Location Amenities at Cardinal Retirement Residence

Living Options and Amenities

We offer 1 and 2-bedroom units for potential residents who would enjoy living with a roommate, 1-bedroom units, 2-bedroom units, for potential residents who would enjoy living with a roommate, studio units, and companion units to those residents who would like or need a roommate. Ground floor units are available. To accommodate our residents, our community has air conditioning, and temperatures are regulated to optimize comfort and safety. Some apartments are equipped with kitchenettes, providing residents with a space to prepare their own meals. Resident rooms featuring roll-in showers are available. Units featuring full bathtubs are an option.

Featured Amenities at Cardinal Retirement Residence

Transportation

Our community provides complimentary transportation services. All of our residents have access to our transportation services at a reasonable cost.

Personal Services

We have a beautician conveniently located on-site - residents can easily receive beauty treatments for all occasions. Personal housekeeping services are provided as needed. Our on-site beauty salon provides hair care and beauty treatments, and our on-site barbershop can take care of all your grooming needs. We offer laundry and dry cleaning services as well. Offsite devotional services are offered in the nearby area. There are also several churches located within the surrounding neighborhood.

Medical Care Services

Our 24-hour awake staff is available to assist your loved one in fulfilling time-sensitive needs, should they arise. All services are delivered by licensed practitioners who are on staff 24/7. There are licensed nurses on-site to administer injections when needed. Our medication-care managers organize the medication services available to our residents. On-site RN's and LPN's are available. Staff can engage in monitoring residents' blood sugar to tailor daily pill dosages. Our community staff includes registered nurses. We have a registered dietician / nutritionist on site. In addition to other transfer services, our community provides 1-person assisted transfers. We recruit first-class visiting podiatrists whose job it is to ensure our residents are happy, fit, and mobile. Regular visits from specialized occupational therapists are available to residents to aid development, recovery, improvements, and maintenance of skills needed for daily living. A visiting nurse is available to all residents. We always have a doctor on call to handle adjustments in medication, continued consultation, and urgent medical needs when they arise. A dentist pays regular visits to our facility. We offer on-site home care to our residents to ensure all healthcare needs are accounted for. A visiting optometrist is at hand to provide comprehensive eye care. We offer skilled nursing care by licensed nurses, fully equipped to handle responsibilities such as wound care, tube feedings, and monitoring. Our residents may schedule reminders for medication and care activities. Our community offers respite care - a short-term stay at a senior living community - perfect for those recovering from a hospital visit, the interim during which a caregiver takes an extended vacation, or simply to experience a senior living trial period. This community provides ADL assistance, medication administration, and licensed nurses are onsite to administer injections when needed. Our weight limit for assisted lifts and single-person transfers is 30 lbs. The facility supports outdoor leisure hours.

What to expect at Cardinal Retirement Residence

Community Certifications

Our community is licensed for 88 residents. The building was constructed in 1983, and most recently renovated in 1991. We accept residents from the age of 65 and above.

Local Emergency Services

Local fire, police, and EMT services are nearby and ready to respond.

Local Area Amenities

There are shopping centers and beautiful parks located in the surrounding neighborhood. Hotels are conveniently located near the facility for residents' guests and visitors. Our community is located near a college, and interaction with students who reside in the neighborhood is frequent.

Pricing at Cardinal Retirement Residence

Room Type
Monthly Range* (CAD)

Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Reviews of Cardinal Retirement Residence

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  • Friendly, clean and affordable. Great staff and residents who really made the transition for my mom seamless. The staff offers individualized care for each resident to ensure all their needs are being met plus a variety of activities to get involved in.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Friendly, clean and affordable. Great staff and residents who really made the transition for my mom seamless. The staff offers individualized care for each resident to ensure all their needs are being met plus a variety of activities to get involved in.

  • Lovely place to put your parents in!

    The Cardinal is in a beautiful and convenient neighbourhood in the middle of Hamilton, just steps from the St Joe's Hospital Emergency entrance. The friendly staff and well appointed rooms are exactly what we were looking for. There is good parking on the property and the street surrounding the residence. The meals seem to be liked and my mother is happy with them, so much that she actually has breakfast now. What impressed me was that the other residents were also very friendly upon our arrival and continue to wave or say Hello. The lounge is right off the Lobby and seems to always have residence occupying it. Its always nice to see the same people and a familiar face. The Cardinal is slowly being renovated and they are keeping it bright and functional. The nurses and PSW's are very helpful and caring. There are activities, but for my mother she is not interested. In general I think they could add a few more interesting activities. There is front desk staff, but not at all times during the day or night and definitely not on the weekend. The outdoor areas are nice, but small. The rooms are various sizes, and quite large if you want one. I feel good leaving my Mother in the Cardinal - she is safe, surrounded by friendly and caring staff and residents.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Lovely place to put your parents in!

    The Cardinal is in a beautiful and convenient neighbourhood in the middle of Hamilton, just steps from the St Joe's Hospital Emergency entrance. The friendly staff and well appointed rooms are exactly what we were looking for. There is good parking on the property and the street surrounding the residence. The meals seem to be liked and my mother is happy with them, so much that she actually has breakfast now. What impressed me was that the other residents were also very friendly upon our arrival and continue to wave or say Hello. The lounge is right off the Lobby and seems to always have residence occupying it. Its always nice to see the same people and a familiar face. The Cardinal is slowly being renovated and they are keeping it bright and functional. The nurses and PSW's are very helpful and caring. There are activities, but for my mother she is not interested. In general I think they could add a few more interesting activities. There is front desk staff, but not at all times during the day or night and definitely not on the weekend. The outdoor areas are nice, but small. The rooms are various sizes, and quite large if you want one. I feel good leaving my Mother in the Cardinal - she is safe, surrounded by friendly and caring staff and residents.

  • Great place but desperately needs renovation

    The building is under renovation but have not seen much progress in 3 months. It is in dire need of this as well as new furniture. Stains on dining room chairs are quite noticeable and unclean, especially where the residents eat. The areas that that have not been renovated are filthy, stained and musty carpet, dirty walls. Outside patios are few and those that are there are not well maintained. Cigarette butts, broken furniture left in back of the building for months- the outside needs as much attention as the inside. I truly hope that this is addressed and soon as it is the only thing that deters giving the facility a higher rating. The staff are wonderful and very caring. Management is engaged and helpful, They run activities on a regular basis but more variety is needed. The food is amazing! I enjoy being able to go to the dining room for a meal with my Mom and cannot complain about the food, I just wish they would do something about the dining room chairs as that can put you off your meal.

    Review originally written on A Place For Mom

    Great place but desperately needs renovation

    The building is under renovation but have not seen much progress in 3 months. It is in dire need of this as well as new furniture. Stains on dining room chairs are quite noticeable and unclean, especially where the residents eat. The areas that that have not been renovated are filthy, stained and musty carpet, dirty walls. Outside patios are few and those that are there are not well maintained. Cigarette butts, broken furniture left in back of the building for months- the outside needs as much attention as the inside. I truly hope that this is addressed and soon as it is the only thing that deters giving the facility a higher rating. The staff are wonderful and very caring. Management is engaged and helpful, They run activities on a regular basis but more variety is needed. The food is amazing! I enjoy being able to go to the dining room for a meal with my Mom and cannot complain about the food, I just wish they would do something about the dining room chairs as that can put you off your meal.

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    • Cardinal Retirement Residence Amenities

      • Activities Onsite
      • Kosher
      • Outdoor Common Areas
      • Vegetarian
      • Activities Offsite
      • Indoor Common Areas
      • Devotional Services Offsite
      • Beautician Onsite
      • Meals Provided

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