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Assisted Living: Independence & Care

Independence and care for your retirement

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Do you or a loved one need assisted living?

Assisted living retirement is ideal for residents of all ages who have some limitations in physical and cognitive health. These retirement communities are designed for residents who need on-site assistance with personal care, mobility, medication management and support. Assisted living residents may be young or old and may have problems with memory, incontinence or mobility. Residents of assisted living retirement communities may need help with a number of activities, including:

  • Housekeeping
  • Meal preparation/cooking
  • Getting around the house
  • Getting around town
  • Grooming and other hygiene
  • Bathing and dressing
  • Toileting/diapering
  • Eating

What are the distinguishing features of assisted living homes?

  • Unit Styles: Rented private studio, one or two bedroom apartments or small homes with kitchenettes including a small refrigerator and microwave
  • Accessibility: Bathrooms and kitchens are usually designed to accommodate wheelchairs and walkers
  • A central dining facility allows for visiting and socializing with others without having to leave the community
  • Amenities: Often includes three meals a day, access to fitness services, beauty salon, post office and transportation. Staff plan events, activities and trips for residents
Download our free eBook The Ultimate Retirement Tour Checklist for more advice about what to look for and ask when choosing an assisted living community.

What should I consider before choosing an assisted living retirement community:

  • Does the retirement home meet the provincial standards?
  • What accreditation does the residence have?
  • What are the costs and what services are included in these costs?
  • Do they offer a written service policy?
  • Do residents seem happy or content with staff and with the retirement community facility?
  • How many staff members are on hand and what general attitude do they express?
  • Is the housing modern or well designed for contemporary senior care needs?
  • Do they allow pets? 
  • Do residents have a choice of where to eat?
  • Is the community clean and well kept?
  • What recreational programs are available and how well suited are they to your loved one?

Assisted living and your other retirement home options

On a continuum of retirement care, assisted living offers a bit more independence than traditional long-term care facilities in Canada. It is also less costly than other options. Assisted living care costs vary across Canada and also depend on the level of care required on a monthly basis. Costs are higher for people with high needs requiring a higher level of care as part of their assisted living retirement community stay. 

Visit our financial page for more information about the costs of assissted living communities in your province.

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65 Valleyview Drive SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 7K5
Join VallyView’s friendly, caring, safe and secure environment. Choose between bright, spacious and warmly decorated suites. For one affordable monthly fee, receive 3 appetizing meals, 24-hour access to professional health care services and daily social recreational activities.

Harbour Hill Retirement Community

104 Suncoast Drive East, Goderich, Ontario, N7A 0A7
Harbour Hill is part of Nautical Lands Group, a Globals Award winning company for design and operational excellence. For over 19 years we have built and operated beautifully appointed residences that are affordable.

The Westhill

25 Westhill Drive, Waterloo, Ontario, N2T 0B6
Ideally located in a park-like setting The Westhill is close to shopping, restaurants and medical centre. The spacious bright suites feature high ceilings, crown moulding, in-suite storage and custom draperies.

Abbeylawn Manor

534 Rodd Avenue, Pickering, Ontario, L1W 2B2
Since opening in 2007, we have brought the vision of a comfortable warm home to the residents of Abbeylawn Manor. Having invaluable staff is what makes this retirement home unique in this very competitive market.

V!VA Mississauga

5575 Bonnie Street, Mississauga, Ontario, L5M 0N8
Mississauga's premier all-inclusive rental retirement community! Enjoy bright, spacious suites, modern amenities, delicious dining, and a Team devoted to Making Today Great! for you and your family! Book your tour today!

Seasons Bell Lane

55 Diana Avenue, Brantford, Ontario, N3T 0C2
A luxurious modern retirement residence on the Grand River in Brantford, Ontario, this home appeals to seniors with a variety of lifestyles. Close to churches and walking paths.

Bramalea Retirement Residence

30 Peel Centre Drive, Brampton, Ontario, L6T 4G3
Enjoy the luxury of a new community with the conveniences of home, including 3 freshly prepared meals, medication management, 24 hour supervision and a variety of activities.

Delmanor Elgin Mills

80 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4C 0L3
Award Winning Delmanor Elgin Mills, has proudly served the Richmond Hill community over the past 14 years.

Traditions of Durham

1255 Bloor Street East, Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 0B3
At Traditions of Durham, expect good customer service and comfortable amenities. Choose between independent living and assisted living services, while enjoying a varied leisure calendar full of programs that will engage your mind, body and spirit.


785 Columbia Blvd. West, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K 4T8
Find yourself located in the West End of Lethbridge, in an environment where making friends is easy and living is truly worry-free. Enjoy the largest suites available in Lethbridge, as well as a Red Seal Chef, daily social and recreational activities, and 24-hour emergency response.

Seasons Amherstburg

681 Front Road South, Amherstburg, Ontario, N9V 0B4
Featuring studio, one- and two-bedroom suites and seniors' housing options, this modern retirement residence near Windsor, Ontario offers picturesque views and a variety of services and activities.

V!VA Pickering

1880 Glengrove Road, Pickering, Ontario, L1V 0C6
V!VA Pickering is Durham's premier all-inclusive rental retirement community! Enjoy large suites, great amenities, delicious dining, and a Team devoted to Making Today Great for you and your family! Book your tour today!

Delmanor Northtown

5351 Yonge Street, North York, Ontario, M2N 7L5
Delmanor Northtown is an exceptional hotel-style retirement residence in the heart of North York offers variety of other luxury amenities.

Hazelton Place Retirement Residence

111 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 3J8
Hazelton Place located in Yorkville, close to shops, restaurants, and the entertainment district, Hazelton Place offers independent and assisted living with unparalleled service, comfort and fine dining.

The Village of Arbour Trails

33 Bayberry Drive, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 0A2
Guelph retirement home offers Assisted Living and Alzheimer's Care, includes 24 hour onsite nursing staff and features its own Town Square.

Symphony Senior Living Evergreen

2220 - 162 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2Y 5E3
At the premier retirement residence in Calgary, AB, Symphony Senior Living Evergreen, seniors enjoy elegant dining, a sunny courtyard, a bustling on-site bistro and more.

Harmony Hill Retirement Community

1335 Benson Street, Oshawa, Ontario, L1H 8L7

Delmanor Glen Abbey

1459 Nottinghill Gate, Oakville, Ontario, L6M 4W1
The Delmanor Glen Abbey is an award winning Oakville retirement home with fine dining, on-site 24 hour Registered Nursing, a cafe, library and a wealth of other features for seniors.

The Village of Winston Park

695 Block Line Road, Kitchener, Ontario, N2E 3K1
This elegant retirement residence in Kitchener-Waterloo offers a continuum of care from long-term care to assisted living to independent living seniors apartments.

The Erinview

2132 Dundas Street West, Mississauga, Ontario, L5K 2K7
An excellent, well-respected Mississauga retirement home that provides a continuum of care for seniors including Alzheimer's care, Assisted Living and more.

Prince George Retirement Residence

139 Main Street, Lucan, Ontario, N0M 2J0
Prince George offers the best in Retirement, Supported, Convalescent and Respite Living. Delicious food, caring staff, fun and friendship are the standards at Oasis. Spacious suites include many amenities.

V!VA Thornhill Woods

9700 Bathurst Street, Vaughan, Ontario, L6A 4V2
Vaughan's premier all-inclusive rental retirement community! Enjoy bright, spacious suites, modern amenities, delicious dining, and a Team devoted to Making Today Great! for you and your family! Book your tour today!

Astoria Retirement Community

2245 Kelly Avenue, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, V3C 0B1
Inspired by the opulent mountain chalets of Whistler and Jasper, these luxury facilities and spacious deluxe suites are unmatched anywhere in the retirement industry. Whether you're looking for independent or assisted living, The Royale Astoria offers both options, along with unmatched affordability and flexibility.

New Horizons Tower

1140 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M6H 4E6
From gracious dining to new suites and lounges, residents are enjoying the new management and upgrades found at 1140 Bloor Street West, in the Heart of Bloordale Village.

The Village of Riverside Glen

60 Woodlawn Road East, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 8M8
This elegant Guelph retirement home offers a range of care including assisted living and long term care, serviced by a friendly, caring staff.

Renessa Newmarket

270 Doak Lane, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 0A5
Renessa is a spectacular 158 suite retirement residence, offering independent and assisted living and memory care. Renessa challenges the norms by “Rethinking Retirement Living”, all within a 5 Star resort setting.

Delmanor Prince Edward

Delmanor Prince Edward, Etobicoke, Ontario, M8K 1X8
Extensive amenities include a fitness centre, theatre, full-service spa/salon, bar, cafe, library, gourmet kitchen and landscaped rooftop terrace complete with extensive seating areas, a putting green, tai chi and shuffleboard court.

Seasons Lakeshore

1700 County Road #22, Belle River, Ontario, N0R 1A0
A single story retirement residence in Belle River, near Windsor, Ontario, Seasons Lakeshore is close to shopping, restaurants and green space on Lake St. Clair.

Symphony Senior Living at The Redwoods

2604 Draper Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K2H 9B1
Located in West Ottawa, this pet friendly community offers several suite styles, kitchens and balconies. Residents enjoy chef-prepared meals, 24/7 access to a nurse, a wellness program and a variety of activities and social events. Whether you're meeting friends for a drink in the bistro, or for a swim, you'll love the social life at The Redwoods.

Seasons Owen Sound

1389 16th Avenue, Owen Sound, Ontario, N4K 0A9
Designed for today's senior, this Seasons Owen Sound retirement community offers the best of the Sydenham Heights area. Plus a country kitchen, resident lounge and a variety of other features.

The Village of Wentworth Heights

1620 Upper Wentworth St, Hamilton, Ontario, L9B 2W3

Seasons First Avenue

163 First Avenue, Welland, Ontario, L3C 0A3
A 135-suite retirement residence in Welland, Ontario, Seasons First Avenue offers a host of activities for seniors in this small town close to Niagara Falls.

Queenston Place Residence

6440 Valley Way, Niagara Falls, Ontario, L2E 7E3
This Niagara Falls retirement home features local activities and scenery in a luxury environment offering a comfortable lifestyle, care and peace of mind.

The Manor Village at Signature Park

1858 Sirocco Drive SW, Calgary, Alberta, T3H 3P7
This retirement home in Calgary, Alberta offers superb seniors' apartments, with amenities including a library and activities room in a luxury living environment.

Seasons Dufferin Centre

344 Dufferin Avenue, Trenton, Ontario, K8V 5G9
Seasons Dufferin Centre in historic Quinte West, Trenton, Ontario offers small town living combined with five star quality amenities.

Retirement Suites By The Lake

2121 Kingston Road, Toronto, Ontario, M1N 1T5
Located in Scarborough Bluffs and Beaches, residents can stroll through the beautiful Rosetta McClain Gardens or look out their windows to view the lake. A monthly calendar is designed to keep all residents active and entertained.

Seasons Royal Oak Village

2400 Sandwich West Parkway, LaSalle, Ontario, N9H 2S8
A Windsor retirement home that allows seniors to choose the lifestyle that best suits them, including luxurious apartments and one floor retirement condos.

Moments Manor Orleans

1510 St. Joseph Boulevard, Orleans, Ontario, K1C 7L1
For seniors suffering from memory loss, this Symphony Senior Living Memory Care Community is committed to help residents and their families make every moment matter with an engaging and sensitive approach to memory care.

Seasons Clarington

65 Clarington Blvd., Bowmanville, Ontario, L1C 0A1
Bowmanville's leading retirement community, Seasons Clarington, offers independent and assisted & supportive retirement home living options for seniors.

The Manor Village at Rocky Ridge

50 Rocky Vista Gardens, Calgary, Alberta, T3G 5Y7
The Manor Village at Rocky Ridge includes Exquisite Suites with luxury amenities, as well as Supportive Living Lifestyle for an active lifestyle without household maintenance.

Empire Crossing Retirement Community

224 Ward Street, Port Hope, Ontario, L1A OC5
Empire Crossing is part of Nautical Lands Group, a Globals Award winner for over 50's housing design and management for multiple years.We have been building affordable retirement living for over 19 years.

Tapestry at Arbutus Walk

2799 Yew Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6K 4W2
A senior living community in Vancouver, BC offering luxurious seniors' apartments in an active community, along with assisted living and other options.

Symphony Senior Living Orleans

6419 Lumberman Way, Orleans, Ontario, K1C 3E8
At this park-like setting, seniors are offered the choice between studio, 1 or 2 bedroom suites. Bring along pets while enjoying a variety of customizable options, including a varied menu and recreational programs.

Barrie Manor Senior Living

340 Blake Street, Barrie, Ontario, L4M 1L3
Retirement living in affordable luxury, near the water in Barrie, Ontario. Onsite services at this seniors home include a beauty salon, chapel and 24 hour care

Scarborough Retirement Centre

148 Markham Road, Scarborough, Ontario, M1M 2Z8
Scarborough Retirement Centre offers a variety of suites and apartments, with a library, pharmacy, seniors' centre, shopping, theatre and more nearby.

Fellowship Towers

877 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4W3M2
Just steps from the Rosedale subway station on Yonge Street, Fellowship Towers is a not-for-profit retirement community of over 220 seniors.

Legacy Senior Living

611 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5Z 0C7
Legacy Senior Living is Vancouver’s premier retirement community offering luxurious boutique-style retirement living for independent, active mature adults seeking an exceptional lifestyle in the heart of Oakridge.

Symphony Senior Living Aspen Ridge

3100 - 22 Street, Red Deer, Alberta, T4R 3N7
Symphony Senior Living Aspen Ridge in Red Deer, Alberta offers an elegant dining room, on-site bistro, a beauty salon/ spa and outings suited to today's seniors' interests.

V!VA Barrhaven

275 Tartan Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K2J 3T1
Coming soon! Enjoy a refreshingly different approach to rental retirement living. Amenities include: underground parking, wellness spa, indoor salt water pool, stretch and strength studios, movie theatre, café and much more. Call now to join the early bird wait list.

Riverwood Senior Living

9 Evans Road P.O. Box 938, Alliston, Ontario, L9R 1W1
This Alliston, Ontario retirement home offers independent living and a variety of seniors' care including Alzheimer's support, PSW's and more.

All Seniors Care - Alberta

3110-22nd Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T6T 0R2
All levels of care are here, from Independent Living to Dementia Care to Total Care. Residents enjoy the finest quality services, amenities and activities.

The Royale Kanata

3501 Campeau Drive, Kanata, Ontario, K2K 0C1
Superb wellness-focused Ottawa retirement home offers residents a salt water pool, theatre, wine cellar, fitness and more, with 24 hour on-site health care staff.

The Dunfield Retirement Residence

77 Dunfield Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4S 2H3
The Dunfield Retirement Residence has established a new standard in senior retirement living in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) with 177 luxury apartments.

The Village of Humber Heights

2245 Lawrence Avenue West, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9P 3W3
The Village of Humber Heights in Etobicoke offers different levels of service from independent apartments with meals to assisted living to long-term care.

Symphony Senior Living Inglewood

10 Inglewood Drive, Red Deer, Alberta, T4R 0L2
Symphony Senior Living Inglewood, a Red Deer, AB retirement home offers cozy comfort in surroundings designed in a delightful motif, peopled with a caring, professional staff.

Residence Symphonie, West Island

15 Place de La Triade, Pointe-Claire, Quebec, H9R 0A3
Symphony Senior Living West Island is a lavish, luxurious Montreal, QC, retirement home offering elegant dining and more, in a resort-like environment ideal for discerning seniors.

The Village of Tansley Woods

4100 Upper Middle Road, Burlington, Ontario, L7W 4W8
Elegant Burlington, Ontario retirement home including everything from the current long term care to new independent living suites, offering various seniors services.

The Royale Kingston

2485 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario, K7M 3G1
Kingston retirment home offers superb senior accomodations with a salt water pool, spa, putting green and on-site medical staff, physio-therapy, fitness, more.

Harold And Grace Baker Centre

1 Northwestern Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M6M 2J7
This Toronto retirement residence offers seniors independence combined with a variety of care options. Luxury amenities include a hair salon and more.

Longworth by Sifton

600 Longworth Road, London, Ontario, N6K 4X9
Voted London's Best Retirement Residence two years running. We promote our passion for seniors living well by offering choices for an active, wellness focused lifestyle with the security of knowing help is at hand.

Village Bruyère

889 Hiawatha Park Road, Orleans, Ontario, K1C 0A9

Residence Symphonie, Île des Sœurs

325 Chemin de la Pointe-Sud, Île des Soeurs, Quebec, H3E 0B1
This luxury retirement home in one of Montreal's most prestigious communities offers exceptional senior care along with resort-like, first class amenities.

Queensview Retirement Community

70 King Edward Street, Paris, Ontario, N3L 2G8
Queensview Retirement Community is part of Nautical Lands Group, a Globals Award winner for over 50's housing design and management for multiple years.We have been building affordable retirement living for over 19 years.

Tapestry at Village Gate West

15 Summerland Terrace, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9A 0B5
A uniquely luxurious retirement living complex in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Tapestry Village in Etobicoke lets seniors live as they please.

Seasons Strathroy

3230 Napperton Drive, Strathroy, Ontario, N7G 0C4
A state-of-the-art retirement community in Strathroy, Ontario. This London area retirement home offers exceptional accommodations making it a place you'll be proud to call home.

Tapestry at Wesbrook Village

3338 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6S 0A6
This beautiful Vancouver seniors' community offers a variety of private suites, along with community services including dining, wellness activities and more.

Symphony Senior Living Kanata

27 Weaver Crescent, Kanata, Ontario, K2K 2Z8
Enjoy the natural setting of the surrounding Kanata Lakes with access to shopping, parks and churches at Symphony Senior Living Kanata. This pet friendly community offers a variety of service packages and suites to fulfill your unique needs.


400 Ray Lawson Blvd., Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 4G4
Southbrook is all about choice - the choice to do what you want, when you want. We celebrate independence but we are here to provide assistance whenever you need it.

The Village of Taunton Mills

3800 Brock Sreet North, Whitby, Ontario, L1R 3A5
The Village of Taunton Mills in Whitby presents several levels of service from seniors' apartments with meals to assisted living to long-term care.

St. Hilda's Retirement and Assisted Living

2339 Dufferin Street at Eglinton Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M6E 4Z5
St.Hilda's has been the leader in non-profit, full-service retirement, assisted living & respite/recuperative care for over 35 years.

Terraces of Baycrest Retirement Residence

55 Ameer Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M6A 2Z1
This retirement residence in the heart of Toronto offers housekeeping, kosher meals, a variety of recreational programs and numerous other amenities.

Richmond Woods Retirement

200 North Centre Road, London, Ontario, N5X 0B1
A desirable retirement residence in London, Ontario, with 130 suites plus a variety of extensive amenities designed to provide the ultimate in retirement living.

Peninsula Retirement Community

2088 152nd Street , Surrey, British Columbia, V4A 9Z4
The Royale Peninsula is inspired by South Pacific tropical resorts, and is sure to make you feel like you're on vacation every day. Whether you're looking for independent or assisted living, The Royale Peninsula offers you both options along with unmatched affordability and flexibility.

Greenway Retirement Village

100 Ken Whillans Drive, Brampton, Ontario, L6V 0A4
Welcome to Greenway Retirement Village, a Regal Lifestyle Community. I am so pleased that you are considering making your home in our retirement community. We understand that choosing the right retirement community is an important decision and we are here to help.

Carleton Place Terrace by Symphony

6 Arthur Street, Carleton Place, Ontario, K7C 4S4
Carleton Place Terrace welcomes pets and offers residents plenty of options with studios and spacious one-bedroom apartments that include a kitchenette, balcony or walk-out patio. The fitness and leisure program and chef-prepared meals help keep residents healthy and active.

Symphony Senior Living at The Palisades

480 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 3N6
Residents can choose their choice of suites with views of the Rideau Canal and Pretoria Bridge. This pet friendly community offers freedom and new friends. Elegant dinning rooms to an indoor swimming pool, residents will find something to their liking.

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