Many Toronto retirement homes offer a continuum of care that ranges from independent living to long term care. This allows seniors to move into a home where they can age in place and not have to worry about moving again. If they move into a continuing care retirement residence while they are still independent, this choice wisely anticipates changes in the seniors' care needs.
Toronto Continuing Care Homes & Services
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3 Marine Parade Drive, Etobicoke,
Ontario, M8V 3Z5
Hearthstone is a condominium where you own the unit rather than rent the unit. Owning your own suite protects your equity, but you have all the amenities, services and care options of a first tier retirement residence.
15 Summerland Terrace, Toronto,
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.
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.
2339 Dufferin Street at Eglinton Avenue, Toronto,
Ontario, M6E 4Z5
An affordable, non-profit residence with friendly, homelike surroundings, offering services to meet the needs of seniors regardless of the level of care. Our reputation is built on four decades of experience.
2881 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough,
Ontario, M1J 0A2
McCowan Retirement Residence has been the leader in providing retirement lving since 2004. Winners of the 2016 Scarborough Mirror Reader's Choice diamond award for Best Retirement Residence.
111 Avenue Road, Toronto,
Ontario, M5R 3J8
Luxury and quality is in every corner of Hazelton from its lobby to its inviting Bistro & Bar. Offering amenities and services, Hazelton makes it easy for you to define and enjoy your lifestyle.
3758 Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough,
Ontario, M1T 3K9
Shepherd Terrace offers a variety of independent and assisted living suites within the renowned Shepherd Village. With its long history of providing caring service you’ll love the amenities and the excellent services.
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.
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.
4180 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke,
Ontario, M8X 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.
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 spacious apartments. Where people come to LIVE!
2121 Kingston Road, Toronto,
Ontario, M1N 1T5
Part of Scarborough history - located in the Bluffs/Beaches neighbourhood, where the White Castle Inn used to stand. Respite recovery, trial stays and winter retreats are all available, to help meet your wants and needs!
2 Bloor Street East, Suite 2101, Toronto,
Ontario, M4W 1A8
Spectrum Health Care offers a range of quality health care services designed to suit the individual needs of each client. Our services include nursing, personal/home support, foot care, physiotherapy, and companionship.
2100 Bloor Street West, Toronto,
Ontario, M6S 1M7
537 Finch Ave West, Toronto Ontario,
Ontario, M2R 3Y3
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. Southbrook....be a part of the family.
1665 The Collegeway, Mississauga,
Ontario, L5L 0A9
Parkland is located at Mississauga and The Collegeway next to the Glenerin Inn. We are surrounded by beautiful green space. For the past 5 years we've been awarded one of the top 3 Retirement Communities in Mississauga.
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.
2930 Erin Centre Boulevard, Mississauga,
Ontario, L5M 7M4
Mississauga's unique continuum of care concept featuring Independent Living Suites, Retirement Apartments, Full Service Suites with walk out patios, Assisted Care, Memory Care and Long Term Care.
2900 Steeles Avenue East, Suite 218, Thornhill,
Ontario, L3T 4X1
Mosaic offers medical and non-medical care support for people of all ages & needs in the GTA, at home, hospital, retirement home or Long-term care facility.
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!
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!
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 15 years.
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.
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!
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.
1335 Benson Street, Oshawa,
Ontario, L1K 0W6
Harmony Hill offers comfort, security, and friendship, as well as the full range of amenities and services that you expect from a premier, active-living community.
A closer look at continuous care communities
The care offered in these homes will include independent or assisted living, and will extend to things like catheter care and other tube care. A number of these progressive-minded communities have long term care facilities onsite or conveniently nearby. A number of recent developments in the Greater Toronto Area stand as excellent examples of planned communities where seniors can move in when they are still very independent and can age in place, as further kinds of care are also available onsite. Parkland on the Glen in Mississauga is one uniquely flexible environment where people can purchase condo ownership and live independently then move lager to a dedicated assisted floor in the same building.
These continuing care communities contrast with other retirement residences in the city that focus on a specific type of care. For example, Delmanor Prince Edward in Etobicoke focuses mainly on independent living. A number of newer facilities springing up in Toronto and elsewhere in the GTA are designed for memory care and are focused exclusively on care for dementia. Many long-term care communities throughout the city are also stand alone.
There are some great advantages offered by a continuum of all levels of care on one campus. Continuing care communities create a village-style atmosphere where people of many different abilities can all congregate. They also allow couples to remain in close proximity, though their care needs may be very different from each other.
As the population of Toronto (and every city) ages, there are increasingly distinctive, smarter, integrative approaches to care and community. Active lifestyle communities are adapting their model to allow for care to be provided to community members as they age. Large, new planned communities look ahead to the coming age crunch, and are built likewise. For example, health care facilities may be part of a planned bungalow community tailored to those 55 and older. In its own way, this type of community might be considered next generation "continuing care."
What is continuing care?
Continuing care is defined differently by different authorities. The definition we are working with is a continuum of senior care offered under one roof, ranging ideally from independent living to long term care. The phrase "complex continuing care" is used by some other health authorities to mean something distinct (see our glossary). Still, some health care facilities within retirement communities offer rehabilitation and ongoing care for clients with chronic conditions ranging from stroke recovery to diabetes to recovery from other surgeries. This convalescent continuing care is considered a non-permanent stay. As the health care and senior care industries evolve, expect to see more of this integrated approach to care, rehabilitation, and senior living.
The phrase is also used by home care service providers to define the service they offer.
Continuing care at home, in Toronto
A number of Toronto home care agencies offer continuing care at home. In this case, health services are delivered in the home, allowing seniors to remain independent in their own house, while having basic care needs covered. In Toronto and elsewhere in the province, the CCAC has difficulty keeping up with demand, so they welcome the idea of seniors hiring private home care.
This care may be a continuation of previous health care offered in a hospital or clinical setting. Care services available include care with bathing, dressing, transferring and other help within the home. There are further advantages to this, including companionship services, like grocery shopping and even simple things like going for walks. This type of care in the home is encouraging for seniors, allowing them to continue healing. Many people find this to be a "best of both worlds" scenario, where they get the care they need but remain in the home they love.