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Convalescent care for Toronto seniors

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For those recovering from surgery or any other medical problem, retirement residences offer a unique option to help you recover and recuperate in style. Homes specialize in care and treatment of seniors, and amenities and features of Toronto's top retirement homes allow you to recover better and faster than you might in your own home, under the care of family.

The cost of staying in a retirement home in convalescence is generally about $100 a day (less than what you would pay to stay in a bed and breakfast). For that, you get constant care and a wealth of features that are certainly not available to you if you stay at home.

Check out care homes listed below to find out how they can help.

Retirement homes in the GTA offering convalescent care


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Tapestry at Village Gate West

Tapestry at Village Gate West

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.
Hearthstone by the Bay

Hearthstone by the Bay

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.
Bramalea Retirement Residence

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.
The Village of Humber Heights

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.
Rayoak Place

Rayoak Place

1340 York Mills Road, Toronto, Ontario, M3A 3R1
Rayoak Place is the prefect place to begin living in your retirement years. With chef prepared meals, personal LiveWell wellness plans and daily activities, we’re sure you’ll be impressed with what we have to offer.
Harold And Grace Baker Centre

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.
Abbeylawn Manor

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.
Delmanor Northtown

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.
Delmanor Prince Edward

Delmanor Prince Edward

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.
Retirement Suites By The Lake

Retirement Suites By The Lake

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!
St. Hildas Senior Care Community

St. Hildas Senior Care Community

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.
Rosedale Village

Rosedale Village

10 Via Rosedale, Brampton, Ontario, L6R 0B2
A prestigious gated lifestyle community, Rosedale Village is designed for independent and active adults looking to live within a rich, vibrant, resort style community. Redefine your lifestyle at Rosedale Village.
Delmanor Wynford

Delmanor Wynford

187 Wynford Drive, North York, Ontario, M3C 0C7
A unique luxury retirement home in Toronto features extensive common areas, a rooftop putting green and a variety of other amenities catering to today's seniors.
Shepherd Terrace

Shepherd Terrace

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.
V!VA Mississauga

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!
McCowan Retirement Residence

McCowan Retirement Residence

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.
V!VA Thornhill Woods

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!
Hazelton Place Retirement Residence

Hazelton Place 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.
Scarborough Retirement Centre

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.
The Dunfield Retirement Residence

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 spacious apartments. Where people come to LIVE!
The Erinview

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.
New Horizons Tower

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.
Southbrook

Southbrook

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.
V!VA Pickering

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!
Parkland on the Glen

Parkland on the Glen

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.
Chartwell Harwood Retirement Residence

Chartwell Harwood Retirement Residence

240 Old Harwood Avenue, Ajax, Ontario, L1T ON2
Chartwell Regency Retirement Residence

Chartwell Regency Retirement Residence

29 Mississauga Road North, Mississauga, Ontario, L5H 2H7
Chartwell Lansing Retirement Residence

Chartwell Lansing Retirement Residence

10 Senlac Road, Toronto, Ontario, M2N 6P8
Chartwell Robert Speck Retirement Residence

Chartwell Robert Speck Retirement Residence

100 Robert Speck Parkway, Mississauga, Ontario, L4Z 0A1
Spectrum Health Care

Spectrum Health Care

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.
Chartwell Guildwood Retirement Residence

Chartwell Guildwood Retirement Residence

65 Livingston Road, Scarborough, Ontario, M1E 1L1
Chartwell Pickering City Centre Retirement Residence

Chartwell Pickering City Centre Retirement Residence

1801 Valley Farm Road, Pickering, Ontario, L1V 0A5
Chartwell Valley Vista Retirement Residence

Chartwell Valley Vista Retirement Residence

600 Valley Vista Drive, Vaughan, Ontario, L6A 4H2
Chartwell Scarlett Heights Retirement Residence

Chartwell Scarlett Heights Retirement Residence

4005 Eglinton Ave West, Etobicoke, Ontario, M9A 5H3
Chartwell Avondale Retirement Residence

Chartwell Avondale Retirement Residence

1238 Queen Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4L 1C3
Chartwell Grenadier Retirement Residence

Chartwell Grenadier Retirement Residence

2100 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M6S 1M7
Chartwell Parkway Retirement Residence

Chartwell Parkway Retirement Residence

1645 Pickering Parkway, Pickering, Ontario, L1V 7E9
Bayshore Home Health

Bayshore Home Health

2101 Hadwen Road, Mississauga, Ontario, L4W 1L8
Bayshore Home Health understands that leaving home can be a challenge, and staying home may be the best option for seniors. As your neighbourhood care provider, we provide personalized home care services across Canada.
Chartwell Gibson Retirement Residence

Chartwell Gibson Retirement Residence

1955 Steeles Avenue East, North York, Ontario, M2H 3P1

 

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Why these seniors' care facilities are the perfect solution

The advantages and features of a recuperative stay in a GTA care residence are many, including the following:

  • Your own room, your own bed, your own space
  • Onsite nursing staff ready to respond to any of your care needs
  • Special onsite care to help you recuperate faster, including physiotherapists (at many retirement homes), as well as occupational therapists and onsite features like pools and spas to help you get better faster
  • Daily dining that may, in fact, be catered to your bedside at some residences
  • Daily bed making
  • Weekly housekeeping and laundry
  • Assistance available for transferring, mobility, and other activities of daily living: assistance that you may need, especially immediately post-operation
  • Room service may even be available in some GTA care homes

Convalesce at home with professional care 

Home care services in the city of Toronto also offer recuperative care. This can be an alternative to a stay in a local retirement home, or it may follow such a stay. If you are well on your way to recovering but need some tactical help, a personal service worker at home gives respite from some of the problems you face in recovery, can help continue to monitor your health, and can help spell off family caregiving.

Short stays offer a window onto a new world

Don't balk, don't mock... there are many people who take a short-term trial in a seniors' residence then choose to stay.

"We've had some pretty weakened people come here post-surgery," says a Pickering retirement home worker. "They come in with some of the very unfortunate preconceptions that people have, but then after a few days, they end up checking out some of the features we have here and they realize this is a really great place to be, no matter what state you're in. It's certainly the best place to be when you are in recovery but it's a pretty great place to be when you're fine, too. We hear it from so many people: 'I don't know what I was waiting for!'" 

Convalescent care vs. respite care

Many in the care industry, along with Ontario's Community Care Access Centres (CCAC) define respite care separately from convalescent care, with some similarities. Both types of care are offered by long-term care homes and both can be recommended by a local branch of the CCAC. Respite care is considered different from convalescent care, though, in that it is focused on providing relief for caregivers (mostly family). You do not need to have a recommendation from the CCAC, nor do you need to restrict yourself to long term care when considering either of these options. Many homes are willing to offer short stays no matter what your requirements.

We do provide a list of facilities ready to help you if you are a caregiver seeking respite care in Toronto.


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