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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
1645 Pickering Parkway, Pickering,
Ontario, L1V 7E9
10 Senlac Road, Toronto,
Ontario, M2N 6P8
65 Livingston Road, Scarborough,
Ontario, M1E 1L1
240 Old Harwood Avenue, Ajax,
Ontario, L1T ON2
2100 Bloor Street West, Toronto,
Ontario, M6S 1M7
1238 Queen Street East, Toronto,
Ontario, M4L 1C3
100 Robert Speck Parkway, Mississauga,
Ontario, L4Z 0A1
4005 Eglinton Ave West, Etobicoke,
Ontario, M9A 5H3
1955 Steeles Avenue East, North York,
Ontario, M2H 3P1
29 Mississauga Road North, Mississauga,
Ontario, L5H 2H7
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.
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.
1801 Valley Farm Road, Pickering,
Ontario, L1V 0A5
600 Valley Vista Drive, Vaughan,
Ontario, L6A 4H2
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.