Alzheimer’s retirement homes
Ontario’s retirement homes give you the peace of mind, knowing your loved one is in a safe environment. For instance, if your family member is prone to wandering, supervising staff will ensure that he or she does not wander into dangerous areas. You may also find comfort in the number of people that will be around your loved one. As such, a resident’s day is often full of social interaction and mental stimulation.
There are plenty of care options available throughout Ontario, as Alzheimer’s research continues to meaningfully develop treatment methods of and care for this disease. Retirement homes now have excellent means of dealing with Alzheimer’s, and Ontario’s Alzheimer’s homes apply many of the most innovative care strategies. For example, music therapy has worked extremely well in many cases. This form of treatment involves merely playing a song and seeing how the patient reacts. In some instances, those who have refused to talk suddenly begin telling stories. Music, along with other therapies, can be very powerful treatment.
These fresh therapies may not be available everywhere but you will find them in private or specialized Alzheimer’s homes in Ontario (listed below). You will also notice that private retirement homes provide certified on-site support at all hours of the day and night. Look closely through our list of retirement homes below to learn what level of Alzheimer's care each home provides.
Ontario Alzheimer’s Care Homes
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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!
4100 Upper Middle Road, Burlington,
Ontario, L7W 4W8
At The Village of Tansley Woods we offer the full continuum of care - Independent Living Suites, Retirement Apartments, Full Service Retirement Suites, Assisted Care, Memory Care and Long Term Care all in one village.
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.
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.
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.
250 Laurelwood Drive, Waterloo,
Ontario, N2J 0E2
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.
1620 Upper Wentworth St., Hamilton,
Ontario, L9B 2W3
The Village of Wentworth Heights is a full-service retirement living community offering retirement apartments, full-service suites, assisted living and memory 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.
32 Bayberry Drive, Guelph,
Ontario, N1G 0A2
Guelph retirement home offers Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. Includes 24 hour onsite nursing team and medication support within a Village-like setting. It takes a Village to care.
2881 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough,
Ontario, M1J 0A2
McCowan Retirement Residence is a vibrant and family oriented retirement home located in Scarborough. With team members who have been here since we opened in 2004, you can expect a warm welcome and a feeling of home.
80 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill,
Ontario, L4C 0L3
Award Winning Delmanor Elgin Mills, has proudly served the Richmond Hill community since 2002.
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.
110 & 150 Rossignol Drive, Orleans,
Ontario, K4A 0N2
With so much to do nearby, it’s easy to forget why you might want to stay home, but with its exceptional dining, impeccable design, and fun activities, you’ll find Promenade has many attractions of its own!
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.
110 & 120 Central Park Dr, Ottawa,
Ontario, K2C 4G3
Whether you're looking for independent living, assisted living or memory care, you can access them all in one location at Park Place. We are a vibrant, social community surrounded by parks and close to many amenities.
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.
6 Arthur Street, Carleton Place,
Ontario, K7C 4S4
Carleton Place Terrace welcomes pets: offers residents plenty of options with studios and one-bedrooms that may include a kitchenette & / or a walk-out . Activities & chef-prepared meals keep residents healthy & active.
1510 St. Joseph Boulevard, Orleans,
Ontario, K1C 7L1
Forest Valley Terrace is proud to be the only community that is designed & dedicated to accommodate the needs of seniors with all stages of Alzheimer’s, dementia or other forms of memory impairment in Ottawa.
458 Donald B. Munro Drive, Carp,
Ontario, K0A 1L0
One visit to Carp Commons Retirement Village and you’ll see the difference in terms of amenities, food, services, programs, and the little touches that make it feel like home.
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.
30 Seacliff Drive East, Leamington,
Ontario, N8H 0E5
At Seacliff Manor, we provide a vibrant, supportive retirement lifestyle complete with restaurant style dining and social events and activities. Choose from independent living, assisted living, and memory care options.
480 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa,
Ontario, K1S 3N6
Villagia is centrally located on the edge of the Glebe, the downtown core and just steps away from the world renowned Rideau Canal.
2101 Hadwen Road, Mississauga,
Ontario, L4W 1L8
Bayshore Home Health understands that aging at home can be the best option for many seniors. We provide personalized home care services to meet your needs and support you and your family throughout the care process.
880 Lawrence Ave E, North York,
At Greenview Residence, we offer a complete range of care services in a welcoming environment. Whether it's our compassionate staff, fresh homemade meals, or exciting and engaging activities, you will truly feel at home.
552 Holland St W, Bradford,
Ontario, L3Z 2H4
Located in the heart of a vibrant community, Holland Gardens is the perfect place to live, laugh and enjoy life. An exciting community offering a luxurious resort lifestyle, an ideal place for inspired senior living.
175 Rutledge Rd., Mississauga,
Ontario, L5M 0X7
Credit River is a 6-storey condo style residence, with an array of well-appointed suite styles to choose from and our highly-skilled health care professionals are available around the clock if you need them.
265 Queens Drive, Toronto,
Ontario, M6L 3C6
At Queens Estate, we offer a complete range of care services in a welcoming environment. Whether it's our compassionate staff, fresh homemade meals, or exciting and engaging activities, you will truly feel at home.
170 McGibbon Drive, Kanata,
Ontario, K2L 4H5
4005 Eglinton Ave West, Etobicoke,
Ontario, M9A 5H3
460 Rymal Road West, Hamilton,
Ontario, L9B 0B2
57 Trott Blvd., Collingwood,
Ontario, L9Y 0A3
Kinds Of Alzheimer’s Treatment In Ontario
Home care agencies in some Ontario communities can be equipped to help Alzheimer’s sufferers. For families dealing with Alzheimer’s, the challenge can be overwhelming. You can contact your nearest Local Health Integration Network to find out what support they offer for Alzheimer’s. This can be only a stopgap during the early to middle stages of the disease; home care providers may offer some basic memory care services, although they may be limited in their ability to help. In later stages of the disease, when degeneration has run its course, hospitalization may be the only option for families. In the time in between, the best option is to seek out specialised memory care help in a seniors care home setting. There is always the hope that research can find a solution to reverse memory loss and other effects of the disease.
Memory care provided in a retirement residence will apply the latest research and interventions and is your best hope for delaying progress of the disease and alleviating the suffering related to Alzheimer’s Disease. Once your loved one is in the middle to later stages of the disease and has begun to exhibit Sundown Syndrome or other more advanced symptoms, there is little else you can do.
Costs associated with Alzheimer's care homes in Ontario
Costs for seniors housing Ontario vary widely depending on what city; as is well-known, real estate in Toronto is far more expensive than what you will pay in a rural town, and these real estate costs impact the cost of senior housing and the care provided by these homes, including Alzheimer’s care.
This list provides a simplified overview of costs associated with some Alzheimer's care homes in Ontario. Consult with homes to get a much clearer idea.
Find a fuller look at memory care costs across Ontario.
Choosing an Alzheimer’s care facility in Ontario
Most people will want to choose Alzheimer’s Care close to home or close to family. Other than proximity, though, there are other considerations to make. For example, check into a variety of options and learn which therapies and level of care are offered by homes. Homes with specialized memory care offer services that can meet specific medical needs of your loved one. For those dealing with another form of senile dementia, care will likely not differ but you can learn more in our page on dementia care.
Learn about the causes, symptoms, differences and treatments of Alzheimer's disease and dementia, as well as how a few simple lifestyle changes can reduce or eliminate the risk of developing Alzheimer's and dementia, in our free downloadable Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Handbook eBook
Medical services you can expect from memory care and Alzheimer’s care homes:
Homes offering memory care for Alzheimer’s and dementia sufferers provide a suite of services that may include any or all of the following:
- on site or on-call doctors
- on site nursing staff
- memory care facilities
- full time supervision of all dementia care and Alzheimer’s care patients
- prescription services
- therapy programs including brain exercises and other innovative (even experimental) treatments, some of which may be exclusive to the home in question
- specialised nutrition programs that may help ease progress of the dementia
Alzheimer’s research in Ontario
Ontario contains a plethora of Alzheimer’s organizations. In fact, most of its large cities, like Ottawa, have their own Alzheimer’s societies. And, because of the ubiquity of universities in Ontario, this province has numerous Alzheimer’s academic research programs, like the Murry Alzheimer Research and Education Program at the University of Waterloo. Ontario's size also grants it lifestyle diversity. You can choose to live in a quiet picturesque city or town or one of many large cities. While Alzheimer’s patients usually spend most time at their care homes, many towns and cities in Ontario offer wonderful places for supervised outings.