If you or your loved one is having difficulty taking care of himself or herself, the move into an assisted living home may be good advice. Trouble dressing, feeding oneself, small injuries, or memory loss may all be signs (not an exhaustive list) that you may wish to look into assisted living retirement facilities. Care offered in one of these residences will meet your needs and help you to remain active and dignified.
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1460 Highway #2, Courtice,
Ontario, L1E 3C4
This award winning Oshawa retirement home is near parks and shopping, offering spacious seniors' suites and the option of assisted living care. Readers Choice Award Winner for Retirement living from 2016 2019.
1 Roxborough Road, Newmarket,
Ontario, L3Y 2P8
You'll feel warmth as soon as you walk through the door. The Roxborough Retirement Residence is both elegant and cozy with a dedicated and caring staff that go above and beyond for your well-being and happiness.
1166 Wellington Street West, Ottawa,
Signature Retirement Living is excited to open the Wellington West Retirement Community located in Hintonburg just west of Downtown Ottawa, featuring independent suite styles & a dedicated assisted living floor.
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.
55 Ameer Avenue, Toronto,
Ontario, M6A 2Z1
We are Toronto's Finest Kosher Retirement Residence. Located on the Baycrest campus in the heart of North York's Jewish community. Terraces of Baycrest, "Where Life Thrives". Call us today for more information.
280 Lakeshore Rd. W., Mississauga,
Ontario, L5H 0A5
The Shores is designed for vibrant living with the highest quality of personal care. Amenities include pool, fitness & exercise club, restaurant, bistro & cafe, a golf simulator lounge & wine cellar.
1500 Steeles Avenue West, Thornhill,
Ontario, L4J 4H6
Four Elms is an elegant retirement residence, offering the finest in senior living. Choose a suite style that's right for you and enjoy an active lifestyle, fine dining and the company of good friends.
820 Scollard Court, Mississauga,
Ontario, L5V 0A1
Stylish Mississauga retirement home offering independent, full-service and assisted living lifestyles, featuring a hair salon, onsite bistro and much more.
720 Mt. Pleasant Road, Toronto,
Ontario, M4S 2N7
Family-owned and operated, the Briton House is dedicated to the highest standards of service. Offering a full continuum of care, a variety of amenities and suites, home-cooked meals, and a 15,000 sq. ft. indoor garden.
1 Canterbury Place, North York,
Ontario, M2N 0G7
Canterbury Place offers a variety of suites styles in an elegant condo-like building for active adults & those needing assistance. We offer a unique healthcare program for our residents including palliative care.
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.
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.
15 Summerland Terrace, Toronto,
Ontario, M9A 0B5
Tapestry at Village Gate West is an active aging community located in Toronto’s central Etobicoke neighbourhood, just minutes from the historic Village of Islington.
70 Bernard Avenue, Richmond Hill,
Ontario, L4C 0W7
Richmond Hill Retirement Residence offers full service including meals, housekeeping, active adult, independent and assisted living. Our focus is on maintaining good health, great food, new friends & lots of laughter!
215 Lexington Road, Waterloo,
Ontario, N2K 2E1
Experience resort quality living at Hygate. Choose from a variety of apartment style suites, including independent supported and assisted living options.
10 Wildpine Court, Stittsville,
Ontario, K2S 1C6
At Wildpine, our staff ensure you get the highest level of care and service possible. We strive to provide the best service at the lowest prices, because money shouldn't stand in the way of worry free retirement!
24 Dundas St West, Belleville,
Ontario, K8P 3M7
100 Morra Avenue, Bolton,
Welcome to something wonderful; Bolton Mills Retirement Community, offering the finest lifestyle options in Retirement and Assisted Living with outstanding amenities and services.
175 North Front Street, Belleville,
Ontario, K8P 4Y8
The Richmond, combines an affordable lifestyle with comfort, security and friendly full service. You will feel a sense of warmth and know you are home the minute you walk in the door.
40 Freel Lane, Stouffville,
Ontario, L4A 0P5
Stouffville Creek is 118 suite retirement residence, just a short drive north of Toronto, conveniently close to major highways, shops and stores and features a fitness centre and more 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!
537 Finch Avenue West, Toronto,
Ontario, M2R 0A8
Forestview Retirement Residence is North York's newest seniors' residence, and is now open. We offer Full Service Lifestyles & Assisted Living (on as secure floor). Call to reserve your suite today!
552 Holland St W, Bradford,
Ontario, L3Z 4H3
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.
33 Hurontario Street, Mississauga,
Ontario, L5G 3G8
Port Credit Residence situated in the Mississauga area offers seniors a luxurious resort-inspired lifestyle. Enjoy an oversized pool, wellness centre, onsite physiotherapy, a movie theatre, library, spa/salon and more!
32 Bayberry Drive, Guelph,
Ontario, N1G 0C9
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.
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.
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.
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.
250 Laurelwood Drive, Waterloo,
Ontario, N2J 0E2
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
100 Ken Whillans Drive, Brampton,
Ontario, L6V 0A4
Revera Greenway Retirement Residence is set along beautiful creeks and trails – just one of the many luxuries here. At Revera Greenway, you can swim in the pool, play on the putting green or lounge on the rooftop!
105 St. Paul Street, Alexandria,
Ontario, K0C 1A0
Located between Ottawa & Montreal, our bilingual staff cater to seniors who are independent, need assistance or have early memory loss. Enjoy home-cooked food, fitness & daily activities. Respite stays are welcome.
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.
221 Milner Avenue, Scarborough,
Ontario, M1S 4P4
Sts. Peter and Paul Residence offers a modern, efficient, and self-sustaining seniors community operated by a professional and compassionate staff.
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.
2604 Draper Avenue, Ottawa,
Ontario, K2H 9B1
Redwoods apartment style community offers suite with full kitchens, individual meal plans and valet service. Whether you're meeting friends for a drink, or for a swim, you'll love the social life at The Redwoods.
118 Market Street, Hamilton,
Ontario, L8R 3P9
A gracious and supportive retirement in the heart of Hamilton. Every day is filled with fun and friendship, and delicious chef-prepared meals. Enjoy all that life has offer. Shopping, HPO, Farmer’s Market and Library
395 Cedar Street, Simcoe,
We provide quality and respectful services to support your lifestyle. As part of our inclusive services at Cedar Crossing, we handle all the work, so you can have the freedom that you deserve.
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.
8 & 10 Harbour Street West, Collingwood,
Ontario, L9Y 5B4
Balmoral Place offers a wide variety of programs, amenities and suite types to meet the needs of both independent residents as well as those individuals requiring additional assistance.
6 Douglas Rd, Uxbridge,
Douglas Crossing is a vibrant young at heart retirement community. Book your tour today to experience your lifestyle, your way.
104 Suncoast Drive East, Goderich,
Ontario, N7A 0A7
Harbour Hill provides customized enhanced care in phase 1 and Carefree Living for adults 55 plus in Phase two, opened December 2020. Meals, housekeeping and concierge service provided.
645 Castlefield Ave, Toronto,
Ontario, M5N 3A5
A luxurious retirement home in Forest Hill, just north of downtown Toronto, offering a variety of services for seniors including live theatre, spacious common area and more.
54 Foxbar Road, Toronto,
Ontario, M4V 2G6
A historical property dating back to the 1900’s, nestled between two prominent neighborhoods, Rosedale and Forest Hill. It blends the charm of a boutique hotel with modern luxuries to suit your retirement lifestyle.
4067 River Road, Niagara Falls,
Ontario, L2E 3E6
Enjoy the warmth & personal touch of a private residence combined with the services & amenities of an upscale all-inclusive resort. We Overlook the Niagara River & are located close to Niagara’s downtown tourist area.
80 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill,
Ontario, L4C 0L3
Award Winning Delmanor Elgin Mills, has proudly served the Richmond Hill community since 2002.
2501 Thoroughbred Street, Oshawa,
Ontario, L1L 0P8
Your home at Winchester Glen will offer an active, independent lifestyle in a senior-friendly community. You will enjoy a private suite with amazing amenities, convenient services & daily activities at your doorstep!
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.
150 Stanley Avenue, Ottawa,
Ontario, K1M 2J7
A former monastery and friary, Governors Walk is designed to pay respect to the past while featuring a modern touch. Governors Walk is steps away from the picturesque Rideau River and Stanley park.
7191 Yonge Street, Markham,
Ontario, L3T 0C7
Lawbell Senior Home Care Services
We offers medical and non - medical care support for seniors and people of all ages, in their homes, retirement residence, hospitals and Long term care facilities.
2630 Fifth Line west, Mississauga,
Ontario, L5K 0A8
Located in the heart of Mississauga, Erinview offers an atmosphere of worry-free, comfortable living with personalized support in the presence of good friends.
1 Sixteen Mile Drive, Oakville,
Ontario, L6M 1P3
Now Open! Exclusive membership meets all-inclusive living at Oakville's newest retirement community. V!VA Oakville elevates retirement living to new heights with unmatched amenities, services and style. Tour today!
2121 Kingston Road, Scarborough,
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!
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 6 years we've been awarded one of the top 3 Retirement Communities in Mississauga.
6419 Lumberman Way, Orleans,
Ontario, K1C 6E8
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.
105 Queen Street, Bowmanville,
Ontario, L1C 0T3
Bowmanville Creek offers Independent and Assisted Living programs. Tastefully designed spacious accommodations include a variety of suites ranging from roomy studios to large two bedrooms.
106 Crown Street, Trenton,
Ontario, K8V 6R3
Located on the east side of Trenton in a quiet neighbourhood. Enjoy beautiful suites of various sizes & layouts with advanced safety features. Elegant dining plus snacks & beverages included.
328 Dundas Street West, Napanee,
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!
200 North Centre Road, London,
Ontario, N5X 0B1
A desirable retirement residence in London, Ontario, including 130 suites with extensive amenities designed to provide the ultimate in retirement living. Proud winners of the "Best of London in Retirement Living 2020!"
3 Concert Way, Barrie,
The Barrieview offers retirement living beyond your expectations. Offering spacious living, exceptional dining and life enrichment in a convenient location in Barrie. Independent Living. Assisted Living. Memory Care.
600 Longworth Road, London,
Ontario, N6K 4X9
Voted London's Best Retirement Residence seven 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.
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.
15 Harvest Ave, Tillsonburg,
Harvest Crossing Retirement Community is a vibrant, fresh & beautiful place to call home. That delivers all the conveniences & comforts. We offer varied recreational programming, plus delicious scratch based cooking,.
357 Yonge St, Barrie,
Ontario, L4N 4C9
Located on Yonge St. just minutes from downtown Barrie, you can be the first to choose the suite style that's right for you. Retire in a comfortable & supportive community with superior services & outstanding amenities.
275 Tartan Drive, Ottawa,
Ontario, K2J 0V2
Ottawa's newest all-inclusive retirement community simply includes more! From a saltwater pool to an incredible golf simulator, our impressive amenities are only matched by our commitment to exceptional care & service.
10 / 14 William Morgan Drive, Toronto,
Ontario, M4H 1E7
Leaside is a stylish retirement residence where you can receive quality care and lead an active lifestyle. Offering a variety of living options, Leaside allows you to age in place in a comfortable & friendly environment.
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.
4180 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke,
Ontario, M8X 1X8
Situated in a treed ravine setting overlooking the Humber River, Delmanor Prince Edward provides vistas that vary from the serenity of the adjacent valley to the resplendence of the Toronto downtown skyline!
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!
1238 Oakcrossing Road, London,
Ontario, N6H 0K2
Welcome to Oakcrossing Retirement Living, where we have a fresh perspective on senior living. Offering a large variety of studios, one- and two-bedroom suites with both retirement and assisted living services available.
7700 Bayview Ave., Thornhill,
Ontario, L3T 5W1
A number of luxury amenities distinguish this Thornhill retirement home, north of downtown Toronto. Features include suites with solarium, large balcony or patio walk-outs in a country setting.
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.
8 The Donway E., Toronto,
Ontario, M3C 3R7
The Donway provides luxury homes for seniors, with suites that include large walk-in closets and kitchenettes and amenities like weekly housekeeping and fine dining.
1145 Bridge Street, Manotick,
Manotick Place is situated in the heart of picturesque Manotick right on the Rideau River. We are an ideal choice for individuals who wants to embrace all that life has to offer.
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.
1335 Benson Street, Oshawa,
Ontario, L1K 0W6
Harmony Hill offers comfort, security, and friendship, as well as a full range of amenities and services that you expect from a premier, active-living seniors community.
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.
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!
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.
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!
61 Fairfax Cresent, Scarborough,
Ontario, M1L 1Z7
At Presentation Manor you truly do have an opportunity to be yourself. Share a meal, join a reflection group or volunteer in the community, you’ll have the freedom to meet and interact with others as you please.
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.
51 Whitby Shores Greenway, Whitby,
Ontario, L1N 9R1
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.
950 Centennial Drive, KINGSTON,
Ontario, K7M 0G8
Experience vibrant senior’s living - a world of choices, beautiful architecture, caring people and a diverse program of activities and services. Choose Kingsbridge Retirement Community. See how great life can be!
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.
3131 8th Line, Bradford,
Ontario, L3Z 4H2
Voted Bradford's Favourite Retirement Residence! This beautiful residence is tailored for the “young-at-heart” senior. In fact, we like to think of it as UN-Retirement Living. Welcoming new residents.
70 King Edward Street, Paris,
Ontario, N3L 2G8
Queensview Retirement Community is a Globals Award winner for living solutions with care.
We are a fun,vibrant and caring community with homemade meals, friendly staff and residents who make the community a loving home.
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.
50 Paul Burns Way, whitby,
Ontario, L1R 2Y9
Lynde Creek Manor’s dedicated team members are available to support you so you can live your life to the fullest.
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.
25 Westhill Drive, Waterloo,
Ontario, N2T 0B6
The Westhill is an inviting atmosphere of new friends and great times, with personalized support services for better living. The Westhill is conveniently located in Waterloo, near The Boardwalk shopping area.
431 Woodmount Drive, Oshawa,
Ontario, L1K 0P7
190 David Bergey Drive, Kitchener,
Ontario, N2E 0E7
170 McGibbon Drive, Kanata,
Ontario, K2L 4H5
1095 Carling Avenue, Ottawa,
Ontario, K1Y 4P6
2100 Bloor Street West, Toronto,
Ontario, M6S 1M7
1350 Isabella St. E. , Thunder Bay ,
Ontario, P7E 0A5
100 Island Lodge Rd , Ottawa,
Ontario, K1N 0A2
200 John West Way , Aurora,
Ontario, L4G 0E4
423 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock,
Ontario, N4S OB2
Ontario assisted living
Retirement care in Ontario is second to none. Seniors homes and assisted living homes throughout the province offer the best care available, where residents have a lot more free time than they would if they were living in their own home.
At an assisted living facility, a professional and dedicated staff will take care of your needs, including laundry, housekeeping, and day-to-day maintenance. In consequence, you will have more time to explore passions that you may have hitherto put off, as many people find when they move into retirement. Ontario is the perfect place for this exploration, as you choose a location that is close to the things you enjoy.
In Ontario, homes are covered under the Residential Tenancies Act of 2006; this Act gives residents the right cancel a tenancy agreement, within 5 days of signing the agreement (c.17, s.141 ). Under provisions of the Act, there must be a contract for services "as a basic consumer protection measure." The law also provides other basic protections for seniors; for one example, there is a requirement for 90 days' notice of any increase in service charges (s.57.21, c.78). We urge you to learn more about the Residential Tenancies Act and also Ontario's Retirement Homes Act.
The beauty of assisted living
There are plenty of reasons you might consider an assisted living home. Here are a few advantages:
- Safety and security — Most assisted living homes have twenty-four hour video surveillance of all entrances, on-site professionally-trained staff, in-suite smoke detectors, emergency call systems, full-time nurses, nightly security rounds, and security guards. At an assisted living home, you will be safe from outside threats and feel comfortable knowing that someone will be ready to help you in case of a personal emergency.
- Time to socialize — Since you will no longer need to worry about things as you would in your own home, you will now have time to make new friends and talk to other residents. Here, you should not feel lonely!
- Specialised care tailored to your needs. Housekeeping, dining and medication administration are often included in the costs of most assisted living residences. Residences also offer a variety of specialised care, especially mobility care and incontinence care. Mobility care may include mobility aids available for residents’ use, as well as design with this concern in mind; transfer assistance is also an option for those who have problems with mobility. Residences with incontinence care treat this with dignity and professionalism; staff will be trained to deal with this, using proper therapies and helpful technologies.
- Further care options that seniors or families can choose from (based more closely on personal requirements) include bathing assistance and dressing assistance.
Some homes will provide a continuum of care that may also make memory care and other care options available. Consult individual homes to learn the level of care they offer and be sure to check out all your options in local assisted living facilities, as residences are all very unique.
Ontario assisted living costs
Across the province of Ontario, assisted living facilities vary in price, depending on a number of factors. These factors are most importantly the quality of the home, the level of care offered and general real estate prices in the area. Here's a look at some examples of costs for assisted living facilities in some Ontario cities.
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Those are just some examples of what you might pay. We offer a fuiller look at assisted living costs in Ontario, with specific detailed tables examining costs in the GTA and costs in Ottawa Region.
Paying for assisted living need not be prohibitive for Ontario families. When all costs are covered under one umbrella, this makes it easier to match up with monthly income and other financial resources. Take a look at our advice on how people pay for care.
Things to consider
When you and your family visit an assisted living centre or residence, be sure to ask as many questions as you can possibly think of, as both you and the home’s administrators need to identify whether there is a fit. Talking to residents and their families may also be helpful.
You should also learn about the particulars of each home. Some questions you may have may include the following. Do they allow pets? Do they cater to special diets (i.e. vegetarian, diabetic)? Are there any hidden costs? What is the home’s visiting policy? Empower yourself with knowledge to avoid any regrets.
Keep an open mind: "I never looked back"
Many people "of a certain generation" find it hard to admit that they need help. It's difficult to get people to set aside assumptions they have about "homes" and about what life is like inside one of today's senior care communities. One way to change minds is to get people to go and look at the homes themselves. But even before that, possibly, there is the word of others.
Take, for example, one Ontario senior woman, delightfully surprised by the fact that her assisted living care home has a 24 hour tea room. She tells us, "there's always someone to sit and chat with, over a cup of tea." This is just one of many features you might find in one of today's retirement homes.
Another example is a fellow named Nick who moved into a Toronto senior assisted living home after he had a heart attack and heart surgery. His joints became inflamed and he had to give up a number of things he loved. "I didn't think I'd make it," said Nick. He decided to move out of the home he shared with his mother and brother and move into communal living, and as he has told us, "I never looked back."
If you get out to an assisted living home near you and talk to people who live there, many will tell you that they "haven't lived this well in years." Many people feel a sense of renewal when they move into the kinds of high quality assisted living facilities listed here. People feel revived by all the freedom they have and take on volunteering and many other activities they may not have had time for before.