Assisted Living Scarborough

When it's time to move, make the right decision

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Families facing the decision to move into assisted living in Scarborough can rest assured that there are many excellent options here. When a Scarborough senior comes to a time in life when they are no longer taking care of some personal matters, the move into assisted living facilities is right. It's also difficult, we know. Below, find a list of communities, along with details on what you can expect in assisted living senior care, and why these are great places to live. We also look at costs you can expect and more.  

Senior assisted living homes in Scarborough

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McCowan Retirement Residence - Metta Lifestyles  

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.

Lifestyle Options: Apartments, Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Retirement Suites By The Lake  

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 available.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Scarborough Retirement Residence  

148 Markham Road, Scarborough, Ontario, M1M 2Z8

Scarborough Retirement Residence offers a variety of suites and apartments, with a library, pharmacy, seniors' centre, shopping, theatre and more nearby.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Communities listed below are outside of Scarborough

Greenview Seniors Residence - Metta Lifestyles  

880 Lawrence Ave E, North York, Ontario, M3C1P6

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.

Lifestyle Options: Assisted Living, Memory Care

The Briton House  

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.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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!

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Baycrest Terraces  

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. Baycrest Terraces, "Where Life Thrives". Call us today for more information.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Don Mills Retirement Residence  

2 Green Belt Drive, North York, Ontario, M3C 1L8

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

VIVA 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!

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Forestview Retirement Residence  

537 Finch Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, M2R 0A8

Forestview Retirement Residence is North York's newest seniors' residence. We offer Independent Lifestyle and Full Service Assisted Living Accommodations and Services, plus Short Term and Respite Stays.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Home Care companies in Scarborough and area.

Nurse Next Door Toronto Beaches  

1 Concorde Gate, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 3N6

Nurse Next Door Toronto Beaches provides compassionate 24 hour personalized senior care services with bonded, registered & licensed Nurses / RPN's, in your home, hospital, rehab, LTC & retirement communities.

Lifestyle Options: Respite care, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Long-term care, Home Care

In-Home Assisted Living Inc.  

2 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 3A1

In-Home Assisted Living offers caregivers and nurses to help seniors and people with medical challenges to remain living in their own home with safety and comfort. Also ask about our hospital bedside support.

Lifestyle Options: Respite care, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Long-term care, Home Care

What is assisted living?

Assisted living communities and facilities in Scarborough answer the need for care for seniors who are unable to take proper care of themselves. In practical terms, this means care with tasks of daily living, such as bathing, feeding or dressing.

Assisted living options in Scarborough vary quite widely in terms of quality, availability and other factors. There are government-run facilities, very well-appointed privately run communities, apartment towers and other variations. The move into a senior living community is a big one. Similar to any home move, it can involve a complicated set of considerations, so we urge families to learn all you need to know about senior real estate.

What to expect in assisted living for seniors

Many assisted living communities do a lot more than simply provide care and a roof over your head. Retirement communities today can be quite an eye-opening experience for some people. When you move into a residence that takes care of more than just the basics, there are untold benefits to both your physical health and your mental well-being.

Some assisted living communities in Scarborough include features and amenities like the following, going far above and beyond typical expectations of a retirement home:

  • In-house pubs and cafes where you can enjoy a drink or a coffee with friends you make in the community
  • Hairdressing salons and indoor barber shops where you can have biweekly or monthly hair care from someone you grow to trust
  • A fitness studio, where you can get active and work out the kinks with others

A number of Scarborough's senior assisted living communities are found closer to the lake and the Beaches. Down here, there are broad greenspaces that are enjoyable to stroll through and enjoy, especially during summer. It's just one of the many things that make it appealing to visit here, something that can be a concern for some people.  

Is assisted living the right choice?

Let's look at a situation where a family should consider moving into a Scarborough assisted living community. Their mother, in her 80's, develops small sores because she is not bathing properly or regularly enough. They discover that she has not been bathing properly for several weeks, because she is too stiff to get in and out of the bathtub by herself, and her home is not properly equipped with handrails or other assistive devices.  At this time, some families may consider renovating the home, but it's more common to see this as a turning point. Assisted living care facilities will answer the current problem and will anticipate other future problems that will arise due to aging.

Assisted living retirement communities improve life radically, when there is a need for regular assistance with things that used to be taken for granted. Many people find they have gotten used to some inconveniences or handling those issues in a way that is less than optimal. But once you get over resistance, both seniors and family find that the move into assisted living rejuvenates people beyond expectations. It's not just care available. A move into a community of peers who share many of the same concerns and who are from the same generation has untold effects. Seniors find new friendships they did not know they needed, and they gain an improved perspective on themselves, their health, and their stage in life. Families also can face trepidation and fear at this change but they often find it a great relief when parents get the help they need. The move into a retirement home is reinvigorating

Find the perfect retirement residence for you, using our Retirement Tour Checklist. You'll have the right questions on hand, in order to find the right assisted living community near you. 

Assisted living costs in Scarborough

Starting cost/mo

What's included


Basic dining, housekeeping. Care options, including bathing, dressing, feeding available on a fee-per-service basis.


Meals and housekeeping


Basic dining, housekeeping and many assisted care options, including bathing, dressing, incontinence care and more

That's a brief look at samples of what you might pay. Consult each community to get full details of assisted living prices and fees.

When initially considering retirement home costs, keep in mind that this is an umbrella cost that covers all the monthly and yearly bills. You'll pay no more property taxes, upkeep on your house such as roofing or renovations, appliance replacement and repairs, etc. In many cases, the move into the communal living environment of a Scarborough assisted living facility is cheaper than remaining in your own home. 

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