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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Forestview Retirement Residence

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 Respite Stays.
The Shores of Port Credit

The Shores of Port Credit

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.
Amica Balmoral Club

Amica Balmoral Club

155 Balmoral Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4V 1J5
Amica Balmoral Club is located near Forest Hill and Rosedale, and designed for your comfort and accessibility. Our range of amenities, activities and services are here to enhance your life and support your independence.
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!
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!
Revera Bradgate Arms

Revera Bradgate Arms

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.
Revera Greenway Retirement

Revera Greenway Retirement

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!
Revera Leaside Retirement

Revera Leaside Retirement

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.
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!
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 6 years we've been awarded one of the top 3 Retirement Communities in Mississauga.
Parkland on Eglinton West

Parkland on Eglinton West

4650 Eglinton Ave. W., Etobicoke, Ontario, M9A 0E3
Parkland on Eglinton West offers Lifestyle Apartments, All-Inclusive Lifestyle and Supportive Lifestyle options for seniors. Parkland makes it easy for you to do more of what you love!


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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 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) 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 LHIN. 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 LHIN, 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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