Kitchener-Waterloo Retirement Homes & Communities

Retirement home options in Waterloo region

Find seniors' communities in Waterloo Region

Retirement homes in Waterloo Region, like other developments in the area, represent some of the best of life in Southwestern Ontario. Seniors' residences here offer everything from completely contemporary luxury accommodations to state-of-the-art memory care with everything between. 

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Hygate Active Senior Living

Hygate Active Senior Living

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.
The Village at University Gates

The Village at University Gates

250 Laurelwood Drive, Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 0E2
The Village of Winston Park

The Village of Winston Park

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.
Sifton - The Westhill

Sifton - The Westhill

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.
Chartwell Bankside Terrace Retirement Residence

Chartwell Bankside Terrace Retirement Residence

71 Bankside Drive, Kitchener, Ontario, N2N 3L1
Chartwell Terrace on the Square Retirement Residence

Chartwell Terrace on the Square Retirement Residence

100 Caroline Street South, Waterloo, Ontario, N2L 1X5
Chartwell Westmount Retirement Residence

Chartwell Westmount Retirement Residence

190 David Bergey Drive, Kitchener, Ontario, N2E 0E7
The Village of Riverside Glen

The Village of Riverside Glen

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.
The Village of Arbour Trails

The Village of Arbour Trails

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.
Queensview Retirement Community

Queensview Retirement Community

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.

Health care in Kitchener

Kitchener has two large hospitals, Grand River Hospital and St. Mary's General Hospital, along with the Freeport Health Centre, which houses a long term rehabilitation and physiotherapy unit. St. Mary’s Hospital includes the Regional Cardiac Care Centre which serves the entire region from Guelph north to Georgian Bay, west to Kincardine and south to Lake Erie.

There are also two urgent care clinics in the area, and the University of Waterloo has a School of Medicine, opened in 2006.

Types of care available

Independent living facilities are ideal for people who have decided that living on their own has become too difficult or even too lonely, and have decided with their family that a retirement home is the best solution. Typically, independent living seniors may have some mobility issues and/or some issues with deteriorating health. Care homes in Kitchener-Waterloo, like those listed here, offer an environment full of caring people to look out for elderly residents and take care of their meals. This is a controlled environment where seniors live in community with others their own age; transportation needs, laundry and home maintenance are a few of the other needs taken care of in a retirement residence. Independent living care is also ideal for couples where one partner may require further assistance such as help with eating or any other needs.

Assisted living retirement homes or residences provide supervision or assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). This can include help with bathing, for example. Continuing care or long-term care homes offer round-the-clock care, support services and medical services. These are sometimes still referred to as nursing homes, and homes in Waterloo provide the highest level of skilled nursing and medical help available, to take care of the medical needs of the elderly.

Memory care offered by Waterloo retirement homes includes programs and an environment designed to relieve problems associated with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias.

All homes listed above are licensed by the RHRA, and several homes in the area are members of the Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA), another indication that the home provides quality care and services. 

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Living in Kitchener-Waterloo

Kitchener-Waterloo has several excellent shopping centres, two universities and numerous technology companies that help create a safe, clean city (often well-ranked on lists of “Best Places to Live in Canada”). On top of that, you don’t have far to drive to find yourself in the middle of beautiful rolling countryside. Kitchener is also renowned as the home of the fall festival, Oktoberfest.

Downtown Waterloo has numerous charming small shops and nearby towns including Elora and Fergus which are renowned as shopping and tourist destinations. The Farmers’ Market in St. Jacobs features fresh produce and other goods from vendors across Southwestern Ontario.

Research in Motions’ co-founders have initiated several significant projects in the region, including:

  • The Perimeter Institute, a think tank visited by some of the world's leading physicists and lecturers
  • The Centre for International Governance Innovation, a political think tank
  • RIM Park, a large sports complex

South-central Ontario homes elsewhere

You'll also find retirement homes serving towns and cities such as Brantford, Elmira, Dundas and Owen Sound.


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