The move into an assisted living community may be stressful for some seniors and their families. Be assured that most people adjust to their new surroundings within the first one or two weeks. For some others, getting to the point where you feel at home in your new location is a process but you will get there if you take the right approach.
This is our guide through that process, starting with leading up to the move, but with a deeper look at the following steps:
Facing up to the move into assisted living
Change is challenging under any circumstances. During the move, you might go through some difficulties. If you’ve already decided that assisted living will improve your life, keep that in mind.
Here’s a look at several typical scenarios, so you can see that your story is not unusual, but a situation retirement homes’ staff and other community members are familiar with:
- You or your family (or health care provider) have been aware of fading health for some time, have had conversations and made other preparations for the move into assisted living.
- You have had a sudden health crisis (a fall or health scare) and both you and your loved ones (or doctor) believe that the move into an assisted living retirement home is the best solution for your needs. You may not have thought much about moving into a retirement home until now.
- A sudden change in lifestyle or personal circumstances (like the passing of a spouse) has resulted in the need for you to seek dedicated help from professional care providers.
Of course, there may be other reasons, but it’s important to realize that you are not alone. Many others have gone through the process, facing their own resistance and realizing, as seen below, that there can be much to be thankful for in the coming months and years.
Look at your fears and insecurities
The common thread in all resistance to and fear of change is insecurity. This insecurity takes several different forms, depending on your disposition, and to some degree, how old you are:
- Traditionalists are insecure about personal and financial security, illness, injury and fear being alone.
- Boomers fear the loss of independence and intellectual and personal stimulation.
- Generation Xers have difficulty acknowledging that they are aging, and they value customization and access to resources
Understanding insecurities in a broader context, facing, probing and challenging them can help you find a path to personal empowerment. A big picture here is beyond the scope of content on a web page, of course. But know that you are not alone. In an assisted living community, there are many people facing the same problems and the same insecurities.
Profiles of others in assisted living
How communities are prepared for you
During the search process, there are things you can look for in retirement homes that will help make the transition successful:
One ideal step to take as you search for assisted living communities is the trial stay. If possible, take trial stays in several different communities, to get an overview of differences between them. Even if you “knew all along” that your first choice was the right one, getting confirmation is ideal.
A look at transition teams and welcoming committees
“Our welcoming committee is completely resident-run,” says April Johnstone at the Redwoods, in Ottawa. “They do visits regularly and they’re really open to communication.” Having people dedicated to helping you is something that makes moving into communities like the Redwoods unlike any other move you’ve ever made before. “It’s really comforting to people to have that one-to-one with someone who has been here and gone through the transition themselves. After the first few weeks, new residents will have met everyone on the welcoming committee, so when they do come down for cocktails or coffee or a movie, there’s a couple of familiar faces in the crowd already. It really helps.”
Read more about the welcoming committee at the Redwoods.
Understanding different personalities and attitudes toward change
Rachelle Vroom of Symphony Senior Living Orleans says, “Some people settle in very quickly, make friends. For those who have been isolated for a long time, who may not have had a lot of family support, it can be a little tougher for them to change. All of a sudden they’re in a dining room full of strange people, they’ve got people coming in and checking up on them to make sure they are alright. So, never mind the stress of downsizing, packing and moving … it’s just understandable if some people take awhile to adjust.” This is expected by the professionals like Vroom. They have dealt with this many times in the past. They recognize stages residents go through, thresholds they will cross at their own pace.
“Many people take time to get comfortable with the feel of their apartments, before they get to the point where they have all their stuff put away how they want it,” she says. “Then maybe at this point, coming down to the dining room for meals has become more routine for them. And now they might be ready to go with a table mate or a new friend and try something new.”
Many people find it hard to adjust to having someone care for them. But receiving care on a daily basis is the greatest benefit you will receive in assisted living. It’s good to put aside your old preconceptions of yourself as a self-reliant person. Some quick tips:
- Focus on gratitude. Appreciate what people are doing for you.
- Focus on whatever positives you can find. A sunny day, birds at the window, a surprise visit from someone you haven’t seen in ages … is there a day that goes by where there wasn’t one small instance of grace?
- Keep a sense of humour. Laughter is the best medicine, goes the old adage. Find something to laugh or chuckle about as often as you can.
- It’s not personal. Don’t take your poor health or illness personally. Don’t dwell on blame or a past in which you were more self reliant.
"Pick the people you enjoy being with and share the same interests with," says Dorothy. "You just have to listen and join in." Like many, she found that the adjustment to a new community was challenging, but she has come to love her new home at Westerleigh PARC in Vancouver.
Breaking the solitude habit
All too often, when people move into assisted living, they retreat to the comfortable place of solitude. Those who are accustomed to eating alone will find a place by themselves in the dining hall. Others who may have been recently widowed may feel that they do not want to talk to others because it only brings their sorrow closer to the surface again. It can take time to make a personal adjustment.
“Some habits had gotten pretty ingrained before I moved here,” says Bill, from a Waterloo retirement home. “So I just picked a spot at an empty table. I guess I didn’t want to feel like I was interrupting things. It is kind of like being the new kid in school.”
Quick tips on easing yourself through the transition into community:
- Stay open to new contacts and learning from people you meet.
- Make daily goals to connect with people in the community. For example, make it a daily goal in your first week to connect with and talk with at least three people (five people … more) every day of the first week after moving in.
- Make it a goal to attend at least one in-house activity every day.
- Find a personal connection point with people in the community. Ask questions. Find out who people are and what connection they have to you.
- Believe you are there to learn and to grow personally.
- Work on developing your emotional awareness.
Enjoy the benefits of retirement living
Tamara Billy of the Erinview by Sifton in Mississauga agrees with Vroom and others who point out that the process is different for each person who comes into their community. A major changemaker at the Erinview and many other communities is food. There are three aspects of this: the quality of the dining experience, the fact that meals are served and cleaned up, and that you are eating with others.
“We see people’s health improve on a regular basis, after moving in here,” she says. “A lot of family members who inquire here, one of their main concerns is that parents aren’t eating well." Communities like Erinview routinely report examples of people whose health has improved drastically after moving into assisted living. “Recently I moved a couple in here, where the family was trying their best to cook meals for them, but they really couldn’t keep that up. When the couple moved in here, they were,” she chuckles, recalling, “... really packing on the weight. The husband said, ‘I love the food here! I’m never going home again!’”
The benefits of having all their meals provided for them regularly were really unfathomable and unappreciable until they moved in and benefited from that daily. Vroom tells a similar anecdote about having to ask a family to buy new clothes for a resident after a few months because she was back to a healthy weight for the first time in years. Improved eating habits leads to an improved outlook on life. After Hazel moved into a Guelph-area retirement community, her changed eating habits resulted in her renewing her love of life. A key part of this was that she could eat with different people every day.
Eating with others and being in community
“I have great companions at dinner and at breakfast,” Ruth says. “Before this, I was living on my own and I hadn’t realized how much I would enjoy the company.” After taking her doctor’s advice and moving into a Toronto assisted living seniors’ home, mealtimes are now like “a conversation party.”
Similarly, Bill has found a wonderful group of mealtime friends in his Kitchener-Waterloo assisted living community. “There are four of us who like to sit together. People adopted me when I moved in here.” His friend Lois chimes in, “We have a very good time. We get along very well. We discuss everything, politics, the news, the food, everything!”
It's a story we hear so often. People come to love the communal life of a retirement home, where “friends are always just outside the door.” People wish they'd moved earlier. Being alone in your own home, with only intermittent care is unhealthy. Loneliness can exacerbate poor health.
Having others around you to just be around, to observe through care procedures can help you be more patient with yourself and see yourself in context. We think you’ll find that the people around you - fellow community members - really are the right people for you at this time of your life.
These modern buildings, cleaned regularly, and designed for accessibility are the best place for you. These are ideally equipped to give you the care you need. Assisted living retirement homes will offer you new opportunities for joyful moments, a renewed outlook on life, and the possibility of complete revitalization.
Moving into assisted living
Finally, there’s one last thing that can make the transition into assisted living perfect. if you can afford it, we highly recommend that you work with an experienced Master ASA real estate agent. These agents offer a variety of help and services, making the move into assisted living seamless, taking care of many of the details of the move, while you may be otherwise occupied with dealing with health or other concerns.
The following assisted living communities offer extensive orientation materials and are very experienced at helping you move seamlessly into assisted living.
Assisted living retirement communities
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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.
180 Jensen Ave East, Parksville,
British Columbia, V9P 2H2
At Berwick Parksville, we strive to change the perception of retirement living by empowering our Residents to live their best life with us. We think of it as inspired retirement living.
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!
11800 Lake Fraser Drive SE, Calgary,
Lake Bonavista Village Retirement Residence is the perfect place for seniors to retire. You can choose from a variety of suite sizes in the main building or one of our unique cottages.
9612 - 172nd Street NW, Edmonton,
Alberta, T5T 6C7
At Optima Living, we offer a tailored approach where the resident is the focus of all of our endeavours and we strive to fulfil all our residents’ needs so that they can live their best possible life!
2635 Eversyde Avenue SW, Calgary,
Swan Evergreen Village is a leading independent living, assisted living,& memory care community in Southwest Calgary. Our active lifestyle community is located conveniently located near shopping & restaurants.
285030 Luther Rose Blvd NE, Calgary,
Alberta, T1X 1M9
Prince of Peace a variety of suites styles with kitchenettes and incredible mountain views. It's the perfect residence for seniors who are active, require some assistance, or have memory care needs.
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!
105 6th Avenue NE, Slave Lake,
Alberta, T0G 2A2
At Sweetgrass, we are dedicated to promoting maximum independence, choice, and dignity for each resident and encourage the involvement of family, neighbours and 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.
100 Morra Avenue, Bolton,
Welcome to something wonderful; Bolton Mills Retirement Community By Esprit Lifestyle Communities, offers seniors the finest lifestyle options in Retirement and Assisted Living with outstanding amenities and services.
528 25 Ave SW, Calgary,
Alberta, V2S 0L5
Riverwalk Retirement Residence is centrally located in the Cliff Bungalow-Mission community of Calgary. We offer a continuum of care including Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care.
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.
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.
3630 Brown rd, west kelowna,
British Columbia, V4T7Y9
The Heritage Retirement Residence encompasses an active living & entertaining lifestyle with supportive & assisted living measures, Our highly skilled registered health care team will provide assistance when you need it.
649 8th Avenue, New Westminster,
British Columbia, V3M 2R2
Thornebridge Gardens is one of New Westminster’s finest retirement residences, providing luxurious, worry-free surroundings with life enriching services that inspire healthy senior living. Many options are available!
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.
6205 Oliver Road, Nanaimo,
British Columbia, V9T 6T1
Origin at Longwood offers a choice of spacious suites, featuring large windows with a variety of exposures to Nanaimo’s vistas or Longwood’s pristine forests – most suites also feature a private balcony or patio.
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.
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.
2799 Yew Street, Vancouver,
British Columbia, V6K 4W2
A senior living community in Vancouver, BC offering luxurious seniors' apartments in an active community, along with assisted living and other options.
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.
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.
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.
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!
4950 Pasqua Street, Regina,
Saskatchewan, S4S 7L2
At Wintergreene you'll discover a combination of independence, privacy, activities, health and wellness programs & friendly companionship to savour throughout your retirement.
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.
9210 91 Avenue, P.O. Box 1380, Lac La Biche,
Alberta, T0A 2C0
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.
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!
7 Brower Drive, Sherwood Park,
Alberta, T8H 1Y7
Aster Gardens, an Optima Living community, opened in March 2021, we are transforming Senior's living. You are going to love living here....Let Us Welcome You Home!
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.
3338 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver,
British Columbia, V6S 0A6
This beautiful Vancouver seniors' community offers a variety of private suites, along with community services including dining, wellness activities and more.
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!
3920 198th Street, Langley,
British Columbia, V3A1E1
We believe that the desire for fulfillment and living a life with purpose does not diminish with a diagnosis of dementia. We focus on the possibilities of each person, supporting each to live with laughter, love and joy.
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.
867 KLO Road, Kelowna,
British Columbia, V1Y 9G5
Living at Hawthorn Park Retirement Residence means you have choices & can customize the services you need, as you need them. We offer three lifestyle opportunities; supportive living, assisted living & complex care.
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 is perfect for you and enjoy an active lifestyle, fine dining and the company of good friends.
7051 Moffat Road, Richmond,
British Columbia, V6Y 3W2
Courtyard Gardens offers an enriching community, with quality staff & friendly & caring environment. 107 Private & Subsidized suites in Assisted Living, 31 Private Pay Extended Care studio suites & 1 Respite Suite.
10928 132 Street, Surrey,
British Columbia, V3T 3W7
At Camellia Residences, The nature of life here is like living in a well appointed all-inclusive resort, where incredible food and pleasant activities provide an environment for friendships and social interaction.
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.
1550 West 49th Avenue,, Vancouver,
British Columbia, V6M 0B3
Located in Vancouver’s Kerrisdale neighbourhood, Granville Gardens offers residents the opportunity to stay active and live in a well-appointed urban community, surrounded by shopping centres, parks, community centres.
15 Summerland Terrace, Etobicoke,
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.
1111 Glenmore Trail SW, Calgary,
Alberta, T2V 4C9
Trinity Lodge Retirement Residence combines the elegance & style of a fine traditional hotel, with the security & warmth associated with senior living. Homecare staff is available 24/7 to give you support when needed.
5200 44 Ave NE, Calgary,
Our life enrichment calendar is full of activities to help you answer the question “What do I want to do today?” Attend our fitness classes, enjoy movies in our theatre, or share laughs over coffees in our bistro.
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.
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.
2 Green Belt Drive, North York,
Ontario, M3C 1L8
75 Cranford Way, Sherwood Park,
Alberta, T8H 2B9
At Optima Living, we offer a tailored approach where the resident is the focus of all of our endeavours and we strive to fulfil all our residents’ needs so that they can live their best possible life!
808 Spring Creek Drive, Canmore,
Origin at Spring Creek is Bow Valley’s leading independent, assisted living, & memory care community. Nestled in the luxurious mountain town of Canmore, we empower our residents to remain happy, healthy & active.
1166 Wellington Street West, Ottawa,
Signature Retirement Living is excited to open Wellington West Retirement Community located in the charming village of Wellington West. Wellington West Retirement Community offers you the true Urban Lifestyle experience.
11479 Valley Ridge Drive NW, Calgary,
At The Lodge at Valley Ridge, you'll enjoy spacious suites, impressive cuisine, and exceptional services. We have recently renovated. We welcome the opportunity to show you our great community.
4202 54 Ave, Lloydminster,
Alberta, T9V 2Z3
At Dr. Hemstock Residence & Hearthstone Place, our highly-skilled group of health care professionals and qualified staff are here to do whatever we can to ensure that all your needs are taken care of.
3235 Skaha Lake Road, Penticton,
British Columbia, V2A 6G5
The Concorde has a warm and welcoming atmosphere with comfortable dining & excellent views of the mountains, along with extensive program activities; The Concorde is perfect for an active living & entertaining lifestyle.
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.
695 Block Line Road, Kitchener,
Ontario, N2E 3K1
This elegant retirement residence in Kitchener-Waterloo offers a continuum of care from independent living seniors' apartments to assisted living and long-term care.
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.
250 Laurelwood Drive, Waterloo,
Ontario, N2J 0E2
Now welcoming our Retirement Home Residents to the Village. We offer Waterloo a range of services for today's Senior including Retirement Apartments, Assisted Living, Memory Care and 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.
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.
10923 82 Ave NW, Edmonton,
Alberta, T6G 2N9
Located in the heart of the Garneau district of Edmonton, Garneau Hall offers seniors a caring environment with the added comforts of home and the opportunity for an enriched new life.
3030 Singleton Avenue, London,
Ontario, N6L 0B6
A true retirement hub featuring independent Living Apartments with full kitchens, Retirement Apartments, Full Service Retirement suites with walk out patios, Assisted Care, Memory Care and LTC.
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.
6 Douglas Rd, Uxbridge,
Douglas Crossing By Esprit Lifestyle Communities, is a vibrant and young at heart retirement community. Book your tour today to experience your lifestyle, your way.
135 Mostar St, Whitchurch-Stouffville,
Ontario, L4A 4X6
120 First Ave W, Qualicum Beach,
British Columbia, V9K 0B4
Berwick Qualicum Beach offers an array of amenities and engaging programs in our beautifully appointed community. Join our vibrant community today and enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle with some new friends.
83 Centennial Parkway South, Stoney Creek,
Ontario, L8G 2C5
In the heart of downtown Stoney Creek, Grandview Retirement Living offers a variety of suites, delicious dining and unsurpassed amenities. Inclusive, customized independent and assisted living service packages available.
15 Harvest Ave, Tillsonburg,
Harvest Crossing Retirement Community By Esprit Lifestyle Communities, is a vibrant, and beautiful place to call home that offers independent living and assisted living options.
4680 Elk Lake Drive, Victoria,
British Columbia, V8Z 0B4
224 Ward Street, Port Hope,
Ontario, L1A OC5
Empire Crossing is a retirement community in Port Hope, Ontario. Situated on the shores of Lake Ontario, Empire Crossing offers comfortable one and two bedroom apartments.
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.
1700 Comox Avenue, Comox,
British Columbia, V9M 4H4
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!
348 Morrison Drive, Yorkton,
Saskatchewan, S3N 4G2
Yorkton Crossing Retirement Community By Esprit Lifestyle Communities, is situated in Yorkton, Saskatchewan offering independent living, assisted living and memory care living options to seniors.
51 Whitby Shores Greenway, Whitby,
Ontario, L1N 9R1
Enjoy a lakeside lifestyle with modern amenities and a warm, welcoming team ready to meet your every need.
1510 St. Joseph Boulevard, Orleans,
Ontario, K1C 7L1
Forest Valley Terrace is proud to be the only community that is specifically designed & dedicated to the unique needs of seniors with all stages of Alzheimer’s, dementia or other forms of memory impairment in Ottawa.
391 Rymal Road West, Hamilton,
Ontario, L9B 1V2
St. Elizabeth Retirement Residence, part of St. Elizabeth Village, offers bright suites, home cooked meals, access to the many amenities and activities. Health and wellness is our focus through quality care and services.
3131 8th Line, Bradford,
Ontario, L3Z 4H2
Voted Bradford's Favourite Retirement Residence 2 years in a row! This beautiful residence is tailored for the “young-at-heart” senior. In fact, we like to think of it as UN-Retirement Living.
23100 Garripie Avenue, Richmond,
British Columbia, V6V 0B9
Welcome to where independence meets peace of mind. Experience Richmond's cruise-inspired community offering gourmet meals, active living, entertainment & services that are not in-your-face, but there when you need them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
387 Goodrich Rd, Codrington,
Ontario, K0K 1R0
A truly unique setting for the senior who enjoys living in a family with all support services, assisted living and beyond in a natural setting with elements of light, sun, water, plants and pets.
174 Ypres Green SW, Calgary,
Alberta, T2T 6M2
Staywell Manor Village offers elegant retirement living in the heart of Calgary. Whether you are looking for independent living, assisted living or memory care, we have lifestyle options to meet your needs.
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.
400 Ray Lawson Blvd., Brampton,
Ontario, L6Y 4G4
Southbrook is all about choices - We celebrate independence in senior living but, are always here to provide assistance when you need it. Southbrook - come be a part of our community, our family and meet new friends!
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.
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.
102 Wellman Cres., Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan, S7T 0J1
Stonebridge Crossing By Esprit Lifestyle Communities, is a retirement community located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, offering a warm and friendly atmosphere with a variety of care options.
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.
291 Main Street, Brighton,
Ontario, K0K 1H0
At Brighton Retirement Living by Esprit Lifestyle Communities, we offer seniors a beautiful place to call home, with a caring team, vibrant social life, quality services and delicious chef-prepared meals.
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.
80 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill,
Ontario, L4C 0L3
Award Winning Delmanor Elgin Mills, has proudly served the Richmond Hill community since 2002.
50 Paul Burns Way, Whitby,
Ontario, L1R 2Y9
Lynde Creek Manor By Esprit Lifestyle Communities, has a dedicated team that are available to support you so you can live your life to the fullest.
1224 Coldstream Dr, Oshawa,
Ontario, L1K 1A3
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.
253 Smith St NW, Calgary,
Alberta, T3B 6K1
Renowned for award winning care and a ‘people-first’ approach to wellness. Enjoy a rich & full life with the comfort & peace of mind of a true aging-in-place experience.
3 Concert Way, Barrie,
The Barrieview By Esprit Lifestyle Communities, offers retirement living beyond your expectations. Services include Independent Living. Assisted Living and dedicated Memory Care.
440 William Graham Drive, Aurora,
Ontario, L4G 1X5
The Meadows of Aurora is a Christian Seniors Lifestyle Community that promotes the wellbeing of individuals 65+. Residents experience nature’s green spaces, memorable dining experiences and great times with friends.
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.
626 & 636 Prado Private, Ottawa,
Ontario, K2E 0B3
Ravines offers you tranquility in one of Ottawa’s most scenic neighbourhoods, Prince of Wales. A social, carefree lifestyle awaits you in a friendly community staffed with individuals who truly care.
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.
726 Valley Road, Kelowna,
British Columbia, V1V 0E9
The Vineyards approach to assisted living & memory care allows people to go about life as they always have, despite health changes. Beautiful suites & homemade meals. Discover for yourself why we say Life’s Better Here
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!
6 Arthur Street, Carleton Place,
Ontario, K7C 4S4
We offer a truly all inclusive plan. We welcome pets: offer residents accommodation options .Our array of activities & chef-prepared meals keep our residents healthy & active. Offering beautiful outdoor spaces to enjoy.
Berwick by the Sea 1353 16th Ave., Campbell River,,
British Columbia, V9W 0C4
Berwick by the Sea offers you the freedom to spend your time doing the things you love most. Every area of the community has been carefully designed to offer something for everyone. Come join us on your next adventure!
25 Butternut Ridge Trail, Aurora,
Ontario, L4G 0P5
At Delmanor Aurora enjoy extensive amenities including a saltwater swimming pool, fitness centre, ground floor terrace with fireside seating and a rooftop terrace overlooking the Oak Ridges Moraine. Move-in Early 2022!
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.
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.
1801 Meier Drive, Moose Jaw,
West Park Crossing Retirement Community By Esprit Lifestyle Communities, offers a warm and friendly atmosphere, caring staff, chef-prepared meals with a variety of care options.
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!
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!
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.
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.
3201 Ross Road, Nanaimo,
British Columbia, V9T 6L9
At Berwick on the Lake, residents enjoy red seal chef prepared meals in their choice of 3 dining rooms. Beyond our beautiful amenities, our residents also enjoy a full wellness program. Resort style living at it's best!
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.
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!
395 Cedar Street, Simcoe,
Cedar Crossing By Esprit Lifestyle Communities, provides quality and respectful services to support your lifestyle. As part of our inclusive services we handle all the work, so you can have the freedom that you deserve.
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!
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.
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!
438 West King Edward Ave, Vancouver,
British Columbia, V5Y 05M
438 West King Edward Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V5Y 2J4
Opal offers a full continuum of support from Independent Living, Assisted living all the way to Complex Care, allowing the opportunity for aging in place.
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.
1430 Upper Wellington Street, Hamilton,
Ontario, L9A 5H3
This award winning Hamilton retirement home offers varying senior care. Just minutes away from shopping, theatres, restaurants and major transportation links.
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.
5781 Dunn Street, Niagara Falls,
Ontario, L2G 2N9
Cavendish Manor is within walking distance to the Majestic Niagara Falls, the vibrancy of which can be felt within the walls of our charming retirement home, where a friendly community of seniors live in harmony.
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.
60 Whiteshield Crescent, South Kamloops,
British Columbia, V2E 2S9
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.
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.
4062 Shelbourne Street, Victoria,
British Columbia, V8N 3E6
Berwick House offers comfort, security and our usual high standard of affordable luxury. Steps away from a mall, cinema and other conveniences, you’ll find everything you need for an independent and active lifestyle.
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
905 Prominence Way SW, Calgary,
Alberta, T3H 6A8
Experience vibrant senior’s living at Prominence Way with a world of choices, beautiful architecture, gourmet dining, caring people, nursing staff and a comprehensive program of activities and services.
134 Airport Heights Drive, St. John's,
Newfoundland and Labrador, A1A 4Z7
Conveniently located in the city's east end, our newest location provides an upscale retirement experience with unmatched services and amenities, personalized care, and a warm family atmosphere.
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!
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.
357 Yonge St, Barrie,
Ontario, L4N 4K3
Located on Yonge St. just minutes from downtown Barrie, choose the suite style that's right for you. Retire in a comfortable & supportive community with superior services & outstanding amenities.
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!
5717 14 Ave SW, Calgary,
Alberta, T3H 3M2
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.
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.
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!"
Toronto, Mississauga and Belleville, Toronto, Mississauga and Belleville,
Qualicare offers reliable and consistent caregivers and nursing for patients with medical, dementia, and mobility challenges. We also support people during and after hospital stays and within assisted living residences.
328 Dundas Street West, Napanee,
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 the newly opened Apartments. Meals, housekeeping and concierge service provided.
100-917 Avrill Road, Victoria,
British Columbia, V9B 0T2
Cherish brings a new approach to senior living that has been called innovative and the way of the future. Our Independent Living rental suites and condominiums provide choices for estate preservation and peace of mind.
2100 Bloor Street West, Toronto,
Ontario, M6S 1M7
A safe and rewarding lifestyle in a Toronto seniors housing community you're proud to call home.
170 McGibbon Drive, Kanata,
Ontario, K2L 4H5
A safe and rewarding lifestyle in a Kanata seniors housing community you're proud to call home.
100 Island Lodge Rd, Ottawa,
Ontario, K1N 0A2
A safe and rewarding lifestyle in a Ottawa seniors housing community you're proud to call home.
1095 Carling Avenue, Ottawa,
Ontario, K1Y 4P6
A safe and rewarding lifestyle in a Ottawa seniors housing community you're proud to call home.
8888-202 Street, Langley,
British Columbia, V1M 4A7
A safe and rewarding lifestyle in a Langley seniors housing community you're proud to call home.
200 John West Way, Aurora,
Ontario, L4G 0E4
A safe and rewarding lifestyle in a Aurora seniors housing community you're proud to call home.
301 7th Street SW, Calgary,
Alberta, T2P 1Y6
A safe and rewarding lifestyle in a Calgary seniors housing community you're proud to call home.
423 Devonshire Avenue, Woodstock,
Ontario, N4S 0B2
A safe and rewarding lifestyle in a Woodstock seniors housing community you're proud to call home.
1350 Isabella St. E., Thunder Bay,
Ontario, P7E 0A5
A safe and rewarding lifestyle in a Thunder Bay seniors housing community you're proud to call home.
1222 King George Blvd., Surrey,
British Columbia, V4A 9W6
A safe and rewarding lifestyle in a Surrey seniors housing community you're proud to call home.
12275-224th Street, Maple Ridge,
British Columbia, V2X 6H5
A safe and rewarding lifestyle in a Maple Ridge seniors housing community you're proud to call home.
190 David Bergey Drive, Kitchener,
Ontario, N2E 0E7
A safe and rewarding lifestyle in a Kitchener seniors housing community you're proud to call home.
431 Woodmount Drive, Oshawa,
Ontario, L1K 0P7
A safe and rewarding lifestyle in a Oshawa seniors housing community you're proud to call home.
John Hall. “Finding Comfort." mcknightsseniorliving.com. Aug 1, 2018.