Scarborough Retirement Homes & Communities

Urban retirement on the shore of Lake Ontario

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Scarborough has a diverse and multicultural community. The Scarborough Bluffs and Rouge Park are famed tourist attractions. Proximity to hospitals and churches and the availability of transportation for shopping, outings and medical appointments are attractive features of life in Scarborough’s retirement homes. In addition, some homes have access to exercise programs, theatre, arts and crafts. Seniors in their golden years will truly be able to appreciate the care, services and facilities offered at well-equipped elder care homes in the city of Scarborough.

Scarborough retirement communities

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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

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

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

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

Two Neptune Drive - Reuben Cipin Healthy Living Community  

2 Neptune Drive, Toronto, Ontario, M6A3E6

2 Neptune Dr. is a unique residential community designed for active adults 65+ who enjoy being part of a large, close-knit community and taking part in various fitness and social programs. Move-in incentives available!

Lifestyle Options: Active Living

Belmont House  

55 Belmont Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 1R1

A superb retirement home nestled in Toronto proper, featuring a variety of apartments and suites, along with a fitness room for active seniors, an on-site convenience store and more.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living

The Sumach by Chartwell  

146 Sumach Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 0P7

A new concept of retirement living. A beautiful retirement residence featuring spacious apartments with flexible, à la carte services and casual amenities. Located in the vibrant heart of Downtown East Toronto.

Lifestyle Options: Apartments, Independent Living

Baycrest Terraces  

55 Ameer Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M6A 2Z1

We are Toronto's Finest Kosher Retirement Residence located on the Baycrest campus. We offer Independent & Assisted Living and Memory Care. Baycrest Terraces, "Where Life Thrives". Call us today for more information.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Delmanor Wynford  

187 Wynford Drive, North York, Ontario, M3C 0C7

A full service 5-star retirement community centrally located in Toronto - features extensive common areas, a rooftop putting green and a variety of other amenities catering to today's active seniors.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living

Don Mills Retirement Residence  

2 Green Belt Drive, North York, Ontario, M3C 0P4

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Canterbury Place Retirement Residence  

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.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living

Delmanor Northtown  

5351 Yonge Street, North York, Ontario, M2N 7L5

Delmanor Northtown is a full-service boutique retirement residence located in the heart of North York, catering to active and independent seniors.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living

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

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

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Finding the right retirement care in Scarborough

The social interaction, group activities and indoor sports available at some Scarborough senior homes appeal to anyone still leading an active and healthy life. There are several luxury retirement homes in Scarborough similar to five-star hotels with fine dining, luxurious rooms and furnishings. Other care and supportive services in retirement residences include help with activities of daily living (ADLs), help with medication and personal nursing care. Continuing long-term care, independent living and full-service retired living are also available in this region.

Your retirement community options in Scarborough

There are a number of superb retirement villages and communities found in the city of Scarborough, with a range of care and housing options including independent living, assisted living, memory care and long term care where respite stays and various other care options are also permitted or included, such as home care or palliative care. Suite types include condos and leases. Newly built retirement residences in the city of Scarborough offer optimal accessibility and mobility support.

Retirement care in Scarborough

Scarborough retirement communities offer a wide range of health and wellness facilities that include wellness centres, health and safety amenities, and onsite medical staff that may include onsite medical staff such as a doctor and nursing staff.

Residents in these homes can take part in everything from learning games to community gardening and golfing activities. Scarborough seniors who want to get out and about, can participate in wider community activities ranging from bus trips to computer classes to movie nights and of other special events. 

Regulation in Scarborough

As with other retirement communities in Ontario, Scarborough is covered by regulations mandated by the Retirement Home Regulatory Authority (RHRA); this regulating body has required the licensing of all existing residences as of July 3rd, 2012. This license requires seniors' residences, including those in Scarborough, to continuously undergo inspections by the RHRA in order to and receive approval to continue operation. 

The Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA) sets operating and service standards for seniors who live in retirement residences. ORCA membership can give seniors and their families extra peace of mind as they decide on a place to live. 

Retirement homes here vary in location, size, price, amenities, programs and services. It is vital to select the right type of senior home based on your needs or those of your senior loved one. A personalized care plan ensures that a senior gets the right care, medical aid and facilities.

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What will a Scarborough retirement home cost?

Scarborough retirement homes vary in cost depending on what level of care you require. Lopng term care may be supplemented with government support, on one hand, while luxury retirement condos in Scarborough will start in the range of $3500 per month (or higher) to rent or lease. Check the estimated costs for retirement living in Ontario, while residences like those listed on this page will offer a breakdown of rates and costs.

Here's a look at some of the starting costs you will pay for a Scarborough retirement home:

$2,840 for a one bedroom rental unit in a quality retirement home

$2,950 for a condo unit

$3,300 for a luxury apartment

About 20% of homes in Scarborough and area will cost you upwards of $3,501

How will I pay? 

As with most Canadian seniors, benefits from CPP, OAS and other government programs will give you a basic income to cover some or most of the costs of your residential unit. Downsizing into a retirement unit should give you some leftover home equity, hopefully, and you may consider the benefit of investing this and using the payouts from your investment to help pay rental or leasing costs. Many people also benefit from a work-based pension plan, of course. Other than those sources of income, it can be wise to continue investing in retirement. You may also consdier part time employment to help augment your living and pay for the best retirement care you can get. Owning your own Scarborough retirement residential unit may seem like the obvious choice but this is not always the case. Learn more about whether to buy, rent or lease your retirement home.

Retire in Scarborough!

Seniors are the fastest growing age group in the country and Scarborough has a large number of elderly citizens. Scarborough retirement homes foster independent living and allow a good deal of social interaction and recreation. Scarborough senior homes have 24-hour nursing staff and security with rooms that are elegant and staff that is friendly and skilled.

As with all of Comfort Life's listings the retirement homes here offer superb services and amenities. These communities present adult living at its finest.

Included in the superb seniors' care provided at homes here, you will find some or all of the following services:

  • medical specialty services
  • assisted living services
  • active living
  • Dining Room
  • games rooms and guest suites
  • computer and Internet availability
  • scheduled transportation
  • personal care such as a spa
  • much more

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