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.

Retirement communities in Scarborough

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

Saints Peter and Paul Retirement Residence  

221 Milner Avenue, Scarborough, Ontario, M1S 4P4

Saints Peter and Paul Retirement Residence offers a modern, efficient, and self-sustaining seniors community operated by a professional and compassionate staff, that offers semi independent and assisted living services.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Scarborough Retirement Residence  

148 Markham Road, Scarborough, Ontario, M1M 2Z8

A family owned and managed residence that offers seniors the opportunity to maintain their independence. Enjoy healthy Chef-prepared meals, daily life enrichment programs. We also offer short-term trial or respite stays.

Lifestyle Options: Apartments, 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

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.

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Levels of care in Scarborough retirement homes

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.

Benefits of a Scarborough retirement home

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. 

This is just a survey, of course. Take a much bigger look at 14 benefits of moving to a retirement home

Regulation of retirement homes 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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A survey of retirement home costs

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 to pay for a retirement home

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.

There's a bigger look at this question in our page on how to pay for a retirement home

Retiring to Scarborough from out of the area

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:

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