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Hamilton and Area Retirement Home Reviews

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For families making the difficult decision to move a loved one into a retirement home, reviews help offer needed peace of mind. Below, you will find comments from residents of various communities throughout the Hamilton-Wentworth, along with our professional overview of each home. Comfort Life has worked with retirement homes in Hamilton for more than 15 years now.

These reviews allow you to focus on the strengths of each home, compare them, and decide which matches up with your main concerns. Read all the information you can, then decide on your own which is best for your needs.

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List of retirement communities in Hamilton and area

  CHART KEY:   Active adult living    Independent living    Assisted living    Long-term care    Dementia/Memory care
The Village of Tansley Woods
4100 Upper Middle Road, Burlington, Ontario, L7W 4W8
 
;Independent Living Assisted Living Long-term Care Dementia & Memory Care
The Village of Wentworth Heights
1620 Upper Wentworth St., Hamilton, Ontario, L9B 2W3
 
;Independent Living Assisted Living Long-term Care Dementia & Memory Care
Aberdeen Gardens
330 Dundurn Street South, Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 4L6
 
 
 
 
;Independent Living ;;;
The Meadowlands Retirement Residence
1248 Mohawk Road, Ancaster, Ontario, L9K 1P5
 
 
 
 
;Independent Living ;;;
Heritage Place Retirement Residence
4151 Kilmer Drive, Burlington, Ontario, L7M 5A9
 
 
 
 
;Independent Living ;;;
Caroline Place
118 Market Street, Hamilton, Ontario, L8R 3P9
 
 
 
;Independent Living Assisted Living ;;

The Village of Tansley Woods

4100 Upper Middle Road, Burlington, Ontario, L7W 4W8

One of several Schlegel Villages that supersedes the institutionalized feel traditionally associated with seniors' care homes. Schlegel is focused on implementing a culture change around senior care and retirement home living. "Open concept" is a nice enough idea, but The Village of Tansley Woods goes above and beyond this, truly creating a small town feel under a dry roof. Inside the village, there's a chapel, general store, beauty salon and barber shop, along with spacious lounges and a tenth floor restaurant called the Ruby.

As with all Schlegel Villages, care provided benefits from the company's association with the Research Institute for Aging (RIA), at University of Waterloo. The village is split into several neighbourhoods, each focused around specific care needs. Just like regular neighbourhoods, these become small, friendly communities where neighbours share concerns and interests. Families and seniors who are part of the village love it here.


The Village of Wentworth Heights

1620 Upper Wentworth St., Hamilton, Ontario, L9B 2W3

Recently opened (late 2016), this retirement village builds on the experience of other Schlegel Villages, in a brand new facility that progresses Schlegel's innovative approach to senior care. Care ranges from independent suites with walk out patios to units in the village's memory care neighbourhood. Schlegel's philosophy emphasizes flexibility, resident empowerment, diversity and collaboration among staff; the company has built a formidable reputation for innovation and leadership in the senior care industry. The village is well situated in a newly developed area of Hamilton mountain, conveniently close to copious shopping, with the pleasant countryside of the Niagara Peninsula a short drive away.


Aberdeen Gardens

330 Dundurn Street South, Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 4L6

Focused on providing the best in seniors' care with affordability in mind, this mid-size retirement residence creates a happy community in the heart of old Hamilton. Close to Dundurn Market and conveniently close to the 403, family finds it very easy to visit senior residents at the Gardens. Care includes a call bell system, with registered practical nurses available during the day and PSWs around the clock.

Community is created through card games, social teas and bingo, as well as proximity to walking trails and outings that take residents to local shopping. Suites include a cable TV in the room, and some include a kitchenette for those who still like to prepare their own meals. Pets are welcome here, as long as they fit into the community. Guests are also welcome at communal meals.


The Meadowlands Retirement Residence

1248 Mohawk Road, Ancaster, Ontario, L9K 1P5

For Hamilton and area seniors who want to enjoy exceptional living, The Meadowlands in Ancaster is the place to be. This residence offers elegance and beauty at every turn. Everything within and without the Meadowlands is focused on providing the very best in independent senior living, through all aspects: the facilities, the staff, and the services. This home features a wonderful meal selection, and each day is filled with activities that keep people active, engaged and social. Some of the local favourites are the heated indoor pool and card games in the party room.

Inside, this residence is loaded with amenities. There's an onsite theatre that seats over 20 people, a swimming pool where you can exercise, play or lounge, and a Family Den complete with piano and library. You'll make many new friends over tea or coffee in one of the two in-house cafes.


Heritage Place Retirement Residence

4151 Kilmer Drive, Burlington, Ontario, L7M 5A9

The first thing that impresses about Heritage Place is the elegant, clean exterior, centered on a quiet courtyard with a lovely gardened gazebo. Inside, there's a happy, welcoming community, as you stroll through spacious shared areas like the Dining Room, lit by a bank of windows facing the courtyard. You see that it’s all about community in condo style living, where everyone is the same age.

Heritage Place is a unique destination for people from throughout Burlington, Mississauga and Hamilton. We think it’s a terrific alternative to more traditional independent living retirement homes in the area, combining the freedom of condo living with a vibrant, fun community of friends, enjoying shared activities — or just time together. At Comfort Life we are big believers in the value of the social culture created by senior living communities, superior to the separation people feel in suburban or apartment living. And Heritage Place is a stellar example of this.

The location, also, is a wonderful combination of beautiful natural greenspace (backing onto Shoreacres Creek) with all the shopping and conveniences you’d expect in Burlington (nearby restaurants, golf courses, malls, etc.). Of course, you are close to Toronto, also, with the GO station just 10 minutes away.


Caroline Place

118 Market Street, Hamilton, Ontario, L8R 3P9

In the heart of Hamilton there’s a place with heart. Staff and residents together make this an oasis of kindness and care. You see instances of this around the community as soon as you walk in. People are gathered around a table in the lounge, and other groups are found throughout the community, some sitting and chatting, others perhaps on their way out to do something together. It’s also strikingly diverse.

This is a community bringing progressive ideals to Hamilton’s downtown, an idea whose time has come: senior living as part of the area's progressive renewal. Caroline Place combines fun and activity on the exterior with a vibrant life inside. Sure, there’s lots to do downtown: shopping, lunch at one of the many cafes, the Farmer’s Market and the library, all a short walk away. But Caroline Place is its own little cozy community of friendship and freedom. There’s exceptional dining, a design that incorporates a 24-hour café, a fitness center, and several lovely dining areas and lounges. It immediately feels like a great place to live.


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