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Livita Barrington Retirement Residence

   
450 Yonge Street, Barrie, Ontario, L4N 4E2
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Lifestyle options:
Independent Living
Respite care available, Private home-care allowed, Palliative care available
Cost (from):
$3,165
Suites:
72 suites (Alcove, Studio, 1-bed)
Capacity:
89 residents

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About Livita Barrington Retirement Residence

The Barrington. Live Balanced - Live Better

Livita Barrington is a thriving retirement community located in the south area of Barrie on a quiet stretch of Yonge Street, nestled among family homes, green space and two community churches.  The Barrington residents enjoy an atmosphere of country cottage charm balanced with the perfect blend of quiet family living with the convenience of an urban lifestyle.  Experience our in-house supportive programs and activities, enjoy nearby shopping and community services with easy access to local transit available right at your door.

Our dedicated health and wellness team are ready to support each resident with a personalized care plan while respecting each senior lifestyle is unique.  The dining program includes three nutritionally balanced home-style meals each day with fresh locally sourced ingredients. Still hungry? Stop into the bistro for complimentary snacks and refreshments in-between meals. 

Guided by our philosophy that a balanced lifestyle is a better lifestyle, we are dedicated in providing you with programs and services that promote vibrant, healthy and fulfilled living.

Residents don’t just live at Livita Barrington – they become members of nurturing and active senior community. It doesn't just feel like home- it is home!

Opened in: 1999
Ownership Type: private
Languages Spoken: English

COVID-19 Information

Currently accepting move-ins. Request suite details.

Insider reviews & perspectives

Comfort Life Review

stories

The comforting environment, only blocks away from Minet’s Point and Barrie Harbour, is just the first of several outstanding, unique characteristics of this community. We’ve heard from a number of families that the move into Livita Barrington was as smooth as possible for older loved ones who needed a change of address and found that the move here improved their lives. Staff here are renowned for their caring attitude. They clearly love their work, and take pride in helping those in their care. Seniors will be reminded of the work ethic, dedication, and compassion of yesteryear when they witness the diligence and kindness in action here.

The food, spacious suites, and the remarkable cleanliness are all sources of further delight, for both people in the community and their family members. Activities are well-attended, with happy participation from those in the community. Thanks to the warm setting and the caring community, the comfort of the transition only increases over time, as seniors here quickly grow to love their new home. It’s the kind of place that brings out the best in people, creating a great place to live in your later years.

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Interview videos

Daughter of Resident: Janice Benjamin
  • In this Perspective:
  • 00:50 - What level of care does your parent receive?
  • 01:24 - What do you appreciate most about Livita Retirement Residence?
  • 02:49 - What would you highlight about the social life, staff, facilities, and amenities?
  • 05:05 - How has your parent's life improved since moving?
  • 06:05 - How has your own life improved since your parent moved into Livita Retirement Residence?
  • 07:45 - What are the unique values of Livita Retirement Living?
  • 08:20 - What would you like to tell other families who are considering Livita Retirement Residence?
  • 09:28 - What made you originally choose Livita Retirement Residence?
  • 10:27 - What was your decision journey like?
  • 12:27 - What was the process like moving your parent into Livita Retirement Residence?
  • 13:06 - Do you have any advice for other families who are in the process of searching?
  • 13:49 - Would you do anything different if you were to go through the decision journey again?
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Testimonials and Stories

  • Above and beyond! by Cathy Gilmore

    On behalf of our Mother, Audrey Sanderson, we would like to thank all the staff at the 

    Barrington for being so supportive to our Mom. It was a very trying time for her & us.

    All the staff went above & beyond helping her settle in.  At times Mom could be challenging

    & even though she was confused, she was happy & you could hear her sing "The Old Gray Mare."

    The Barrington makes you feel at home & everyone does their part to see that you feel that way.

    Special thanks goes out to Emily de Winter & her Leadership team--- Glenda Cowling, Joy Grenon,

    Amee Gapin, Colleen Switzer & Brad Southon.

    We would not hesitate to refer The Barrington to anyone.

    Thanks to all of you.

    Cathy Gilmour

    4/11/2022

  • I can't say enough about the staff by J. Hotham

    Mom had an amazing seven years at the Barrington. It is hard to find words to express our gratitude in the care mom received and the love from her Barrington family.

    Our mom lived at the Barrington for seven years until her passing.  The Livita Barrington is a lovely place to live.  A community within a community.  Their staff is kind, caring and compassionate. From Emily the G.M., whom is always open to talking to you. Joy and Christine meet you at the front desk and greet you like you are part of their family. Amee who provides amazing programming, Brad who makes sure that everything is ok. Glenda and her amazing team who took wonderful care of mom and guided us through mom's end of life journey.  I can't say enough about the staff.  Mom was safe, content and we knew that she was loved. We were appreciative of the level of care shown by all staff. Our mom was part of an amazing Barrington family. 

    Janine Hotham

    3/15/2022

  • Couldn’t be Happier by L. Bodrug

    My mother has been at the Barrington for almost 4 years ! She just loves it! I (we) family couldn’t be happier to know how well looked after she is. Emily the General Manger is top notch and has a wonderful team. Glenda the Nursing Manager goes above and beyond with her PSW team (glue to keeping all healthy ) the meals are healthy and and always a variety. Joy and Christine at the desk are always so happy and to assist in ANY issue. Amee the Activities Director is super, the energy and love she shares is unbelievable! The variety of entertainment and outings and crafts is super. She treats all the residents like there her own parents. I can’t say enough about the Barrington and the wonderful team!! Thank you! 

    Linda Bodrug

    3/12/2022

  • Love and Care by A. Carlisle

    ... One last thank you to you and your staff for all the love and care you have provided mom in the past couple of years you are all true professionals!

    A. Carlisle (son of resident)

    2/26/2022

  • Glad to live here! by Frances Barker

    At this time with COVID I would like to express how much gratitude for the admirable way you all “stepped up to the plate” to make a tough situation workable. You all put a smile on your face and yes I even heard a giggle here and there from the back of my room. So there will be no golden Emmys for you , only cheers and applause for such a job well done and let you know how glad I am I’ve chosen to live here.

    Frances Barker (Resident)

    1/20/2022

  • Truly a warm, comfortable place to live by J. Benjamin

    Livita Barrington has been a lifesaver for our family. We moved our mom to Livita back in 2020 after a hospitalization. She was unable to return home and Livita became her new HOME. It is truly a warm, comfortable place to live! She loved it! She sang praises about the staff, the food, and the accommodations.
    We lost mom earlier this year, but my dad has moved in now! He constantly talks about the staff at the Livita (kitchen, cleaning, maintenance, nursing, administration - EVERYONE!). He is treated with respect and kindness, is served great meals and his room is beautiful! ALL of his needs are being met! Livita has become a part of our family. We don’t have to worry about him living alone. There is always staff available if needed. During these crazy covid times our family feels blessed to know dad is living the best life he can and is happy! Thank you!!

    2/23/2021

  • I highly recommend this Retirement Home! by Sylvia Meadows

    I highly recommend this retirement home. The onboarding was fantastic. Such a caring team of professionals. Joy Grenon the Communications Mgr even came in on a Sunday to spend a few hours "bonding" with our Mom. The facility is spotless and the commitment from every team member to make the residents feel welcomed and at home is outstanding. A huge bonus was no 2 week lock-down was required because Mom has been given both vaccines. Such a relief to know she is in the best possible hands. 5+ Stars

    2/1/2021

  • A Great Place to call home by Leslie Gateau

    Great place for seniors to call home. Very happy with our choice and highly recommend it.

     

Lifestyle

Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $3,165

Our Residents enjoy all of the comforts of home and more. With private suites and lovely amenity space residents have choice in how they wish to fill their days. Group and personalized programming, beautiful and safe walking grounds and a network of peers and team members allow everyone the opportunity to engage mind, body and spirit. Let us take care of your cooking, cleaning and daily maintenance, so you can socialize among your friends, caregivers and connect with family while experiencing the Barrington’s amenities including; • Movie Theatre • Activity Centre • Salon / Barber Shop • Library • Wellness Centre • Dining Room and Bistro • Spa

Includes

  • Designated dining area
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy (Extra fee)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Medication administration

Assistance with

  • Bathing (1x/week)

Suites

Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Alcove 415 - 450 $4,350 - $4,600 (Rent) +$695 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
Studio 280 - 510 $3,165 - $4,400 (Rent) +$695 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed 435 - 520 $4,450 - $4,800 (Rent) +$695 per month
  • Cable TV in room (included)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Type: Alcove
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,350 - $4,600
  • Size: 415sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$695
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,165 - $4,400
  • Size: 280sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$695
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,450 - $4,800
  • Size: 435sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$695
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (included)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

Dining

Our culinary team is dedicated to serving fresh, hot and nutritionally balanced homemade meals. With 90% of our cooking from scratch, our home style meals are sure to please!

Meal service : Bar, Bistro: (daytime), Pub, Room Service (extra fee), Table service, Tray service in suite (extra fee)

Seating type : Assigned seating , Two Seatings

Special diets : Diabetic, Gluten Free, Lactose free, Low sodium

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

Arts and crafts
Billiards
Chapel
Community Garden
Emergency call system (pendent)
Fitness Studio
Games Room
Hairdresser
Hobby kitchen
Internet
Laundry machines
Library
Mail box
Mail to concierge
Movie theatre
Newspapers delivered to concierge
On-site General Store
Onsite foot care
Parking (outdoor)
Party room
Patio/Courtyard/BBQ
Pet friendly
Private dining room for family/friends
Recreation facilities onsite
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Spa Services
Spa tub or shower room
Spa/Beauty Salon
Walking Path
Wellness Center
Wheelchair (scooter)
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

Arts and Crafts
Assisted Walks/Trails
Billiards/Pool Tables
Bingo
Bocce Ball
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Continued education
Day Trips
Entertainment
Excursions
Exercise Program
Gardening
Golf
Movie Nights
Parties
Religious & Holiday Services
Shuffleboard
Theatre
Volunteering
Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions

Staff & Care

General Manager's Message
Emily de Winter

Welcome to the Barrington! We look forward to meting you and helping you find a place that you will truly feel at home. Whether you are new to retirement living or making a bold change in your life we know that your decision will not be made lightly. Our dedicated team is here to help guide and support you in making the best decision that will match your needs. Community living is a different, but wondrous thing, and we look forward to helping you transition and embrace this new lifestyle.

At the Barrington you will have the opportunity to meet like minded people, you will develop friendships, and you will be well cared for by the team and your peers.

Our people are our heartbeat, and as you get to know them you will discover that the bricks and mortar of a home is secondary to the heart, Welcome home! Our heart is warm and beats strong with love and support!

In Health and Wellness

Emily de Winter

Staff

Medical Staff
Registered Practical Nurses8 hrs/day
Personal Support Workers24 hrs/day
Doctorvisiting 1x/week
Geriatric Pharmaciston call
Mobility Specialiston call
Foot care specialistvisiting 2x/month

Number of care staff:

  • Daytime: 2
  • Weekends: 2
  • Nights: 2

Care services

Care options available:

  • Respite care available (cost from $110)
  • Private home-care allowed
  • Palliative care available

Health Services:

  • Catheter care(with special assistance)
  • Cognitively impaired residents(with special assistance)
  • Medication charted by electronic pen(with special assistance)
  • Ostomy care(with special assistance)
  • Oxygen assistance(with special assistance)
  • Physically challenged residents(with special assistance)
  • Vitals monitoring(with special assistance)

Move-in requirements

We take the time to meet with every new resident to gain valuable knowledge of their unique needs and preferences. Our approachable Community Relations Manager will be with you every step of the way to guide you through all of the steps and introduce you to the entire Leadership team who will support your transition to your new home.

• Chest x-ray
• Medical form completed by family doctor
• Personal Interview
• TB test required

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Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

Livita Barrington Retirement Residence is located at 450 Yonge Street, Barrie, Ontario, L4N 4E2.


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