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THE COMFORT LIFE REPORT:Sagecare 147 Elder Street 

147 Elder Street, North York, Ontario, M3H5G9
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New Community Opening Jun, 2024

Lifestyle options:
Dementia & Memory Care
Palliative care available
Cost (from):
72 suites (Studio)
72 residents

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Our Perspective

How we see Sagecare 147 Elder Street

Sagecare 147 Elder Street brings to bear all the latest innovations and approaches in memory care building design and compassionate care, in a setting focused solely on dementia care. It’s a beautiful building both inside and out, and there’s also delicacy in the care given to residents here, administered by devoted staff, specially prepared and trained to help them. Over 20 years of experience is brought to bear in every nuance of living here.

For both families and those suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease and related forms of dementia, the cognitive decline and associated symptoms can be a cause of great distress and confusion. The person with dementia suffers natural frustrations attendant with this disease, but the setting and the gentle care staff at Sagecare alleviate those. Staff understand negative behaviours associated with dementia (loss of judgement, mood changes, etc.), looking at things through the eyes of empathy. They’re “on” all the time, trained to consider situations from that viewpoint.

In addition, residents have opportunities for ongoing personal growth at Sagecare, surrounded by the elegant, brightly lit, well-appointed setting. The focus here goes beyond dealing with dementia to living life as richly as possible. People are treated with class and distinction. Families will find that they can reconnect and recover relationships with loved ones. Seniors with dementia to feel at home with themselves. Staff’s expertise and the carefully created environment elevate dementia care.

Community’s Perspective

How Sagecare 147 Elder Street sees itself

Who are you as a community?

Located in a residential neighborhood across the street from a park, 147 Elder St. provides a home like environment exclusively for dementia care.  In our community, dementia is the rule not the exception.  It’s just life. Working with elders experiencing dementia for over 20 years, we know that there is virtually no situation in which their condition can be called stable, simple or predictable.  Our skilled nurses can distinguish between emerging medical problems and evolving behavioral changes ensuring all our elders get the care they need. Every member of our community is well-known, honored, respected and loved. 


  • Ownership: Private.
  • Languages Spoken: English

What do you do differently or uniquely well?

With over 20 years of experience in providing dementia care, Sagecare stands unique as one of the few purely dementia care retirement homes in the GTA. Everything from our physical layout and lighting to our holistic approach to care and therapeutic activities is tailored to those living with dementia.

Our residents spend their days on our main floor enjoying therapeutic recreation activities, exercise programs, music therapy, art therapy, and a wide range of other programming tailored to their abilities. Our experienced staff partner with family members to provide truly person-centered care and programming.

What supports do you offer residents as they adjust to life there?

Prior to move in Sagecare works extensively with families to better understand the future resident. Families help to establish day-to-day routines, preferred foods, activities, and music, and known triggers. This information is used to structure the resident's daily routine and activities.

Upon admission Sagecare provides overnight a one to one personal support worker overnight for the first two nights to better understand the resident's sleep patterns and ensure they're safety.

We understand that visits can be difficult for families during the transition period. Our team facilities visits with the new resident to help both families and residents feel more at ease with the move.

What might residents find surprising about your community?

Sagecare recognizes that dementia has tremendous effects on the family of the resident and they require support as well. Sagecare has an onsite social worker who works with families, holds monthly support groups, and provides one-to-one therapy and counselling to our families.

Our core team of nurses, personal support workers, dietary staff, and housekeepers have been with Sagecare for over 10 years. It's this experienced team of staff that helps take the care element away from families and give them the opportunity to be a loved one.

We also have a robust family council who helps our new families with integrating into our community, and supports them through the transition.

What five facts about your community should people know?

1. Over 20 years of experience focusing exclusively on dementia care.
2. Our team involves the family in all stages of care and recreation.
3. We utilize a holistic approach to care involving the resident's environment, previous experiences, and milestones.
4. External services are brought onsite for our residents. Our team brings chiropody, dental work, medical imaging, and other specialist onsite for our residents.
5. The home is designed to provide our residents with a home-like setting.

Insider Perspectives

Interview videos

What people with insider's knowledge of Sagecare 147 Elder Street shared with Comfort Life.

Julia shares the relief she and her mom feel with her dad at Sagecare, where he benefits from the low caregiver-to-resident ratio, music therapy, and more.

Robert’s been duly impressed by Sagecare. This was reflected in the depth of initial questions, the ratio of staff-to-residents, and in the care he’s witnessed.

Reviews of Sagecare 147 Elder Street

What residents and their loved ones say about Sagecare 147 Elder Street in reviews.

Julianne Baarbe, family member

"Highly-trained staff, very caring environment, exceptional programming that allows loved ones to stay meaningfully engaged and included. "

Leonard Molczadski, senior

"Extremely professional and genuinely caring staff supported by a great management team. "

Yoram B, senior

"Excellent, personal care for elderly residents with dementia. Wonderful staff, constant attention and programming to keep the residents as engaged as possible. "

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Lifestyle options

Dementia & Memory Care (definition)
Cost Varies

If you are looking for a home atmosphere that drives upon excellence and focuses on quality of life for the love’s ones living with Dementia, consider Sagecare. Staff are trained to use the gentle persuasive approach to ensure the care needs are met. We promote individualized care plans; our strength is our model - we are RN care model. We facilitate an environment that follows the pathway of holistic care which recognizes the person as whole and considers biological, social, psychosocial, and spiritual aspects. We provide the support to complete the journey of loved ones with love and care.


  • Designated dining area
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy
  • Housekeeping (7x/week)
  • Incontinence care
  • Medication administration
  • Resident Reminders

Assistance with

  • Bathing (2x/week)
  • Dressing
  • Feeding
  • Transfers


Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 120 - 200 Varies (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Furnished
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: Varies
  • Size: 120sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Furnished
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email


Meal service : Bistro: (daytime), Room Service (included), Table service, Tray service in suite (included)

Seating type : Assigned seating

Special diets : Celiac Diet, Diabetic, Ethnic, Gluten Free, Kosher style, Lactose free, Low sodium, Puree foods, Vegetarian

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

Our team creates and modifies programming based on our resident's needs. Every resident is engaged by our recreation therapists in ways that highlight their abilities and interests.

Arts and crafts
Community Garden
Games Room
Hot Tub
Mail delivery to suite
Mail to concierge
Newspaper delivery available to suite
Newspapers delivered to concierge
Onsite foot care
Out patient programs
Parking (outdoor)
Party room
Private bus for outings, regular trips
Private dining room for family/friends
Recreation facilities onsite
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Spa Services
Spa tub or shower room
Spa/Beauty Salon
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

Our team builds weekly activity calendars filled with entertainers, music & art therapy sessions, and seasonally appropriate outdoor activities.

Arts and Crafts
Assisted Walks/Trails
Bible Classes
Bocce Ball
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Day Trips
Exercise Program
Movie Nights
Religious & Holiday Services
Resident social / activity club
Table Tennis

Staff & Care


Medical and other support staff
Registered Nurses24 hrs/day
Registered Practical Nurses
Personal Support Workers24 hrs/day
Doctorvisiting 1x/month
Health & Wellness Teamon call
Sleep Experton call
Massage Therapiston call
Geriatric Pharmaciston call
Mobility Specialiston call
Foot care specialistvisiting 1x/month
Dentistvisiting 1x/month
Physiotherapiston call
Chiropodistvisiting 1x/month

Number of care staff:

  • Daytime: 50
  • Weekends: 50
  • Nights: 9

Care services

Care options available:

  • Palliative care available

Health Services:

  • Catheter care(with special assistance)
  • Cognitively impaired residents(with special assistance)
  • Feeding tube assistance(with special assistance)
  • Medication charted by electronic pen(with special assistance)
  • Medication charted by exception(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

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

COVID-19 Information

At this difficult and constantly changing time our nurse-led residence is working daily with Public Health and Humber Regional Hospital IPAC team to insure we are meeting all standards of infection control. All staff and family visitors are given a temperature and rapid test before entering the community and provided with PPE worn in the community. Our residents can assign one essential outside visitor per week who are provided with PPE and meet with the resident in a private family meeting area. With additional cleaning staff and our one to 3 staff ratio our residents are able to spend their time in the community safely distanced with our staff insuring the surfaces they touch are disinfected. We able to safely offer a wide variety of activities to our residents maintaining infection control protocol. As protocol changes we are keeping our families apprised and updated.

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Featured Articles


Sagecare's homelike setting and holistic dementia care

“I wish I’d known about it earlier,” says Julia and others whose loved ones have found a home at Sagecare 147 Elder Street.

Recent News

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Accreditation & Associations



Sagecare is in the heart of the residential neighborhood known as Bathurst Manor and is located across the street from Irving Chapley Park. We are easily accessed off Dufferin between Sheppard and Finch Ave.

Sagecare 147 Elder Street is located at 147 Elder Street, North York, Ontario, M3H5G9.

What's nearby:

Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue
Yorkdale Shopping Centre
Irving W. Chapley Community Centre

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