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The Different Types of Housing Options for Seniors in Ontario


Private Retirement Homes: Independent, Semi-independent, or for Seniors with Cognitive Impairments.

Private Retirement Homes for Seniors in Ontario

Retirement homes are a type of housing where residents pay for accommodation and care services. They do not receive government funding, and residents are responsible for covering the total cost of accommodation and any care services they require. The range of services provided is not as extensive as the medical and nursing care services available in long-term care facilities.

Services in retirement homes may encompass:

  • Meals
  • Assistance with bathing, personal hygiene, dressing, or mobility
  • Care for individuals with dementia
  • Medication administration
  • Incontinence care
  • Some retirement homes may have a doctor, nurse, or pharmacist on-site to offer healthcare services.

In Ontario, there are approximately 780 licensed retirement homes, all of which are subject to regulation by the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA).

Private Retirement Homes for Seniors in Ontario

The Different Types of Private Retirement Homes for Seniors in Ontario

Independent Living

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Independent Supported Living

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Assisted Living

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Memory Care/Dementia Care

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Respite Care

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The Other Types of Living Options for Seniors in Ontario

The Other Types of Living Options for Seniors in Ontario

These options cater to varying levels of independence and care needs, allowing seniors to choose accommodations that suit their preferences and requirements as they age

Seniors’ Apartments

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Long-Term Care/Nursing Homes

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Life Lease Housing

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Renting an Apartment or Condo

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