Retirement Housing Options
Whether you’re hoping to stay in your own home or it’s time to investigate a retirement community or retirement village, you’ve got some big decisions ahead of you. Pressure from well-meaning family members who are worried about your safety can make your choices even more difficult.
Below I’ve outlined the most common retirement housing options for older adults in Ontario. Terminology can be confusing, so wherever possible I’ve listed the “also known as” terms for the various options.
I also recommend checking out thecareguide.ca, a comprehensive online resource that offers tips and guidance to help you choose the best senior housing option for you, as well as a tool for finding nearby facilities that will meet your needs. Or give me a call and I can give you assistance.
Staying in Current Home
Community resources and supports can help you continue to live independently in your own home. A good first step if you plan to stay put is to downsize your stuff.
Move in with family
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Move to a Smaller Home
Downsize your home…upsize your life. Available as apartments, freehold homes, condos, co-ops and life lease arrangements. Also known as adult lifestyle communities and retirement villages.
Move to an Assisted Living Facility
Downsize your home… upsize your life. Available as apartments, freehold homes, condos, co-ops and life lease arrangements. Also known as seniors’ apartments, adult lifestyle communities and retirement villages.
Move to a Retirement Residence
Retirement residences offer different options, depending on whether you can live independently or require regular assistance. Also known as retirement homes, care homes, assisted living facilities and retirement communities.
Downsizing by Choice
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