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Local Experts: Talk to a Senior Living Advisor who knows the communities in your area inside out and can help you find the best fit for your family
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Compassionate Personalized Support: Get retirement living options tailored to meet your budget, location, personality and specific care needs.

Advocates for Quality Senior Care: We review licenses, inspection reports, and other public information on all of the communities in our network.


Articles & Guides

How To Pay For Seniors Housing

According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's 2013 report, the average for a one bedroom bachelor unit was $1,995. Meanwhile, the rent for private-pay "heavy care" spaces averaged $3,477 across all unit types. ...Read More

Guide to Seniors Housing in Canada

With one of the highest average life expectancies of any country in the world; Canadians can expect to live to the age of 82.5. The number of people living past 80 is expected to quadruple by 2051. As the population of seniors has grown, so has the senior housing industry and as a result, navigating the vast array of senior living options is an increasingly complex endeavor....Read More

Senior Housing Laws & Regulations

Each Canadian province's Ministry of Health closely oversees senior living residences to ensure they provide high standards of care. In general, the laws and regulations set the standards for health and safety. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with your rights and the legal obligations of assisted living communities where you live. ...Read More

Tips for Choosing the Right Retirement Homes

Finding the right assisted living community for your loved one is one of the most important decisions you can make. We've compiled the essential things to look for when assessing a senior community. During your visit, consider the quality of care that your loved one may receive. The decision of "if, when and where to move" resides solely with you and your loved one, so consider what factors are ultimately important to you. ...Read More

10 Ways to Celebrate National Seniors Day in Canada

Every October 1st, Canadian seniors enjoy a double dose of appreciation. In 1990, the U.N. declared the date to be the official “International Day of Older Persons,” and in 2011, Canada followed suit by putting its own annual October 1st “National Seniors Day” on the calendar. ...Read More

It Takes a Village: Ontario Dementia Care Safety Program

A unique public safety program in Ontario, Canada aims to keep people with dementia safe and active in the community, and involves everyone from caregivers, family members and neighbors to transit workers and shopkeepers – in eight different languages. ...Read More

Best Places to Retire in Canada

What makes a city a great place to retire? Some of the most important factors, like proximity to family, are deeply personal, but objective criteria may include climate, crime rates, cost of living, public transportation, health care access and senior living possibilities. ...Read More

Operation Secret Santa: Enhancing the Lives of Seniors

Headquartered out of Calgary, Canada, the stated mission of Seniors Secret Service is to “enhance the quality of life for individuals 60 years or older who are alone in our community.” The holidays, with their emphasis on giving and receiving gifts, provide a special opportunity for us to positively affect the lives of isolated seniors. ...Read More

Recent Blog Posts

Ontario Canada Care Community Coverage: Know the Rules 

The Ontario government strictly regulates all care communities, including privately run retirement communities and publicly funded nursing homes. This has some major...More

Canadian Pension Plan: Maximizing the Return on Your Investment

After a lifetime of juggling work and family, and scrimping and saving for retirement, many seniors find that the Canadian Pension Plan (CPP) isn’t paying out as much as...More

Canada’s Predatory Marriage Laws
Canada: Canada’s Predatory Marriage LawsFebruary 15, 2017

If your divorced, single or widowed senior parent decides to marry, should you be worried about their new spouse’s intentions? If you live in Ontario, Canada perhaps you...More

Canadian Medical Association on the State of Senior Health Care

The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) recently published The State of Seniors Health Care in Canada, a comprehensive document which recognizes that Canada’s health care...More

Considerations for Canadian Snowbirds
Canada: Considerations for Canadian SnowbirdsDecember 07, 2016

Canadian seniors are flocking to the south to avoid the cold weather and unforgiving winter. If you’re a snowbird, you may have already taken off to the United States for...More

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Proud ORCA Commercial Member

A Place for Mom is a member of the Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA). We believe in the value of being a part of a community of retirement home operators and senior service providers who share a common goal to provide quality, comfortable and enriching experiences for older seniors.

Proud Member of the BCSLA

A Place for Mom is a member of the British Columbia Seniors Living Association (BCSLA), a voluntary, membership-driven organization. As a part of BCSLA, we work with Independent and Assisted Living providers to form and strengthen vital resident-responsive communities that foster independence and freedom of choice for seniors with a proactive approach to health and wellness.

Proud Member of ASCHA

The Alberta Senior Citizen’ Housing Association (ASCHA) is a dynamic, experienced and warm association representing approximately 60% of the seniors living sector in Alberta. Our Membership serves 30,000 + seniors across the province and represents the full spectrum of seniors housing options, including over 2500 designated assisted living (DAL) units, with an integrated perspective.

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