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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

Choices for Palliative and End-of-Life Care

Palliative care and end-of-life care relieve the suffering of patients as the end approaches. As a patient’s symptoms intensify, more palliation may be necessary, as...More

Weighing the Costs of Aging in Place
Canada: Weighing the Costs of Aging in PlaceJanuary 08, 2016

Do you have elderly parents who want to live in their own home for the rest of their life? You’re not alone. According to the 2015 United States of Aging Survey, 75% of...More

Government Financial Assistance Available to Seniors Who Know Where to Look

Financial literacy and planning is more important for Canadian seniors than ever before. According to CARP, 600,000 Canadian seniors live in poverty and a 2014 report by...More

What to Do if You Don’t Qualify for Provincial Home and Community Care Services

Community Care Access Centres (CCACs) coordinate home care, community care and long term care across the province of Ontario. If you or a loved one need extra help at...More

Retirement Home vs. Long-Term Care by Province

Navigating senior care options can be difficult, especially considering the different terminology used across the country. It’s important for families to understand the...More

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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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