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With only a short jaunt on the 401 to Toronto, Cambridge, ON is a great place to retire. However, when it is time to find your loved one an assisted living facility, there are many questions that may come to mind. How do I find the right facility for my loved one? What services do assisted living facilities provide your loved one? How does an assisted living facility differ from a nursing home?

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Senior housing types near Cambridge, ON

  • Vila Nova Place

    611 Dunbar Rd, Cambridge, ON N3H 2T4
    (13)
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    Vila Nova Place provides seniors with assisted living in Cambridge, ON. This community offers the memory care that seniors are looking for in an area that is beautiful. Cambridge provides guests of our community's residents with things to do and see, including the Charles River. Vila Nova Place...

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  • Marian Residence

    640 Hillview Rd, Cambridge, ON N3H 5H3
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  • Lanark Village

    Lanark Village

    44 Lanark Crescent, Kitchener, ON N2N 2Z8
    (4)
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    Lanark Place Lanark Village is located in Kitchener, a city in Southern Ontario. Kitchener is roughly about 100km west of Toronto. This town features many recreational programs and services geared towards seniors. There is a local woodworking and crafts centre, a golf course, several historic sites,...

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  • Park Avenue Manor

    Park Avenue Manor

    924 Park Ave W, Burlington, ON L7T 1N7
    (3)
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    Located in the quiet residential area of Aldershot in Burlington, Park Avenue Manor offers all of the advantages and conveniences of an established retirement residence. Our residents enjoy a number of well appointed amenities in our single-story design such as an elegant dining room, library, hair...

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  • Cardinal Retirement Residence

    Cardinal Retirement Residence

    10 Herkimer Street, Hamilton, ON L8P 2G2
    (3)
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    Experience the warmth of the Cardinal Retirement Residence for yourself! The Cardinal Retirement Residence is a fabulous retirement community offering Independent and Assisted Living, located in the beautiful downtown community of Hamilton, Ontario. If you want to live in comfortable, secure place...

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  • Tara Retirement Home

    Tara Retirement Home

    843 Mohawk Road E, Hamilton, ON L8T 2R4
    (2)
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    Our mission is to make The Tara Retirement Home your preferred retirement care provider in your golden years. We will provide outstanding care, continuous love, and everlasting memories within our close-knit community. At The Tara Retirement Home, our vision is to be the leading private provider...

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  • Queens Avenue Retirement Residence

    Queens Avenue Retirement Residence

    1056 Queens Ave, Oakville, ON L6H 6R3
    (3)
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    Queens Avenue Retirement Residence, located in Oakville, Ontario provides a welcoming, modern assisted living community. Our residents have access to some of the best amenities and features around, while still be close to their family, several shopping areas, numerous entertainment options, and...

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  • Dayspring Residence

    332787 Plank Line, Tillsonburg, ON N4G 4H1
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    Dayspring Residence is an intimate 13 bed senior home in Tillsonburg located in a peaceful country setting far enough from hustle and bustle of the city, yet close to all town amenities and conveniences. Our retirement home is easily accessible by car; we are just 5 minutes north of Tillsonburg on...

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  • Adam's Residence

    Adam's Residence

    372342 Quarter Town Line, Tillsonburg, ON N4G 4H1
    (1)
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    This is "home away from home" we have a family oriented facility where you live peacefully in a quiet  environment that gives you access to quality care and support required for you to recover from illness and also gives you a perfect homely place to leave and enjoy your best days. Our goal is to...

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  • Delmanor Prince Edward

    Delmanor Prince Edward

    4180 Dundas St. West, Etobicoke, ON M8X 1X8
    (18)
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    Located in the prestigious Kingsway neighbourhood in Etobicoke, the newest Tridel-inspired retirement community backs directly onto the spectacular Humber River. Extensive amenities include a fitness centre, movie theatre, full-service spa and salon, bar, cafe, library, gourmet demo kitchen and a...

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  • Terrace Gardens

    Terrace Gardens

    3705 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON M6A 2E8
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    Revera — Terrace Gardens offers a full continuum of care in Toronto, with COR kosher-certified dining in a warm, traditional environment. The retirement residence is centrally-located in the heart of the Bathurst and Wilson community. This well-established residential neighbourhood is...

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  • Sophia Senior Living

    Sophia Senior Living

    5930 18th Side Rd, Schomberg, ON L0G 1T0
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    Sophia Assisted Living for Seniors Sophia’s assisted living facility is a privately owned senior group home that provides housing, hospitality services and personal care services for adults who can live independently or need some level of assistance. At Sophia’s Care Home for Seniors, residents are...

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  • Queens Village for Seniors

    Queens Village for Seniors

    518 Queens Avenue, London, ON N6B 1Y7
    (18)
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    Queens Village is a residence for seniors providing a variety of care and services serving the communities of London since 2004. Nested in the prestigious community of Woodfield, we enjoy living in a We offer our residents an extension of their home by providing a personalized assistance program....

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  • Maple View Terrace

    Maple View Terrace

    279 Horton Street East, London, ON N6B 1L3
    (16)
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    Maple View Terrace is a welcoming and warm retirement community offering affordable, spacious suites and high standards for quality care and support. One of the highlights of this well-established community is the experienced and dedicated long tenured team, proudly serving the South London...

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  • Atrium at Kew Beach

    Atrium at Kew Beach

    500 Kingston Road, Toronto, ON M4L 1V3
    (20)
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    Atrium at Kew Beach Atrium at Kew Beach is an assisted living community located in the heart of The Beaches in Toronto, ON. Our welcoming community is central to public transit, shopping, world-class medical services and safe city parks, providing our residents with easy access to the best...

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  • Delmanor Wynford

    Delmanor Wynford

    187 Wynford Drive, Toronto, ON M3C 0C7
    (9)
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    Delmanor Wynford is a Tridel-inspired retirement community located in the heart of Don Mills, conveniently situated off Eglinton and the DVP. Delmanor Wynford offers many large, one-of-a-kind suites with balconies, stainless-steel full size fridges and microwaves, granite countertops and in-suite...

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  • Delmanor Elgin Mills

    Delmanor Elgin Mills

    80 Elgin Mills Rd E, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0L3
    (12)
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    Award winning Delmanor Elgin Mills, a proud member of the Tridel group. Established in 2002, Delmanor Elgin Mills is an intimate manor style residence that offers both independent and assisted living with attentive hotel style service. Beautifully appointed studio, one & two bedroom suites in a...

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  • Richmond Hill Retirement Residence

    Richmond Hill Retirement Residence

    70 Bernard Avenue, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 0W7
    (7)
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    Richmond Hill Retirement Residence is an assisted living community in the upscale town of Richmond Hill, Ontario, in the Regional Municipality of York. Our modern, well-appointed community is located just off Yonge Street, providing excellent access to public transit, shopping and services. As part...

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  • Loyalist Retirement Residence

    Loyalist Retirement Residence

    190 King Street, St. Catharines, ON L2R 3J7
    (2)
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    The Loyalist is located in down town St. Catharines, Ontario, the largest city in the Niagara Peninsula. In 1986, The Loyalist Retirement Residence was erected and now stands tall on the foundation of history that came before it. It was bought by Mundi Holdings Ltd. who own and manage 300 retirement...

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  • Angel's Retirement Home

    Angel's Retirement Home

    417 Queeston St, St. Catharines, ON L2P 2Y3
    (4)
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    Angel's Retirement is a Place to Call Home! We offer Respite and Day Programs! Your loved one will feels like home because we offer bright, comfortable, spacious private bedrooms with hardwood floors, cheering fireplaces, a backyard garden and an outdoor porch. At Angels Retirement Home, residents...

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  • Villa Karuna Home For Seniors

    Villa Karuna Home For Seniors

    602 Brimley Road, Scarborough, ON M1J 1B5
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    Villa Karuna Home for Seniors is a residential care home located in Scarborough, ON. Situated in the Greater Toronto Area, the city of Scarborough features a diverse cultural community. With its wide array of unique sites and points of interest, this city beloved by visitors and residents alike. It...

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  • The Roxborough Retirement Residence

    The Roxborough Retirement Residence

    1 Roxborough Road, Newmarket, ON L3Y 2P8
    (7)
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    You will feel it as soon as you walk through the doors. The Roxborough is rich with the comforts of life as well as a warm and lighthearted ambiance that feels wonderful to come home to. The Roxborough is located only steps away from the state-of-the-art Southlake Regional Health Centre and is one...

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  • River Road Retirement Residence

    River Road Retirement Residence

    4067 River Road, Niagara Falls, ON L2E 3E5
    (5)
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    River Road Retirement Residence is an assisted living community located in beautiful Niagara Falls, ON. Our warm, welcoming community overlooks the stunning Niagara River Gorge, next to paved walking trails and lush, flower-filled parks. Niagara Falls is a compact, friendly city with modern...

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  • Stouffville Creek Retirement Residence

    Stouffville Creek Retirement Residence

    40 Freel Lane, Stouffville, ON L4A 0P5
    (3)
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    Quality, variety and elegance define the living experience provided at Stouffville Creek Retirement Residence. You will have a feeling of comfort and warmth, a feeling of belonging the moment you step through the doors. Our residence combines a luxurious, yet relaxed setting with the security that...

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  • Blue Mountain Manor

    Blue Mountain Manor

    236 Weir Street, Stayner, ON L0M 1S0
    (4)
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    Located in Stayner, Ontario, a retirement and tourist destination on the shores of Georgian Bay, Blue Mountain Manor offers a cozy family atmosphere for retirement living. Like small town Stayner, Blue Mountain Manor also features a close community connection. The focus is on wellness, safety and...

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  • Elderwood Assisted Living at Wheatfield

    Elderwood Assisted Living at Wheatfield

    2600 Niagara Falls Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY 14304
    (4)
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    Elderwood Assisted Living at Wheatfield is a assisted living community located in the tranquil town of Wheatfield, NY. Wheatfield is located in Niagara County, about 20-minutes from Niagara Falls, and home to about 18,000 people. Wheatfield is home to a local museum, shops and area stores, where...

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  • Brookdale Niagara (AL)

    Brookdale Niagara (AL)

    6741 Nash Road, North Tonawanda, NY 14120
    (29)
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    Need a little extra help so you can host a princess tea party with the grandkids? No problem. Here at our enhanced assisted living community, we can help you with the little things—like simple housekeeping and meals—and with bathing, getting dressed and managing medications, too. You can go focus on...

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  • Elderwood Assisted Living at Tonawanda

    Elderwood Assisted Living at Tonawanda

    111 Ensminger Rd, Tonawanda, NY 14150
    (7)
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    While we may be new to the Elderwood family, our facility has been located in Tonawanda for over 20 years. Formally Tonawanda Manor, Elderwood Assisted Living at Tonawanda prides itself on the staff that have worked here for decades. Our administrator, Ann Marie, has been a part of our community for...

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  • Country Manor Estates Ltd

    Country Manor Estates Ltd

    66 Victoria Street, Thedford, ON N0M 2N0
    (3)
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    Country Manor Estates Retirement Residence offers both independent and Assisted Living for our residents. We have been in business for over 32 years and have grown a reputation for our beautiful grounds, amazing care and nursing, delicious meals and for being friendly. If you want to live in a...

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  • Brookdale Kenmore

    Brookdale Kenmore

    2971 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore, NY 14217
    (32)
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    Here you’ll get to redefine your independence, pursue new hobbies and live your life your way. At our enhanced assisted living community, you’ll have choices for how to spend your time. With enhanced assisted living, you’ll have assistance with medications, dressing and bathing, as well as services...

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  • The Bristol Home

    The Bristol Home

    1500 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14209
    (5)
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    The Bristol Home is a non-profit assisted living facility located in the theatre district of Downtown Buffalo. The Bristol Home has served the needs of the area's elderly women for more than one hundred and thirty-five years. Our mission is to continue providing exceptional care and services to the...

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  • White Cliffe Terrace Retirement Residence

    White Cliffe Terrace Retirement Residence

    1460 Highway #2, Courtice, ON L1E 3C4
    (5)
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    Located in a beautiful setting, White Cliffe Terrace Retirement Residence is located in the growing community of Courtice. With its blend of farmland, charming neighborhoods, business, shopping districts and parks, all within an easy commute of the GTA, it is the ideal place for inspired senior...

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  • Elderwood Village at Williamsville

    Elderwood Village at Williamsville

    5271 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221
    (8)
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    Elderwood Village at Williamsville offers an independent lifestyle with a caring, personal touch. Our community, located close to the Village of Williamsville, features studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes. Our experienced and attentive staff handles cooking , housekeeping and...

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  • Parkside North East

    Parkside North East

    2 Gibson St, North East, PA 16428
    (5)
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    Parkside at North East is located right on Gibson Park, in the heart of the historic town of North East. Our Community is within walking distance of churches, banks, the McCord Public Library, post office and a variety of shops and eateries. Offering fifty one, beautifully styled one and two bedroom...

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  • Elderwood Village at Bassett Park

    Elderwood Village at Bassett Park

    245 Bassett Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221
    (60)
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    Elderwood Village at Bassett Park offers exceptional assisted living and memory care services in the historic village of Williamsville, New York. As part of the Buffalo Metro Region, Williamsville is a great place to call home offering all the charm of small town living and the conveniences that...

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  • Heritage Manor of Lockport

    Heritage Manor of Lockport

    41 Lexington Court, Lockport, NY 14094
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    Established in 1989, Heritage Manor of Lockport has been providing residents of Niagara County two types of exceptional senior living. Our 64 bed adult home is available to seniors who may no longer be able to live at home independently and would benefit from the many assisted living services...

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  • Elderwood Village at St. Gregory Court

    Elderwood Village at St. Gregory Court

    111 Saint Gregory Ct, Williamsville, NY 14221
    (6)
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    Elderwood St. Gregory Court offers a home like setting and cheerful smiles from our professional staff who greet you every day. Our caring staff offers the assistance you need while respecting your independence. Our peaceful setting, restaurant style dining experience, activities, and beautiful...

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  • Tiverton Park Manor

    Tiverton Park Manor

    24 King Street Box 250, Tiverton, ON N0G 2T0
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    Clean, modern facilities with colorful gardens and a front door view of bustling King Street beckon when you visit us, near the shores at Inverhuron in the century old village of Tiverton. Life at The Manor is a rich mix of engaging activity, lively entertainment, community events, friendly...

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  • The Amberleigh

    The Amberleigh

    2330 Maple Road, Williamsville, NY 14221
    (52)
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    Explore new interests at The Amberleigh, where our blend of desired amenities and convenient services offers residents a vibrant lifestyle that encourages health and independence through innovative recreational, educational, health and wellness programs. Our Williamsville, New York, Independent...

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  • Peregrine Senior Living at Cheektowaga

    Peregrine Senior Living at Cheektowaga

    575 Cayuga Creek Road, Cheektowaga, NY 14227
    (28)
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    At Peregrine's Landing Senior Community, every day you will be greeted by members of our friendly, caring staff who will offer freshly prepared, restaurant-style meals in our elegant dining room. Participate in exciting, fulfilling daily activities. Or, visit with friends and family, enjoy a quiet...

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  • Elderwood Assisted Living at Cheektowaga

    Elderwood Assisted Living at Cheektowaga

    229 Bennett Road, Cheektowaga, NY 14227
    (2)
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    Elderwood Assisted Living at Cheektowaga is a assisted living community located in the growing town of Cheektowaga, NY. Cheektowaga is located in Erie County, close to Buffalo, and home to just over 88,000 people. Cheektowaga has a lot of great stores, shopping, and restaurants giving residents the...

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  • Tennyson Court

    Tennyson Court

    49 Tennyson Rd, Williamsville, NY 14221
    (14)
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    Tennyson Court Assisted Living and Memory Care has been in the caring business for almost 19 years. Our reputation for care, cleanliness, and attention to detail has made us a top choice in the WNY area. Our household design helps promote independence while allowing a more intimate setting for care...

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  • Elderwood Assisted Living at West Seneca

    Elderwood Assisted Living at West Seneca

    580 Orchard Park Road, West Seneca, NY 14224
    (13)
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    Elderwood Assisted Living at West Seneca offers an independent lifestyle with caring personal attention. The community in West Seneca, New York, features comfortable common spaces and private studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. The backyard patio features a lovely koi pond and overlooks a lawn,...

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  • Bickford of Presque Isle Bay

    Bickford of Presque Isle Bay

    1012 W Bayfront Pkwy, Erie, PA 16507
    (22)
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    In elegant, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care, and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of personalized personal care services...

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  • Elderwood Assisted Living at Hamburg

    Elderwood Assisted Living at Hamburg

    76 Buffalo Street, Hamburg, NY 14075
    (9)
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    Located in the Village of Hamburg, New York, Elderwood Assisted Living at Hamburg offers an independent lifestyle, with caring personal attention. Special features include comfortably furnished living areas set in a historic Masonic temple. Enjoy peace of mind as you relax in your private one or two...

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  • Eden Heights of Eden

    Eden Heights of Eden

    4071 Hardt Rd, Eden, NY 14057
    (10)
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    The Eden Heights community offers assisted living services in charming Eden, New York. With the beautiful scenery from the mountains to Lake Erie that surround Eden, our residents always have a view to enjoy. Our residents can enjoy the views of Lake Erie from our front porch, or from the walking...

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  • Independence Court of Erie

    Independence Court of Erie

    41 W Gore Rd, Erie, PA 16509
    (3)
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    Independence Court - The Experienced Choice Independence Court of Erie At Independence Court of Erie, we believe enhanced personal care should enhance your lifestyle. Located in a peaceful suburban wooded area, our residents enjoy elegant settings, a wide variety of social activities and programs,...

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  • King Place

    King Place

    750 King Street, Midland, ON L4R 0B8
    (1)
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    Trillium Retirement Living — King Place is a convenient bungalow-style retirement residence, well-established for 28 years in the picturesque resort town of Midland, Ontario. This is the heart of cottage country, and King Place features a beautifully landscaped garden, expansive green space...

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  • Hillside Residence

    44 St. Charles Street E., Maryhill, ON N0B 2B0
    (4)
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    Hillside Residence is a 13 bed, Assisted Living Retirement Home. Situated on 20 scenic acres in the center of the village of Maryhill, it is midway between Guelph and Kitchener-Waterloo. This offers the convenience of nearby municipalities and village life, as well as the atmosphere of a more rural...

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  • Yorkville Residence

    211 York Rd, Dundas, ON L9H 1M9
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    Yorkville Residence is an assisted living community located in the scenic town of Dundas, ON. Our inviting community is nestled in a quiet residential neighbourhood surrounded by the world-famous natural beauty of the Niagara Escarpment. Dundas is a friendly, quaint place to live, making it the...

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Assisted Living in Cambridge, ON

What Is Assisted Living?

An assisted living facility assist seniors with daily living tasks but do not have the skilled medical professionals necessary for 24/7 medical care. Nursing homes cater to those seniors who need more medical attention. Seniors can retain some of their independence living in an assisted living facility that is unavailable at a nursing home.

With the average life expectancy in Canada rising into the 80s, more seniors are expected to need help as they age. Planning for that future may mean considering an assisted living facility once the time has come for the senior to need assistance with daily living activities. ADLs are something that can be monitored to help loved ones decide on the type of care the senior may need.

Assisted living has also been called supportive housing, congregate care, retirement care and independent supportive living. These facilities offer a variety of residential suites to suit the needs of the senior. The services help them live semi-independently in a secure and safe place.

Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings in Cambridge, ON

The Ontario Ministry of Health and Ministry of Long-Term Care has instituted a Long-Term Care Home Quality Inspection Program. Facilities receive unannounced inspections from the ministry. Any necessary measures are enforced with complete government transparency.

As part of the inspection program, the ministry representative interviews staff, residents and family members regarding the care received. Only certified inspectors perform the inspections using independently validated methods. The assisted living facility receives this information to use in their quality improvement and educational programs.

The inspection report documents any violations or non-compliance issues. The minimum the facility receives for non-compliance is a Written Notification of Non-Compliance. The severity and scope of any violations along with the facility’s compliance history all influence the measures taken by the inspector in regard to the current violations.

A public report is available within the home to be viewed by current and potential residents and their families. The personal information gathered during the inspection is redacted for privacy. See the facility for more information on their inspection report.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Cambridge, ON?

Since the different facilities have different services they offer, the costs for living in one vary from facility to facility. Common factors affecting the overall cost include the type of residence, luxury level, apartment size, necessary services and facility location. The average cost ranges from $1500 to $7745.

Families can cover the costs through private pay or subsidies for those who qualify. Communities may charge per service used or a flat rate charge. Some facilities charge deposits and entrance fees.

What Is Senior Living Like in Cambridge, ON?

Toronto is a 45-minute drive on the 401 from Cambridge. The rich architectural heritage of the modern city is right at your fingertips. As part of the Waterloo Region, Cambridge is the second largest community founded in 1973 by the Province of Ontario. Cambridge consists of three once distinct communities: Hespeler, Galt and Preston. See some of that history in the three historic cores or visit some of the local museums such as the Cambridge Archives, McDougall Cottage, Waterloo Region Museum or Fashion History Museum.

The arts and cultural opportunities extend beyond the unique histories available in museums. Public art spaces allow visitors to enjoy reimagined public spaces with digital light projection shows and the Cambridge Sculpture Garden. Enjoy art at the Art Gallery at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts or the Dorothy Harvey Gallery.

Residents can enjoy visits to local farmer’s markets, strolls through the parks or visit the library. Throughout the year, the city has many special events and festivals to liven the place up. From summertime concerts in the park to Santa Claus parades, the city has a little something for everyone.

What Services Are Available?

An assisted living facility often includes some standard services and features. The specific services offered depend on the facility. Most facilities include most of these services:

  • Health and exercise programs
  • Social and recreational activities
  • Access to on-staff or visiting healthcare professionals
  • Meal service
  • Transportation services
  • Medication management
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Activities of Daily Living

Families can choose the luxury level, apartment size and resident type to customize their loved one’s new residence. The types of social and recreational activities available vary. Some common additional services can include cooking, gardening, outdoor areas and an onsite beautician.

Assisted living facilities offer three or more meals a day and personal care. Many facilities offer incontinence care, mobility assistance and accept wheelchairs. Some facilities offer diabetes management and/or Alzheimer’s care.

What to Look For When Touring Assisted Living Facilities

Touring an assisted living facility gives you the opportunity to interview the staff and residents. It also allows you to physically inspect the facility for cleanliness and atmosphere. You have the opportunity to evaluate how the staff treats their residents that is hard to accomplish on a website or phone call. Contact A Place for Mom for help arranging a tour.

On the tour, you have an opportunity to speak with a staff member about the facility. Asking questions during this time can help you determine whether or not the facility may suit your loved one and address their needs. Some sample questions to ask include:

  • What training and experience does the staff have?
  • How is the overnight handled?
  • Are the services a la carte or flat fee based?
  • What is the resident-to-staff ratio?
  • How are payments processed?
  • Do you have any experience with (issues or diagnosis of your care recipient)?

Ideally, you want to try to visit the facility while a social activity or recreational activity is going on. You can see how the residents interact with each other and how the staff monitors the activity. How do these activities match up with the interests of your loved one?

While on the tour, sample a meal. Many seniors value their meals and want a dining room experience that meets their expectations. Consider how the food tastes and the options available.

Seek out honest opinions from families of past and current residents. Look out for any unusual smells or unpleasant odors as you tour the facility. In the end, it is wise to trust your gut instincts in choosing a facility.

What Are the Signs It’s Time for Assisted Living?

With the average life expectancy rising, more seniors may need assistance as they age. Understanding some of the signs and symptoms that your loved one needs additional care can help you make that decision before your personal resources are depleted. Some common signs to be on the lookout for include:

  • Caregiver stress
  • Sundowning
  • Disabling anxiety
  • Home safety
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Avoidance behaviors
  • Hyper-vigilance
  • Agitation
  • Escalating care needs
  • Stress
  • Wandering

Caring for a loved one who needs ever increasing care can tax the caregiver’s mental, physical and emotional resources. An assisted living facility provides the care your loved one needs in a safe environment with staff on hand 24 hours a day. Sometimes a facility is in the best interests of your loved one.

Dementia and Alzheimer’s care tends to escalate with time. The senior needs increasing supervision and may experience negative emotions during this process. With all the obligations of living, being the sole caregiver may no longer be an option for some.

When your loved one starts showing signs that they can no longer live completely independently, it is a good idea to start the search for an assisted living facility. Finding a facility early can help you plan for when it is time to move them to a community that can better meet their ongoing needs.

What Are ADLs and IADLs?

Most facilities offer assistance with Activities of Daily Living. These basic tasks are essential to providing to the physical needs of the resident. The staff or other healthcare professional may conduct an ADLs assessment to help determine the level of care needed.

These assessments focus on the physical needs of a person such as toileting, dressing, bathing and showering, self-feeding, functional mobility and continence. Developed in the 1950s, the assessment tool is still effective in measuring the functional status and overall health of the person. Taking the ADLs assessment one step further, the Instrumental Activities of Daily Living assess a person’s ability to live independently. These are more complex activities and can help caregivers see indicators for physical disabilities, Alzheimer’s and dementia. Typical activities assessed include:

  • Use of communication devices
  • Money management
  • Housekeeping and cleaning
  • Transportation
  • Meal prep
  • Medication management
  • Shopping
  • Laundry

The ADLs focus on the ability of a person to complete a group of activities that require more than physical ability. The mental challenge inherent in some of the activities can provide a baseline to chart any diminished functionality in mental or physical ability as the person ages.

How Do I Find the Right Assisted Living Facility?

Don’t let the fear of choosing the wrong facility keep you from getting your loved one the care they need. These life-changing decisions are easier when you have a wealth of information to address your concerns and answer your questions. The right guide can provide a road map to help you make a decision.

One key way to assess the available facilities is to look at the current needs of your loved one. What does that person need to live a full life as far as they are capable? Seniors with certain abilities may not be able to be as active as they once were.

Take your time making this decision. Talk with your loved one about things they are interested in their new living situation. Once you’ve narrowed down the facilities, take a tour, read the inspection report and review all the fine print before making a decision.

What Other Resources Are Available?

Living in the Cambridge, ON area gives your loved one access to many things to capture their interests and enjoy their lives. The process of finding the right facility to suit their specific needs and wants can seem daunting. That’s why A Place for Mom provides a Senior Living Advisor at no charge to the family to assist with making that decision.

The knowledge and services available on our website combined with your knowledge of your loved one is a powerful combination. The combined information can help you find the right facility for your loved one where they can live comfortably and safely. An advisor is available for a free consultation.