Retirement Homes near Cambridge, ON

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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  • Abington Court

    Abington Court

    1500 Main St E, Hamilton, ON L8K 1E1
    (7)
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    HAMILTON'S BEST VALUE! Abington Court provides active seniors with high quality care, terrific amenities plus delicious home cooked meals... all in beautiful surroundings. We promote an independent and healthy lifestyle while enhancing the mind, the body and the soul of each individual. Our 1/2 Acre...

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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
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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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  • Hillside Residence

    44 St. Charles Street E., Maryhill, ON N0B 2B0
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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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  • Caroline Place Retirement Residence

    118 Market Street, Hamilton, ON L8R 3P9
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    Caroline Place Retirement Residence is a Greenwood assisted living community located in the heart of Hamilton, ON. Conveniently located in the downtown core, Caroline Place is easily accessible by public transit, or by the major highways close-by. Also nearby is the picturesque Burlington Bay, a...

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  • Heritage Green Retirement Home

    351 Isaac Brock Drive, Stoney Creek, ON L8J 1Y1
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    Heritage Green Retirement Home is an assisted living community located in the lovely and quaint city of Stoney Creek, Ontario. The beautiful scenery of Valley Park provides a lush and enjoyable environment in which to reside. Surrounded by well-maintained flower gardens and gazebos, the landscape...

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  • Imo's Sunnyside Retirement Home

    97 Curtis Dr, Brampton, ON L6Y 2J6
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    Imo’s Sunnyside Home is a family operated residential home providing regal, warm and comfy suites for those seniors who are looking for exclusiveness, above average care, personal attention and feel like home accommodation. For over 17 years Dulcie and Robert O’Connor have been the proud owners and...

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  • Evergreen Retirement Community

    820 Scollard Court, Mississauga, ON L5V 0A1
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    Evergreen Retirement Community is an assisted living community which is located in the city of Mississauga, Ontario in the Regional Municipality of Peel, Canada. Mississauga, Ontario is located on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario for the perfect setting for this assisted living community....

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  • Leisure Living Retirement Home

    98 Talbot Street E, Jarvis, ON N0A 1J0
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    Leisure Living Retirement Home is an assisted living community located In Jarvis, Haldimand County, Ontario. This location is convenient to Hamilton, Simcoe, Port Dover, Cayuga, Hagersville, and Caledonia. Friends, and family members will find all the shopping and services they may require are...

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  • Port Credit Residences

    33 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, ON L5G 3G8
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    Located in Port Credit, this beautiful lakeside Retirement Community is the perfect place to live. With its picturesque village setting and harbor on Lake Ontario, Port Credit offers an array of shops, boutiques and waterfront dining within walking distance. Port Credit Retirement Residences opened...

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  • Aberdeen Gardens Retirement Residence

    Aberdeen Gardens Retirement Residence

    330 Dundurn St S, Hamilton, ON L8P 4L6
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  • Palermo Village Retirement Residence

    Palermo Village Retirement Residence

    3136 Dundas Street W, Oakville, ON L6M 4J3
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  • McCarthy Place

    McCarthy Place

    200 McCarthy Road West, Stratford, ON N5A 0B6
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  • Tapestry at Village Gate West

    Tapestry at Village Gate West

    15 Summerland Terrace, Toronto, ON M9A 0B5
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  • Conestoga Lodge

    55 Hugo Crescent, Kitchener, ON N2M 5J1
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  • Beechwood Manor

    305 Erb Street W., Waterloo, ON N2L 1W4
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  • The Carpenter House

    2 Isabella St, St Jacobs, ON N0B 2N0
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  • Meadowlands Retirement Residence

    1248 Mohawk Road, Ancaster, ON L9K 1P5
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  • Oakville Senior Citizens Residence-Tower 1

    2220 Lakeshore Rd West, Oakville, ON L6L 5G5
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  • Hamiltons Hometown Retirement

    294 Elora St S, Harriston, ON N0G 1Z0
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  • Queens Estate Residence

    265 Queens Dr, North York, ON M6L 3C6
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  • St. Hilda's Towers

    2339 Dufferin Street, Toronto, ON M6E 4Z5
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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 $6600.

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.