Retirement Homes near Kitchener, ON

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When it’s time to find the right care for your loved one in Kitchener, ON, A Place for Mom is there to help. For almost 20 years, A Place for Mom has assisted families in navigating the many options available for assisted living at no cost.

Along with answering questions, providing personal support and advocating for quality older adult care, A Place for Mom has more than 20,000 trusted communities in its network. We understand that every family is unique, which is why our Senior Advisors guide you to the best one for your situation among the 31 facilities in our network in the Kitchener area.

Whether just beginning your journey or are in the midst of juggling options, you likely have many questions. What is assisted living? How much does it cost? Which one will provide the best care for my loved one? Our caring Advisors are there for every question along the way.

Looking for general info? Click here for more on assisted living.

Senior housing types near Kitchener, ON

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    Trillium Retirement Living — 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,...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Caroline Place Retirement Residence

    118 Market Street, Hamilton, ON L8R 3P9
    (3)
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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
    (1)
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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
    (4)
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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
    (5)
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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
    (1)
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  • Palermo Village Retirement Residence

    Palermo Village Retirement Residence

    3136 Dundas Street W, Oakville, ON L6M 4J3
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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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  • Prince George Retirement Residence

    Prince George Retirement Residence

    139 Main Street, Lucan, ON N0M 2J0
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  • Meadowlands Retirement Residence

    1248 Mohawk Road, Ancaster, ON L9K 1P5
    (1)
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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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Assisted Living in Kitchener, ON

What Is Assisted Living?

Unlike a nursing home, designed to provide 24/7 medical care for older adults with complex medical situations, assisted living is a long-term care option focused on encouraging independence while providing assistance with daily living activities. Along with being a housing option, these communities typically offer social activities, meals and local transportation, as well as can accommodate changing levels of need.

What Services Are Available?

Like every family is unique, so is each assisted living community. The level of care and services may vary, but most are designed to keep residents engaged, comfortable and independent. When finding the perfect place for your loved one, services to look for may include:

  • Pet-friendly
  • Private rooms
  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Educational and enrichment activities
  • Offsite outings
  • Commons areas, indoor and outdoor
  • Wheel-chair accessibility
  • Onsite beautician
  • Visiting medical professionals
  • Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

What Are ADLs and IADLs?

ADLs and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) are an important tool in assessing a person’s physical and mental ability to perform tasks necessary for self-care in their daily lives. If a person needs assistance with an ADL, it often is a sign that a long-term care option may be needed. ADLs are categorized into six essential skills.

  1. Bathing and showering
  2. Complete bowel and bladder control
  3. Dressing oneself with appropriate clothes
  4. Functional mobility, including walking and get out of a bed or chair
  5. Self-feeding, including moving food from plate to mouth and chewing and swallowing
  6. Getting on and off a toilet, as well as being able to clean oneself after

IADLs are considered more complex activities that are still a necessary part of independent living, such as housekeeping, laundry, money management, medication management, food preparation, shopping, transportation and use of communication tools. The inability to perform an IADL may not be an instant sign for added care. If a loved one lives alone, it is important to address these to ensure safe, comfortable living arrangements.

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

Assessing self-care abilities using ADLs and IADLs are only part of deciding if it’s time your loved ones need extra care. You know and understand the person you care about. As you spend time with them, it’s important to take note when obvious changes in how they act or care for themselves. While subtle changes may just be simple snippets of aging, continued changes are important to reflect on.

  • Medical Issues – Unfortunately, as we age, our bodies are more prone to illness and injury. Chronic medical issues can easily become difficult to manage. Even if your loved one seems healthy, a frequent fall or minor injury can become more serious.
  • Behavioral Changes – As much as you may care about someone, depression can affect anyone. Many older adults may begin to have cognitive or physical issues that can lead to isolation and depression can begin to affect one’s health. Staying active is a key element of staying healthy. Assisted living provides a social network and activities, no matter the level of participation, to keep people engaged.
  • Household and Personal Care – Daily life requires a surprisingly huge amount tasks. Though many are small and often not even considered, they are all necessary to maintaining a happy life. If bills begin to go unpaid or laundry starts piling up, your loved one may be starting to have difficulty handling some of the nuances of complete independent leaving. A sudden change in personal care or eating habits may also be indicators that extra care is needed.

What Is Assisted Living Like in Kitchener, ON?

Only 62 miles from the bustling city of Toronto, Kitchener provides big-city living with small-town charm. Along with neighboring towns of Waterloo and Cambridge, the Kitchener metropolitan area has approximately 523, 894 people.

People who appreciate the beauty of every season will find Kitchener a comforting locale. Warm, humid summers and a pleasant spring and autumn make enjoying the numerous scenic outdoor activities easy. Whether visiting Huron Natural area, a nature preserve with trails, or strolling around downtown’s Victoria Park — which features a lake, playground and pavilion—outdoor enthusiasts will have no trouble finding something to do. Even when cold winter hits, Kitchener doesn’t lack in things to do. From the science-themed THEMUSEUM to art galleries and historical sites, including Joseph Schneider Haus built in the 1850s and the former home of a 1900s prime minister, the culture scene offers an extensive list of to-dos.

Assisted Living Inspections and Ratings in Kitchener, ON

Placing the care of your loved one in the hands of others requires having peace of mind. In Canada, The Retirement Act was established in 2010 to protect residents in assisted living communities. This act created the Retirement Home Regulatory Authority, which oversees licensing, inspections, investigations and enforcement. The act also established care and safety standards that require emergency plans, assessments, background checks and staff training. The RHRA website includes a searchable public register to gain the complete history of a facility’s record and compliance.

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Kitchener, ON?

Costs for assisted living varying across Canada vary. Typically, the amounts go up when closer to larger cities. Although each facility sets its own pricing and offers different services, the average cost around the Kitchener areas is approximately $3,500 a month. If more services are needed, you can expect that cost to go up.

How Can I Understand Assisted Living Costs?

The cost of assisted living includes various components that may affect the price. Different communities may have different methods they use to determine pricing. Many of them offer an a la carte model. This tiered pricing breaks down the costs and provides flexibility in regards to what services are paid for. It includes a base fee that covers utilities, housekeeping, maintenance and meals. A care fee is determined by the type and number of services required. If a loved one has a complex medication regimen, a medication management fee may also be included, as well as other ancillary services such as parking, physical therapy or extra outings.

Other facilities charge a flat rate. Regardless of which services are used, every resident pays the same amount. For people who know that additional services will eventually be needed, this type of payment option can make long-term budgeting a little easier. It is important to discuss which method is used when researching a potential community. Our Advisors can provide assistance in understanding how it works or which one might be a good option for your unique situation.

No matter which facility you choose, you can expect to pay a one-time upfront fee, which reserves a spot in the community. This amount will also vary among communities.

What to Look For When Touring Assisted Living Facilities

During your journey to find the best care possible for your loved one, a physical visit to a community provides a clearer picture of what to expect. Since every facility is different, it is important to visit several of them before making a decision. Along with cost and services offered, each will have its own feel and culture, one of which may be a better option for your family. These facilities understand this important stage and encourage potential residents and their families to take a tour. If you are unsure of the best way to make arrangements, A Place for Mom can help you set up a tour.

Your senses are the best resource for gauging the essence of a community. Surprisingly, taste is also on the list. Coordinating a tour during a meal can be a great way to not only judge the food your loved one will be given, it provides an opportunity to experience the daily environment. In addition to looking and listening, come prepared to ask questions. Everyone you have is important and should be easily addressed by the tour guide.

While on the tour, maintain focus and be observant. Along with trusting your own gut feeling, some things to look for are listed below.

  • Staff Friendliness – Is the staff kind and considerate to residents? Are they quick to address needs and do so with a happy, helpful demeanor?
  • Engaged Residents – Are the residents engaged in activity? Do they appear neglected? Do they seem happy and content?
  • Cleanliness – Inside and out, a facility should not have noticeable signs of deterioration, foul odors or stains. The grounds should be well-manicured and restrooms, dining hall and commons areas should be clean and welcoming.
  • Safety Measures – If an emergency were to happen, are exits clearly marked? Do you see safety features like Look grip bars, call buttons or overhead sprinklers.

How Do I Make the Right Choice?

A lot goes into deciding what is best for your loved one. With so many questions to consider and to-dos to check off, A Place for Mom Advisors strive to alleviate some of that stress so you can focus on ensuring you and your family find the perfect long-term care option.

Making the right choice means letting go of your preferences and truly understanding what your loved one desires. If a community has activities you would enjoy but your parent has no interest in, it may not be the right place. With many choices in our network, you don’t have to worry about settling between limited options. Understanding what a loved one’s current and future needs is also an important factor. Signs of cognitive issues or additional medication may mean additional care is needed down the road. Our Advisors can help you find the right facility for those changing needs.

Whether you are bringing your loved to you near Kitchener or they live in the area and want to stay, it’s important to have a discussion to ensure they live where they are most comfortable. While you may want to have a loved one close, their comfort and happiness needs to be considered first. Our local Advisors have area expertise to make navigating the Kitchener options easier.