Resources & Frequently Asked Questions
Is alcohol served in Retirement Homes / Residences?
It depends on the residence. Many have fully licensed dining rooms, pubs or other areas. Happy hours are very common. Ask at those Homes you are interested in to determine if this is the case.Read More
Are Retirement Homes / Residences licensed?
Can I bring my pet to a Retirement Home / Residence?
Many Retirement Residences welcome pets but ask to be certain. If pets are allowed, you are fully responsible for your pet and to provide an emergency contact should you be unable to care for it.Read More
Do I have to purchase a unit to live in a Retirement Home / Residence?
No, accommodations in Retirement Homes are all rentals.Read More
Do I have to sign a lease in a Retirement Home / Residence?
Retirement Homes are covered under the Residential Tenancies Act. You will sign a Residency Agreement but only 30 days’ notice is required to terminate the agreement.Read More
What furniture do I bring to a Retirement Home / Residence?
Most residences have floor plans available so you can plan what furniture, art and accessories you would like to bring prior to your move.Read More
Are subsidies available for Retirement Homes / Residences?
Subsidies are not available in private pay Retirement Residences in Ontario.Read More
How much does it cost to live in a Retirement Home / Residence?
The cost of living in a Retirement Residence varies by location, suite type and service package.Read More
What kind of accommodation is available in Retirement Homes / Residences?
The types of accommodations provided by Retirement Residences vary by location. Most have studio, one-bedroom and two bedroom suites.Read More
What kind of services are provided in Retirement Homes / Residences?
Services vary widely from retirement home to retirement home. Most offer two or three meals per day plus snacks, a recreation program, hospitality services such as housekeeping & laundry, emergency response service and a variety of health care options fromRead More