Many communities in Ontario lack sufficient transportation options to meet the mobility needs of their residents. As a response, more and more of these communities have developed or are developing community transportation programs.
The Ontario Community Transportation Network has been created to connect individuals and organizations interested in exchanging information, experiences and practices about community transportation services in Ontario. Through this Network you can connect with other communities who have or are in the process of developing community transportation services. The network welcomes all community transportation stakeholders including public transit providers, private sector transportation operators, social and health agencies, community organizations, ride-sharing groups, and transportation technology companies who want to further mobility solutions in their communities.
Long-term care homes
Seniors can live and receive 24-hour nursing, personal care and help with daily activities in long-term care homes (also called nursing homes, municipal homes for the aged, or charitable homes).
Get more information about long-term care homes in Ontario, including eligibility, costs, government subsidies and how to apply.
Find a long-term care home near you.
Retirement homes are a form of housing where residents pay for accommodation and care services. They do not receive government funding and residents pay the full cost of accommodation and any care services they purchase.
Services can include:
- assistance with bathing, personal hygiene, dressing or mobility
- dementia care
- administering of medication
- incontinence care
Some retirement homes may have a doctor, nurse or pharmacist on site to provide health services.
Residents can receive care within the retirement home from external providers, including publicly-funded health services.
There are no specific criteria to be eligible to live in a retirement home. Seniors who wish to live in a retirement home enter into a tenancy relationship with the home and decide which care services to purchase. Read More
One challenge for families who are searching for licensed retirement homes, assisted living, and long-term care homes is that it’s not always easy to find information about the licensing and background of communities that they are exploring.
The Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA) is a voluntary non-profit association that represents operators of retirement residences in Ontario.
Every retirement community is as unique as you are. Each community has a full range of options to choose from, which provides you with the opportunity to tailor your life to suit your needs. Retirement communities offer great meals, social opportunities, spiritual, cultural and educational events as well as a wide range of fitness programs to keep you up and moving.
There is one constant however – retirement communities are a comfortable, safe place – where you are a respected member of your community.
If this sounds good to you – it’s good to start thinking about and asking questions about retirement living now. Planning ahead will allow you and your family to make your lifestyle adjustments more comfortably.
So if you are looking to have easier access to social activities, to live among your peers and to be free of having to maintain your current home, start the conversation now. There is a retirement community in your neighbourhood that’s right for you. Find a Home