Retirement - Older Adults

The rules and laws around retirement in Canada have changed. Before 2009, the age of mandatory retirement was 65…Meaning that any employer could terminate an employee once they reach the age of 65, based solely on their age, and not their work performance, essentially forcing their retirement. However, the laws have changed, and there is no longer an age associated with when businesses can terminate their workers. People are continuing to live longer, with more active lifestyles, and based on their own circumstances and priorities, many people are choosing to work beyond 65. The disappearance of pension plans, as well as continued rising costs of housing and living, are also keeping employees in the workforce longer. There are some exceptions to mandatory retirement, in specific cases where physical ability is a must, such as firefighters and police work. Do you have questions about planning for your retirement? Are you wondering if your profession or industry is one that qualifies for mandatory retirement, and you would like information regarding the age cap? Thinking about retirement can bring with it many questions. We have the resources you need and can help with your planning to make your transition into retirement a positive one.

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Chartwell Martha's Landing Retirement Residence

Offers:
* 57 units (studio and 1-bedroom suites)
* all suites have kitchenette and en suite bathroom (walk in shower, some bath tubs available)
* emergency response system and fire system consisting of heat and smoke detectors and sprinkler system

Offers three meals daily * full service dining room, buffet breakfast and lunch * snacks and refreshments * weekly housekeeping and linen service * additional services available at extra cost * pets permitted

Attendants on duty Mon-Sun 24 hours * nurse manager on-site and on call after hours

Invites any Burlington senior to participate in any of its programs or outings

Pearl & Pine Retirement

Offers:
* units with 1-bedroom, 1-bedroom plus den, 2-bedroom and 2-bedroom plus den
* all suites have kitchenette, one or two bathrooms
* emergency response system and fire system
* air conditioned, individual room thermostats
* staff on duty Mon-Sun 24 hours
* nurse manager on-site and on call after hours
* doctor working on site
* recreational activities
* small pets permitted

Independent Living:
* 3 meals daily
* unlimited snacks
* weekly housekeeping and linen service
* daily bed making and in-suite garbage removal

Additional services available at extra cost, include:
* medications administration
* personal laundry
* personal care
* assistance with activities of daily living
* homemaker services
* companion services

Respite care program
Provides short-term care available by the month, week or day, including:
* 3 meals daily
* 4 visits daily (am/pm care and 2 safety checks)
* Mon-Sun 24-hours nursing care

Other amenities:
Fitness program and gym * indoor heated parking * guest suite * town car and bus

LaSalle Park Retirement Community

Offers:
* independent living and assisted living suites
* studio, 1-bedroom, 1-bedroom plus den, and 2-bedroom suites
* all suites have kitchenette, en suite bathroom
* personal emergency response system and fire system consisting of smoke detectors and sprinkler system
* support staff on duty Mon-Sun 24 hours
* small pets permitted

Includes 3 meals daily (can accommodate most therapeutic diets, including diabetic, low-sodium, and renal * in-suite meal service available) * weekly housekeeping and linen service

Assisted living services (also available on a la carte basis in independent living suites) include: health care * assistance with daily living * medication administration * bathing assistance * companion services

Transportation provided for routine trips and special excursions

Additional amenities include: exercise room * fitness studio * indoor heated salt-water pool * beauty salon

Respite Stay offered based on availability

Village of Tansley Woods - Retirement Home

Part of Village of Tansley Woods complex which will eventually include 4 phases, serving continuum of accommodation/care needs from independent living to long-term care.

* 225 units
* Registered Nurse on-site 24/7

All units:
* are wheelchair accessible
* include weekly housekeeping and linens
* include full access to all recreational and entertainment events

Independent Living units:
* 58 rental units
* each unit has 1 to 2 bedrooms, equipped with full kitchen and in-suite washer and dryer
* meal plans for dining room, or delivered to suite, available at additional charge
* medication reminders and other additional services available at additional cost

Retirement Living units:
* 117 units
* studio and 1-bedroom units, some equipped with in-suite washer and dryer and kitchenette
* includes two meals daily, with option for third meal
* light assistance can be provided with bathing, dressing and medication reminders

Assisted Care units:
* 27 units
* studio and 1-bedroom units, each with kitchenette
* includes three meals daily
* includes comprehensive 24-hour assistance with bathing, dressing, activities of daily living and medication administration
* palliative care available

Memory Care units:
* for those with any stage of Alzheimer Disease or related dementias, including palliative care
* 23 studio and 1-bedroom units
* secure environment
* includes three meals daily
* includes comprehensive 24-hour assistance with bathing, dressing, activities of daily living and medication administration

Chartwell Christopher Terrace Retirement Residence

Offers 71 private bed-sitting suites.
* three meals daily in dining room
* nursing consultation available 24 hours/day
* emergency in-house call system
* weekly housekeeping services
* located on public bus route

Independent/assisted living services
* may include medication administration, continence care, mobility and transfer assistance
* on site physiotherapy services available
* variety of organized social activities offered (invites any Burlington senior to participate in any of its programs or outings)

Respite or short stay/trial available (minimum 7 days) to enable caregivers to have a break while at home or on vacation
* rehabilitation care available for seniors discharged from hospital requiring more care and supervision than can be provided at home

A member of the Ontario Residential Care Association

Revera Retirement Living - Retirement Home - Burlington - Appleby Place

Private retirement residence.
* 3 storey, 90 independent supported living suites
* air-conditioned, non-smoking residence located near shopping and community services
* call bell system in rooms
* recreation/exercise program on site
* facility is located on public bus route
* check with facility for care services available at additional cost

Respite and short-term stay available as space permits for caregivers to have a break while at home or on vacation or for seniors discharged from hospital who require more care and supervision than can be provided at home. Trial stay available to experience retirement living.

Member of Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA)

Park Avenue Manor Retirement Home

Offers:
* 70 private suites of various sizes in a single-storey building
* 24 hr emergency response, health care monitoring, medication administration, safety and security systems
* meals, snacks, housekeeping, towel and linen laundry and activities program are provided
* facility is close to public bus route

Respite or short stay/trial are available
* enables caregivers to have a break while at home or vacation
* available for seniors discharged from hospital requiring more care and supervision than possible to receive at home
* transitional stay program for residents waiting for long term care placement

Member of Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA)

Chartwell Lakeshore Retirement Residence

Offers 135 residential care studio and one-bedroom suites with private baths
* couples' options available
* some units have kitchenettes
* flexible meal plans

Offers 42 assisted daily living suites for the physically and/or cognitively challenged, which provide assistance with: dressing, bathing, special diets, medication, specialized activities program * available in secured or unsecured environment * available for short-term and permanent accommodation

24-hour nursing supervision provided for both residential care and assisted daily living care residents * hairdressing salon * tuck shop * games room * exercise programs * foot care available on-site

Respite or short stay/trial
Available to give caregivers a break or for seniors discharged from hospital requiring more care and supervision than can be provided at home

Transitional beds available for people on a wait-list for Long Term Care (this process goes through the hospital case workers of your Local Health Integration Network)

Palermo Village Retirement Residence

116 suites retirement residence with a resident capacity of 140 * provides short stay (i.e. temporary, vacation, convalescent, respite care) when space permits * onsite nurse practitioner * can manage light to palliative care * in-house exercise * regular doctor visits


Basic services include:
  • 24 hour nursing staff
  • personal care
  • medication administration
  • emergency response system
  • meals
  • housekeeping
  • linens, bed changes
  • laundry
  • social, recreation programs

Additional for fee services include foot care and hearing clinic

Member of Ontario Residential Care Association (ORCA)

Check the Public Register of the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) for the licensing status of any retirement residence and an explanation of what licensing means

Vistamere Retirement Residence

Retirement residence offering small studio, one and two bedroom suites * provides short stay when space permits * small pets are welcome * free parking

Basic services include:
  • 24 hour nursing staff
  • personal care
  • daily administration and/or supervision of prescribed medications
  • emergency call bell system
  • meals
  • daily housekeeping and maid service
  • linen, bed changes
  • weekly bedding and personal laundry service
  • wellness and exercise programs
  • social, recreation programs including free shuttle bus for scheduled recreational and shopping trips

Additional for fee services include bathing assistance, assisted care, hairdressing and barber services, private passenger van for excursions and trips to local points of interest, cable and telephone, etc.


Member of Ontario Residential Care Association (ORCA)

Check the Public Register of the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) for the licensing status of any retirement residence and an explanation of what licensing means

Burlington Gardens

Senior living community * provides accommodation and meals for seniors
* not a licensed retirement home (does not provide the minimum 2 listed services required for definition and licensing as a retirement home under Ontario's Retirement Homes Act)
* additional assistive services are available onsite from a private homecare provider located in the building

Accommodations include:
* studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom suites and cottages
* meals in dining room, linen service and housekeeping included
* additional services available through your Local Health Integration Network or private service provider, including one located on-site
* each suite has an in-room communication system that links to management personnel 24/7
* pets permitted
* activity room, residents' kitchen, billiards room, library, chapel, hair dressing and Internet and computer use

Provides transportation for shopping trips, doctor's appointments and other scheduled activities
* close to public bus route
* regular planned excursions

Respite/short stay available to provide caregiver relief, and for seniors discharged from hospital who require more care and supervision than can be obtained at home

Chartwell Waterford Retirement Residence

Five storey, 131 suites retirement residence with automatic sprinklers in all suites * resident capacity of 145 * dedicated secured floor for memory care for seniors living with dementia * dementia counselor is on-hand to assist family members in need of support including personal counseling services * provides respite and short stay when space permits * pet friendly facility * next door to Waterford long-term care residence


Basic services include:
  • 24 hour supervision and nursing staff
  • personal care
  • medication administration
  • emergency response system
  • meals
  • housekeeping
  • linens, bed changes
  • laundry
  • social, recreation programs

Amenities include:
  • dedicated Memory Living lounge, dining room, and garden
  • central and private dining room
  • family-friendly kid zone
  • computer lounge
  • bistro/games room
  • library
  • gym, spa, and massage room
  • exercise room
  • movie theater
  • full-service dog wash

Additional for fee services include barber/hairdresser, transportation service for personal appointments, and other care services as agreed

Fee-for-service personal care programs can include:
  • medication administration/assistance, storage and processing of prescribed medications from the Wellness and Care Centre
  • assistance with daily living activities such as dressing, hygiene, bathing, dental care, etc
  • customized special care

Member of the Ontario Residential Care Association (ORCA)

Check the Public Register of the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA) for the licensing status of any retirement residence and an explanation of what licensing means