Seniors Housing - Older Adults

When it comes to caring for Seniors in Canada, there are many different options available. As our family members age, their care, health, and housing needs may change over time. We know you want the best options for your friends or family, and we are here to help you discover your options. There are several different types of home and housing care available for Seniors. In-Home Care offers seniors the opportunity to continue to live independently, but receive monthly, weekly, or daily help in their own home. Independent living communities offer seniors a community setting where active seniors are able to complete almost all activities of daily living with little assistance; light housekeeping and some meal plans may be provided. Retirement homes typically offer apartment style rooms with many facilities offered in the building. This may include organized recreational programs recreational, meals, and transportation within the community and some forms of health care. Nursing homes also provide residential care, however they are for seniors who have difficulty managing daily tasks or the basic activities of daily living, who may have physical or mental restrictions and need full-time health care. Are you unsure of which option may be best for a loved-one? Would you like more information regarding the costs of the different levels of care? Do you need assistance moving a loved one from one level of care to another? Are you looking for financial assistance to provide care for a Senior in your family? We know you have a lot of questions and want to make the right decisions. We are here to help.

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Successful Administration of Senior Housing

Working with Elderly Residents

This book provides concrete help on how to address the support needs of elderly residents of sheltered housing. Sheehan offers specific strategies to housing managers, social service providers and health care professionals working with elderly tenants. The book includes discussions of appropriate responses to increasing frailty of residents, and of how to judge when independent housing is no longer appropriate. It also includes an examination of guidelines available to housing managers in their expanded role, which is no longer simply a matter of `bricks and mortar' but now encompasses consideration of elderly residents' special needs.

With a Little Help from Our Friends

Creating Community as We Grow Older

In this book, an award-winning journalist tells the story of people devising innovative ways to live as they approach retirement, options that ensure they are surrounded by a circle of friends, family, and neighbors. Based on visits and interviews at many communities around the country, Beth Baker weaves a rich tapestry of grassroots alternatives, some of them surprisingly affordable -- an affordable mobile home cooperative in small-town Oregon -- a senior artists colony in Los Angeles -- neighbors helping neighbors in "Villages" or "naturally occurring retirement communities" -- intentional cohousing communities -- best friends moving in together -- multigenerational families that balance togetherness and privacy -- niche communities including such diverse groups as retired postal workers, gays and lesbians, and Zen Buddhists. Drawing on new research showing the importance of social support to healthy aging and the risks associated with loneliness and isolation, the author encourages the reader to plan for a future with strong connections. Baker explores whether individuals in declining health can really stay rooted in their communities through the end of life and concludes by examining the challenge of expanding the home-care workforce and the potential of new technologies like webcams and assistive robots.

The Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995

hearing before the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Federalism, and Property Rights of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourth Congress, first session, on H.R. 660, an act to amend the Fair Housing Act to modify the exemption from certain familial status discrimination prohibitions granted to housing for older persons, August 1, 1995

Disrupt Aging

A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age

Housing Choices and Well-Being of Older Adults

Proper Fit

Make housing for the elderly comfortable, efficient, and appropriate to their special needs! Today people are living longer lives than ever before, and elderly people need to live in settings that reflect their individual capabilities. They need safe and appropriate homes, appliances, and furnishings that they will not lose the ability to use and enjoy in the years of decline. Housing Choices and Well-Being of Older Adults: Proper Fit addresses the challenge of matching the attributes of residential settings for older adults with the competence of the people who live in them. This book views housing for the elderly as a special case in terms of the person-environment paradigm. It highlights the recurring themes that give housing for the elderly a measure of order and predictability. Care providers, consultants for retirement communities, researchers in the fields of aging and environment or gerontology, university libraries, and members of housing associations for the elderly will benefit from the timely and vital information in this book. Easy-to-understand charts and tables make the information even more accessible. Housing Choices and Well-Being of Older Adults discusses: the state of theory development in environmental gerontology housing needs of the elderly quality issues in this type of setting design and development issues kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom applications for elderly people in various states of health home safety issues and much more! and the issues surrounding continued aging and its implications for: supportive environmental, health, and psychosocial services the economic and financial concerns of aging adults housing management and community issues Use what you'll find in Housing Choices and Well-being of Older Adults to ensure that the elderly people in your life are comfortable in an environment that is safe and appropriate.

Quality of Life Trajectories of Older Adults Living in Senior Housing

Quality of life (QoL) in the face of declining health, mobility, and social losses is a central issue for older adults. Our study examined changes in QoL over time for older adults residing in independent senior housing within continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) and estimated how residents’ social engagement during their first year influenced QoL over the next 4 years. Data were drawn from a 5-year panel study of 267 older adults who moved into senior housing within four CCRCs. Although initial QoL varied between individuals, QoL declined for the group over time. One component of early social engagement—participating in a greater number of formal social activities organized by the CCRC—significantly slowed the rate of decline in QoL. Findings suggest that senior housing residents may benefit from early participation in organized social and leisure activities soon after move-in to forestall declines in QoL over the long term.

Senior Housing

Though great differences exist between elderly residential systems in Eastern and Western societies, architects and designers all over the world should always pay attention to the mood and mental health of the elderly residents, and safety and comfortability of their living environment. The book covers the most typical aging societies such as Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, USA and Japan, where the latest notable projects are selected, including nursing homes, senior apartments, elderly communities and high-end elderly residences. Featuring different styles and innovations, and particularly an analysis of the demands and trends of elderly residential projects in China, the book offers a reference kit for all designers from different backgrounds.

The State of Seniors Housing

30 Lessons for Living

Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans

Draws on a renowned gerontologist's extensive discussions with hundreds of senior-aged Americans to reveal wisdom gleaned from their experiences with everything from families and finances to careers and aging, in a lifestyle primer that shares key principles based on the most commonly imparted advice. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.

New Aging

Live Smarter Now to Live Better Forever

Aging is a gift that we receive with life—and in New Aging, the architect Matthias Hollwich outlines smart, simple ideas to help us experience it that way. New Aging invites us to take everything we associate with aging—the loss of freedom and vitality, the cold and sterile nursing homes, the boredom—and throw it out the window. As an architect, Matthias Hollwich is devoted to finding ways in which we can shape our living spaces and communities to make aging a graceful and fulfilling aspect of our lives. Now he has distilled his research into a collection of simple, visionary principles—brought to life with bright, colorful illustrations—that will inspire you to think creatively about how you can change your habits and environments to suit your evolving needs as you age. With advice ranging from practical design tips for making your home safer and more comfortable to thought-provoking ideas on how we work, relax, and interact with our neighbors, and even how we eat, New Aging will inspire you and your loved ones to live smarter today so you can live better tomorrow. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Linking Housing and Services for Older Adults

Obstacles, Options, and Opportunities

Packaging supportive services with housing—a pressing issue for older adults The population of older adults is expected to explode in the coming years. Linking Housing and Services for Older Adults: Obstacles, Options, and Opportunities examines a crucial, complex, and often overlooked issue for policymakers and the public at large: older adults’ increasing needs for housing and supportive long-term care services. As baby boomers strive to help their parents make difficult decisions about their options, pressure mounts for policymakers to develop appropriate housing and services. This book brings together respected experts to discuss the answers to difficult questions about meeting the housing and support service needs of aging adults. Linking Housing and Services for Older Adults: Obstacles, Options, and Opportunities explores in-depth the tough issues pertaining to which populations are presently being served, what their needs are, and who is being left out. You’ll learn exactly what types of services are available, who is providing them, and how are they packaged. From residential care to assisted living to institutional care, this book addresses all facets of the complicated problems of providing availability to fulfill need. This important source presents insightful analysis of the total range of issues and the challenges to progress as well as offering specific recommendations to effectively offer housing and vital long-term care supportive services to older adults. Linking Housing and Services for Older Adults: Obstacles, Options, and Opportunities discusses in detail: the argument for increased development of supportive housing for older adults—and the barriers preventing it the issues related to providing a variety of housing and service options to the Medicaid population two case studies that illustrate how policies aimed at linking housing and services play out at the state and local level—and the need for strong leadership and the ability to develop key partnerships as vital aspects for success the interrelationship of factors regarding nursing home admission, the availability of subsidized housing, and Medicaid eligibility the need for care management to be holistic—including environmental care assessment, repair, and renovation management in addition to current long-term care settings creating affordable assisted living facilities for older persons receiving Medicaid services the successful components of the national Coming Home Program four case studies emphasizing different finance and regulatory approaches—providing lessons learned for developers, state agencies, and advocates of affordable assisted living This vital educational resource is also an essential reference for local, state, and national policymakers, housing officials, and long-term care providers.

The Assisted Living Residence

A Vision for the Future

Assisted living is a vital component of long-term care in the United States. In this volume, care providers, researchers, and decision makers from the private and public sectors examine the intersecting societal forces that are profoundly changing how we offer care and housing for older people who need personal assistance. The contributors examine how assisted living is both a symptom and a catalyst of these changes. The first section provides an overview of the current state of assisted living care and the factors shaping its future appearance and operations. It contains comprehensive discussions of how consumer demand, government regulation, design philosophies, operation and care approaches, and market forces are shifting and what this means for small and large assisted living operations. In the second part, the contributors examine how the private sector—elder consumers, family members and other caregivers, owners and operators of assisted living residences, professional organizations, technology innovators, and private investors—will influence the future of assisted living. The third part focuses on how the complex layers of federal, state, and local governments will affect the availability and operational styles of assisted living residences. Clearly written, wide ranging, and featuring up-to-date information and projections for the future, The Assisted Living Residence is an indispensable book for care providers, housing operators, investors, regulators, academics, insurance executives, marketing professionals, and beginning and advanced students of this important elder care alternative. Foreword by Robert L. Mollica. Contributors: Margaret P. Calkins, Paula C. Carder, Pamela Doty, J. Kevin Eckert, Susan K. Fletcher, Cristina Flores, Anthony P. Glascock, Mary Harahan, Mauro Hernandez, Carol Jenkins, William Keane, David M. Kutzik, Karen Love, Lydia Lundberg, Leslie A. Morgan, Anthony J. Mullen, Robert Newcomer, Douglas D. Pace, Rosa Perez, Larry Polivka, Peter S. Reed, Jennifer R. Salmon, Alisha Sanders, Harvey N. Singer, Philip D. Sloane, Robyn I. Stone, Keren Brown Wilson, Douglas A. Wolf, Margaret A. Wylde, Jack York, Sheryl Zimmerman

Adults with ADD

Adult ADD/HD

Older Lesbians

tech house music

House Church

Tai Chi for Seniors

Adult Sports

Art House

St Luke's Close of Burlington - Seniors Apartments

Offers 48 one-bedroom units plus 3 barrier-free wheelchair accessible one-bedroom units
* rent assessed on a geared-to-income basis for 36 units

St Luke's Close of Burlington - Seniors Apartments

Offers 48 one-bedroom units plus 3 barrier-free wheelchair accessible one-bedroom units
* rent assessed on a geared-to-income basis for 36 units

Access to Housing

Operates as the primary access point for subsidized housing in Hamilton. Subsidized housing is when rent is geared to the income of the recipient instead of market rates. Will assist applicants with the application process and maintains the central waiting list for subsidized housing available from social housing providers.

Eligibility is calculated based on 30% of a household’s gross monthly income. If applicant is receiving assistance from Ontario Works or the Ontario Disability Support Program, a social assistance rent scale is applied. Additional charges may apply depending on the building (e.g. utilities, parking).

The organization is does not operate as a landlord and does not directly offer housing.

St. Matthew's House - Home 2 Stay - 414 Barton St

Program assists seniors who are homeless or at risk of homelessness find safe, sustainable housing and assists to identify services that result in faster housing placement and more stabilized housing.
Follows individuals for up to 12 months after they have been housed.

Palmer Place

Non-profit 60-unit apartment building for seniors and seniors with disabilities
* 1 bedroom units * 2 bedroom units * wheelchair accessible units
* clients live independently in their own accessible apartments
* mix of market rent and subsidized units

Personal support services for tenants with disabilities (personal grooming and hygiene, toileting, transfers, meal preparation, communication, etc.) are available at Palmer Place, provided by AbleLiving Services, for full details see separate record here

McMaster University - Symbiosis Student-Senior Co-housing Program - 1280 Main St W

Program connects graduate students in need of low-cost housing with seniors who have a spare room and who could benefit from companionship and a bit of extra support. One-on-one interviews with both students and seniors are conducted to better define their needs and expectations.

Sunrise Senior Living - Sunrise of Burlington - Burlington

Also offers an aging-in-place alternative to Long-Term Care for seniors including Alzheimer care, support services and a secure environment for those with memory impairment.

Two-room suites, single suites and companion living (shared accommodation), all suites have a bathroom and kitchenette * registered practical nurse on site * recreational activities and programs

Included services:
Meals and snacks * housekeeping and laundry service

Optional services (may be additional cost):
Medication coordination and administration * assistance with personal care

Short term, trial and long term respite accommodation available for caregiver relief * also available for seniors discharged from hospital requiring more care and supervision than can be received at home

Palmer Place

Non-profit 60-unit apartment building for seniors and seniors with disabilities
* 1 bedroom units * 2 bedroom units * wheelchair accessible units
* clients live independently in their own accessible apartments
* mix of market rent and subsidized units

Personal support services for tenants with disabilities (personal grooming and hygiene, toileting, transfers, meal preparation, communication, etc.) are available at Palmer Place, provided by AbleLiving Services, for full details see separate record here

Halton Community Housing Corporation - Oakville - Head Office

Applicants are selected from the Halton Access to Community Housing (HATCH) rent-geared-to-income (RGI) waiting list. Some existing tenancies are market rent, however no new market applications are currently being accepted.

* communities include townhouses and apartments as well as single and semi-detached dwellings

Oakville Family Communities:
* The Oaklands , 2021& 2031 Merchants Gate (141 Units )
* Bray's Lane, 2299 Bray's Lane (56 townhouse units)
* Donaghey Square, 1531 Sixth Line (32 townhouse units)
* The Abbeyview, 1150 Dorval Drive (50 apartment units)
* Golden Briar Trail, 2250 Golden Briar Trail (88 townhouse units)
* Glen Valley Place, 1220 Glen Valley Road (55 townhouse units)
* Sheridan Woods, 2301 Sheridan Garden Drive (51 townhouse units)
* Margaret Drive, 287-359 Margaret Drive (48 townhouse units)
* Maurice Drive, 284-318 and 320 Maurice Drive (16 apartment units, 44 total of a mixture semis/townhouse/detached units)
* Elm Road, 1478-1492 Elm Road (54 townhouse units)

Oakville Seniors Communities:
* John R. Rhodes, 271 Kerr Street (242 units)
* Rotary Gardens, 234-274 Woodside Drive & 1285-1299 Sedgewick Crescent (28 units)

Burlington Family Communities:
* Walkers Landing, 515 Walkers Line & 4105 Longmoor Drive (80 townhouse units)
* Walkers Fields, 2300 Walkers Line (57 townhouse units)
* Maple Crossing, 1300 Maple Crossing Boulevard (91 townhouse units)
* Burloak Drive, 254-360 Burloak Drive (54 townhouse units)

Burlington Seniors Communities:
* Walkers Landing - Seniors, 513 Walkers Line (49 units)
* Wellington Terrace, 410 John St. (126 units)
* Pinedale Seniors Residence, 5250 Pinedale Avenue (141 units)
* Longmoor Drive, 4100 Longmoor Drive (109 units)
* Aldershot Village Residence, 540 Plains Road E (65 units)

Burlington All Ages Communities
Brant Court, 708 & 710 Brant Street (16 units)

Milton Seniors Communities:
* The Bruce Apartments, 40 Ontario Street S (88 units)
* Martin House Apartments, 189 Ontario St. S (80 units)

Milton All Ages Communities
Harmony Court, 111 Ontario Street N (36 units)

Halton Hills Seniors Communities:
* Kin Court, 3 Hyde Park Drive, Georgetown (24 units)
* Sargent Road Seniors Residence, 11 Sargent Road, Georgetown (38 units)
* John Armstrong Seniors Residence, 8 Durham Street, Georgetown (89 units)
* Braeside Seniors Residence, 46 Holmesway Place, Acton (12 units)
* Lakeview Villa, 17 Elizabeth Drive, Acton (52 units)

Halton Hills Family Communities:
* Holmesway Place, 10-44 Holmesway Place, Acton (18 semi-detached units)

Hamilton Housing Help Centre

Provides free information, assistance, advocacy, and support to people who need housing, especially people with low incomes and the homeless. Information available includes daily listings of available housing units, assistance for pets through Hamilton PAWS, housing accessible to people with disabilities, emergency shelters, public/non-profit/co-operative housing programs, housing for seniors, landlord and tenant issues, tenant rights and responsibilities, residential care facilities, finding affordable household goods, bedbug assistance, HELP emergency loan program, housing stability benefit, and rent arrears program.

Oakville Senior Citizens Residence

Charitable not-for-profit organization that provides supportive housing, supports for daily living, respite and community services for adults 65 and over * offers older adults choices in residential living and supported care

Residential Tower
  • 172 private bed-sitting rooms with a private full bath * support package includes personal support services available 24 hours a day * full dietary service in the dining room * housekeeping * laundry and linen service * social and recreational programs * bus stop at door
  • St. Elizabeth Health Care operates a clinic on the main floor of the Residential Tower to provide nursing service for eligible Residential Tower residents

Apartment Tower
  • includes 164 independent units with one bedroom with controlled access * apartments are rented unfurnished * are equipped with a refrigerator and stove

Wellness Centre
  • located in apartment 107 on the main floor of the Residential Tower
  • provides a wide variety of services and clinics including chiropody services, diabetes education, diabetes foot care, continence clinics, and the visiting doctors

Bobby's Hair and Nail Services
  • services ranging from pedicures to haircuts 
  • services are provided in the salon located on the main floor of OSCR, in the OSCR residence, or while the resident is in the hospital
  • for OSCR clients living in the local community, Bobby will bring her salon to them

Connect Care Medical Alert Button
  • available to OSCR tenants and clients
  • a program that allows 24 hour a day security (for clients who are unable to reach the phone in a medical emergency)
  • fees apply

Mobile service
  • Supports for Daily Living provided to eligible clients living in Oakville

Community Paramedicine Program
  • trained paramedics offer free blood pressure and health assessment clinic onsite each Fri, 9am-1pm for residents
  • residents can also learn about risk factors for heart disease, stroke and diabetes

Rambynas Hamilton District Senior Citizens Home

Non-profit housing for adults 60 years and older. Some subsidized units are available.