Kitchener, Ontario Senior Living Communities

There are close to 20 different senior living options in Kitchener, Ontario, providing specific forms of care such as long-term care, assisted living, or a form of independent living.

This region of Ontario is a popular location for seniors because it is not an overly large city. The cost of living is affordable, and there are many options for senior living and senior housing. Aging is a time of adaptation and change and planning your future housing needs is important.

Whether you are searching for independent living, assisted living, or some form of retirement living, no one form of living is suitable for every person. ECDOL Canada provides an extensive directory listing of available senior living options in the city of Kitchener.

List of Senior Living Facilities in Kitchener, Ontario

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Independent Living and Retirement Communities in Kitchener, Ontario

There are over a dozen different independent senior living options in Kitchener, Ontario. Independent living in Kitchener is simply any housing arrangement designed exclusively for seniors. Generally, these are residents aged 55 and over, and the types of housing vary.

Housing options could include: 

  • Apartment-style complexes
  • Condos
  • Freestanding homes
  • Active living communities

The homes are typically friendlier to older adults. They are often more compact and easier to navigate with no maintenance or yard work to worry about. Residents live independently, and most communities offer amenities, activities, and services.

Independent living facilities are aimed at older adults who need little or no assistance with activities of daily living. When searching for independent living options in Kitchener, Ontario, Excellent Care, Decency, and Optimal Living will help your family narrow the search.

Retirement Homes in Kitchener, Ontario

In Kitchener, Ontario, retirement living is a specific form of independent living for seniors. There are multiple options to consider.

Retirement homes in the city are privately owned facilities. The residents of these facilities rent private accommodations and live with little or no outside help. Retirement communities do not provide 24-hour nursing care.

Consider the following when searching for a retirement community:

  • Size and location
  • Accommodations and amenities
  • Cost
  • Services and staffing

Residents who enter a retirement home are still healthy, active, cognitively alert, and relatively independent. Some retirement communities in Kitchener advertise themselves as assisted living facilities and provide a basic level of care.

Assisted Living for Seniors

There are over a dozen different senior living options in Kitchener that offer assisted living services for seniors. Generally, assisted living is a residential option for seniors who want or need help with some of the activities of daily life. For example:

  • Cooking and meal preparation
  • Laundry and housekeeping
  • Traveling to appointments
  • Medication management
  • Bathing and personal hygiene.

Assisted living facilities or long-term care homes in Ontario offer safety and security of 24-hour support and access to care. Excellent assisted living facilities will develop a personalized plan that meets your needs.

Long-term care homes in Kitchener are funded and regulated by the provincial government. These facilities tend to offer more care than is usually available in a senior building, retirement residences and even most assisted living settings.

Senior Housing Services Specific to the City of Kitchener

Kitchener Housing is an organization sponsored by the City of Kitchener. It has the objective to purchase, construct, own, manage, and maintain housing for low and moderate-income individuals and families within the community.

They offer two types of rental units– Market Rent (MR) and subsidized housing, with the majority of our portfolio being Rent Geared to Income (RGI). The process of applying for housing is different for each type of unit.

The Cost of Senior Living in Kitchener, ON

In Kitchener, Ontario, long-term care accommodation costs are set by the Ministry of Long-Term Care and are standard in all long-term care homes across Ontario. The current (maximum) rates are:

  • Long-stay Basic–$62.18 per day or $1,891.31 per month.
  • Long-stay Semi-private–$74.96 (Basic plus a maximum of $12.78) per day, or $2,280.04 per month.
  • Long-stay Private–$88.82 (Basic plus a maximum of $26.64) per day, or $2,701.61 per month.
  • Short-stay–$40.24 per day.

The maximum rate for semi-private or private accommodation in some long-term care homes can be less depending on the age and structure of the long-term care home.

The price of independent living or retirement living in Kitchener varies and depends on the type of suite and level of care chosen.

Generally, within Ontario, the average cost is $3,200, which includes amenities, utilities, dining, etc.

Statistics on Seniors in Kitchener

The City of Kitchener continues to work to meet the needs of an aging population:

  • By 2035, one in five Kitchener residents will be a senior.
  • People aged 50 or older make up 31% of the population.
  • In 2020, people aged 50 or older made up 31% of the population.
  • By 2031, people aged 50 or older will make up more than 35% of the population.
  • Approximately 20% of Kitchener’s population will be aged 65 or older.


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