Independent Living or a Retirement Residence (sometimes referred to as Independent Living with services or Assisted Living), is a seniors living community which offers various services such as housekeeping, meals, recreation and more. Services vary from place to place, so taking a tour of the different residences may assist in matching your needs to those that are available. To assist you, we have developed a checklist that can help you determine which questions are important to ask. We suggest that you take a copy with you to help you keep track of the answers to those questions. We have also included a calculator to assist you in determining your average monthly cost. Click here for the printable, large font versions of the checklist and the calculator. For LTCAM member Retirement Residences, click here.
If you are seeking a community setting without services, there are also apartment complexes geared to seniors. For additional senior housing options see A & O Support Service click here.