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Service: Senior Housing in Barrie and area - Long-Term Care Homes, Retirement Homes and Senior Apartments, No Physical Location

Record #: CWD1948
Last Modified: 29 May 2024
Last Full Update: 14 Jun 2023


Description (Service) In Ontario, there are various residential housing options which offer varying levels of accommodation and care for seniors. Refer to appropriate links below to search for type of senior housing required:

Long term care homes are subsidized facilities providing nursing and personal care to individuals who have high care needs that can no longer be managed in the community. Many long-term care homes also offer short term respite or convalescent care.

CLICK HERE to view LONG TERM CARE HOMES located in Barrie and area

All Long-Term Care Homes (including those formerly known as Nursing Homes, Municipal Homes for the Aged, and Charitable Homes) in Ontario are governed by the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 (LTCHA). The requirements in the LTCHA ensure that residents of these homes receive safe, consistent, and high-quality resident-centered care in settings where residents feel at home, are treated with respect, and have the supports and services they need for their health and well-being. Long-Term Care Homes are licensed or approved by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

CLICK HERE to search for reports on Long Term Care Homes provided by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

For concerns or complaints about a long term care home, call 1-866-434-0144 (Long Term Action Line)

Residential facilities designed to enable retired individuals and other older adults to have a form of independent living, while sharing common interests and access to supportive services. Retirement residence costs vary and not all services may be included in the basic cost. Some retirement residences offer short stay programs when space permits.

CLICK HERE to view RETIREMENT RESIDENCES for Barrie and area

The Ontario Retirement Communities Care Association (ORCA) is a voluntary, non-profit association that accredits retirement residences in Ontario.

CLICK HERE to search for retirement residences accredited by Ontario Residential Care Association (ORCA)

The Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA), created under the Retirement Homes Act, 2010 (Act) is responsible for informing and educating the public, inspecting and licensing retirement homes, overseeing compliance and enforcing the Act for the protection of residents.

CLICK HERE to search for homes listed on the public register maintained by RHRA

Seniors Apartments are generally for seniors, 55 years and over, who are able to live independently. Most of the apartments listed below provide rent-geared-to-income units in addition to market rates

CLICK HERE to view SENIOR APARTMENTS in Barrie and area

Apartments with supports provide assistance to help seniors to live independently with support ranging from meals and housekeeping to personal care services (e.g., grooming, bathing, dressing and assistance with medications, ambulation and eating). Each apartment complex may offer varying degrees of assistance. Supports may be available on a self-pay basis (either as part of a base fee or as an additional purchase) or may be government funded for eligible individuals.


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Service Details

Areas Served Barrie ; Elmvale ; Essa ; Innisfil ; Oro-Medonte ; Springwater ; SK
Eligibility Long term care: Eligibility determined by North Simcoe Muskoka Home and Community Care Support Services
Application Long Term Care: Application required through North Simcoe Muskoka Home and Community Care Support Services
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Address & Map
Coordinates: 44.6073644, -79.4190960
Physical Access Not Applicable

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