Web Resources from the Fall 2021 WATtimes

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

What’s Next? Home Care and Housing Options for Seniors from the Fall 2021 WATtimes

Web Resources

Home Care

For information about or to apply for home care in or around Waterloo and Wellington counties, visit the Home and Community Care Support Services Waterloo Wellington website:


Retirement Homes

The Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority maintains a searchable database of retirement homes in Ontario.


Comfort Life has a database of retirement homes across Canada.


Long-term Care Homes

For an overview of long-term care in Ontario and how to apply, visit


In Ontario, a network of 14 Home and Community Care Support Services offices manages applications for long-term care. The Waterloo Wellington office website is


The Ministry of Health and Ministry of Long-Term Care provide a database of long-term care homes that is searchable by map, postal code, location, or name. The site provides detailed information about long-term care homes, including complete contact information and inspection reports.


Concerned Friends is a registered charity dedicated to advancing the health and well-being and enriching the experiences of persons living in long-term care homes across Ontario. The organization’s website provides a comprehensive checklist for choosing a long-term care home, information about residents’ rights, summaries of inspection reports, and links to various organizations serving seniors.