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