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Cut to the Chase - Are You Ready for Higher Assisted Living Costs in Oakville & Burlington?

Did you know the cost of assisted living spaces in Oakville and Burlington’s retirement homes increased 5% in 2020? Are you prepared? Spend the next minute to understand these costs.

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Retirement homes in Ontario often charge for care services in addition to monthly rental rates for units in their properties. Assisted living in these properties often involves a heavy care type-space (which are different from Independent Living spaces) where a resident pays to receive more assistance to complete their activities of daily living such as eating, dressing and personal hygiene. 

Assisted Living Explained...

What is Assisted Living?

  • Type of heavy care space where residents receive >1.5 hours of daily care to complete their activities of daily living (ADL),

  • ADL range from eating, dressing, hygiene and other activities where resident requires assistance,

  • Conditions that could require heavy care space are Alzheimer's, dementia and ambulatory support, and

  • Generally, assisted living residents may require > 1.5 hours of care services daily.

What are Assisted Living Costs in Oakville and Burlington?

According to Canada Mortgage Housing Corp’s 2020 Senior Housing Survey (download CMHC-ontario-seniors-housing-survey-2020-en.xlsx)

  • Heavy care space in Oakville, Burlington and Milton retirement homes averaged $5,300 per month,
  • An increase of about 5% over 2019 for the same type of space, and

  • Vacancy rates were 4% in 2020, about the same as 2019. 


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