Question: I am thinking of moving myself or someone I love into a retirement home. What information should I know and how do I find out about various retirement homes?

There are a variety of things you should be aware of when considering an independent living community or retirement home. First, retirement homes are businesses that provide a range of accommodations. Second, as a result of new legislation, government regulations for retirement homes will be phased in starting in 2014.

The Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA) is assisting retirement homes with understanding the new regulations as they are phased in. ORCA is a non-profit organization that inspects retirement homes in Ontario. All homes must pass and maintain the inspections in order to keep their membership. They also offer a directory of all their accredited retirement homes. You can contact ORCA at: 1-888-263-5556 or email them at: [email protected] You can also check out their website at:

You can also search for information related to Independent Living Communities in Guelph and Wellington, by using the Directory of Services.

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