Best Seniors’ Housing Resources – Ontario Canada

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There are excellent resources available for helping seniors living in the Province of Ontario, Canada. This summary of resources includes links to online topics such as Accessible Housing and Flexible Home Designs.

The focus of this week’s post is on the helpful resources available from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

Aging in Place – Accessible Housing

You may not be aware of the range of options available for customizing a residence to accommodate ever-changing needs. These options allow a home-owner to remain in the same home or community regardless of age or ability level. The goal is to provide safe, independent and comfortable living.

Universal design

An overview of best practices for creating accessible spaces.
Click on the links below for the areas of the home applicable to your situation.

Living spaces (16 page PDF document)

Bathrooms (18 page PDF document)

Kitchens (16 page PDF document)

Exterior spaces (18 page PDF document)

Appliances (12 page PDF document)

Lighting (12 page PDF document)

House Designs – Case Studies

Here are six case studies covering house types, user needs and the design concepts that make a home accessible. The four key principles that apply: visitable, adaptable, accessible or universal. Design principles are highlighted first followed by the case studies beginning on Page 6.

Sample house designs(16 page PDF document)

Did you find the Seniors’ Housing Resources you were looking for in any of these articles? 

Future post in the series: Low-cost/no-cost home modifications.

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Unless otherwise credited, all posts are happily authored with a quill pen …
Paul Ferri, Broker, ASA (Accredited Senior Agent)
RE/MAX Unique Inc. Brokerage*, Toronto, Canada
*Each office independently owned and operated.


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