2019 Housing Options in Ottawa – A Guide for Older Adults
Housing options for older adults range from living independently in the community (owning, renting or sharing a home), to living in a residence with some supports (assisted living and retirement homes) or living in a long-term care home.
Most older adults want to live independently, at home and in familiar communities for as long as possible. Some want to downsize or find a new home in a welcoming community that better suits their needs as they grow older. Before you decide about your living situation, it is best to gather as much information as possible and to explore your options.
This Guide will help you better understand your housing options and make informed decisions about where you want to live now and in the future. Compare your options and discuss them with family members and friends. Consider asking for advice from a lawyer, financial advisor or real-estate agent. Then decide what works best for you.