It’s not just millennials who are leaving Toronto and other cities to come to Hamilton, Ontario — seniors are also flocking to this beautiful escarpment region. With plenty of green space and close proximity to Toronto and two international airports, Canada’s ninth largest city offers nature, culture and leading-edge healthcare facilities. Seniors and their loved ones also appreciate that the Hamilton region offers excellent Assisted Living and Independent Living retirement residence options.
Why seniors like Hamilton
Defying its Steeltown nickname, Hamilton is known for its beachfront, hiking trails, network of 120 waterfalls and the Royal Botanical Gardens. Seniors also enjoy Hamilton’s galleries and museums, sporting venues and rising culinary scene, allowing foodies to savour excellent food in numerous cafes, restaurants and bars. Scenic Niagara-on-the-Lake and Georgian Bay are a short road trip away. Clearly, retirees who choose senior living in or near Hamilton will never be bored.
Senior care options in Hamilton, Ontario
If you or a loved one are considering Assisted Living, it’s helpful to understand the available care choices first. Start by reading our Guide to Senior Living Care Options in Ontario to learn about the differences between private-pay retirement residences and government-subsidized long-term care homes — also known as nursing homes — as well as the array of senior care types, from Independent Living to Assisted Living to Memory Care. With that background knowledge, older adults and their families can choose a senior living option in or near Hamilton that reflects their healthcare needs, budget and lifestyle preferences. Other helpful resources include:
- Guide to Senior Living in Ontario
- What is Assisted Living?
- Worksheet: Cost Comparison Between Retirement Living Residences
- Six Myths About the Cost of Senior Living
Evaluating retirement home options in Hamilton
In order for you and your loved ones to accurately compare the senior care, amenities and costs of different long-term-care homes and retirement residences in Hamilton, Dundas and Stoney Creek, you need to ask the right questions. Review these resources before you call or tour any residence.
- Ask this essential question when touring an Assisted Living residence
- Top 25 questions: What to ask on a retirement residence tour
- How to research senior living residences
- Answers to top questions about retirement living
- Choosing the right retirement residence.
Assisted Living in Dundas, minutes away from Hamilton
Just a 13-minute drive from downtown Hamilton, Amica Dundas is a premium senior living residence that offers private suites, enriching activities, fully licensed dining, a saltwater pool, fitness centre, hair salon and spa, home theatre and more. (Catch a glimpse of what life is like there on social media.) It’s located in the charming town of Dundas —a bedroom community of Hamilton— that’s increasingly popular thanks to its pretty cafes, boutiques and farmers’ market.
Amica’s personalized professional care, nurses on-site 24/7 and comprehensive COVID-19 safety protocols let you enjoy life with confidence. At Amica Dundas, you have a choice of Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care. That unique continuum of care means you don’t have to move if your needs change, plus spouses with different care requirements can live in the same building.
If you’re looking for respite care near Hamilton, Amica Dundas and Amica Stoney Creek both offer respite and trial stays. You’ll have a chance to experience Amica’s premium lifestyle offering in a private furnished suite and try all the amenities and services, including dining, during your stay.
Assisted Living in Stoney Creek, just 20 minutes away from Hamilton
Waterfront strolls and dinner at Hutch’s On The Beach are just a few things seniors enjoy in the East Hamilton community of Stoney Creek. Amica Stoney Creek is right near Olde Town, with even more restaurants, shops and parks. This refined and accessible residence includes private suites and amenities such as a fitness centre, arts and crafts kitchen, billiards and games room, indoor pool, ice cream parlour, hair salon and spa and home theatre. (See some of our enriching activities on social media.) With Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care options, Amica Stoney Creek supports every resident’s unique care needs.
You’ll also find Amica senior living residences in other nearby towns and cities, with 23 Ontario locations in total.
Why discerning seniors choose Amica residences in the Hamilton region
Once you’ve had a chance to review different Assisted Living, Independent Living and Memory Care options near Hamilton, it becomes clear that Amica is the top choice for those who want the freedom they’ve always maintained, along with the peace of mind they need to enjoy it. Each day at Amica, you’ll have the opportunity to socialize at activities such as wine tastings, fitness classes and art and culture lectures. It’s easy to look ahead with possibility when you’re safely savouring each day thanks to Amica’s outstanding dining, amenities, activities, senior care and safety measures.
Book a virtual or in-person tour to find out what it’s like to enjoy living on your own terms in an elegant Amica residence.