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Home Care Assistance Halton/Peel Region Remarks on Increasing Vacancy Rates in Ontario Senior Homes

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Home Care Assistance Halton/Peel Region (http://www.GreaterTorontoHomeCare.ca), the areas leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, is releasing its expert opinion on the rising vacancy rates in Ontario senior homes.

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) June 25, 2014

Home Care Assistance Halton/Peel Region (http://www.GreaterTorontoHomeCare.ca), the areas leading provider of non-medical, in-home senior care, is releasing its expert opinion on the rising vacancy rates in Ontario senior homes.

A report has found that the vacancy rate across Ontario senior homes has increased to 13.9% this year, up from 13.4% last year. In addition, just over five percent of seniors over the age of 75 across Ontario and under four percent across the GTA are looking to senior residences. High rent is cited as a major issue preventing seniors to choose elder care within a senior home, with GTA costs being the most expensive in Ontario. (Source: Pigg, S., Vacancy Rates Up in Ontario Senior Homes Toronto Star, June 19, 2014; http://www.thestar.com/business/real_estate/2014/06/19/vacancy_rates_up_in_ontario_seniors_homes.html.)

A standard room at a senior home facility within the GTA is over $3,000, says Rick Heinz, owner of Home Care Assistance Halton/Peel Region. Unfortunately, that only gets a senior minimal meals and not much nursing care. The cost alone is not feasible for most seniors or their families.

Cost is just one of the deterrents of senior homes, but Heinz also acknowledges that having other options, including in-home care, is also a large reason why. In Toronto particularly, more affordable and attractive options exist. However, the number one option for seniors is to receive elder care at home.

Typically, the slight increase would not warrant a huge concern, but with 18 new senior homes completed in Ontario last year, and four of those being in the GTA, the need to fill these spaces is urgent, he adds.

With Home Care Assistance Halton/Peel Region providing in-home care to seniors across the GTA, we have long recognized the advantages of seniors living at home, Heinz concludes. "Thats why we understand what needs to be done to assure that seniors live safely and comfortably.

Serving Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Milton, Burlington, Hamilton and the surrounding areas, Home Care Assistance Halton/Peel Region provides older adults with high-quality, consistent care, helping them live happier, healthier, more fulfilling lives within the comfort of their own home. In an effort to fully address the needs of mobile and homebound clients, Home Care Assistance Halton/Peel Region provides 24-7 live-in care, hourly home care, and hospital-to-home care. Home Care Assistance Halton/Peel Regions caregivers are certified in multiple skills, including the Balanced Care Method, Alzheimers and Dementia care, hospital-to-home care, and more. Home Care Assistance Halton/Peel Region is so certain its customers will be 100% satisfied with its services that a long-term contract is not required. To learn more about Home Care Assistance Halton/Peel Region, visit the companys web site at http://www.GreaterTorontoHomeCare.ca, contact Home Care Assistance Halton/Peel Region at 905-337-1200 or by e-mail at rheinz(at)homecareassistance(dot)com, or visit our office at 90 Lakeshore Road West in Oakville.

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