Seniors' residences

Seniors' residences, also known as RPAs, are facilities specially designed to provide adapted housing and support services for independent or semi-independent seniors. These residences aim to create a secure and comfortable living environment, promoting the quality of life and well-being of seniors. They play a crucial role in the care of the elderly, offering a community living environment and services that meet their specific needs.


Adapted accommodation and facilities

Seniors' residences offer housing adapted to the needs of residents. These may include apartments, studios or single rooms, offering comfortable, private space. Communal facilities such as dining rooms, lounges, recreational areas and gardens enable residents to meet, socialize and take part in community activities.

Personalized care and support services

RPAs offer a range of personalized care and support services to meet residents' individual needs. This can include assistance with daily tasks such as meal preparation, housekeeping, laundry and toileting. Healthcare services such as medication management, basic nursing care and health monitoring may also be available.

24-hour security and surveillance

Resident safety is a top priority in senior residences. These facilities are equipped with advanced security systems, such as surveillance cameras, fire alarms and access control measures, to ensure residents' safety and peace of mind. What's more, trained staff are usually on hand 24 hours a day to respond to emergency needs and ensure continuous monitoring.

Recommended training for seniors' residences

Residences for the Elderly (RPAs), require Beneficiary Attendants to undergo 16 hours of training. We recommend our "Advanced First Aid - General Public (16h)" training.

This training includes CPR/AED components, as well as components on injury prevention and treatment, anaphylactic-type allergic reactions and more.

This training, for beneficiary attendants among others, is available at the following link:

First aid - Advanced general public (16h)

Social and leisure activities

Seniors' residences promote social life and offer a wide range of leisure activities and programs tailored to residents' interests and abilities. These can include cultural outings, fitness classes, art activities, book clubs, board games and community events. These activities help maintain residents' vitality, social engagement and emotional well-being.

Legal and ethical obligations

Seniors' residences have legal and ethical obligations towards their residents. These include respect for residents' rights, such as dignity, privacy and autonomy. Residences must also comply with the standards of safety, quality of care and accessibility and accessibility standards set by the relevant authorities. They must provide clear information on costs, services offered, termination policies and complaints procedures.


Seniors' residences play an essential role in providing a suitable living environment, personalized care and support services, and social activities for seniors. They offer invaluable support to seniors who wish to maintain their independence while benefiting from a secure environment and an active community. RPPs are responsible for respecting residents' rights and complying with legal and ethical standards to ensure seniors' well-being and quality of life.