Ottawa Retirement Homes
Find the best retirement communities in Ottawa
If you're looking for a retirement community or home care service in Ottawa, you'll find the best listings here. However, before you can narrow your search for retirement living in Ottawa you need to understand your own retirement needs, desired services and amenities and the level of care required. Once you have determined your needs you should make sure that you consider communities that fall within your budget.
Retiring in Ottawa
There can be little doubt that Ottawa is one of the best places to live in Canada and it has many excellent retirement homes. In fact, Ottawa has almost as many retirement homes as you will find in much larger cities such as Toronto or Montreal.
Many of Ottawa's retirement homes were built in the last 20 years so services and attitudes reflect contemporary views on retirement living. For example, there are several standout residences featuring modern construction that are located near local attractions such as the Rideau River and downtown Ottawa. Whether you're looking for an active adult community, independent living, assisted living or long-term residence you'll enjoy the services and amenities that Ottawa has to offer seniors.
In particular, Ottawa is a very accessible city for seniors, legendary for its paved pathways and progressive attitudes toward public accessibility. You can find out about the latest initiatives in Ottawa's accessibility services here.
Elder care in Ottawa
If you are unsure about moving into a retirement home in Ottawa, you can call the local Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) or visit their website to read about other options like home care. For example, We Care Home Health Services has been serving the area for about 20 years. They serve greater Ottawa, including areas as far out as Carlsbad Springs, Metcalf, Kemptville, Stitsville and many other surrounding communities. To learn more, consult the website for We Care in Ottawa. You might also check out the home care services on comfortlife.ca or connect with Ottawa Home Health Care Services for Seniors.
Finding the right retirement residence in Ottawa, Ontario
When searching for a retirement home in Ottawa, be certain to look for the symbol of the Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA). In all its listings, Comfort Life makes sure to clearly indicate homes that have met the approval of this well respected body. For any other questions you may have about retirement homes be sure to consult the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority (RHRA). It is responsible for licensing and regulating retirement homes in Ontario.
Living in Ottawa
One complaint of many seniors is that “my kids never come to visit.” One of the advantages of picking one of the Ottawa retirement homes listed below is that there are many things to see and do in the city. Your children and grandchildren should want to come and see you, as there are many tourist attractions in summer, including the parliament buildings, numerous museums and many beautiful parks. In winter, of course, there is the thrill of skating on the Rideau Canal.
Belleville and other areas of Eastern Ontario
All of eastern Ontario makes for a peaceful place to live, whether you decide to retire there or not. Retirement homes in the areas of Belleville, Trenton, Kingston and all the towns and villages of Eastern Ontario are close to the 401 corridor and combine retirement living with closeness to superb health care. Consult our Guide to retirement in Eastern Ontario for more info.