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Palliative care in Ottawa

Care homes in Ottawa Region are an excellent alternative

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Palliative care and hospice care in Ottawa takes on a number of different forms, but one option people often overlook is local retirement residences, located throughout the region, including places in Kanata and Orleans. Retirement homes are well-equipped to deal with medical and health care issues, including ready nursing staff on hand that may also include an onsite doctor. Importantly, Ottawa's care homes foster a homelike environment that is less clinical and sterile than some other healthcare environments.

When you consult with health professionals, they will tell you about the variety of local hospice services. Be sure to take a serious look at local seniors' care facilities and their willingness to take in clients for short term (respite) stays and palliative care stays.  Consult with homes below to learn what they offer. 

Seniors' homes in Ottawa with hospice care


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Symphony Senior Living Orleans
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Symphony Senior Living Orleans

6419 Lumberman Way, Orleans, Ontario, K1C 6E8
At this park-like setting, seniors are offered the choice between studio, 1 or 2 bedroom suites. Bring along pets while enjoying a variety of customizable options, including a varied menu and recreational programs.
Symphony Senior Living Kanata
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Symphony Senior Living Kanata

27 Weaver Crescent, Kanata, Ontario, K2K 2Z8
Enjoy the natural setting of the surrounding Kanata Lakes with access to shopping, parks and churches at Symphony Senior Living Kanata. This pet friendly community offers a variety of service packages and suites to fulfill your unique needs.
The Redwoods Retirement Residence
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The Redwoods Retirement Residence

2604 Draper Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K2H 9B1
Located in West Ottawa, this pet friendly community offers several suite styles, kitchens and balconies. Residents enjoy chef-prepared meals, 24/7 access to a nurse, a wellness program and a variety of activities and social events. Whether you're meeting friends for a drink in the bistro, or for a swim, you'll love the social life at The Redwoods.
V!VA Barrhaven
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V!VA Barrhaven

275 Tartan Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K2J 0V2
Ottawa's newest all-inclusive retirement community simply includes more! From a saltwater pool to an incredible golf simulator, our impressive amenities are only matched by our commitment to exceptional care & service.
Forest Valley Terrace
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Forest Valley Terrace

1510 St. Joseph Boulevard, Orleans, Ontario, K1C 7L1
Forest Valley Terrace is proud to be the only community that is designed & dedicated to accommodate the needs of seniors with all stages of Alzheimer’s, dementia or other forms of memory impairment in Ottawa.
Villagia in the Glebe
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Villagia in the Glebe

480 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 3N6
Residents can choose their choice of suites with views of the Rideau Canal and Pretoria Bridge. Elegant dining, spacious ballroom, an indoor swimming pool and care services to suite all of your needs. Pet friendly.
Park Place Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence
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Park Place Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence

110 & 120 Central Park Dr, Ottawa, Ontario, K2C 4G3
Whether you're looking for independent living, assisted living or memory care, you can access them all in one location at Park Place. We are a vibrant, social community surrounded by parks and close to many amenities.
Promenade Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence
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Promenade Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence

110 Rossignol Drive, Orleans, Ontario, K4A 0N2
With so much to do nearby, it’s easy to forget why you might want to stay home, but with its exceptional dining, impeccable design, and fun activities, you’ll find Promenade has many attractions of its own!
Chartwell New Edinburgh Square Retirement Residence
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Chartwell New Edinburgh Square Retirement Residence

420 MacKay Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 2C4
Chartwell Stonehaven Retirement Residence
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Chartwell Stonehaven Retirement Residence

70 Stonehaven Drive, Kanata, Ontario, K2M 3B4
Chartwell Duke of Devonshire Retirement Residence
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Chartwell Duke of Devonshire Retirement Residence

1095 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 4P6
Chartwell Rockcliffe Retirement Residence
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Chartwell Rockcliffe Retirement Residence

100 Island Lodge Rd , Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 0A2
Chartwell Kanata Retirement Residence
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Chartwell Kanata Retirement Residence

20 Shirley's Brook Drive, Kanata, Ontario, K2K 2W8
Chartwell Empress Kanata Retirement Residence
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Chartwell Empress Kanata Retirement Residence

170 McGibbon Drive, Kanata, Ontario, K2L 4H5
Ravines Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence
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Ravines Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence

626 & 636 Prado Private, Ottawa, Ontario, K2E 0B3
Chartwell Rideau Place Retirement Residence
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Chartwell Rideau Place Retirement Residence

550 Wilbrod Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 9M3
Manotick Place Retirement Community
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Manotick Place Retirement Community

1145 Bridge Street, Manotick, Ontario, K4M 0G8
Manotick Place is situated in the heart of picturesque Manotick right on the Rideau River. We are an ideal choice for individuals who wants to embrace all that life has to offer.
Carleton Place Terrace by Symphony
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Carleton Place Terrace by Symphony

6 Arthur Street, Carleton Place, Ontario, K7C 4S4
Carleton Place Terrace welcomes pets: offers residents plenty of options with studios and one-bedrooms that may include a kitchenette & / or a walk-out . Activities & chef-prepared meals keep residents healthy & active.

Superior hospice or palliative care in local seniors' homes

Special cases where seniors' homes are a superior choice include situations where hospice care is required for dementia patients. A number of Ottawa retirement homes focus on memory care. These homes have care staff professionally trained to deal with sufferers of Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias. Facilities may also be enhanced with design that helps Alzheimer's sufferers and care may include specialized therapies.

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Specialized training of staff can include training in the Gentle Persuasive Approach (GPA), a course that helps PSWs and other care workers fully understand dementia patients. GPA training works through scenarios, helping care workers anticipate situations that may arise, situations unique to caring for dementia sufferers.

As we have heard from one care home worker, hospice patients feel more at home in a retirement residence. "It's a much warmer environment… [Our palliative care clients] know that their life is coming to an end. They feel comfortable here. It's not a clinic, it's a home to them."

Further help

Consult with the Local Health Integration Network in Ottawa: healthcareathome.ca/champlain/en.




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