Continuing Care Ottawa

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Continuing care retirement communities in Ottawa offer care on different levels that can include independent living to assisted living, as well as long term care or memory care facilities. There are a number of advantages of a home with a continuum of care. Homes listed below offer a diverse approach to care, where some seniors may be entirely independent, while others in the same community may need more dedicated care like catheter and other tube care, while still others require round the clock monitoring.

Continuing care communities in Ottawa

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Wellington West Retirement Community by Signature  

1166 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y4H1

Signature Retirement Living is excited to open Wellington West Retirement Community located in the charming village of Wellington West. Wellington West Retirement Community offers you the true Urban Lifestyle experience.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Metta Lifestyles Governors Walk Retirement Residence  

150 Stanley Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1M 2J7

A former monastery and friary, Governors Walk is designed to pay respect to the past while featuring a modern touch. Governors Walk is steps away from the picturesque Rideau River and Stanley park.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Wildpine Retirement Residence  

10 Wildpine Court, Stittsville, Ontario, K2S 1C6

At Wildpine, our staff ensure you get the highest level of care and service possible. We strive to provide the best service at the lowest prices, because money shouldn't stand in the way of worry free retirement!

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Promenade Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence  

110 & 150 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!

Lifestyle Options: Apartments, Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Carp Commons Retirement Village  

458 Donald B. Munro Drive, Carp, Ontario, K0A 1L0

One visit to Carp Commons Retirement Village and you’ll see the difference in terms of amenities, food, services, programs, and the little touches that make it feel like home.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Ravines Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence  

626 & 636 Prado Private, Ottawa, Ontario, K2E 0B3

Ravines offers you tranquility in one of Ottawa’s most scenic neighbourhoods, Prince of Wales. A social, carefree lifestyle awaits you in a friendly community staffed with individuals who truly care.

Lifestyle Options: Apartments, Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Forest Valley Terrace By Symphony  

1510 St. Joseph Boulevard, Orleans, Ontario, K1C 7L1

Forest Valley Terrace is proud to be the only community that is specifically designed & dedicated to the unique needs of seniors with all stages of Alzheimer’s, dementia or other forms of memory impairment in Ottawa.

Lifestyle Options: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

The Redwoods Retirement Residence  

2604 Draper Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K2H 9B1

Redwoods apartment style community offers suite with full kitchens, individual meal plans and valet service. Whether you're meeting friends for a drink or for a swim, you'll love the social life at The Redwoods.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

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.

Lifestyle Options: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Chartwell Rockcliffe Retirement Residence   

100 Island Lodge Rd, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 0A2

A safe and rewarding lifestyle in a Ottawa seniors housing community you're proud to call home.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Chartwell Duke of Devonshire Retirement Residence  

1095 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1Y 4P6

A safe and rewarding lifestyle in a Ottawa seniors housing community you're proud to call home.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Chartwell Empress Kanata Retirement Residence  

170 McGibbon Drive, Kanata, Ontario, K2L 4H5

A safe and rewarding lifestyle in a Kanata seniors housing community you're proud to call home.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Retirement residences below are just outside of Ottawa

Carleton Place Terrace by Symphony  

6 Arthur Street, Carleton Place, Ontario, K7C 4S4

We offer a truly all inclusive plan. We welcome pets: offer residents accommodation options .Our array of activities & chef-prepared meals keep our residents healthy & active. Offering beautiful outdoor spaces to enjoy.

Lifestyle Options: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Chateau Glengarry Retirement   

105 St. Paul Street, Alexandria, Ontario, K0C 1A0

Located between Ottawa & Montreal, our bilingual staff cater to seniors who are independent, need assistance or have early memory loss. Enjoy home-cooked food, fitness & daily activities. Respite stays are welcome.

Lifestyle Options: Independent Living, Assisted Living

The advantages are many

A continuing care retirement community offers a number of important advantages:

  • This anticipates the changing needs of seniors: it offers various levels of care under one roof (or at least in one location). If care requirements change, the senior in residence finds that he or she doesn't have to go elsewhere to get the care he or she needs.
  • Stay in one place: one of the great stressors for retirement home residents (and an acknowledged health detriment) is the initial move, a great disruption to someone who may have lived in one home for decades. To have to move again later can greatly exacerbate health problems.
  • Couples can stay together. This is another great advantage of offering a continuum of care all in one location. We have heard many stories of couples moving into a continuing care retirement community because (for example) one spouse suffers from dementia and the other wants to be near him or her, and no longer wants to remain alone in the family home. Living in a community with a variety of other people with various care requirements, people make new friends and find new joy in life, living in a vibrant community of peers.
  • Intergenerational and integrative. New developments in Ottawa and elsewhere offer people as young as 50 the opportunity to move into a planned community where some mundane tasks may be taken care of as de rigueur to the life of the community. As part of the residence or community, though, care may be available through various means that allows community members to age in place. This type of community may be thought of as a community ranging from active lifestyle to assisted living (and beyond). In any case, this integrated approach takes the idea of continued care to a new, very progressive level that meets the changing needs of the aging population in the Region.

Definitions of continuing care

The definition we are working with above is one used by some Canadians, but perhaps more often in the United States. It does fit with many retirement communities in Canada that do indeed offer a full continuum of care for seniors. There is no more fitting term to describe these types of communities that offer a full range of care, all in one facility.

Others in the senior care industry consider continuing care to be synonymous with long term care; that is, when someone is in LTC they need care on a continual basis.

Complex continuing care is a progressive-minded approach to care for seniors and others, with an integrated approach to providing care for medically complex clients, including seniors. By definition, complex care may mean that they have a chronic condition exacerbated by a separate health incident (such as a heart attack). This is the official definition used by health care authorities like the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

There are a number of facilities in the Ottawa Region that offer this approach to care. In fact, some of these are associated with retirement communities and villages.

See the difficulties associated with this and other definitions, in our glossary of senior care.

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