Convalescent care in Ottawa Region

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For families and seniors seeking short term help, either in recovery from surgery or other medical problem, or with a LHIN-recommended stay, Ottawa care homes are waiting to offer assistance. Assistance offered by retirement homes in Ottawa, Kanata, Orleans and other cities in the region includes a bed, on-call or round-the-clock care, and all the amenities and features of a retirement home.

Contact homes listed below to find out what care they offer and their current availability for short term stays.

Ottawa Care Homes with Convalescent Care Options

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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

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

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

VIVA Barrhaven  

275 Tartan Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K7A 6A9

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

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: Apartments, Independent Living, Assisted Living

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

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

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

Communities 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: Independent Living, 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

What you will find in a recovery stay in Ottawa

Care homes offer a wide variety of services that will make your life so much better than it would be if you were to go home too early. In most retirement residences, you will find the following care options:

  • Help with tasks of daily living, including everything from bathing to transferring to catheter care, incontinence care, and anything else you might require
  • Medication administration to help ensure that you or your loved one is staying on the right dose 
  • Professional nursing staff prepared to offer you personalized support and care.
  • Preparedness for extended or specific care requirements. Today's retirement residences are increasingly flexible and willing to make adjustments that meet your specific needs. Flexible services range widely, and can include help for those with developing dementia, assistance with various physical ailments and disabilities, and extensive experience with dealing with many other elderly people.

Perhaps the biggest benefit is the availability of nearby help, just a call button away. Daily housekeeping, easy dining, the availability of snacks and other food, are all benefits of taking a convalescent bed in any of the Ottawa retirement residences that you find listed above.

Recover at home with professional carecent care

Home care services can be a further bridge to a full recovery. There are several home care providers in Ottawa who can further help you recover after an operation or illness. Professional home care -- most often hired at an hourly rate, but also available for 24-hour in-home stays -- can help you recover fully. Home care services listed here at Comfort Life are professionally trained and can assist you with detailed care needs, including catheter care and similar personal care for tasks of daily living. Care workers are often trained to deal with the elderly using gentle persuasion and other tactics.

Distinguishing convalescent care from respite care

For our purposes here, we define convalescent care as something distinct from respite care. These definitions are followed by many (but not all) in the care industry, including Ontario's Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs). Respite care is defined as focused on relief of caregiving, providing a short term stay for Ottawa seniors requiring persistent care (often dementia patients). Convalescent care is defined as recovery, often from surgery and other medical problems. Many homes offer both respite care and convalescent care as short terms stays and distinguish or define these terms differently from the way we have done so here (that's why we recently added a senior care glossary).  

Be sure to talk to the retirement residence about your distinct needs and be sure that they are prepared to offer you the care and assistance that you require.

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