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Orleans, Ontario retirement homes

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Orleans (or Orléans), Ontario, is peacefully secluded from downtown Ottawa and the hustle and bustle of Canada's capital.  Retirement homes in Orleans, Ontario offer the very best of retirement living, situated along the meandering Ottawa River. The city's many features, copious greenspace and rich character make it a truly desirable place for senior living.

Your senior care options in Orleans include independent senior living, assisted living and memory care. 

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Symphony Senior Living Orleans

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.
Forest Valley Terrace

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.
Promenade Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence

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!
Villagia in the Glebe

Villagia in the Glebe

480 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 3N6
Villagia is centrally located on the edge of the Glebe, the downtown core and just steps away from the world renowned Rideau Canal.
Park Place Seniors' Suites & Retirement Residence

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.
The Redwoods Retirement Residence

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.
V!VA Barrhaven

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.
Manotick Place Retirement Community

Manotick Place Retirement Community

1145 Bridge Street, Manotick, Ontario, K4MOG8
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.
Symphony Senior Living Kanata

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.
Wildpine Retirement Residence

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!
Carp Commons Retirement Village

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.

 

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Find the right senior care in Orleans, Ontario

Orleans' retirement residences offer the full suite of care options. Before you even begin your search for an Orleans retirement home, be sure to download our retirement home checklist.

Independent living retirement suites are found in a number of local residences. Here, you can settle in style, make new friends and let other people take care of those tedious tasks you no longer want to do. Meals will be provided for you, housekeeping will be a thing of the past, and you'll have time to relax, socialize, and take advantage of some of the excellent amenities that you will find in today's senior homes. Homes will also provide some extra care requirements, quite often on a per-item fee basis. Other features of a care community are also nice to have, including emergency response and the easy availability of people with which to socialize. Many Orléans and area retirement homes create close-knit communities of good friends who look out for each other.

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Orleans is home to some of the finest senior apartments in the entire Ottawa Region, where a continuum of services is available to meet the needs of today's seniors. There are a range of options from affordable housing services to superb luxury condos close to the River. Many homes feature dedicated staff and excellent support services, with up-to-date top-of-the-line care facilities.

Assisted living suites are a deeper level of care. People avail themselves of this type of care when the time comes that they need help with bathing, transferring or other tasks of daily living. Today's care homes are more open than ever to adapting to the needs of residents. As we have been told by one care home staffer, "We say, what exactly is it that you'd like assistance with? Every person's needs are distinct, we find, so we don't create cookie-cutter solutions but instead we meet the client where they are. We work in their home, they don't 'live in our workspace.'"

Memory care in Orleans and area is state-of-the-art, offering the best care and therapies for clients with Alzheimer's Disease and other forms of dementia. Memory care facilities now include features like colour-coded hallways, light therapies and other related therapies, along with a progressive-minded care suite. Care facilities are the best equipped environments to help those who have Alzheimer's, and care staff are well-trained to deal with symptoms of dementia and offer detailed care. Some of the care offered in retirement homes includes elements such as catheter care, oxygen assistance, feeding tube assistance and many other highly detailed care options that fully enhance the care and comfort of your loved one.  Orleans is home to the first seniors' community in the entire Ottawa region that is 100% dedicated to the care of those with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

Long term care homes in Orleans and area are government supported. If a loved one needs long term care, you can contact your LHIN to find out how to proceed. 

Short term stays are one more way to get a taste of today's retirement residences. People need not consider a retirement home as a permanent residence. Many homes offer short term stays including:

  • respite stays that give caregivers of Alzheimer's patients a break
  • convalescent care stays help you recuperate and recover in a health care environment where staff is ready to assist

Your local retirement home can be an excellent resource for families, and you should go into homes to learn fully what help they can offer you and your family members. It's a health care environment that's a very suitable middle ground between hospital care and being alone at home. Contact homes to learn more about the many flexible options they offer.

What do Orleans retirement homes cost?

Here’s a look at a variety of retirement homes' monthly fees, from homes in Orleans and area: 

Location

Level of care offered

Cost from

The Chapel Hill area of Orleans

Memory care for Alzheimer's and other dementias, including assistance with bathing and all other ADL's

$3,999/ month

Innes Park area of Orleans

Independent living, including daily dining and weekly housekeeping

$2,100/month

Innes Park/Hwy 30 West

Assisted living, with incontinence care and other ADL's

$2,800/ month

Choosing a retirement home in Orleans

Get a glimpse at the selection process in the video below.

How to Choose a Retirement Community from Comfort Life on Vimeo.

Living and retiring in Orleans

Orleans is a bustling, rapidly growing city that offers a bedroom community for Ottawa. Orleans' significant francophone population gives the suburb a distinct character. The city has grown over 20,000 people and 20% in population in the ten years from 2001 to 2011. Plans to extend the Ottawa light rail transit (LRT) into the city will help the city continue to grow at a rapid rate.

The LRT will also make it easier to retire in Orleans and find easy traveling into Ottawa to meet up with family, or vice versa. Retirement living in Orleans is projected to be peaceful and easy going for the foreseeable future. Proximity to the Ottawa River makes it amenable to many excellent recreational activities, hiking trails and more. Petrie Island parkland connects several small islands, and the beach there is very enjoyable. There's also the nature centre and many superb nature trails with scenery such as Princess Louise Falls and more. The projected LRT and the ease of travel on Highway 174 make it very amenable to daytrip into Ottawa and enjoy the many attractions and activities offered by Canada's capital. On its own, Orleans has many attractions, of course, including Shenkman Arts Centre and more. 

Retirement home regulation in Orleans

Care homes and seniors' residences in Ontario are regulated by the Government of Ontario through its Retirement Home Regulatory Authority (RHRA). Homes in Orleans and throughout the Ottawa Region must meet high standards in terms of safety and cleanliness. For homes offering long-term care and nursing care, there is also the Long-Term Care Homes Act (2007). This Act governs all long-term care retirement homes in Ontario, concerned primarily with safety, consistency of care, and treatment of residents.

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