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For seniors and families, in Ottawa, assisted living care offers a reprieve from a variety of inconveniences and problems faced by elderly family members no longer able to live independently. If seniors consider the move into a retirement care home difficult, it need not be. Ottawa's assisted living retirement homes improve life and present new opportunities for improvement in health, outlook and vitality.

Assisted living care homes in Ottawa

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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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Metta Lifestyles Governors Walk Retirement Residence

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.
Chartwell Duke of Devonshire Retirement Residence

Chartwell Duke of Devonshire Retirement Residence

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

Chartwell Rockcliffe Retirement Residence

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

Chartwell Empress Kanata Retirement Residence

170 McGibbon Drive, Kanata, Ontario, K2L 4H5
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.
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.
Carleton Place Terrace by Symphony

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.

Assisted living is on a continuum of care between independent living and long-term care. In Assisted Living, you may receive help with any of mobility, bathing, dressing, feeding, transfer assistance, medication administration, incontinence care and more. In addition, as part of life in a retirement home you are able to participate in communal dining, you will have weekly housekeeping, and many of your monthly bills will be covered under one umbrella cost. Ottawa's assisted senior living homes offer care that is second to none. 

Be surprised by today's retirement living

In addition to the basic care and amenities noted above, retirement homes listed here might also offer a variety of excellent features that make living there amazing. Appealing features in some retirement homes include the following: 

  • Billiards room where you can lounge with other residents
  • Hairdressing salon where you can have regular hair care
  • An in-house pub or bar where you can enjoy a drink with your new friends
  • Fitness studio to help you maintain your strength, stay healthy and fit
  • Walking and hiking paths where you can take a stroll and enjoy the beauty of outdoor Ottawa

A number of Ottawa retirement homes with assisted living care are located along the Rideau or Ottawa Rivers, where you can enjoy the outdoor scenery along groomed trails, either with friends or family when they visit.

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Comfort for those moving into assisted living care

Assisted living homes offer exceptional care for people who may have concerns over deteriorating health or who have suffered serious health setbacks such as strokes. Seniors and families may have resistance to the idea of moving into a retirement home but there can come a time when it is the right decision to make. When it comes to this, though, many people are surprised and even delighted at the caring environment offered in today's retirement homes. Over time, we at Comfort Life have heard many stories of people who were reluctant to move into assisted living but who ended up enjoying the move. 

Mary is one example of a senior who moved into an Ottawa senior living home, only after some coaxing. "It was hard to leave my home and my old neighbourhood," she told us. However, she was no longer able to care for her husband who required daily assistance in simply getting around the home.  Mary was advised by her family doctor to move into seniors' care. Once she moved in, though, she adjusted to the change and as she told us, "I am amazed at how much I feel at home here! There's so much to do, and it is such a wonderful environment!"

Families also find it comforting. Dora moved her mother into assisted living in an Ottawa seniors' home and found great relief at no longer having to worry. "My mother is at a very vulnerable time of her life, and it's so wonderful to see her in an environment where everyone knows here and understands her needs. She's gotten some of her strength back, and that would not have been possible without the staff and environment here."  

Assisted living care homes are a great improvement over homes seniors have lived in since they bought them many years ago. Few older homes are designed for accessibility or safety. Retirement homes like those listed here offer up-to-date design, new facilities, elevators, wheel chair accessibility and of course, caring staff on hand round-the-clock to care for any needs that arise. 

Download the Comfort Life ebook Preparing for Your Move, for a full guide on moving out of your home and moving forward with assisted living.

Costs of assisted living in Ottawa and area retirement homes

In retirement homes throughout Ottawa, assisted living comes at a variety of costs, depending on the quality of the home, its location and other factors. We list homes in Ottawa and a number of surrounding suburbs including Kanata, Orleans and other towns. Here's a look at a spectrum of monthly rates and what you get for those prices. 


Starting cost/mo

What's included

Ottawa, ON


Basic dining, housekeeping and many assisted care options, including bathing, dressing, incontinence care and more

Orleans, ON


Basic dining, housekeeping and many care options, including bathing, dressing, feeding

Nepean, ON


Meals and housekeeping


Those are just some samples of what you might pay. Consult each of the care homes listed here to get all the details of service costs. We take another look at this on our Ontario assisted living costs page under a survey of Ottawa Region

When considering the costs of any Ottawa retirement home, it's important to remember that one umbrella covers every monthly and yearly bill you are used to paying in your own home. Consider the list of what's covered: heat, hydro, property taxes, groceries, appliances, implements and all your other household goods, upkeep like roofing, interior decorating and all the other many costs you pay at home. Many people are surprised at the fact that, when they do the accounting, it is much cheaper live in an assisted living unit than to live in their own home.

If you move into assisted living, you may qualify for benefits and financing not otherwise available. You can read about long term care insurance for assisted living care. Paying for Assisted Living need not be prohibitive for families, and there are a variety of funding options and payment options opened up by care homes. We also offer an overview of typical options for paying for assisted living and other senior care


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