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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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

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 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

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 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

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

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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

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:

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