Ottawa retirement home reviews

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Comparing retirement homes in Ottawa? Not sure which one is right for you? Below, we collect comments from residents and families and add our own expert review of local seniors' homes.

Comfort Life has worked with care homes in Ottawa and throughout Canada since 2002, going into homes, interviewing residents, comparing facilities and assessing the unique value of each. Below, you get the result: a comprehensive overview of select care homes from throughout the Ottawa Region. For Ottawa, Kanata and Orleans families looking for independent or assisted living, or any other senior care, reviews here are intended to help you research and understand your care options locally.

List of retirement communities in Ottawa Region

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Stittsville, Ontario
     

  • The friendly, welcoming atmosphere of Wildpine reflects traditional values. This new community promises a lot of healthy, happy personal interaction, with amenities and activities designed for people with variety of abilities. The fitness room is a highlight of featured amenities listed here. People who move in here may be surprised how much they love the community of peers all with the same life experiences and the same interests.
  • I had to move my Mom from London Ontario to Stittsville... They have a program that is run for those
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Ottawa, Ontario
   

  • You know a retirement community is excellent when employees tell you that they like their job because they enjoy being with the seniors in their care. Governors Walk’s design around a historic monastery hints at the discipline and compassion of the care offered here. Indeed, there seems to be a good spirit that flows through this place. It’s communal living with heart and soul.
  • My aunt has been at this residence for years. She loves the food and friendly atmosphere.
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Ottawa, Ontario
       

  • Chartwell New Edinburgh Square is a classy, upscale, well-organized retirement residence in the heart of Beechwood Village, with shops and services part of the community. The vibrancy just outside the door is matched inside, where there’s an extensive list of amenities. There’s an emphasis on space throughout, and seniors who move here will truly find room to grow.
  • I give this residence full marks for all round excellence. The situation in an urban village is perf
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Cornwall, Ontario
       

  • Chartwell McConnell Retirement Community is a bilingual seniors building with everything from retirement apartments to assisted living. Tour the building, in a quiet residential area of town, and you’ll find excellence in senior living and care throughout, built with forward thinking seniors in mind. The full continuum of care accommodates couples with varying needs or anticipates future care needs, should those happen. You won’t need to move⁠—but also, you won’t want to.
  • Our mother has been living here for 3 years now. She is happy and we are happy. The new General Mana
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Orleans, Ontario
   

  • There are many exceptional aspects of this retirement community, including the care offered, the cleanliness and newness of the residence and its suites, and staff's attentive care. Its unique location along the Ottawa River in the quiet suburb of Orleans makes the Promenade an exceptional offering for families searching for Ottawa seniors' care. For example, the serenity of the wooded courtyard, facing the river, adds an extra dimension of excellence to this community.
  • I think what makes Promenade so pleasing is the happy environment they promote and the unbelievably
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Kanata, Ontario
       

  • Chartwell Stonehaven offers a fulfilling, rich life. Chartwell’s reputation as an industry leader is based on everything you’ll find here, including completely contemporary design and décor both internally and externally, all the amenities you can want, and a caring community made up of both staff and residents. And still, there are distinctly excellent aspects of Chartwell Stonehaven.
  • My mother is a resident and I can honestly say that she is in the best, and safest, place possible e
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Ottawa, Ontario
         

  • Alavida Lifestyles’ seniors’ buildings throughout Ottawa Region show a vision for creating vibrant senior living. That's manifest here, too. New ideas include the cocktail bar, an in-house makerspace, and a horticultural haven where you can take part in growing fruits and vegetables that will go farm-to-table.
Ottawa, Ontario
     

  • This beautiful, still-very-new Ottawa retirement home offers the best in contemporary senior living. Chef-prepared dining, modern facilities, and a bevy of other luxuries are all integral to life here. Staff are compassionate and very involved with seniors, as many families and residents will attest to.
  • Carol, my daughter-in-law, she had already looked at this, and she told me,' I think you'll like it.
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Orleans, Ontario
     

  • This caring community is perfectly situated to help families from throughout the area. Onsite pampering includes a spa, hair salon and other similar amenities, attended with kindness, care and friendship. It also deserves recognition as the safest, most ideal environment possible for seniors suffering from dementia. The environment is mentally stimulating, with people engaging in golf, bingo and many other inter-activities with companions who are "in the same boat."
  • [My mom had to leave] an assisted living facility because she tended to wander away due to her memor
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Ottawa, Ontario
     

  • A superbly well-appointed Ottawa retirement home located close to the 417 in West Ottawa. This is a lovely high-rise seniors' tower (17 floors) with great views from its balconies, and a variety of suite styles to select from. The Redwoods still feels very new and clean throughout. There are staff members who have been here since it opened. People love the flexibility of living independently in your own apartment, as in any tower, combined with the option of sharing in dining or hiring care as needed.
  • Mum enjoys the meals, which are a good variety and sensible portions. The housekeeping staff are won
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Orleans, Ontario
     

  • Symphony Senior Living is ideal for seniors from throughout the Ottawa Region looking for a community that is affordably priced. There's easy access to the community from Highway 174, making visits stress-free for family from anywhere in Ottawa (or even further away). When discussing life here, residents highlight the caring staff.
  • [I'm] impressed with the professional staff and caring management going above and beyond, to care fo
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Carleton Place, Ontario
   

  • This is an ideal place for seniors who need assisted living or are in the middle to later stages of Alzheimer's Disease. Carleton Place Terrace by Symphony gives seniors daily positive peer interactions, a clean, well-lit space, and therapies and services that alleviate some symptoms of dementia. It's perfectly situated for families on the west end of the National Capital Region or from elsewhere in eastern Ontario.
  • My dad lived here 2016-2017. The transition when a parent loses independence is a tough one. Carlet
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Kanata, Ontario
     

  • For Kanata and area seniors who require assisted living or are in the middle stages of Alzheimer's Disease, Symphony offers the very finest in senior care and accommodations. Registered practical nurses and personal support workers are onsite around the clock.
  • Our dad is very happy here ... The wonderful staff make Symphony a home and people that come to vi
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Ottawa, Ontario
   

  • Perhaps the best thing about Park Place is the location, so close to downtown Ottawa. There are gardens outside, parks not far away, and the nearby Experimental Farm is a unique part of the community's environment. Not far away, there are shopping centres and restaurants, then the downtown core and the many sights to see and things to do there. People love the very wide range of services that are available both within Park Place and close by.
  • [Since moving here] the years have been great. It's a great way to live ... you have all your meals
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Ottawa, Ontario
   

  • We could highlight many exceptional things about this community, but memory care at the Ravines' is offered by experts highly specialized in this sphere. The interior design focuses on neighbourhoods, where dementia patients live in familiar surroundings that avoid the confusion created by more clinical environments. The Ravines' Healthy Minds Program is multi-faceted, focused on providing compassionate, well-rounded care for seniors with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. Included in the program are support groups for family and other loved ones, music therapy that stimulates memory and positive interaction, staff trained in the Gentle Persuasive Approach, therapy through multi-sensory environments, and other components.  
  • My mother who had dementia stayed here and received wonderful care. This is a clean and attractive p
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Carp, Ontario
   

  • This is the kind of place where people will discover how great senior living can be. The expertise behind this project will help create a community where people make friends, form bonds and enjoy life in a group of senior peers. Those who have lived alone will find that they make great friends with others and learn to enjoy life anew. You really will find it nice to have people your same age just outside the door, people who want to be with you. You’ll also discover that your interests expand. Consider the possibility that some of your best days might still be ahead of you. We have seen many people’s lives improve immensely in places like Carp Commons.
  • I wish to thank all the wonderful staff at Carp Commons for their ingenuity, creativeness, thoughtfu
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Alexandria, Ontario
     

  • One of the best things about this small town retirement community is its combination of cozy intimacy with some of the pampering and amenities people in larger centres expect. Efficiency and diligent compassion are a hallmark of the staff’s attitude, highlighted when you hear how families talk about this community. Staff bring an old-fashioned work ethic to the care they offer seniors. This community may also appeal to people from Kingston and Ottawa wanting excellent care at rates that are more affordable than similar communities in those cities.
  • All staff went above the call of duty to make sure Uncle Gerald was comfortable and that he always f
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Carleton Place, Ontario
       

  • Waterside Retirement Community in Carleton Place is the kind of place we dream of retiring to when we get to that age. Overlooking the Mississippi River, near pleasant shops in this peaceful village, it’s a seniors’ oasis. And still, it’s just a half hour away from Ottawa, making it ideal for seniors with family in the west end of the city.
  • Waterside is a vibrant, active community. My mom just started living at the "Resort" as my own child
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Richmond, Ontario
       

  • Ottawa Region families facing a dementia diagnosis for their mom or grandmother will find a completely unique approach in Richmond Care Home. Situated in a unique 16 bed home set well off Nixon Farm Drive, this feels like a serene country resort in the city. The house-like setting and the sheer professionalism of staff combine to make this a homey, adept approach to care for Alzheimer's and other dementia.
  • My mother has been staying here for the last few months now and this is indeed a wonderful place for
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