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THE COMFORT LIFE REPORT:Carp Commons Retirement Village - Verve Senior Living 

458 Donald B. Munro Drive, Carp, Ontario, K0A 1L0
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Lifestyle options:
Independent Living, Assisted Living, Dementia & Memory Care
Respite care available, Convalescent care, Private home-care allowed
Cost (from):
$3,710
Suites:
124 suites (Studio, 1-bed, 1-bed + den, 2-bed)

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Our Perspective

How we see Carp Commons Retirement Village - Verve Senior Living

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.

Carp Commons allows people to retire in this lovely, heavily-rural area, west of the hustle and bustle of Ottawa proper. It’s also a growing area, of course, and this community is one of many developments happening. This will be an ideal destination for people from throughout Eastern Ontario who want to be close to family in Kanata and the west end of Ottawa. We think it will also appeal to people from throughout Ottawa Region who want a respite from the traffic and noise of the city.

This mid-rise promises to deliver on Verve Senior Living's philosophy of making every day great. Seniors who are still independent but no longer want to live alone will find their enthusiasm for life rekindled here. It’s a perfect solution for people who have had enough of cooking solo meals and want to make their own decisions about where and how they live.

Independent seniors will find a home on the top floors’ private residential units, where you can choose to come downstairs to participate in activities (of which there will be many, we assure you). You'll also be able to relax in the spa, take a meal in the dining room or see what’s happening in the games room. We’ve seen before that this is the kind of residence that encourages seniors to make a whole new group of friends.

Community’s Perspective

How Carp Commons Retirement Village - Verve Senior Living sees itself

Who are you as a community?

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. Every day, we create opportunities for our residents to discover new things about themselves, the people around them and the world we live in, helping redefine what it means to be aging, together. Retirement living can be active, inspiring, and fulfilling. We know because we help make it a reality every day.


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Reviews of Carp Commons Retirement Village - Verve Senior Living

What residents and their loved ones say about Carp Commons Retirement Village - Verve Senior Living in reviews.

Jennifer Mather, family member

"My mother has been a resident at Carp Commons since December 5th, 2022 and is really enjoying her new life here. The people are so wonderful. Always something for everyone to do. The food is delicious. My mother likes to phone me after her meals to let me know how good they are. The building itself is beautiful and very well maintained. I have also referred another family to this residence and will continue to do so. Thank you [to] all the great staff at Carp Commons!"

Ed Isaacs, family member

"Really nice new accommodations for your aging loved one, they are well cared for and a very impressive staff who is always available to answer any questions that you have. Highly recommended! "

Jane Greencorn, family member

"Melanie is a true gem! She showed how much she cared from the beginning by being so accessible and willing to offer information and guidance. She and Collins made a difficult process simple and my parents and I appreciate them so much. "

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Lifestyle

Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $3,710

Includes

  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy (Extra fee)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Medication administration (Extra fee)

Assistance with

  • Bathing (Extra fee)

Assisted Living (definition)
Cost from $5,350

Includes

  • Designated dining area
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Incontinence care
  • Medication administration
  • Resident Reminders

Assistance with

  • Bathing (2x/week)
  • Dressing
  • Transfers

Dementia & Memory Care (definition)
Cost from $6,422

There isn't a one-size-fits-all approach to ensuring that our residents who require Memory Care services live with dignity, purpose, and meaning each day. Our specialized programming and care is safety-led and focuses on reducing anxiety for residents and their families. We offer research-based, professionally directed, and completely customizable activities that include brain fitness, cueing, reminder exercises, and medication assistance. These activities help bring out the best in our residents and support a positive outlook and overall mental health.

Includes

  • Designated dining area
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Incontinence care
  • Medication administration
  • Resident Reminders

Assistance with

  • Bathing (2x/week)
  • Dressing
  • Transfers

Suites

Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 412 $3,860 (Rent) +$860 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed 504 $4,330 (Rent) +$860 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed + den 802 $5,845 (Rent) +$860 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
2-bed 843 $6,370 (Rent) +$860 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
Studio 412 $5,680 (Rent) +$820 per month
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
Studio 412 $6,700 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,860
  • Size: 412sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$860
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,330
  • Size: 504sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$860
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed + den
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $5,845
  • Size: 802sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$860
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $6,370
  • Size: 843sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$860
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $5,680
  • Size: 412sq/ft
  • Companion fee: +$820
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $6,700
  • Size: 412sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

Dining

Chef prepared, world inspired. We believe food is more than sustenance. Good food should be enjoyed with friends, made with fresh local ingredients, prepared from scratch by an experienced culinary team, and served by our friendly and courteous dining staff who know your personal tastes.

Meal service : Bar, Bistro: (24 hours), Bistro: (daytime), Buffet, Pub, Room Service (extra fee), Table service, Tray service in suite (extra fee)

Seating type : Open seating

Special diets : Celiac Diet, Diabetic, Ethnic, Gluten Free, Kosher style, Lactose free, Low sodium, Vegetarian

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

Arts and crafts
Billiards
Chapel
Computers
Emergency call system (pendent)
Fitness Studio
Games Room
Hairdresser
Hobby kitchen
Internet
Laundry machines
Library
Mail box
Mail delivery to suite
Mail to concierge
Movie theatre
Newspaper delivery available to suite
Newspapers delivered to concierge
On-site General Store
Onsite foot care
Out patient programs
Parking (outdoor)
Pet friendly
Private bus for outings, regular trips
Private dining room for family/friends
Recreation facilities onsite
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
Spa Services
Spa tub or shower room
Spa/Beauty Salon
Storage lockers
Wellness Center
Wheelchair (electric)
Wheelchair (scooter)
Wheelchair Accessible

Programs & Activities

Arts and Crafts
Assisted Walks/Trails
Billiards/Pool Tables
Bingo
Brain Fitness
Card Games
Continued education
Day Trips
Entertainment
Excursions
Exercise Program
Gardening
Movie Nights
Parties
Religious & Holiday Services
Resident social / activity club
Sewing
Swimming
Theatre
Volunteering
Weekly Shopping Trips & Excursions

Staff & Care

General Manager's Message
Darren Talbot

Darren joins Carp Commons-Verve Senior Living having spent the last 12 years as Executive Director/General Manager in the Senior Living sector at residences of various sizes and service levels-Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care. Prior to Senior Living, Darren’s education and experience was primarily in the hospitality/hotel industry having completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree and working in various sales and operations leadership roles. Darren’s approach is to build strong, engaged, and collaborative teams by fostering a positive environment, creating memorable experiences for residents and staff, and ensuring care, kindness and support is at the forefront of everything we do for our residents.

Staff

Medical and other support staff
Registered Nurses
Registered Practical Nurses24 hrs/day
Personal Support Workers24 hrs/day
Guest Attendant
Doctorvisiting 1x/week
Geriatric Pharmacistvisiting 1x/week
Foot care specialistvisiting 1x/month
Physiotherapistvisiting 1x/week

Number of care staff:

  • Daytime: 5
  • Weekends: 4
  • Nights: 2

Care services

Care options available:

  • Respite care available (cost from $150)
  • Convalescent care (cost from $150)
  • Private home-care allowed

Health Services:

  • Catheter care(with government assisted)
  • Cognitively impaired residents(with special assistance)
  • Feeding tube assistance(with government assisted)
  • Medication charted by exception(with special assistance)
  • Ostomy care(with government assisted)
  • Oxygen assistance(with special assistance)
  • Physically challenged residents(with special assistance)
  • Vitals monitoring(with special assistance)

Move-in requirements

Chest x-ray is used instead of TB testing. Not provided for anyone over 65.

• Chest x-ray
• Medical form completed by family doctor
• Personal Interview
• TB test required

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Neighbourhood

Carp Commons Retirement is located at 458 Donald B. Munro Drive, Carp, Ontario, K0A 1L0.


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