The Redwoods Retirement Residence

The Redwoods Retirement Residence

   
2604 Draper Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K2H 9B1
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Lifestyle options:
Independent Living, Assisted Living
Guest stays available, Respite care available, Convalescent care, Private home-care allowed, Palliative care available
Cost (from):
$2,517
Suites:
211 suites (Studio, 1-bed, 2-bed)

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About The Redwoods Retirement Residence

The Redwoods is located in West Ottawa and offers several suite styles with full kitchens & balconies. Plus we’re pet friendly! Join in our Chef-prepared meals and activities programs designed to meet your interests. Our Lifestyle Programs, with nurses available 24/7, offers peace-of-mind to keep you active & feeling your best! Meet for ice cream (or martinis) in the Fireside Lounge, swim in our heated salt water pool, or join a game of Bridge in the card room. There’s always fun to be had!

Opened in: 2000
Ownership Type: profit
Languages Spoken: English, French

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Insider reviews & perspectives

Comfort Life Review

stories

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. This residence still feels very new and clean throughout, but it's been established over ten years, and much of the staff has 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.

The Redwoods offers care up to assisted living, with dressing, bathing and feeding included. The Ottawa Ikea is nearby, as are banks, churches and a variety of health care services. Kids from local schools drop in for day visits and interact with residents through activities like a reading buddy program. For all of the friendliness and great care, there are also a wealth of exciting amenities, including chef-prepared meals, a heated indoor saltwater pool, a wellness program, a pub, and more.

For seniors who have had a health scare, or who simply want to make housework a thing of the past, it's an excellent choice: a friendly community of peers in a building that's a safe, warm, and wonderful place to live. It's ideal for Ottawa-area seniors who want the best in life, living in community with other seniors, close to family in Kanata, Nepean or elsewhere in the west end of Ottawa.

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Interview videos

The Redwoods Retirement Residence - Interview with Management: April Johnstone
  • In this Perspective:
  • April Johnstone is the marketing and sales manager for The Redwoods, a retirement community in Ottawa, Ontario offering independent living and assisted living services, with palliative care, convalescent care and respite care available as well.
  • 0:44 - What are three things you love about your job?
  • 1:46 - What drew you to your role at The Redwoods?
  • 2:31 - How has The Redwoods changed since you've been there?
  • 3:47 - What inspires the change in demand from 1 bedroom or 2 bedroom?
  • 5:48 - What is unique about The Redwoods?
  • 6:52 - What kind of lifestyle does The Redwoods attract?
  • 9:01 - Is there a set meal time?
  • 9:50 - Do you have a favourite menu item?
  • 10:05 - How does The Redwoods build its menu?
  • 11:30 - How does the residence make sure that residents get the nutrition they need?
  • 13:05 - What are some of the activities at The Redwoods?
  • 16:32 - How does The Redwoods approach aging in place?
  • 20:29 - How do you handle communications with family members outside the residence?
  • 22:38 - How do you approach families who disagree about making this move?
  • 25:54 - Is there a memory of a resident that stands out in your mind?
  • 28:38 - What's in store for the next 5 or 10 years for Redwoods?
  • 31:08 - What advice do you have for anyone in the middle of their search?
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Testimonials and Stories

  • Wonderful Place

    Dear April and staff:

     

    For the last several years, I have been enjoying the special events at the Redwoods.

    They are always different fun and so well-planned.

    I love these fun times an your staff makes everyone feel so welcome -

    Like a “going home” when you are a child!

     

    My friends and I have toured the Redwoods. I was most impressed with the suites.

    They are spacious, bright and airy, pale, soothing colors on the walls.

    Never would you have a boxed in feeling if you were moving from a bigger living space.

    Thank you so much for taking such good care of our seniors.

     

    I am always impressed with the many activities on your monthly calendar.

    Ottawa is so fortunate to have such a well-maintained friendly place.

     

    Whenever we visit the redwoods, Chefs have always prepared the most delicious food.

     

    Some of the residents have commented to us it is the same in the dining room.

     

    What is not to like at the Redwoods?

    Sincerely Yours, 

    Mrs. Birbeck

Lifestyle

Lifestyle options

Independent Living (definition)
Cost from $2,517

Our Independent Living Lifestyle encourages our residents to remain as independent as possible while having the opportunity to access the nursing support team for a little TLC.

Includes

  • Designated dining area
  • Meals (Extra fee)
  • Daily tidy (Extra fee)
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Medication administration (Extra fee)

Assistance with

  • Bathing (Extra fee)

Assisted Living (definition)
Cost from $4,015

Our Assisted Living Lifestyle program supports our residents who need a little more care daily. With respect and dignity, our dedicated nursing team will help our residents with the acts of daily living. The Majority of our nursing team has been working at The Redwoods for 10+ years. Our Assisted Living package includes up to 45 minutes of care daily. More time is available if needed.

Includes

  • Designated dining area
  • Cancer care (Extra fee)
  • Diabetes (Extra fee)
  • Dialysis (Extra fee)
  • Huntington's Disease (Extra fee)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (Extra fee)
  • Stroke care (Extra fee)
  • Meals (3x/day)
  • Daily tidy
  • Housekeeping (1x/week)
  • Incontinence care
  • Medication administration (Extra fee)
  • Resident Reminders

Assistance with

  • Bathing (1x/week)
  • Dressing
  • Feeding
  • Transfers

Suites

Type Size
(sq ft)
Lifestyle CostCompanion fee Includes Contact
Studio 500 $2,799 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed 369 $2,597 - $2,997 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed 444 $2,597 - $2,997 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini-fridge
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed 552 $2,810 - $3,210 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchen
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed 621 $2,810 - $3,210 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchen
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed 564 $2,917 - $3,317 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
1-bed 646 $3,310 - $3,910 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchen
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
2-bed 858 $3,837 - $4,437 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchen
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
2-bed 951 $3,942 - $4,542 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Kitchen
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
2-bed 965 $4,469 - $4,869 (Rent) N/A
  • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
  • Call Bell System
  • Furnished
  • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Type: Studio
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $2,799
  • Size: 500sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $2,597 - $2,997
  • Size: 369sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $2,597 - $2,997
  • Size: 444sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchenette
    • Mini-fridge
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $2,810 - $3,210
  • Size: 552sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchen
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $2,810 - $3,210
  • Size: 621sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchen
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $2,917 - $3,317
  • Size: 564sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchen
    • Kitchenette
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 1-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,310 - $3,910
  • Size: 646sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchen
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,837 - $4,437
  • Size: 858sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchen
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $3,942 - $4,542
  • Size: 951sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Kitchen
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

  • Type: 2-bed
  • Ownership: Rent
  • Cost: $4,469 - $4,869
  • Size: 965sq/ft
  • Companion fee: N/A
  • Details:
    • Cable TV in room (additional fee)
    • Call Bell System
    • Furnished
    • Personal phone number in room (additional Fee)
  • Contact: email

Dining

Meal service : Bistro: Resident and family (daytime), Table service, Tray service in suite (extra fee), Tray service in suite (included)

Seating type : Assigned seating

Special diets : Celiac Diet, Diabetic, Gluten Free, Low sodium, Puree foods, Vegetarian

Amenities & Services

Residence Amenities & Services

24-hr concierge
Arts and crafts
Billiards
Chapel
Community Garden
Computers
Emergency call system (pendent)
Fitness Studio
Games Room
Gift Shop
Hairdresser
Internet
Laundry machines
Library
Mail box
Newspaper delivery available to suite
Onsite foot care
Parking (indoor)
Party room
Patio/Courtyard/BBQ
Pet friendly
Pool - indoor
Private bus for outings, regular trips
Private dining room for family/friends
Pub/Bar
Religious Services & Holiday Celebrations
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
Day Trips
Entertainment
Excursions
Exercise Program
Gardening
Movie Nights
Parties
Religious & Holiday Services
Sewing
Shuffleboard
Swimming

Staff & Care

General Manager's Message
Cameron Spence

My name is Cameron Spence and I am the Executive Director at The Redwoods Retirement Residence and have had the privilege of working here since 2008. The Redwoods opened in 1998 and we are fortunate to still have some of our original residents!

We offer a unique living experience as a former apartment building – I’ve yet to see a retirement residence in Ottawa with the array of one and two bedroom suites, complete with full kitchens that we boast at The Redwoods! That said, the real difference maker to me is the people. Our residents are warm and inviting to newcomers and make the transition into The Redwoods very easy. Many of our staff members have been here for over 10 years, which is not very common in most residences. Our staff understand that this is your home – we are here to help you enjoy each day as part of a larger sense of community.

On behalf of myself, our staff and our wonderful residents, I hope that you will come in for a visit to see everything that The Redwoods has to offer!

Staff

Medical Staff
Registered Practical Nurses24 hrs/day
Personal Support Workers24 hrs/day
Doctorvisiting 2x/week
Foot care specialistvisiting 1x/week
Dentistvisiting 1x/month
Physiotherapistvisiting 1x/month
Chiropodistvisiting 1x/month

Care services

Care options available:

  • Guest stays available (cost from $110)
  • Respite care available (cost from $100)
  • Convalescent care (cost from $125)
  • Private home-care allowed
  • Palliative care available

Health Services:

  • Catheter care(with special assistance)
  • Medication charted by electronic pen(with special assistance)
  • Medication charted by exception(with special assistance)
  • Ostomy care(with special assistance)
  • Oxygen assistance(with special assistance)
  • Vitals monitoring(with special assistance)

Move-in requirements

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

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Neighbourhood

Neighbourhood

Located conveniently 1 KM from the Queensway and 2KM from the Queensway Carleton Hospital. Excellent access to visit from all Ottawa west major driving routes.

The Redwoods Retirement is located at 2604 Draper Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K2H 9B1.


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