How we see Richmond Care Home
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.
Richmond Care Home’s cozy intimacy makes it an easy adaptation for women dealing with early to middle stage effects of dementia, and who acknowledge they need help. Inside, there are clean wood grain interiors and furniture, and older women will feel an instant connection and familiarity with the home. It’s just nice. There’s a full schedule of daily recreational activities, including everything from live music to bingo.
Because of the community’s specialization and experience, staff here excels at care. They go well above and beyond in attending to and listening to the needs of the women here. When you see them in action, a deep sense of compassion and understanding is immediately apparent. Families who have exhausted time and caregiving resources for a mother or grandmother showing symptoms like memory loss, sundowning, or wandering, will find relief in the care here.
Decline due to dementia is a new phase in your relationship with your loved one. That challenge is relieved when you find a place entirely dedicated to this kind of care, set in a location like this, staffed by people as professional and well-versed in dementia care as these carers. Richmond Care Home makes the shift out of mom’s traditional family home a soft landing, one that you’ll feel good about over the months and years after you make this move.
How Richmond Care Home sees itself
Carefor Richmond Care Home is a unique quiet and peaceful 16-unit home designed for women living with dementia. Our "Best Friends Certified" cutting edge care model offers exceptional care for your loved one in a home like setting, at one of the most affordable prices you can find. Operated by Carefor, formerly the Victorian Order of Nurses, Richmond Care Home is part of a not-for-profit which puts people first. Our well trained staff are compassionate and ensure your loved one gets care tailored to her needs. We provide home-cooked meals, recreation that will keep your loved one active and entertained, and 24 hour care in a calm safe and comfortable environment that will give you and your family peace of mind.
Richmond Care Home feels like a home. It's not part of another, larger retirement home. Everything about the home, from the design to the activities to the training of staff is around support people living with dementia. Beyond that it's about supporting women living with dementia. There is nothing else like Richmond Care Home.
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More than anything, Richmond Care Home feels like a home. The whole building is for the 16 women who live there. The design is centred around the kitchen and the living room with touches of home. The atmosphere is about making the home a welcoming place for our residents and their families. There are activities but there's also opportunities for quiet time, walks and visits. There's nothing forced or prescriptive about it. It's just a lovely place that offers exceptional memory care for women.
1. Our staff are Best Friends Approach Certified, a program specifically designed to support people living with dementia.
2. Our home has is for women who are over 55 years of age and living with mild to moderate memory loss.
3. Our home has 24 hour personal support, and a nurse and recreation coordinator on staff.
4. Our home has 16 units, and is on a quiet property with a private garden.
5. Richmond Care Home is operated by Carefor, a not-for-profit, which means exceptional care at a reduced price.
What residents and their loved ones say about Richmond Care Home in reviews.
|Studio||150 - 200||$5,000 (Rent)||N/A||
Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Richmond Care Home feel like a meal with friends. From the decor, to the menu, to our cooking whipping something up in the kitchen in the heart of the common room, it feels like home to our 16 ladies. With a nutritious, delicious and freshly made menu our residents leave the table well-fed and with a smile. There are three meals served throughout the day with an hour dedicated to lunch and dinner and three hours for breakfast.
Meal service : Table service
Seating type : Assigned seating
Special diets : Diabetic, Low sodium
Residence Amenities & Services
Richmond Care Home is designed to feel like home. Richmond Care Home is a secure community built to focus on its communal areas so your mother can stay connected and social with the other ladies and staff. The living and dining rooms are designed to help the residents engage with one another through regular activities organized by our on-staff recreation coordinator. Set on a quiet street in a peaceful neighbourhood, Richmond Care Home has an enclosed garden where you mom can relax and connect with nature. The grounds are quite large and great for a stroll with a loved one. All listed services are included in the price, except for foot care and hairdressing services which come at additional costs.
Programs & Activities
There is always something happening at Richmond Care Home. Not only as organized by the recreation coordinator, but the community has embraced the home and we regularly have guest come by to entertain with music, trivia and offer gifts to the ladies. All recreation activities are dementia friendly and based on the clients' abilities. They can range from trivia, to fitness, to relaxing listening to a performer in the back garden. There is a high staff to resident ratio, so staff are regularly engaging with the ladies, sharing and laugh and making them feel part of the community.
Welcome to the Richmond Care Home Residence Program. Our residence is a unique, secure 16-bed retirement home dedicated to providing compassionate care for women living with a diagnosis of dementia.
Located in the heart of Richmond, Ontario, we are a quiet home-style residence with many amenities focused on the familiarity of their family home life. Richmond Care Home provides a level of care, compassion, and friendship that makes this a place like no other. Our trained staff provide social, emotional and physical support to our residents using the Best Friend Model of Care.
The goal of the residential program is to maintain independence, health and lifestyle to the highest possible level in a safe, comfortable environment.
Richmond Care Home is a barrier-free, residential bungalow architecturally designed and modeled after the world-famous ADARDS Nursing Home in Tasmania, Australia.
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|Medical and other support staff|
|Registered Practical Nurses||16 hrs/day|
|Personal Support Workers||24 hrs/day|
|Doctor||on call 1x/month|
|Health & Wellness Team||visiting 7x/week|
|Foot care specialist||visiting 1x/month|
Number of care staff:
We start with a personal interview with family and then with the resident to determine eligibility based upon program criteria: cognitive function and physical capability.
Carefor's Richmond Care Home takes our response to COVID-19 very seriously. Our protocols include ensuring all staff are fully vaccinated. All staff are also screened prior to each shift and must wear the appropriate PPE. Furthermore, families are screened prior to entering the building and must show proof of full vaccination. We have also increased cleaning bringing an external cleaning service in once a week.Currently accepting move-ins. Request suite details.
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The Richmond Care Home, located about 35 minutes outside of Ottawa, serves up to 16 women suffering from a moderate form of dementia. It is the kind of model advocates — horrified with the warehousing
Richmond, Ontario is in the country, but close to the city. Richmond Care Home is located on a quiet street on a large peace of property. There's space for summer parties out front, walks on the grass to the side and relaxing with the birds in the enclosed garden in the back.
Richmond Care Home is located at 27 Nixon Farm Drive, Richmond, Ontario, K0A 2Z0.
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