Retirement Living, Ottawa, Ontario
Ottawa is Canada’s capital city located in southeastern Ontario and home to millions of Canadian citizens. Ottawa is situated on the south bank of the Ottawa river across from Gatineau, Quebec. Historically rich and culturally vibrant, Ottawa is a popular place Canadians call home. With indoor and outdoor attractions such as the Rideau Canal, the Canadian War Museum, Parliament Hill, The Royal Mint, and hundreds more, Ottawa is not short of things to do. Ottawa also boasts of a number of excellent retirement homes.
Interested in senior living in Ottawa? Our retirement homes are located across Ottawa ranging from Aylmer Avenue, Hunt Club Road and Carling Avenue, Call us today to find out more about independent living, independent supportive living, assisted living or memory care. One of our senior living advisors would be happy to assist you and discuss all the options we offer in our retirement homes.
Retirement homes in Ottawa
Questions about retirement living?
Our Ottawa retirement homes can be found in popular neighbourhoods and are conveniently located near many amenities like parks, shopping centres, medical centres and more. With bike lanes, manicured walking paths, and public transportation, you can get anywhere you need with ease in Ottawa. Whether you prefer living in the vibrant downtown, or peaceful suburban neighbourhoods, we offer something for everybody. We hope you’ll visit us and see what retirement living in Ottawa is all about.
In our Ottawa retirement homes, it’s all about living in a community, with little to worry about other than how you want to spend your time. And they are as varied as they come in terms of design and amenities.
Independent Retirement Living and Assisted Living in Ottawa
If you do not require assistance with personal care, independent retirement living is the right option for you. For additional assistance to get through your day, assisted living is the best choice. Either way, you’ll enjoy living in your own comfortably designed suite and benefit from the activities you choose each day in your home.
Some retirement residences provide both independent living and assisted living options in one residence, to allow for a continuum of care. The benefit of this type of retirement living is that healthy, independent seniors can enjoy a self-sufficient lifestyle, and then as their health needs change they can transition to an assisted living option in the same community.
Assisted living (sometimes called supportive living) is best suited for seniors who need some level of support with activities of daily living, while independent living is designed for active seniors who are largely self-sufficient. Both offer optional services for added convenience, such as housekeeping and laundry; assisted living homes offer a broader range of care services to support your daily activities, as well as care options including dementia care.
How much does a retirement home in Ottawa cost?
Prices can vary. When you choose to live in a retirement home, you also have the opportunity to choose which suite you like and which services and care options you need. All of these choices help determine how much you pay.
Retirement living is a welcome, affordable option for seniors who no longer want to worry about the upkeep or expenses associated with maintaining their home. In a retirement home, you not only have a suite of your own that you’ve chosen, you have delicious meals, social activities, a thriving environment and the ability to let someone else think about mundane tasks like cleaning, so that you can focus on what matters to you most. You also have the comfort of knowing that you have access to the care and support you need to manage your health, through onsite or visiting care professionals. In some cases, you can also choose to bring in government-funded or private services.
Senior living in Ottawa
If you are making the move to a retirement residence, the most important thing to remember is that this is your home. Make it personal and comfortable, open yourself to new friendships and explore new activities:
- Make your space your own; bring in things that make you happy, like photographs or favourite mementoes, and display them in your room
- Check out the recreational activities and events both inside and outside, and take part in those that interest you. You could meet new friends that make all the difference to your experience
- Get to know the staff. They are there to meet your needs and make sure you have everything you need
- Explore your neighbourhood with a friend and check out nearby eateries and shopping
- Invite your family in; they are free to visit you here any time
Our Active Living Programming is designed to support your mind, body and spirit through the Dimensions of Wellness. This is evident across our retirement homes. With a host of recreational, cultural and social events and activities to choose from, there is something for everyone. Interested in an exercise class to get fit? Or do you want to share your creativity and show your artistic side? Want to visit the theatre? Take part and enjoy the show. Do you have a furry companion you want to bring with you? Many of our retirement homes are pet-friendly. There are many options to choose from. Along with letting someone else do the cooking, cleaning and laundry for a change, you’ll be part of a close-knit community, with a lively social atmosphere and camaraderie.
Interested in exploring activities outside your retirement home? There are many things that seniors can participate in or do throughout the year. Ottawa boasts great food, fun neighbourhoods and of course, capital city must-sees. Get outside and fish on Victoria Island. Shop at the Byward Market. Eat dim sum in Chinatown. Catch an intimate music hall show at Zaphod's or Barrymore's or walk along the Rideau Canal.
How to choose a retirement home in Ottawa
Unfortunately, some families wait until a time of crisis before considering a move to a retirement home. In fact, the process of finding the right home requires quite a bit of thought and pre-planning.
As you consider what options a retirement home might have, our guide can assist you with some planning
- Understanding your care options
- How much will moving into a retirement home cost
- Doing your homework
- Making the move
- Downsizing to move into a retirement home
Planning to visit a few retirement homes? Our retirement home checklist can help you compare options so you can decide which one is best for you.