For Those Looking for a Senior Residence in Ottawa For Themselves
How do I know if I'm ready for retirement living?
Many residents choose to move into a retirement home because they feel isolated, lonely, and even unsafe living on their own. In some cases, residents have trouble sticking to a regular meal schedule, or need help with taking their medication regularly.
Retirement homes offer many benefits, including an important social component and both physical and emotional support. Maintenance is taken care of, and other services are available if you need a higher level of care.
What if I don't want full-service care?
Our Retirement Living option is a basic care package to help you with day-to-day tasks. The package includes three meals a day served in the dining room, a weekly housekeeping service, 24-hour Nursing supervision, and laundry facilities. You also have access to many amenities including social and recreational programs and our fitness gym. Assisted Living plans can be added on to the Retirement Living package for full-service care, but are not required.
What can I expect to pay as a Wildpine resident?
What sort of activities and events does Wildpine have to offer?
As a Wildpine resident, you can choose to participate in a wide variety of activities and events arranged by our event coordinators, or stay active with our fitness room. There’s an activity for everyone, no matter what your interests might be! We also have a private dining area that you can reserve for personal events or family visits.
If I move to Wildpine, will I have to move again?
Our Retirement Living and Assisted Living packages are designed to meet your needs and provide you the care you require. We want you to be happy, healthy, and engaged with your senior living accommodations. If your needs change over time and it is beyond our ability to give you what you need, our team will work with you and your family to find the best option available.
Will I be able to cook for myself in my apartment?
What's the pet policy?
Residents are provided with the opportunity to have a personal pet in their suite subject to the restrictions set out in this policy.
- 1. The General Manager/delegate will ensure that all residents wishing to have a pet, receive a copy of the pet policy and sign the Acknowledgement Agreement.
- 2. New residents must receive written approval from the General Manager/delegate prior to move-in.
- 3. Existing residents must receive written approval from the General Manager/delegate prior to getting a pet.
- 4. Pet approval will be based on the type of pet, the resident’s ability to care for the pet, the impact on comfortable living of other residents and environmental impacts.
- 5. The General Manager/delegate has the right to review, at any time, the acceptability of any pet and may have the pet removed from the premises if the pet is found to be unacceptable or if the resident is deemed unable to care for the pet.
- 6. Dogs and cats must be leashed at all times while in common areas.
- 7. Residents are required to clean after their pet(s) both in their private areas and/or outside the Home if applicable.
- 8. If a resident is transferred to hospital or becomes ill, they must arrange for the care of their pet. Staff will not assume that responsibility. Name of designate and phone number will be indicated on Acknowledgement Agreement.
- 9. If any pet is abandoned, the residence will remove the pet to a kennel or veterinarian for boarding at the expense of the resident.
- 10. Any damage caused by a pet, will be the responsibility of the resident.
- 11. No pets are allowed on the Assisted Living floor.
For Those Searching Assisted Living Residences for a Loved One
Should I be searching for a retirement home for my family member?
If you have an aging parent or loved one you are concerned about, or if you find yourself acting as a caregiver by managing your loved one’s day-to-day tasks (such as groceries, laundry, cooking, cleaning, and property maintenance) on top of arranging medical appointments and care, it can quickly become a great challenge. It is even more challenging when distance adds extra burden when providing this essential care.
Seniors’ housing solutions provide that day-to-day support for your loved one along with an all-important social component, enriching the lives of residents through everyday activities and encouraging an active lifestyle. Many family members of our residents express how much of a relief it is they can just spend time enjoying the company of their loved one, rather than spending time performing essential care tasks.
What if my loved one requires a transfer?
When transferring to Wildpine from another senior living residence or from your home or apartment, the residence team will help you make the transition for your loved one. If they should require a transfer from the Wildpine facility, we will work with you to find an option that suits your needs.