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A unique retirement residence specializing in dementia care

Symphony Senior Living's Forest Valley Terrace is a retirement residence unlike any other in Ottawa, providing value oriented assisted living and memory care for those living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. in a compassionate, warm and fully supportive environment.

For those who need help in the day, Forest Valley offers Assisted Living in a gracious and homelike surrounding. As your needs change, you may increase the amount of support needed to maintain your independence. The Wellness Coordinator and the Wellness Team will complete a full assessment to establish how to optimally meet your needs and deliver services to you. Their first priority is to assist you in maintaining your maximum level of wellness and independence.

Seniors also enjoy a full schedule of events. Their activities program has been created to provide a balanced approach to well-being – keeping body, soul and spirit active and healthy!.

For families struggling with memory loss, Forest Valley offers specially designed program for residents with Alzheimer's and other related dementias – the effects of which may be frightening and confusing.

When a new resident comes into Forest Valley, the staff work with both residents and families to ensure they are supported throughout this journey. As the disease process progresses, time and place no longer have the same meaning they once did. Caregivers seek to be in the Resident's world, in their "moment" providing a comfortable and enjoyable place for them to feel safe, in control and appreciated.

Team Members are specially trained and partner with organizations that study and support the care of people with dementia. Their approach is to minimize disruptions, confrontations and agitation. They unstructure the routine tasks of care and provide fluid supportive services that fit with the resident's needs and wants.

It’s also important to help families understand the disease and how they can continue to make meaningful connections with their loved ones, without frustration, and they assist families in understanding and accepting their grief while joining their loved one on their journey.

Symphony is currently developing innovative programs to train all staff in choice driven, residential dementia care. Innovative programs in development also include "The Night Owl Club", and the "Symphony Circle of Friends", a dementia specific community outreach program to support residents and families with the transition to communal based care.

Forest Valley Terrace recently underwent a $5 million makeover including all new furnishings and wall-to-wall carpeting. Both private and semi-private suites are available in a home-like setting, a full dining room featuring delicious well-balanced meals and snacks, staff assisted personal care, full housekeeping and laundry services..

At the heart of Forest Valley Terrace is a beautiful chapel with a high wood-beamed ceiling and stained glass windows where multi-denominational services are held. The back of the chapel also serves as a bistro with a modern kitchenette, comfortable sofas and a large screen television.

Forest Valley Terrace has rooms available for respite care as well as day programs for seniors dealing with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Your loved one can also stay at Forest Valley for a trial period to see if it is the right fit for them and your family.

Forest Valley Terrace staff are available at any time to address your questions and assist you in any matters concerning the services provided. If you require additional information or if you would like a personal tour, please drop in or call 613-830-4000. You can also e-mail us at CRCForestValley@SymphonySeniorLiving.com.

For more information about Forest Valley Terrace and the many other Symphony Senior Living retirement communities in Ottawa and elsewhere in Ontario visit www.SymphonySeniorLiving.com.


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