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Bob Monette

Beacon Hill,
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Tim Tierney




Unique retirement residence specializing in dementia care

Symphony Senior Living's Moments Manor Orléans is a retirement residence unlike any other in Ottawa, providing specialized care to individuals living with Alzheimers and dementia in a compassionate, warm and fully supportive environment.

Family members suffering from Alzheimers or related conditions require special care and attention. With fully-trained professional caregivers on duty around the clock and a doctor on call, your loved one is always in good hands at Moments Manor Orléans.

The Moments Neighbourhood program provides residents with a home-like environment utilizing small multiple lounge areas, lots of wandering space, life skill stations, tactile stimulation and quiet lounges.

The program is provided by a specially-trained, dedicated team of caregivers with one main care manager designated to each resident and family. This provides continuity of service and the ability of the care manager to understand the resident and his or her needs intimately and respond to changes in condition and symptoms more proactively.

On the path of Alzheimer's disease the resident will begin to live more and more in the moment. Short term memories begin to fade at such a rate that to live in any other manner is conflicting, confusing and will create frustration and aggression.

Residents are often more comfortable "in the moment" as that is the most accessible memory they have. Symphony team members actively assist residents with memory impairment to live fully in the present.

They also 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.

Moments Manor Orléans 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.

To help residents stay active, the staff provide a wide variety of activities tailored to the resident's abilities. Among the many activity areas is a nursery with dolls which help some of the female residents connect with their experience as mothers.

At the heart of Monents Manor Orléans is a beautiful chapel with a high wood-beamed ceiling and stainglass 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.

At Moments Manor Orléans they realize that safety and security is a primary concern of family members. To that end you should take comfort in knowing that the Manor's grounds are completely secured and monitored. All outer doors require access codes to open.

Moments Manor Orléans has rooms available for respite care as well as day programs for seniors dealing with Alzheimers and dementia. Your loved one can also stay at Moments Manor for a trial period to see if it is the right fit for them and your family.

Moments Manor Orléans 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 MomentsOrleans@SymphonySeniorLiving.com.

For more information about Symphony Senior Living Orléans and the many other Symphony Senior Living retirement communities in Ottawa and elsewhere in Ontario visit www.symphonyseniorliving.ca/senior-living/on/orleans/4/.

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