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Memory Care at Chartwell Empress Kanata

Chartwell Empress Kanata enjoys a strong reputation in the Kanata community due in large part to our Memory Living Neighbourhood, which is regarded as a safe and supportive home for seniors living with dementia. We are proud to be a resource for families who are looking for support, education, and personal counselling services during and after their loved one’s transition to memory care. We offer seniors living with dementia a safe and independent environment with an emphasis on activities of daily living, including specially designed programs and family-style dining with staff.
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    Our unique approach to memory care

    Located on a secure floor on the ground level of the retirement residence, Chartwell Empress Kanata’s Memory Living neighbourhood features interactively designed studio and one-bedroom suites with memory-cue signage, soothing colours, non-slip floors and large windows with views of our interior courtyard. With a unique person-centred approach to memory care, our trained and caring staff establish strong social connections with your loved one to foster trust and familiarity, and partner with you to learn each person’s life history.
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    Memory care support for families of residents

    To support the families of residents living with cognitive impairment, a dedicated Social Worker is available to provide orientation, facilitate family conferences and deliver counselling services at Chartwell Empress Kanata. We encourage you to reach out anytime to our Memory Living Manager, who is on hand to provide the support you need and provide updates on your loved one’s happiness and well-being. In fact, one reason our neighbourhood has a wonderfully warm feel is thanks to family visiting so often. It isn’t uncommon to see family members staying to participate in an activity with a loved one, or out in the courtyard in the summertime firing up our barbecue!
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    Special program features for seniors with dementia

    Chartwell Empress Kanata’s Memory Living Neighbourhood includes the following specialized programs and services: - Small resident-to-staff ratios - Secure and interactive environment with 24-hour supervision, including access to lovely outdoor space - Specialized life-enrichment programming and family-style dining - Flexible routines that balance structure with spontaneity - Person-centred care plans reflective of residents’ unmet needs, abilities, and interests - Dedicated Memory Living Manager and Social Worker to support families

Explore Chartwell’s Memory Care program 

Interested in learning more about the care, services, and unique features of our Memory Care program? Download our brochure today to take a deeper dive into our program, including more information on our personalized care plans, trained and caring staff, and how our Assisted Living Managers can support you and your family.

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