Trusted Services and Referral Partners in Ottawa
With more than 20 years of experience in serving seniors, Retire-At-Home has developed some strong working relationships with like-minded companies. Below is a list, in alphabetical order, of some of our trusted service partners and referral partners.
Professional Occupational Therapy Services
Access Options provides professional Occupational Therapy services to enable seniors to remain as safe and as independent as possible in their chosen home environment.
Their services include: Home Safety Assessment, Bathroom Safety Assessment, Prescriptions/Funding for Walkers and Wheelchairs, Activities of Daily Living Assessments, and much more.
Founders Karen Gibson and Camille Munro are both Registered Occupational Therapists with more than 35 years of combined experience working in hospitals, community and long term care settings.
For more information, visit their website: www.accessoptions.ca
Beechwood, Funeral, Cemetery & Cremation Services
Beechwood operates on a not-for-profit basis and is not publicly funded. This is unique within the Ottawa community and governed in the spirit of public service. All funds are used for the maintenance, enhancement and preservation of this National Historic Site for generations to come.
With an extensive discipline in the cemetery, funeral and cremation services, Tania has over 20 years in the bereavement sector. Specializing in pre-planning, she can take you through all the steps required, giving the ultimate gift to your loved ones.
To see Tania’s contributions to the bereavement sector, visit her website at www.TaniaJTurpin.com.
For more information about Beechwood, visit their website at www.BeechwoodOttawa.ca.
CMA – Canadian Medical Alliance
Diagnostic Imaging Service Provider
CMA services the Ottawa area offering a full range of digitized modalities including X-ray, general ultrasound, vascular ultrasound, mammogram, bone densitometry, echocardiogram, holter monitoring, loop event recorder, electrocardiogram and pain management. These examinations are critical in the detection of early stage diseases.
Today, CMA is using state of the art equipment operates over 20 convenient centers of excellence along with an additional 60 mobile multi modality locations.
With its newly implemented software, images and reports are available to all referring physicians online and in real time. We have kept our health system intimate and personal because that is what our patients cherish most about CMA. At the same time, we have continued to address the needs of our community by providing cutting-edge technology and new medical services.
For more information, visit their website: www.cmacare.ca
Workouts and Stretching designed for Seniors
Essentrics is a fitness program unlike any other; we believe the true meaning of fitness is a person’s ability to live actively, move freely and without pain. Essentrics is full-body workout that is designed to liberate, relieve from tension and empower the muscles in the process. The goal of Essentrics is to rebalance the body, allowing the muscles to do the job they were designed to do. This class is for individuals who are recovering from injury, experiencing atrophy-related stiffness, wanting a slower-paced exercise class, or looking for relief from chronic aches and pains.
Amanda Sterczyk is a Certified Essentrics Instructor & has taught men, women, and children aged 3 to 93.
For more information, visit their website: www.EssentricswithAmanda.com.
Hear Fine is a fully equipped Audiology practice located in Bells Corners that specialize in home visits to seniors with mobility issues. They provide hearing aids, hearing tests, home visits, customs ear molds, assistive listening devices, and more.
Neil Fine, Owner of Hear Fine, is an audiologist who was born and raised in Ottawa. His passion comes from friends and family who suffer from hearing loss in addition to his own experience with recurrent ear infections as a child. Neil is registered with SAC by passing their nationwide clinical certification exam. Certification with SAC is the highest professional standard as set by the national association of audiologists and speech language pathologists.
For more information, please visit their website: www.hearfine.com
Greenbank – Hunt Club / Stittsville / Richmond / Carleton Place
IDA Pharmacy’s 4 west-end locations offer an incredible selection of affordable products and a friendly and knowledgeable staff. We’re dedicated to providing the best possible pharmacy care to meet your family’s health and wellness needs.
IDA partnered with Retire-At-Home to provide our west-end clients with in-home medication reviews by a pharmacist. They also offer home delivery of medications for those clients considering switching pharmacies for a more personalized service.
For more information, visit their website: www.idapharmacy.ca
Life in Progress – Jenny Dyall
Coming to terms with grief demands recovery and resolution.
None of us are immune to loss. We don’t journey through life without experiencing the death of a loved one, a painful breakup, unemployment or failing health. But for many of us, those traumas aren’t resolved–making the past a painful burden. Guided counselling can provide a practical, therapeutic approach to rediscovering a life free from grief.
Jenny Dyall is an Adult Educator who has also earned certification as a Grief Recovery Specialist. She has facilitated grief recovery sessions and workshops for individuals and organizations since 1996. Jenny’s mission is to help you understand how unresolved grief becomes problematic and harmful and how completion can lead you to an enhanced level of joy and zest for living.
For more information, visit the website: www.jennydyall.com.
Lima Denture & Implant Solutions
There’s nothing more charming than a nice smile!
A beautiful, properly functioning denture can ensure that you maintain your appearance as well as ensure that you stay healthy by eating properly. At Lima Denture and Implant Solutions, we offer services in removable dentures, fixed dental implants, same day denture repairs and relining as well as custom, teeth grinding guards , and stop-snoring aids.With over 30 years of dental field background, you can be assured that you will be receiving the highest expertise and un-paralleled service, all in the comfort of your own home.
For more information, visit their website: www.DentureClinicOttawa.com
Therapy and Training Centre
LiquidGym is an 8000 square foot unique complex for physiotherapy and training. The complex is designed for both hydrotherapy, hydrotraining, and land therapy and training. The 3000 square foot aquatic area houses 4 pools dedicated to therapy and training. The pools have underwater treadmills with cameras and TV monitors and underwater bikes plus an Endless Pool swim current and upper body stations. The land area features an AlterG Anti-Gravity treadmill, along with other unique dryland gym equipment and workout areas.
For more information, visit their website: www.liquidgym.ca
Making Life Memorable with Cognitive Stimulation Therapy
Memory Matters is a specialized service that works with individuals that have been diagnosed with some degree of cognitive impairment including Vascular Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Their services are proactive, designed to stimulate and support individuals with maintaining a broad range of abilities.
Retire-At-Home has partnered with Ann Dobbins, RN and Founder of Memory Matters. Their services can be fully integrated into our everyday home care services to ensure our clients with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease are properly cared for.
For more information, please visit their website: www.memorymatters.ca
Professional Dental Hygiene services in your home
Dental Hygienist with 20 years experience in the field of oral health and a passion for community and mobile care. Bringing oral care services to those with limited access to care. GPA trainer and experience working with the aged.
Mobile dental hygiene services in Ottawa and surrounding area. They always take a collaborative team approach with other health care providers, working together to meet the needs of their clients. They follow the 2016 ODHA fee guide.
For more information, please visit their website: www.mobilesmilesottawa.ca
Next Steps Transitions
Ottawa’s Accessible Living Specialists
Next Step Transitions is Ottawa’s accessible living specialists. Their Registered Health Care Professionals work directly with their installation experts to develop and implement a barrier-free plan that meets your unique needs, preferences and mobility goals.
Next Step Transitions installations are based on the highest health care and accessibility standards in North America. They pride themselves on being a small, compassionate company that is dedicated to helping seniors make life at home safe, accessible and enjoyable.
For more information, visit their website: www.thenextstep.ca
Nurse On Board
Experts in Health Care Navigation
As patient advocates, Nurse On Board has one mission: to help you get the best care possible. By knowing the system inside out, the benefits of having a highly experienced Registered Nurse at your side to navigate the system is invaluable. Someone with experience – and the insight to know where to turn and what to ask.
Retire-At-Home has partnered with Susan Hagar, RN and Founder of Nurse On Board to ensure that all our clients receive the best possible care they can receive when the need for additional care and specialists is required.
For more information, please visit their website: www.nurseonboardottawa.ca.
Working for You, not the Banks!
The RWMortgages team is a division of The Mortgage Advisors. With a vast background in real estate, they strive to meet and exceed the expectations of their clients by offering a personalized and simple approach to borrowing. Their first and foremost goal is to hear out our clients concerns, assess their needs and goals, then implement the best solution accordingly.
RW Mortgages offer a mobile service for our client’s convenience, and many financing solutions such as first and second mortgages, and also reverse mortgages for senior clients.
Their team members have all completed the Canadian Association of Mortgage Professionals course as well as the Certified Reverse Mortgage Professionals accreditation.
For more information, please visit their website: www.rwmortgages.ca
Senior Moving and Estate Services
Since 1996, owners Doug and Judy Robinson and their team of caring professionals have helped over 2,600 people with the relocation process and have given dozens of presentations on downsizing, moving seniors and other related topics.
It is often a very emotional time for seniors and their families and their experience, knowledge, sensitivity and care do help both the seniors and their families through the process.
For more information, visit their website: www.seniormoves.ca
Smart Independent Living (SIL)
The most reliable personal alarm and monitoring service available in Canada
Smart Link and other innovative SIL products allow seniors and those with mobility challenges to remain living at home safely. Elaine Burt is owner and founder, and has been providing clients with safety, security and communication solutions in the Ottawa area for over 20 years. She has combined technical alarm experience with an exceptional understanding of the challenges and safety issues that can face us all as we age.
Your Retire-At-Home representative can arrange to have your Smart Link professionally installed at your request.
For more information, visit their website: www.mysmartlink.ca
Tea and Toast
Senior Living Counsellors
As advocates for seniors and families, Tea & Toast helps families navigate the retirement residence industry. Offering tailored research, touring and feedback, we will create side by side comparisons of retirement residences to help you to find your perfect new home.
Tea & Toast is a service designed to give you industry knowledge without having to become an expert yourself. Owner/Operator Amy McConnell brings many years of experience and a compassionate approach to finding the right solution.
For more information, please visit their website: www.teaandtoast.ca
Established in 1996, TRAC Group is unique in its ownership, structure and service offering to clients. Founded by two Regulated Health Professionals, Registered Speech-Language Pathologist Christine McCool and Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse and Certified Life Care Planner Ruth Leppard know what disability management research proves: Clients with access to coordinated, inter-professional care have better outcomes when compared to services provided in isolation.
They offer a wide range of services including: Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Cognitive-Communication, Swallowing Assessments, Chronic Pain Management, Behaviour Therapy, Social Work & Mental Health Counseling, Heath Care Navigation.
For more information, please visit their website: www.tracgroup.ca.