Windsong is a relaxed, homelike neighbourhood for women living with Alzheimer’s, memory loss and other types of dementia.  Located on the ground level of The Waterford, this purpose built secure memory care environment provides a warm, intimate home for up to 20 female residents.

Small by design, Windsong encourages interaction and meaningful ‘family’ relationships between staff and residents.  Windsong features its own family room, activity area and beautiful country kitchen with dining room.  Pleasant feelings of home are enjoyed as three delicious, home cooked meals are served family style every day.  Twenty spacious private suites with bathrooms are available.

An atmosphere has been created that encourages comfort, familiarity and security.  Our purpose built design features the latest technologies and safety innovations including specialized lighting for cueing and wayfinding, state-of-the-art security, emergency call and wander alert system.*

365 days a year, residents can enjoy our indoor atrium and sensory garden with walking paths located off of the activity area.  An accessible raised garden for green thumbs, tropical flowers and live plants with a soothing water fountain along with nature sounds will ensure relaxation and hours of enjoyment.

At Windsong our certified caregivers get to know each resident based on their life story.  This allows the caregiver to best respond to their wants, needs, routines and preferences.  We strive to support our residents to be purposeful and successful each day incorporating Person-Directed Care.

One main caregiver is assigned consistently to the resident creating a special bond with both the resident and the family.  Regular communication between a family member and the caregiver allows loved ones to stay informed and involved in the resident’s care and day-to-day life.

Windsong offers a full calendar of activities seven days a week recognizing that new interests can still be developed, enjoyed and appreciated.  Life enriching activities designed to stimulate and engage residents in living life along with exercise programs, music, art and pet therapy are provided.  In addition to scheduled activities residents are encouraged to participate in familiar household tasks such as setting the table, folding napkins and gardening.

Residents are also encouraged to make as many choices as possible throughout the day giving them a greater sense of independence, self-esteem and accomplishment.

Windsong Memory Care Neighbourhood.  An engaging and supportive environment for Ottawa’s seniors for Alzheimer’s care, memory care, and dementia care.

Learn about Windsong services here.