Dementia & Memory CareThree unique memory neighbourhoods
Learning that a loved one has been diagnosed with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease can be a life changing event and may feel overwhelming, this is why Alavida Lifestyles has focused on ensuring we have exceptional Memory Care. We know the importance of ensuring your loved one remains engaged in life and the community, therefore in all of our Memory Neighbourhoods we have introduced our Healthy Minds Program which empowers all of our residents to live their life as they always have.
Meet our Director of Memory Care & Education – Ashley VanDoorn
Ashley has a wealth of experience implementing Memory Care programs in Toronto and assessing and evaluating their operations and effectiveness. Ashley received her BScN from the University of Windsor. She continued her studies in gerontology, recreation therapy and put all of this education towards her thesis as she completed her Masters in Geriatric Rehabilitation. Her extensive experience in research and implementing dementia care innovations for the last 10 years has allowed her to focus on enhancing quality of life and supporting families through the journey.
Our Healthy Minds Program
Our Healthy Minds Program focuses on and embraces each person’s independence and uniqueness. Our staff are empowered to do this through our relationship centred care model, where knowing each resident allows us to promote wellbeing and focus on strengths to define their quality of life. Our dedicated Director of Memory Care and Education offers monthly support groups for all of our residents’ loved ones, educating and supporting everyone through the journey of life with Dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. We believe that our residents are not just living, but meaningfully engaged in their lifestyle where every day has purpose and enhances well-being.
Three Unique Memory Neighbourhoods to Choose From
110 Rossignol Drive
Orleans, ON K4A 0N2
Janet York-Lowry, General Manager
110 & 120 Central Park Drive
Ottawa, ON K2C 4G3
John Patterson, General Manager