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 & Clinical Services – Tara Gvozdenovic
Tara has been an integral part of the Alavida team for the last 5 years. She started at our Ravines location, as the Director of Care, and is now is part of the corporate team, overseeing memory care and clinical services provided across all of our locations.
Tara started her journey in nursing at the University of Ottawa and Algonquin College and has since continued her education by pursuing her passion in geriatrics and dementia. Tara has worked in a variety of nursing settings, but has always had a true passion for the vulnerable population, specifically the geriatric population. She strives to provide compassionate care and services to the residents of Alavida’s various locations.
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 Clinical Services offers 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
Ashley van Doorn, General Manager
110 & 120 Central Park Drive
Ottawa, ON K2C 4G3
Nathalie Bartlett, General Manager