Ottawa Grace Manor Provides Stability and a Sense of Home

senior in wheelchair alongside long-term care staff member
by SalvationArmy.ca
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Two years ago, 76-year-old Irene had an unfortunate injury. Her physical damage meant she could no longer function on her own and required long-term care. The Salvation Army’s Grace Manor in Ottawa provided her with nursing assistance, rehabilitation services and help with daily living.

“I improved so much that I can now take care of my daily needs.”

“When I slipped a disc in my back I couldn’t dress myself, get in and out of bed, shower or cook,” says Irene. At the time, I lived alone in a seniors’ residence and needed hands-on care. I moved to the Grace Manor where I improved so much that I can now take care of my daily needs.”

Since 1922, The Salvation Army has provided services at the corner of Parkdale and Wellington Streets in Ottawa. First, as the Grace Hospital and, in 2002, Grace Manor, a long-term care facility was built.

“I am grateful for dedicated caregivers who make a big difference in my day-to-day quality of life.”

“I was born at the Army’s Grace Hospital,” says Irene. “All my life I’ve seen how The Salvation Army helps people from different walks of life. When I had to choose a long-term care facility, Grace Manor was at the top of the list.”

Grace Manor offers personal support workers assisting residents with daily living, registered nursing staff administering medication, an on-call physician, dental services, foot care, physiotherapy and more. Spiritual support is also part of the holistic care provided to all residents.

“I love physiotherapy,” chuckles Irene, who also enjoys activities such as card-making, painting and colouring.

“Whether it’s a helping hand or a listening ear, I am grateful for dedicated caregivers who make a big difference in my day-to-day quality of life,” says Irene. “I am at peace and have found a home.”