The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre is one of Ontario’s largest and most progressive long-term care homes. It is also an innovative Seniors Village with 139 independent-living apartments and a 12-bed Guest House providing respite care. Veterans enjoy priority access to 250 of the Health Centre’s 450 long-term care beds and 20 percent of the Seniors Village apartments.
The Perley Rideau serves as a hub for all seniors and particularly benefits those who are isolated or socially frail. Residents of both the Health Centre and the apartments enjoy ready access to a full range of clinical and therapeutic services, along with social and recreational activities and programs.
The Perley Rideau will continue to evolve as the population of Veterans declines and the number of seniors increases. It will leverage its many assets, including staff expertise, to increase its value to Veterans, to the healthcare system and to the community.
Perley Rideau has transformed itself into a Seniors Village with expanded programs and services to give more choices for seniors at their level of need. This transformation increases our ability to serve a much greater number of seniors and is aligned to the provinces' Aging at Home strategy.
It continues to seek innovative solutions in order to meet the evolving needs of seniors and to enhance seniors physical well being, and their enjoyment and participation in life.
Perley Rideau is centrally located near hospitals with courtyards, gardens, walking paths, and many places for residents to spend time with friends and family. The involvement of friends and family is actively encouraged.