Abbeyfield House Parkdale provides family-style accommodation for up to 10 independent seniors. Life in Abbeyfield House preserves privacy and independence, yet its supportive atmosphere provides companionship and freedom from worries and chores.
Primarily intended as a permanent home for seniors, Abbeyfield has reviewed how it can best serve the continuum of continuing care in Ottawa. While Abbeyfield House has no medical staff, support from the Community Care Access Centre (CCAC), both personal and homemaking, may allow frail seniors to stay here, depending on their condition. The staff at Abbeyfield House Parkdale provide nutritious meals, security, and stability, and maintain a comfortable and harmonious atmosphere. The House is wheelchair and walker accessible, with an elevator/lift, hand rails in the hallways, and grab rails in each private bathroom.
The Cook/Co-ordinator prepares daily meals for the residents and cares for their well-being during the day. The Cook/Co-ordinator attends to house duties and is on call during the evening and overnight. Abbeyfield houses are created by community volunteers, service clubs and churches, who affiliate with the Abbeyfield Society, an international non-profit charitable society. The Abbeyfield Houses Society of Ottawa, for example, transformed an old house owned by the Parkdale United Church into an affordable ten-suite residence for seniors.