55 Lodge Road
Ottawa, ON K2C 3H1
Spectacular river views and a beautiful garden setting are just some of the many features that compliment the excellent facilities, expert staff, and responsive services provided by Carleton Lodge.
Situated on a picturesque, 12-hectare waterfront property, the Lodge overlooks the Rideau River in South Ottawa.
The original Lodge was opened in 1960, and was the first municipal Long Term Care Home in Ottawa-Carleton. A new facility was reconstructed, and opened its doors on April 8, 1989.
The Carleton Lodge has 136 private rooms, 12 double rooms, and numerous amenities to ensure quality and specialized care for each resident. Each single room, with more than 16 square metres of space, including an en suite bathroom with a window, can be personalized to make it more comfortable and home-like. The rooms are furnished with a bed, dresser, night table and a comfortable chair. The bedrooms have an alcove with a built-in window seat for plants, books, photographs, etc. and there is adequate closet space with shelves and a compartment for storing additional items.
The Lodge’s “Rideau Village” is a secure area of the Home reserved for dementia care in order to provide our residents with individualized support and safeguarded privacy.
One of Carleton Lodge’s particularly distinctive features is the beautiful natural setting and the variety of comfortable, communal spaces. The spectacular Aviary Garden is home to numerous birds and also features garden paths for enjoying the natural splendour.
Excellent home-cooked meals are served in a large dining room, open to the Atrium with a terrace overlooking the river. The adjacent auditorium, with a view of the Aviary Garden, is the perfect location for parties, movies and large group activities. There is also a games room, a pub, and gift shop. The grounds feature fenced-in gardens as well as a raised vegetable garden, walking paths and a gazebo on the riverfront.
Homes have seasonal menus posted in the dining area. The menus follow a minimum three (3) week cycle. Copies of the menus are available upon request.
Menus for each meal through the day are communicated before the meal to residents and guests. Prepared plates of both meal options at lunch and supper are shown to all residents before the meal so they can select their choice.
Meals and snacks are planned following the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care legislation and Canada’s Food Guide.
Residents are consulted through the Resident’s Food Committee in the home to incorporate residents’ meal preferences.
Large double room