7 and 9 Meridian Place
Ottawa, ON K2G 6P8
The Peter D. Clark Long Term Care Home is located in the Centrepointe neighbourhood of Ottawa. The largest of the City’s Long Term Care Homes, the 211-bed facility opened its doors on May 30, 2001. It is situated close to the Baseline Transit Station and is accessible directly by public transit. It is made up of two separate residences, the Houses and the Bungalows, connected by an underground service link.
The Houses are two-storey ‘clusters’ of eight self-containing living areas with 72 basic units and 139 private rooms in total. Main level houses have a secure garden area and second level houses have a large balcony. The ‘clusters’ are linked to a central ‘village-square’ with a reception area, an atrium, café and hair salon. There is also a large living room and fireplace.
The Bungalows are four Victorian-style wings, each containing twelve private bedrooms with an attached bathroom, kitchen, living room, dining room, den and spa. The four bungalows connect at a large common area with a family kitchen, beauty salon and a living room with a fireplace. Each bungalow is surrounded by landscaped gardens with walking paths and a garden shed.
The Bungalows were developed through extensive community consultation, and research led by the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa, to create a small residential-style dementia care facility. Their design is the first of its kind in eastern Canada. Modeled on the best features of other Alzheimer residential facilities in western Canada and abroad, the residential-style, home-like accommodations also feature innovative programs. The partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa continues as they take an active role in the research and evaluation component of the facility. The Society has representation on the Clark Home Advisory Committee to provide dementia program input.
The houses and bungalows feature community living rooms with fireplace, abundant natural light, and access to secure gardens. The family dining room and kitchen facilities in each house and bungalow encourage families and friends to visit and dine with their loved ones.
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.
Private double room