Residence De La Gappe – Gatineau, QC

Luxurious Residence for Independent and Assisted Living in Gatineau, QC

465, 485, 495 boulevard de la Gappe, Gatineau, QC J8T 0A2 View Map

Gatineau, Quebec vibrates with the liveliness of art, the allure of history and the temptation of great food, while basking in the serenity of the striking beauty of its geography; its defining river and deep blue lakes. Residences De La Gappe offers you luxurious retirement living within this highly desirable city.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Our vibrant community of four distinct residences in Gatineau was designed to bring a simple elegance and an environment that blends serenity and society to retirement living.

Our accommodations are in the form of pleasing apartment-style suites available as studios, and 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites, featuring a private patio or balcony. All suites feature spacious storage closets, a convenient in-suite laundry and a modern kitchen.

Your safety and security is a priority: You will find that your suite features an emergency call system, that our external doors are alarmed and that our fire safety system is second to none.

LIFESTYLE

Our four buildings at Residences De La Gappe have been specifically designed to bring you comfort and pleasure. We offer outstanding amenities, like our theatres where you can sink into a fabulous seat, rich coffee in hand, to watch a Hitchcock film -- or sessions with our massotherapists that leave you feeling new again.

We facilitate imaginative outings often, exploring all that Gatineau offers, from a quick trip to a lake for a dip on a sweltering summer’s day to an evening out at the glittering Casino de Lac Leamy.

DINING

At Residences De La Gappe, we believe that a joyful life includes being served fine food served in an elegant setting as often as possible –– daily, should you choose to dine with us. We offer you a variety of plans.

Should you have some friends or family joining you for a meal, we encourage you to reserve our inviting private dining room.

SERVICES

Our services shine. We offer our very best to you every day, from our medical team to our care team to our recreation team. We help you build a stronger body through exercise, build a stronger spirit through society –– and we are there for you should your needs ever change.

Why not book a tour with us? We know that you will like how we live.

Care Type: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Alzheimer's Care, Retirement Homes, Senior Homes

Services
  • Assistance with personal care
  • Concierge services
  • Continence program
  • Daily calendar management
  • Daily cultural/social/educational programs
  • Diabetic care
  • Drinks/snacks provided
  • Foot care/podiatry/chiropody
  • Health and wellness services
  • Health Care Aide
  • Help with daily activities
  • Housekeeping
  • Lab service (visiting)
  • Levels of care/services
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • MD (can retain own MD)
  • MD (visiting)
  • Medication management
  • Memory/dementia care
  • Mental and physical fitness programs
  • Nutritious meals
  • Ongoing health monitoring
  • Personal check-ins
  • Personal Support Worker
  • Personalized service assessment and plan
  • Registered Practical Nurse
  • Respite care available
  • Room service available
  • Scheduled transportation services
  • Short term stay
  • Social work
  • Staff available 24/7
  • Trial stays
Activities
  • Art and crafts classes
  • Exercise and fitness classes
  • Family events
  • Guest speakers and presentations
  • Live music and entertainment
  • Parties and socials
  • Recreational activities
  • Religious activities
  • Trips and outings
Amenities
  • All exterior doors are alarmed
  • Arts and crafts room
  • Beauty salon/barber shop
  • Billiards
  • Business office/postal services
  • Cafe/Bistro
  • Chapel
  • Computer room
  • Dining room
  • Fire safety system
  • Games room
  • Guest accommodations
  • Handicapped accessibility
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry room
  • Library
  • Outdoor courtyard
  • Parking provided
  • Pharmacy
  • Private dining room
  • Recreation room
  • Resident storage
  • Social activities room
  • Spa
  • Theatre
  • Walking paths
  • Wellness and fitness center
Property Info
  • Studio suites
  • 1 Bedroom suites
  • 2 Bedroom suites
  • 3 Bedroom suites
  • Emergency call system
  • In-suite laundry
  • Kitchen
  • Large closets
  • Private patio/balcony
  • Private suites
  • Telephone included
  • Variety of floor plans

Reviews of Residence De La Gappe – Gatineau, QC

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Review by Susan M. / Nov 18, 2017
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The Next Stage in Life

First off, I never give a rating of 5 stars as there is always room for improvement. This review in my opinion is a great success story that hopefully will help others.
I didn't give ratings for Activities, Care or Food as they don't yet apply.
My father was placed on the priority list last year when my sister and I visited La Residence La Gappe to look for a new home for our mother who has Stage 6: Severe Cognitive Decline (Middle Dementia) dementia/Alzheimer’s. Unfortunately my mother was not qualified; however she now resides in a great nursing home (CHSLD Vigi). Tina, the administrator at La Gappe called my father with a great offer. We went for a visit and my father signed a lease in July for a 1 bedroom apartment at 485 La Gappe. The move date was October 1st, and his official 1st time staying there permanently November 12th. Now dad has another (hopefully the last) moving date on December 2nd. He asked to be placed on the priority list for a 2 bedroom apartment so he can set one room up for crafts and hobbies. He is anxious for that day, so much so he dreams on where everything will be placed and how to decorate his new home.
In between the first visit last year and today, my family has encountered and overcome many obstacles. During the summer last year, it was obvious that our family needed to look into a new residence for both my mother and father. My 80 year old father was the primary care giver for my mother since 2014. My mother was showing signs of memory loss and as such, we were visiting many types of doctors (including a memory clinic) and looking into an easier/safer residence than their primary residence that they had been living in for the past 25 years. After Christmas 2016, it was obvious that there was an immediate need and so we started looking at getting a file started with the local CLSC (local community services centre) for my mother. It was on January 27th of this year that events started a domino effect.
My father was getting my mother ready for her daily car ride. Mom was dressed in her winter coat and boots and as dad backed the car out of the driveway, mom lost her balance and fell on her tailbone in the front entrance inside the house. Dad called me in a panic because he could not lift mom. Fortunately I live 5 minutes away and came right away. Dad managed to get mom up and that day, mom did not go for her daily car ride. The next couple of days, mom was crying out in pain any time she was moved to either a sitting or lying position. Mom already had an appointment to see her doctor the following week, but she never made it there. On January 30th it was decided to have mom picked up in a non-urgent capacity in an ambulance and taken to the hospital 5 minutes away. Mom never went back home.
The file with CLSC was opened, a file was opened at the hospital, dad, my sister and I spoke with the doctor and it was then that dad decided he could no longer be the primary care giver as he was slowly fading away physically and mentally; and mom was declining physically and was becoming more and more aggressive. Mom was placed on a priority list for a nursing home. Mom stayed at the hospital for 5 weeks while her doctor regulated her medications (for diabetes, aggression, insomnia and now the newly diagnosed osteo-arthritis) and waiting for a place in a nursing home.
At this time, my husband and I needed a break from our daily life and as a primary care giver for my father. We left for 1 week on a much needed trip. The day that we returned, I received a phone call that they had found a transition place in another hospital/nursing home and arrangements had been made to transfer mom. Another file was opened at this hospital and mom’s stay was only 2 weeks. Her permanent place had been found. The CHSLD Vigi, which was dad’s first choice. Mom was first placed in the protected care unit and then 1 month later she was moved to her current room on the 1st floor with the general population residents. It is here she will stay. She is now immobile in a made to order wheelchair and lives in the “NOW”, but we visit her every day and she has been there since March 15th.
During all of this, dad exhausted himself to the point, that this summer he ended up in the hospital and stayed for 5 days. He has heart issues and has had a Crohns relapse. This was a wakeup call and he is now living life to the fullest with help from family (daughters, grandchildren, son in law).
We spent this summer and autumn getting my parent’s home ready to put up for sale and as of November 16th the sign went up. This exercise proved taxing as well. Since their house is jointly owned, it was necessary to have a certificate declaring my mom incapacitated. The certificate was issued by a judge at the end of October, but we had started the process back in February. There were many hurdles to jump through in order to finalize this step. It was a bittersweet day; realizing mom was slipping away from us, yet allowing dad to move on, but without his wife.
Now, that dad has his place at La Gappe and many friendly faces welcoming him and staff at the ready to assist in any way; he is relieved that he will be able to help his grandchildren with whatever they need to live their lives. (i.e. my oldest is planning a move soon to his first home and will be able to furnish it, thanks to my dad’s generosity). I and my sister are relieved that both parents are now safe. Once the house is sold, there will be another task to empty it, but it is a relief knowing that family will benefit in many ways from this experience.
Nov 28, 2017
provider Provider's reply:
Thank you for your positive comment, Susan. We strive to create the best environment for seniors and everyone who is connected to our residence. Have a wonderful day. 
Review by Diane / May 8, 2017
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Visit with my mom

We were wonderfully received and the person who gave us the tour was wonderful with my mom. There was no pressure put on my mom and we ALMOST had mom convinced to move in which would have been wonderful for us. Unfortunately my mother is not ready.
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