Best Nursing Homes in Winnipeg

The 4 Best Nursing Homes in Winnipeg

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Today, we have a list of the best nursing homes in Winnipeg. To put this together, we took into consideration their locations, amenities offered, activities available, and more.

Before we talk about our top choices, though, let’s take a look at how much nursing homes cost in Winnipeg. This way, you’ll have a better idea of what to expect when comparing our choices.

The Cost of Nursing Homes in Winnipeg

The cost of long-term stay in a nursing home typically varies depending on the type of suite, length of stay and amenities that are included.

Take a look at the chart below to find out the estimated cost of stay on a daily or monthly basis. Remember that they’re just based on averages, though: what you actually have to pay varies from facility to facility.

SERVICEESTIMATED COST
Long-stay private$70 per day or $2167 per month
Long-stay semi-private$60 per day or $1870 per month
Long-stay basic$50 per day or $1620 per month
Short-stay$30 per day to $1055 per week

The Best Nursing Homes in Winnipeg

Now that you have an idea of the costs, here’s our list of the best nursing homes in Winnipeg.

1.   Brightwater Senior Living of Tuxedo

Brightwater Senior Living of Tuxedo's Homepage
SERVICESSenior Living, Fitness Centre, Spa, Physician’s Office, Spa, Club 365, Lounge, Theatre, Library, Health Services, Meals, Snacks, Cable, Internet, Housekeeping, Transportation, Recreational Activities
WEBSITEhttps://www.brightwaterseniorliving.com/senior-living/mb/winnipeg/tuxedo/?utm_source=GMB&utm_medium=organic
ADDRESS741 Sterling Lyon Pkwy, Winnipeg, MB R3P, 2S9, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS431 800 6853
OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday 8:00 am to 6:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Brightwater Senior Living is located in Tuxedo, Winnipeg and has a professional team of licensed nurses, medication assistants, healthcare staff, and resident assistants on duty 24 hours a day. Their focus is on wellness, comfort, and independence of their residents.

Residents of Brightwater say that living in this community is even better than living at home because once you are a resident, you don’t have to worry about your laundry, cooking, or cleaning. They have a team of housekeepers that make sure that everything is clean and sanitary for the residents.

We found their wide range of community amenities to be most impressive as they have a fitness centre, spa, coffee shop, theatre, salon, garden, and library. Each room comes with its own bathroom, kitchenette, individual climate control, and state-of-the-art pendant call system.

We also liked that many client reviews talked about how the team at Brightwater treated each resident as their own family, even talking to them as if they have known each other for years.

Pros

  • Wide range of amenities
  • Spacious rooms with individual bathroom, kitchenette, and call system
  • Cable TV and Internet available

Cons

  • Premium rates
  • Short visiting hours

Customer Reviews

Here are some reviews that will tell you more about the services of Brightwater Senior Living.

“This place is absolutely amazing! By far the nicest seniors residence we’ve ever seen. After a tour we were blown away. The facilities and staff are 5 stars. If you’re thinking about it, you must check it out.” – Colette B.

“Amazing group of people. Especially their Nurse Judie, Ekeen and Kim are great compassionate people. During these times too they have all measures in place to ensure their residents are kept safe but provide virtual meetings with families to ensure they are able to connect to them on a regular basis.” – Taz L.

“Wonderful buildings with great amenities are one thing, but it’s the staff of Brightwater that really make the place home. I watched a member of the cleaning staff asking a resident how their birthday was. They spoke as if they’d been neighbours for years! Well done, and keep up the great work.” – Richard B.

2.   River Ridge Retirement Residence

River Ridge Retirement Residence's Homepage
SERVICESKitchens, Kitchenettes, Private Balconies, In-Suite Laundry, Spa, Library, Golf Club, Therapeutic Group Activities, Daily Exercise Classes, Theatre, All Seniors Care Dance Competition, Global TV, Billiards, Archery, Shuffleboard & Bowling, Games Lounges, Biking and Walking Trails, Private Golf Courses
WEBSITEhttps://www.allseniorscare.com/residence/river-ridge-retirement-residence/
ADDRESS50 Ridgecrest Ave, Winnipeg, MB R2V 1P3, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS204 589 2273
OPERATING HOURSOpen 24 hours

River Ridge Retirement Residences offers both independent assisted living and enhanced assisted living. They provide an environment where residents are able to maintain their independence with any additional support that is needed while they age.

We included this one on our list because it is in a great location and has a beautiful view of the Historic Red River in Winnipeg. It is in a quaint residential area near Seven Oaks General Hospital and Wellness Centre, and close to many shops like Walmart, Tim Horton’s and Sobey’s.

We also like that they place a priority on health and wellness for all their residents. There are many daily activities that are available for the seniors to keep themselves active and continuously challenge themselves.

This goes hand in hand with the carefully planned menus that consist of nutritionally balanced meals every day.

If you or your loved one have certain food allergies or aversions, there is no need to worry. Residents who have dietary issues can also meet the Chef to discuss this and make adjustments to their meal plans.

Pros

  • Convenient location
  • Customizable meal plans
  • Open 24 hours

Cons

  • Premium rates
  • Deep cleaning of individual suites not available

Customer Reviews

Learn more about the services at River Ridge through these client reviews:

“River Ridge 1 has been a great new home for my Dad.  He moved in 8 months ago and quickly settled in.  He has a nice suite with a beautiful view.  The staff has been very helpful and he has made good friends.  I am grateful for all the services available to him.  The staff has been very diligent in keeping residents safe during the pandemic and maintaining activities as safely as possible.  Overall it has been a very positive experience!” – Suzanne A.

“River Ridge 1 in Winnipeg is an amazing place for retirement. The staff are so friendly and so cooperative. Renee was so amazing in providing a detailed tour of the residence. Her friendliness, her knowledge, understanding of the needs of family situations does not go unnoticed. Even the residents are so friendly. You can tell they sure love living there. The home is spacious, clean and so well maintained and organized. Beautiful place to call home. Thank you Renee for all that you do there. You are a great asset to River Ridge 1.” – Shirley P.

“Wow is one of the words that comes to mind when I tell people about River Ridge 1. The staff, the management team, the residents that live there are all so friendly and make you feel at home. I am so happy my grandma decided to move there as she is for sure living out her “golden years”. Thank you to all the staff and managers for keeping her safe during this pandemic. It gives all of us great piece of mind knowing she is safe.  WOW again and thank you!” – Roberta D.

3.   River Ridge II Retirement Residence

River Ridge II Retirement Residence's Homepage
SERVICESIn-Suite Laundry, Spa, Library, Golf Clubs and Bicycles, Therapeutic Group Activities, Daily Exercise Classes, Biking and Walking Trails, Private Golf Courses, All Seniors Care Dance Competition, CTV, Global TV, Indoor Bocce, Billiards, Archery, Shuffleboard & Bowling, Theatre, Games Lounges, Full Kitchens, Kitchenettes, Private Balconies
WEBSITEhttps://www.allseniorscare.com/residence/river-ridge-ii-retirement-residence/
ADDRESS2701 Scotia St., Winnipeg, MB R2V 4T5, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS204 586 2273
[email protected]
OPERATING HOURSOpen 24 hours

River Ride II Retirement Residence is a neighborhood that houses Apartments on the Red, River Court Suites, and The Boulevard North. It is located on the banks of Red River and has been designed as a luxury retirement community with a mix of seniors’ apartments, independent assisted living, and secure care neighborhoods.

Within the neighborhood, you will also find a health centre and wellness institute, a hospital, biking and walking trails, as well as public and private golf courses. They have a person-centered philosophy and ensure that each individual resident is taken care of based on their requirements.

Apartments on the Red is a luxury living environment for active seniors as each apartment is equipped with its own full kitchen, in-suite laundry, and enhanced safety features. There is also staff available 24 hours, as well as therapeutic group activities and daily exercise classes.

River Court Suites offers a more modern range of amenities like a movie theatre, spa, gym, library, and lounges. They provide housekeeping on a weekly basis, and provide nighttime assistance daily.

Finally, The Boulevard North provides individualized care for each resident through personalized care plans, regular monitoring, private suites, and a family environment. Daily exercise classes and other activity programs are also provided to ensure that the residents stay active during their stay.

Pros

  • Neighborhood with its own community
  • Wide variety of amenities
  • Decent-sized community of residents

Cons

  • Premium rates
  • Weekly housekeeping services

Customer Reviews

Read these client reviews to know more about the wonderful services of River Ridge II.

“RR2 is an amazing place. My experience with my mother being there is nothing short of amazing.  This place is filled with angels at every level. We brought my Mom from another province to this place about two years ago. The front staff were amazing in putting us to ease about her care. The proof came in the following years.  With her failing health, they helped us transition her from one area to another area of RR2. Best move we ever made. Thanks RR2 for being the angels surrounding her as she lives out her final years.” – Ron F.

“We love River Ridge II! We have family in the building and they love living there. They are always telling us about all the fun they have, great staff, and great food! Thank you River Ridge II for all you do. It puts my mind at ease having my family in such a great place, especially considering everything that is going on with CoVid-19. I have felt so safe having my family there during this time. I recommend this Retirement Residence to everyone!” – Kali K.

“Parents have been there 2 years, and I can confidently say that we are so pleased with the level of care they are getting there.

This is why:

Continental breakfast

served lunch & dinner daily

weekly suite cleaning

bedding and towels laundered at no additional charge

free machines on each floor for other laundry

24/7 nurse onsite

Doctor that comes to the building throughout the week

onsite hair & nail technicians

can ALWAYS call for a safety check if you can’t reach your family

a director that genuinely cares (Lori) & it shows with the staff as well

COVID safe events for residents

no tripping hazards – all flooring one level, railings for additional support

emergency pulls in every room in case they need assistance

It’s a fantastic place that gives the rest of the family great peace of mind that our parents are safe and well cared for.” – Kacey B.

4.   Revera Living

Revera Living's Homepage
SERVICESEmergency Pendant and Communication Systems, Recreation Programs, Bistro, Full Gym, Beauty Salon, Cooking, Movie Theatre, Delicious Meals, Lounge, Library, Gym, Salon, Light housekeeping, Games, Linen and Fitness Room, 24-Hour Staffing, Kitchenette, Movie Theatre
WEBSITEhttps://reveraliving.com/en
ADDRESS125 Portsmouth Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3P 2M3, Canada
CONTACT DETAILS204 284 5432
OPERATING HOURSOpen 24 hours

Revera Living provides both retirement care and long-term care across many secure locations in Canada. Their Winnipeg location is located inside Tuxedo, a residential neighbourhood close to Swindon Oaks park and only minutes from shopping, restaurants, and more.

We noticed that this is one of the places that provides cooking / baking activities in their craft room, which is unique compared to the other entries on the list. There is also a library, gym, salon, computer room, and movie theatre located on the property.

Another great thing about Revera is that they provide personalized care and service through programs such as their LiveWell Personalized Care Program, Falls Prevention and Injury Reduction Program, Medication Management Program. That’s in addition to having access to all kinds of personal care services and nursing services.

The staff at Revera are available around the clock for any emergencies or to provide massages, and physiotherapy. Their main goal is to make you feel your best with a personalized health and wellness plan that is designed just for you.

Pros

  • Staff available 24/7
  • Personalized care programs available
  • Convenient location

Cons

  • Limited amenities
  • Premium rates

Customer Reviews

Take a look at these detailed reviews to learn more about Revera Portsmouth.

“The Portsmouth:  the best decision we made for our precious Mom. Important note: this is an Assisted Living (Retirement) Residence NOT a Revera Personal Care Home – they are 2 different entities.  When Mom needed to leave her rural home and transplant elsewhere it was a bittersweet time. Being in Winnipeg near her two daughters was a bonus but she was leaving friends, a community, and having to “build” a new life at a vulnerable time in her journey. We did due diligence and investigated every option. Suffice to say, we witnessed (and felt) a unique “energy” at The Portsmouth between all staff and residents. It is said that “it starts at the top” and we wish we could clone Jennifer Gray (Exec. Dir.) and her team.  From our first meeting, Mom felt respected, vital, and, surprisingly, calmed. Jennifer’s words and manner embraced mom’s spirit and independence.

Here are some of our family observations about the current admin & staff:

–           compassionate, respectful and honest,

–           devoted to the physical and emotional well-being of the residents,

–           trustworthy,

–           hard-working,

–           consistent and timely administrative communication,

–           resourceful and creative (especially during Covid).

Truly, the staff has a personal relationship with all residents – it’s not for show. It is sincere  and authentic. Simply stated, they really DO CARE.  We (daughters) recall walking down the hall during our first visit and Jennifer bent down to pick up a shred of paper on the carpet. That simple action spoke volumes to us;  the devil is always in the details.  Jennifer does and sees beyond the obvious; particularly critical when they (staff) serve as guardian angels for our loved ones.  This is the “home” mom wishes to spend the remaining part of her journey. Her 2 daughters embrace that wish. We never thought that leaving our lifetime family home and moving into a congregate living home could turn into becoming part of another, and larger, family. We like our “new” family. Thanks to the staff , our mother does, indeed, feel this has become home. Teresa and Michelle Lee and Mom Maria” – Teresa L.

“What a fabulous place for seniors. We were provided a tour courtesy of Anthony (Tony) Woods,their lifestyle coordinator.

We got to see the whole facility and even enjoyed a lunch prepared by their Red Seal Chef. I went with my mother and sister -in – law and Mom loved the place!

The food is amazing ( sneak a cookie from the Bistro if you can ) and all the residents appear happy and well cared for. Wow the list of activities is extensive. They even have an on-site beauty salon that will do your hair and nails at competitive prices so you don’t have to trek out in the cold.

They are in the process of renovating their suites with new carpets, kitchens etc so everything looks great.

While we were on the tour we had the chance to meet a number of little pooches as the Portsmouth is “pet friendly”.

We were also greeted by Maureen, the dining room supervisor who promised to make every special for mom.

If you are looking for an assisted living location with your Mom or Dad, I would recommend that you check this place out.  My sister-in-law even said “Heck, I’d like to move in here” – Wesley H.

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