Our success is due to our outstanding team.



We continuously re-invest in our biggest asset-our team- by providing ongoing quarterly education on dementia care, geriatric rehabilitation, and cognitive therapy. 


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Sharon Goldman, Owner

Sharon's passion for senior care was inspired by her  grandparents who suffered from Alzheimer's and were placed in an assisted living home.  Embassy West's mission is to provide seniors with the highest quality of care with dignity, respect and without the unecessary use of heavy medication. 

Selma Basic, Director of Operations

Selma is trained in CARETM Dementia and Alzheimer's with over 10 years of experience working in the retirement industry. She has been teaching OCDSB since 2001.

Anuj Miglani, Director of Sales

Anuj is trained in CARETM Dementia and Alzheimer's and works closely with families to help them transition to retirement living by offering invaluable support and guidance. 

Dr. Bill Dalziel M.D., Geriatric Internist

Dr. Dalziel studied medicine at the University of Toronto and received geriatric specialized training from the University of Alberta and the UCLA.  Hde is the founding chief of the division of geriatric medicine where he served until 1999. 


Miguel Tissert, Executive Chef

Miguel graduated fromAlgonquin College and obtained a diploma in Culinary Management and Red Seal Certifications.  He is trained in the Gentle Persuasive Approach and prioritizes fresh food and herbs in his cooking.

Dr. Bacskai M.D., Geriatric Internist

Dr. Backsai graduated from Medical University of Pecs in Hungary and completed his residency at the University of Ottawa where his discipline was Family Medicine. He opened his independent practice on Woodrooffe Avenue in 1996. 

Lisa Bradley, Activities Director

Lisa has a background in retirement and LTC. She's a compassionate individual with a love of working with seniors. Lisa strives to plan programs based on resident's current needs, abilities, strengths and interests. She is an expert in planning multi sensory brain stimulating programs as well as implementing and tracking the success of Montessori.

Ian Murray, Audiologist

Ian has been in practice as a Hearing Instrument Specialist for 20 years.  Beyond the full assortment of regular clinical work, in testing and the prescription process of hearing aids, he has incorporated Tinnitus Therapy and a Musician's Clinic within his scope of practice. Ian has also taken advanced course work in ear canal debridement (care and cleaning)) and technicaly - oriented aboratory modifications and repairs of hearing aids.

Wendy Zirbser, Director of Wellness

Wendy started her career in healthcare as a Nurses Aide at St. Vincent Hospital. Wendy returned to school to complete her Diploma as an RPN to which she gained many experiences at local hospitals, psychiatry, and pediatrics. Wendy was employed as a Pediatric Nurse for 2 years before concentrating her career in Geriatrics here at Embassy West Senior Living.

"I live at Embassy West with my wife, and we have lived here for 1 year. The atmosphere here at Embasssy West is good. The staff treat us very well. The dining room staff, Francine and Coco, are only too willing to get us any special food that we want or change our seating so that our family can join us for lunch or dinner. There are lots of activities planned by Lisa. My wife plays bingo, watches movies on the big screen, plays the Wii, plays Bananagrams and goes shopping with the staff at Carlingwood Shopping Centre. The cleaning staff come once a day and are friendly and very thorough. We are very happy here at Embassy West!

"I can't tell you how much it means to us (the family), that Mom is receiving such good care from such nice people.... you have a phenomenal team!" 

"The staff at Embassy West are so friendly and kind. It's like being surrounded by family." 

"Mom & Dad have settled in so nicely! The food is excellent; the staff is attentive, friendly & helpful; the decor is lovely! The activities available keep M&D busy and active. The attention provided by staff for Mom's care relieves a great deal of Dad's stress.THANK YOU!" 

"I just wanted to take a moment to express our sincere appreciation to Miguel for helping to organize a Family Birthday Brunch to celebrate our mother's  97th birthday yesterday. ...terrific job tastefully setting up the room and ensuring that we have everything provided for a very memorable brunch.  My mother often expresses that she loves staying there and enjoys the staff and residents. After experiencing the brunch I can understand why my mother sometimes "complains" that the meals are too good - and are causing weight issues!   We invested a considerable amount of time looking into and visiting seniors' residences in Ottawa before moving my mother from Pembroke - your Embassy West Senior Living Residence really stood out from the others. The conscientiousness and attention to detail exhibited by the two ladies to make this occasion special once again confirms my opinion!  Many thanks!"