all levels of management from the Owner to the Manager to the Front-Line Staff are Skilled, Educated, and dedicated to providing the Best Care.
Coordination between on-site doctor, pharmacy and wellness center allow for adjustments in medication within 24 hours.
Our in-house doctor and registered nurses are available 24/7 so our residents never wait for an appointment or make unnecessary trips to the hospital.
We continuously re-invest in our biggest asset - our team - by providing ongoing quarterly education on dementia care, geriatric rehabilitation, and cognitive therapy.
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 UCLA. He is the founding chief of the division of geriatric medicine where he served until 1999.
Dr. Bacskai M.D., Geriatric Internist
Dr. Bacskai 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.
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.
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 coursework in ear canal debridement (care and cleaning) and technically - oriented aboratory modifications and repairs of hearing aids.
Heidi Gabriel, Pharmacist
Heidi has been a practicing pharmacist since 1991. While working as a devoted community pharmacist, she developed a special interest in Geriatric Medicine and chronic illnesses which led her to become a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist and a Certified Diabetic Educator. She has made it her commitment to deliver optimal and complete patient care through seamless collaboration with health teams while continuously preserving direct communication with the patients and their families.
Gunjan Vermani, Registered Physiotherapist
Gunjan has been practicing physiotherapy since 2006 and completed her 2 years specialization in Neurological Sciences (University Topper) in 2008. She is certified in the treatment of urinary incontinence, central pain management, Concussion rehab, Manual therapy level 1, and performs acupuncture and dry needling. Apart from assessing and prescribing for orthotics, compression socks and custom bracing, Gunjan is also an ADP Authorizer for walkers and wheelchairs.
Tanya Cullain, Director of Care
Tanya is an experienced Registered Nurse and seasoned Director of Care. Her clinical specialties include Geriatrics, Orthopaedic and Arthritics, Cardiovascular Surgery, and Trauma Nurse at Sunnybrook Health Science Centre. Tanya has held Senior Management in Long Term Care and Retirement Home Living for the past 15 years. Her expertise, dedication and ability to navigate the health care system for her Families, Residents and Staff is invaluable.
Sharon Goldman, Owner
"My passion for senior care was inspired by my grandparents who suffered from Alzheimer's and were placed in an assisted living home in Montreal. Understanding the impact that care quality has on seniors is what galvanized me to convert Embassy West Hotel into an Assisted Living Home in Ottawa. Being an independently owned home is important to me because it allows me to prioritize my residents' needs in a way that best suits each individual. Our highly trained team is dedicated to providing seniors with first-class care. It's my personal promise that we will always treat our residents with the same level of kindness and compassion that we would want for our own families to receive."
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.
Miguel Tissert, Executive Chef
Miguel graduated from Algonquin 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.