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Mission, Vision, and Values

Mission: Rideaucrest Home is a community of care, compassion and individuality

Vision: Rideaucrest Home aspires to provide a safe, home environment that is committed to providing the highest quality services.


Preserve & Promote health
Team Work

What's in this building?

Rideaucrest Home is a municipally owned-and-operated, 170-bed long-term-care facility committed to enriching the lives of people who require the long term support of a safe and caring community in which all voices are valued and personhood and dignity are respected.

Rideaucrest Home offers the following services:

  • Individual rooms
  • Professional nursing and personal care
  • Physiotherapy & Restorative care services
  • Palliative care
  • End-of-Life care
  • Medical care on-site
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Spiritual & Religious care
  • Registered Dietitian services
  • Nutritious home-style meals
  • Residents Council
  • Family Council
  • Daily programs & activities
  • Life Enrichment programs
  • Courtyard Cafe & Boutique (volunteer staffed)
  • Hairdressing & Barbering services
  • On-site laundry services
  • Computer with internet access for residents use
  • Host site for Best Practice Initiatives through Ministry of Health

Services available at extra charge to residents

  • Public transportation services
  • Cable and telephone service
  • Specialized foot care
  • Dental care
  • Dry cleaning
  • Hearing clinic

Special Features

  • Beautiful views and accessible garden overlooking Kingston's inner harbour
  • Kingston Transit stops just outside
  • Controlled-access front doors
  • Welcoming main lobby
  • Large Multi-purpose room for special events
  • Central lounges with pianos, fireplaces and video monitors on each of the home's four floors for social gathering and entertainment
  • Smaller lounges at both ends of each floor for visiting or small group activities
  • Country kitchens, for cooking with family
  • Dining rooms on each floor
  • Quiet and private rooms
  • Rooms equipped with: electric bed, pillows, linens, night stands, chair, bulletin board, cable TV and phone outlets
  • Hydro-massage tubs (for Nurse-supervised bathing)
  • Snoezelan Room provides gentle sensory experiences for those who cannot participate in leisure activities in typical ways
  • Beautician services


Please do not visit until at least five days after you've had the flu or at least two days after you've had vomiting and/or diarrhea.

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