Prescott and Russell Residence


The Prescott and Russell Residence, located in Hawkesbury, is a long-term care home, and as per the Fixing Long-Term Care Act, 2021, and the Agreement with the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), is to be administered by the United Counties of Prescott and Russell.

How to reach us

Consult the Corporate Directory.

Visiting hours

Visitors are welcome at any time of day, evening and even at night, if necessary. In this case, it is important to inform the staff who are responsible for providing care to the resident. At all times, a security system is in effect and can open the door at the main entrance even after 8pm through the intercom located outside the Residence.

There is designated smoking area outside of the facility.

Quality care and services

The Residence offers a variety of quality care and services, based on a genuine commitment to create an family-oriented and secure environment favouring the autonomy of the residents. Everything is done in order for these residents, who are at the heart of our heritage, can live in their new home with respect and dignity, regardless of their language, culture and beliefs.

Highly-qualified personnel

The highly-qualified personnel of the Prescott and Russell Residence possesses a long history of participation and commitment to the community. For more than 30 years, staff members have responded to the ever-changing needs of the elderly, the ill, the indigent and those at loss of autonomy, by dispensing adapted and personalized care to each resident. The well-being of the residents is at the heart of their every decision and every action. are committed, human, caring, and professional and focus their decisions and actions on the well-being of each resident in an environment of family life and quality.

Approximately 200 professionals are at the service of the residents 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They are solidly supported by a medical team composed of four doctors and specialists such as a podiatrist, an audiologist, an optometrist, a dermatologist, a dentist, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist, a dietitian, and a laboratory technician.


The early days of the Residence date back to 1906. Known then as La Maison de Refuge, it was established in L'Orignal, and at the time also included a dairy farm, a pigsty, and animal-breeding facilities. It was in 1907 that the Maison, which had 30 beds, welcomed its first residents. These were mainly elderly citizens with physical and intellectual difficulties, and were employed on the farm in order to pay for their housing.

In 1952, a section of the farm was sold and La Maison de Refuge became the Foyer Prescott-Russell. The site was then expanded in order to accommodate 93 residents. In 1977, the Foyer Prescott-Russell moved to its new location in Hawkesbury, with a capacity for 146 residents. It officially became known as the Prescott and Russell Residence.

In accordance with the aforementioned law and as per the recommendation of the United Counties Council, a management committee meets monthly to ensure that the Residence is administered to ensure the security and respect of their residents, in accordance with the law and the relevant regulations. This committee consists of four Council members and the Residence Committee.

Mission, Vision and Values


The Prescott and Russell Residence is a specialized, bilingual long-term care facility, under the direction of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, which offers a range of personalized care focused on the needs of the community, in a healthy and safe living environment.


The Prescott and Russell Residence is recognized as a model for the excellence in the services provided by a team of professionals and qualified partners who consider the well-being and safety of residents as the driving force behind every decision.


  • Excellence
  • Empathy
  • Commitment


The excellence of care and services is based on the professionalism, skills, and attention to detail of the entire staff team. The excellence of care and services is also based on the ability to place the well-being and safety of residents at the core of all interventions and the decision-making process.


Empathy, respect and compassion are essential values for working with residents who find themselves in a very vulnerable period of their lives. These values are also necessary to create a warm and healthy environment where everyone can flourish.


The success of Prescott and Russell Residence depends largely on the level of commitment and involvement of its employees, partners, and the community, in order to support efforts to carry out the mission of the organization. Creating a strong sense of belonging is an important expectation of key stakeholders in the organization.