We understand the decision to transition to long-term care is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. We want to ensure your decision is a positive one. Below are some of our home’s points of difference:
The calendar is always full. You can be as active as you like.
For some people, the key to living better is filling every day with meaningful activities that bring people together, build bonds and create shared experiences.
Whether it’s tapping the power of music to engage a resident with dementia, attending worship services, participating in exercise classes, or reminiscing with a friendly volunteer, there’s always something going on at Extendicare Haliburton. Check “News & Events”
Here, residents lead active and engaged lives.
This is home. Your home.
We want you to feel at home. We’ll support you in becoming an active and engaged member of your new community and enjoy life to the best of your ability.
We have a welcoming and inclusive environment.
Not only do we work very hard to integrate residents into our community and feel at home, we’re also committed to making families feel at home here too. The following are some of the measures we take to help our residents settle in and also help family members feel comfortable and get involved:
- Admission Introduction: On admission, there is a single point of contact that meets each new resident and their family members and introduces them to staff and the management team.
- Meet Your Personal Support Workers: Each new resident also meets his or her Primary Personal Support Worker so that they can start getting to know one another and begin building a relationship of trust.
- Residents Council Welcome: A representative from our Residents Council meets with each new resident and introduces him or her to other residents.
- Personalize Your Room: We encourage new residents to bring personal items and family photos with them to make it feel more like home.
- Family Participation: Family members are encouraged and welcomed to participate in activities with their loved one and invited to join them for meals.
- Resident Care Plan: Family members, along with their loved one, participate actively in all aspects of the development of the resident’s Care Plan.
- Family Council: Our Family Council contacts families to invite them to attend upcoming Family council meetings to meet other family members and get involved.
- Meet Fellow Residents: Our community is small so we make a point of matching up new residents and their families with existing residents and families they might already know.
- Open Door Policy: We have an open door policy so whenever a family member wants to talk, we’re here to listen, and our Social Worker is always available to talk privately about coping with the stress and emotions of caregiving.
We connect you to the community.
Maintaining strong connections to others is essential to keeping people active and involved.
Getting you out into the community and bringing the community into our home is important to your quality of life. Here are some of the ways in which the residents and staff get involved with the community, and how the community connects with us:
- Summer Outings: Summer outings also include trips to the local boat locks on the river, boat cruises on the Kawartha Lakes and a trip to Algonquin Park to see moose and other wildlife in their natural habitat.
- Cottage and Farm Outings: Local farmers and cottagers also organize groups of residents for outings to their cottages and farms, providing all necessary transportation free of charge.
- Christmas Bazaar: Our Christmas Bazaar with knitting, crafts, baking, items donated by the community and more is much anticipated by our residents and the community at large.
- Christmas in July Bake Sale: In summer, we construct a large tent on our grounds and host our Christmas in July Bake Sale which is extremely popular and well attended.
- Christmas Parade: Residents also enjoy getting out to see our annual Christmas Parade in town and seeing the festive lights and decorations.
- Student Placement Opportunities: We provide placement opportunities for students in the RN, RPN, PSW and Social Work programs at Sir Sanford Fleming, Loyalist College and Georgian College.
- Volunteer Dinner: We have a very strong contingent of 200 community volunteers and every year we host an annual Volunteer Dinner where we recognize the important contributions they make to our home.
- Service Provider Committee: Our Administrator sits on the Service Provider Committee of Haliburton County as well as the Hospice Palliative Care Committee.