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 Timmins. 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:
- Meet Your Guardian Angel: Each new resident and their family members are greeted by one of our Guardian Angels who serves as their single point of contact and helps them through the admission process, introduces them to staff members and answers questions.
- Welcome Gift: Each new resident receives a small gift on the day they arrive.
- Personalize Your Room: We encourage residents to bring personal items from home to make their rooms feel more familiar and comfortable.
- Resident Care Plan: Family members, along with their loved one, participate actively in all aspects of the development of the resident’s Care Plan.
- Residents Council: A representative from the Residents Council meets new residents to welcome them to the home.
- Monthly Newsletter: To help keep residents and family members informed about our home we produce and distribute a monthly newsletter.
- 24/7 Visitor Hours: Visiting hours are unrestricted for family members.
- Family/Residents BBQ and Fun Day : Each summer, we host an annual Family/Residents Barbeque and Fun Day complete with live entertainment.
- Private Dining Room: We have a Private Dining Room that can be reserved by family members and residents for large celebrations and special family functions.
- Family Counsel: We have an involved Family Counsel and encourage new family members to attend meetings.
- Family Participation: Family members are encouraged and welcomed to participate in activities with their loved one.
- Open Door Policy: We have an open door policy so whenever a family member wants to talk, we’re here to listen.
- Monthly Memorial Service: Every month, we host a Memorial Service and invite family members to join us to light candles and remember residents and loved ones.
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:
- Resident Outings: We organize weekly outings for residents that include everything from shopping and lunch and picnics at Gillies Lake to a hockey game, a day at Cedar Meadows Animal Park and attending Summerfest.
- Christmas Lights Tour: Every Christmas, we take our residents on a tour of the city to enjoy the bright festive lights.
- Adopt-A-Grandparent Intergenerational Program: Our Adopt-A-Grandparent Intergenerational Program brings elementary students from local schools into our home to spend time with our residents.
- Student Placement Opportunities: We provide placement opportunities for students in the RN, RPN, PSW and Social Work programs at Northern College and Boreal College. There are also co-op placements for high-school students considering a career in healthcare.
- Local School Concerts: Both elementary and high school choirs often come to our home to practice and perform at Christmas.
- Community Service Opportunities: We also provide local high school students with the opportunity to earn their 40 hour community service credit.
- Community Fundraising: We are active in community fundraising events for organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Society.
- Network 13: Our home is also represented on Network 13, a committee that meets to discuss local health care, hospital and long-term care issues and make recommendations to governments.