Extendicare Timmins

In lives full of defining moments, we help create even more.

Whether it’s a brief encounter or a life changing event, these unique moments enrich lives. And we do everything we can to make them happen.

To give you an idea of how we can make a difference, here are Remarkable Moments from our home.

Our Defining Moments

The Murals at Extendicare Timmins

The murals beautify the space and bring a sense of peace to the residents.
Photo from moments gallery

Residents living with Dementia in care facilities often exhibit a behavior described as “exit seeking” — the strong desire to leave the building and wander. Since wandering poses a serious health risk making exits less obvious reduces s visual cues for exiting.

To help ease the anxiety, an artist was hired to paint the doors on the six units here at Extendicare Timmins with calming images that make residents feel more at home. The murals that cover the exit doors beautify the space and bring a sense of peace to the residents.

Residents were delighted to see the murals. One resident said, “They are beautiful, some murals remind me of my cottage and it’s lovely to see that scenery.” Another said, “They’re pretty to look at, they make the units look beautiful.” One commented “The artist, did an amazing job, the waterfall one is my favorite.”

Family members provided positive feedback as well. One said, “I walked around with my father to view all the murals, he really enjoys them.” Another said, “It livens the place up well.” One family member said, “I enjoy strolling with my spouse to view the murals.”