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 Parkside. 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:
- Monthly Newsletter: We produce and distribute a monthly newsletter to family and residents to keep them informed.
- Welcome Meal: We serve family members a complimentary meal on Admission Day so that they are able to close throughout the admission process.
- Family Advisory Board & Residents Council: Our Family Advisory Board and Residents Council are very actively engaged in our home and we invite new residents and family members to participate as a way to get more involved in our home.
- Memorial Services: Twice a year we hold Memorial Services and invite family members to join us as we celebrate residents and loved ones who have passed away.
- Family Suppers: We host two family suppers per year – one is our annual formal Christmas Dinner for family members and residents complete with dancing, entertainment and Santa Claus and the other is a themed event in spring.
- Personalize Your Room: Residents are encouraged to bring some personal items and family photos from home to make their rooms feel more familiar and comfortable.
- Palliative Care Room: We have a Palliative Care Room where family members can have privacy with their loved one and the support or our Social Worker during this very difficult time.
- Family Participation: Family members are encouraged and welcomed to participate in activities with their loved one.
- Resident Care Plan: Family members, along with their loved one, participate actively in all aspects of the development of the resident’s Care Plan.
- Open Door Policy: We have an Open Door policy so that if a family member or resident wants to talk, we’re here to listen.
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 have weekly outings for residents, weather permitting, and they can include everything from trips to the casino, shopping, and going to a RoughRiders game, to seeing a Regina Pats hockey game, touring the art gallery, picnics in the park and attending Buffalo Days in summer.
- Christmas Lights Tour: Every year, we take residents on a Christmas lights tour.
- RCMP Sunset Ceremony: We also go to watch the sunset ceremony at the RCMP training facility.
- Burger & Beer BBQ: During summer, we have Burger and Beer barbecues when we get together with residents from the other long-term care homes in the area.
- Student Placement Opportunities: We provide placement opportunities for students in the RN and HCA Programs at the University of Regina and opportunities for 2nd year medical students from the University of Saskatchewan to gain experience in Geriatric Care.
- Intergenerational Program: Our Intergenerational Program brings elementary school students into our home to spend time with residents reading, doing puzzles and playing games.
- Charity Involvement: We work with a number of local charities such as the Alzheimer’s Society and ALS (the ice bucket challenge) on education programs and their fundraising activities in the community.
- Fall Crafts Sale: We host an annual Fall Crafts Sale that is widely advertised in the community and very popular. Vendors from the community set up tables to sell their crafts and our residents sell baked goods and crafts to raise funds for the residents Council.