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 Laurier Manor. 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:
- Family Welcome: 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.
- Meet Your Social Worker: Our Social Worker meets the family and acts as a liaison and resource for community programs.
- Welcome Basket: New residents are presented with a Welcome Basket.
- Family Involvement: 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.
- Family Pet Visits: Family members are encouraged to bring their family pets with them to visit.
- Open Door Policy: We have an open door policy at Laurier Manor. 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:
- Downtown Visits: With so many of our residents being mobile and independent, they freely visit the city using the public bus that stops right in front of our building.
- Christmas Lights Tour & Bazaar: Every Christmas, we organize a tour of the city so residents can enjoy the bright festive lights. We also hold a Christmas Bazaar, which is very popular with residents, families and the community at large.
- Strawberry Social & Carnival: During summer, we host a Strawberry Social as well as hold a Carnival complete with petting zoo and outside vendors.
- Community Garage Sale: Every spring we host a community Garage Sale.
- Student Placement Opportunities: We provide placement opportunities for students in the RN, RPN, PSW and Social Work programs at the University of Ottawa, Algonquin College and other local training institutions.
- PSW Program Involvement: Our Director of Care is a member of the steering committee of the PSW Program for local colleges.
- Long-term Care Committee: Our Administrator sits on the long-term care committee of the regional Local Health Integration Network as well as the steering committee for the CCAC.
- Event & Group Involvement: Members of our management team regularly speak at community events and groups on issues ranging from elder abuse to palliative care.
- Nurse Practitioner Program: Through our Nurse Practitioner program, we work closely with the Emergency Departments of local hospitals, to reduce the number of visits our residents make to the ER. The Nurse Practitioner assesses residents before they go to the ER. Often, they can be treated in the home, eliminating the need for trips to and from the hospital, which reduces the workload on the hospital and reduces the risks to our residents.