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
Showcasing Art at Extendicare Laurier ManorOur PSW Richard Whitelocke shared his artistic talent at Extendicare Laurier Manor.
Extendicare Laurier Manor is in the process of upgrading our home's elevators. Our PSW Richard Whitelocke shared his artistic talent by painting bright scenes on the inside of the elevator doors to cheer the residents up.
While he is painting in our big lounge area, he engages the residents. The residents walk by, observe or comment and they get involved. Thank you Richard for sharing your artistic talent for all to see and enjoy at Extendicare Laurier Manor.
Remarkable MomentThis week one of our residents who was discharged home in November called by with her husband to say hello to us and we hardly recognized her!This lady was in hospital with serious issues with her lack of mobility because of her weight. We admitted her to Laurier Manor `in May 2014 we made a commitment to work with the hospital and her to help her reach her goal weight to enable her to qualify for the gastric Bypass.
Laurier Manor was experiencing occupancy challenges a few years ago and we needed to be innovative to try to encourage referrals and promote our home to the hospitals and Community .
During our promotion of our home we got to know the social workers from the hospitals and we realized other opportunities were out there to not only help our occupancy but to be an integral part of the community.
This being said we have worked together on a few projects and the one I am going to write about now is a success story and definitely a ‘remarkable moment’
This week one of our residents who was discharged home in November called by with her husband to say hello to us and we hardly recognized her!
This lady was in hospital with serious issues with her lack of mobility because of her weight. She could not have a gastric bypass because she was too overweight to qualify for this surgery. She desperately needed knee replacements but it was a catch 22 situation. (She was 54yrs old, weighed approx. 200KGS and was only 5:2 ½)
We admitted her to Laurier Manor `in May 2014 we made a commitment to work with the hospital and her to help her reach her goal weight to enable her to qualify for the gastric Bypass.
Just over a year later she had the gastric Bypass and then returned to us until she had settled into a good eating pattern and we were all comfortable that she would be able to sustain this when she went home.
In November she went home to her husband and daughter and last week she popped in to tell us that her knee surgery was scheduled at the end of this month and she just looked wonderful!
We have had other partnerships with the hospital with happy endings as well and we are now considered first for anything ‘unusual’ or ‘different’ at a few of the hospitals because they know we are always happy to oblige and help meet the communities needs