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 Eaux Claires. 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 Orientation Evening: We host quarterly Family Orientation evenings where family members meet staff, receive information, ask questions and raise concerns.
- Family Accommodation: When it becomes necessary, we have sleeper chairs for family members who want to spend the night and stay close to their loved one.
- Summer BBQ: We host an annual resident and family summer barbeque as well as a very special holiday dinner during the festive season.
- Palliative Care Program: We have an excellent Palliative Care Program that provides caring, dedicated support to residents nearing the end of life as well as grieving family members.
- Memorial Services: We hold quarterly Memorial Services to celebrate the lives of residents who have passed and we invite family members to join us.
- Personalize Your Room: Residents are encouraged to bring some personal items and furnishings from home to make their rooms feel more familiar and comfortable.
- Residents Council: We tell our new residents about Residents Council and encourage them to join and participate in the monthly meetings.
- Residents Family Council: We inform our residents' families about Residents Family Council and encourage them to join and participate in the monthly meetings.
- 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.
- Family Support: We are always available should a family member or resident need to talk.
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 two or three outings per year for residents. Past outings include summer trips through the Saskatchewan River Valley, shopping excursions, Christmas Light tours and taking in the colours of autumn.
- Antique and Classic Car Show: We host an annual Antique and Classic Car Show in our parking lot that is well attended by the community.
- Petting Zoo: In the spring and fall we also have petting zoo featuring goats, donkeys, horses, piglets, chicks, bunnies and more that is very popular with residents, family members, children and members of the community.
- Student Placement Opportunities: We provide placement opportunities for students in the RN, LPN, HCA and Occupational Therapy programs at University of Alberta and Grant MacEwan College.
- Medical Student Placements: Second year medical students studying Geriatric Care also do placements in our home.
- Community Polling Station: Our home is a community polling station during municipal, provincial and federal elections.
- Community Organization Participation: A number of managers lend their time and expertise to a variety of community based organizations.
- Alberta Gerontological Association: Our administrator is a board member on the Alberta Gerontological Association, which advises the government on issues related to seniors care and services.