Extendicare Kawartha Lakes

In lives full of remarkable 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 Remarkable Moments

Extendicare Kawartha Lakes Oldest Volunteer

Extendicare Kawartha Lakes Oldest Volunteer entertained residents, residents’ families and staff at their monthly Birthday Party.

Recently, Extendicare Kawartha Lakes Oldest Volunteer entertained residents, residents’ families and staff at their monthly Birthday Party. Bob at the age of 103, continues to play the piano with a group called “Tunes of the Past”. Bob has been volunteer at Extendicare as well as other long-term care homes in Lindsay for several years. He has brought so much joy to seniors in our community and states he will keep on doing it for as long as he can.

“Happy Ethics Week” at Extendicare Kawartha Lakes

Staff participated in an Ethics Educational Program all week.

Staff participated in an Ethics Educational Program all week. It was a insightful review of the basics and what to do when faced with an ethical dilemma. To add, they could complete the word search provided in the Exchange on Tuesday or complete a Word Scramble on “Work ethic” with an Extendicare theme. Completed activities were handed in for a treat of pop and chips of their choice. We had a great response and it was a lot of fun. First year students from Fleming College and our very own Judy Molica, their instructor, participated in enjoyable exercise and are featured in the photo provided.

Extendicare Kawartha Lakes hosted this quarter’s Regional Ethics Committee Meeting.

For many years the GTA Regional Ethics Committee has gathered to review topics as they relate to ethics
Extendicare homes represented in this picture are Oshawa, Rouge Valley, Guildwood, Scarborough, Peterborough, Lakefield, and Kawartha Lakes and Lionel Rubinoff; our Ethicist.

Extendicare Kawartha Lakes hosted this quarter’s Regional Ethics Committee Meeting. For many years the GTA Regional Ethics Committee has gathered to review topics as they relate to ethics such as: Developing Ethics Teams in our Homes, Legislation, End of Life Care, Accreditation, Teaching Front-line Staff, Terms of Reference, Guidelines for Ethical Decision-Making, Capacity and Consent, to name a few. We present new case scenarios and work through possible solutions and approaches. We follow-up with previous cases and discuss lessons learned. It is a wonderful support to our homes to be able to be the best provider of senior care and services.

Extendicare Kawartha Lakes Encourages Local Seniors to Make a Difference

Extendicare Kawartha Lakes encourages local seniors to make a difference through volunteering.

Extendicare Kawartha Lakes encourages local seniors to make a difference through volunteering. Volunteering can play an important role in health aging. Studies show that older adults who volunteer have reduced stress-related illness, have higher self-esteem and are less likely to feel isolated.

At Extendicare Kawartha Lakes, we have volunteers who are involved with a wide range of activities such as residence’s tuck shop, crafts, baking, in house casino day and outdoor trips to museums, picnics and more.

Volunteers also assist with the annual garage sale, bake sales and other fund raisers that help cover the cost of transportation to take residents to various events in the area.

Donna has been volunteering at Extendicare for 13 years. She likes coming to the home and seeing everyone and doing things with the residents.

“I think it’s a good way to help bring back memories and gives them that feeling that they’re contributing to something,” said Donna. “ I really look forward to coming here.”

Anyone interested in volunteering or would like to share their talents are asked to contact Extendicare Kawartha Lakes directly at 705.878.5392.

A Story of Outstanding Care

During the last few months of her life, my ninety five year old mother received outstanding care from the staff at Kawartha Lakes Extendicare.

During the last few months of her life, my ninety five year old mother received outstanding care from the staff at Kawartha Lakes Extendicare. Although she was new to the facility and already in declining health, every effort was made to get to know her and make her feel at home. As her health continued to deteriorate, the care she received from all staff members was outstanding. What a comfort and huge relief it was to our family to know that she was so well looked after. We had confidence every day that her needs were being met with kindness and compassion. As her health continued to decline, the doctor, in collaboration with the nurses, helped us determine the best treatment options. Their consistent, ongoing communication kept us up to date on a daily basis. All of the support staff went above and beyond to provide palliative care second to none. I can't say enough about Kawartha Lakes Extendicare and the people who work there, they are all truly amazing!

Much gratitude,

Marilyn