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
Resident Safety is Top Priority at Extendicare York.Each year, the local Fire Department evaluates Extendicare York for long term care emergency preparedness.
Resident safety is top priority at Extendicare York. Each year, the local Fire Department evaluates Extendicare York for long term care emergency preparedness. Extendicare York was required to do a fire drill exercise, simulating night shift staffing responding to a fire. The exercise continues to validate Extendicare York’s training, education, and best practices.
“As team lead, and fire drill coordinator/educator at York, I have had the pleasure of leading teams over the past few years! We continue to learn, and more importantly, are validated that we are using best practices in preparation for a fire emergency situation”, said Vicki Pereault Education/Volunteer Coordinator.
Once again, Extendicare York demonstrated staff’s emergency response, successfully evacuating 27 Mock Residents to a safe zone on the unit, in 4 minutes and 27 seconds. We were evaluated under four critical areas: discovery time, response time, fire zone evacuation time and communication. We passed with flying colours! Important message to everyone! Communication is key during an emergency!
Victor's Active LifestyleVictor, 86, had a rewarding career as a teacher and the interesting thing about Victor is that he never missed a beat when he came to live with us.
Victor, 86, had a rewarding career as a teacher and the interesting thing about Victor is that he never missed a beat when he came to live with us. Always positive and outgoing he still drives his own car, is President of our very active Residents Council and, in his spare time, he knits toques and donates them to homeless people. He is a model for other residents and a poster child for staying active and being independent.
J's TransformationJ., 71, has Parkinson’s disease and when he first came to live with us he was very withdrawn and reclusive.
J., 71, has Parkinson’s disease and when he first came to live with us he was very withdrawn and reclusive. Staff worked with him to manage his symptoms and slowly they were able to bring him out of his shell. He made new friends and joined the resident’s council. Best of all, he now works tirelessly to raise funds for the Parkinson Society selling Christmas cakes and chocolate rabbits at Easter. He has been recognized by the Society for his efforts with a plaque of appreciation.