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
Halloween at Extendicare Maple ViewFor Halloween Extendicare Maple View had a costume fashion show for residents, staff and family.
Paint Night at Extendicare Maple ViewA great way to bring the community together.
Mr. M's RecoveryMr. M. was 92 when he came to live with us. He had dementia, arthritis and anxiety disorder and within the first week he was referred to the BSO team as his responsive behaviours had escalated significantly.
Mr. M. was 92 when he came to live with us. He had dementia, arthritis and anxiety disorder and within the first week he was referred to the BSO team as his responsive behaviours had escalated significantly. Over the next 5 months the BSO team worked with Mr. M. to establish his behaviour triggers and review the personal history supplied by the Alzheimer’s Society. They learned that he was a WWII veteran and contacted Veteran’s Affairs. They were able to obtain more information about MR. M’s service and determined he qualified for a hearing loss pension and that he also qualified for an attendance allowance for a one-on-one companion for when he would become more agitated. He also qualified for assistance to get a much more supportive and comfortable wheelchair. With the more focused care plan in place including a much better wheelchair and an attendant companion, Mr. M’s mood improved quickly. His behaviours decreased in frequency and intensity, he was more alert and talkative. Mr. M. was much happier and his family members were very excited that their visits became much more enjoyable.
Comfort in MusicAt 88, Mrs. H. a long-time resident of our home with dementia and osteoporosis, was referred to our Behavioural Support Ontario team because her dementia was escalating and she was becoming more combative and resistant to care.
At 88, Mrs. H. a long-time resident of our home with dementia and osteoporosis, was referred to our Behavioural Support Ontario team because her dementia was escalating and she was becoming more combative and resistant to care. Over a two-week period the BSO team did daily assessments and met with Mrs. H.’s brother and sister-in-law to complete a personal history. They learned that Mrs. H. had had a difficult life and that all through her life she had found solace in the church playing the piano and organ. Among other things, the BSO team created a playlist of church hymns including the song “Jesus Loves You”. When asked if she liked this song, she beamed and responded “Yes!”. While Mrs. H.’s care plan incorporated a number of elements including focused pain management and the use of tactile stimulatory objects to keep her hands busy, Mrs. H found great joy listening to the hymns that had been such a comfort throughout her life.