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 Halton Hills. 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:
- Meet Your Primary Caregiver: On their first day, new residents and family members meet their Primary Caregiver, as well as program staff, in an effort to immediately begin establishing a relationship.
- 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.
- Email Communication: We make a point of getting email addresses from family members so we can establish that connection and keep them informed.
- Bi-monthly Newsletter: We publish a newsletter every 2 months and send it to family members. In it we publish pictures of all new residents from the previous 2 months.
- Personalize Your Room: We encourage residents to bring furnishings from home to make their room feel more comfortable and familiar.
- Palliative Care Program: Our Palliative Care Program treats residents in their final days with great dignity and respect, which is something family members deeply appreciate.
- Celebration of Life: We host a quarterly memorial service called “Celebration of Life” for residents we have lost and 75% of families keep returning to continue paying tribute to their loved ones.
- Open Door Policy: We have an open door policy so whenever a family member wants to talk, we’re here to listen.
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 usually organize one outing per month that can include anything from a day in the apple orchard to Art in the Park and the Antique and Classic Car Show.
- Fall Colours Tour: In the fall, we organize a tour out into the countryside to enjoy the breathtaking colours of autumn.
- Christmas Bazaar:
We host an annual Christmas Bazaar that is open to the community. One of the most popular stops is for preserves and canned fruit made by our residents.
- Christmas Lights Tour: Every Christmas, our residents are taken on a tour of the city to enjoy the bright festive lights.
- Physiotherapy Exercise Class: Twice a week, the LHIN March of Dimes uses our home to conduct physiotherapy exercise classes that are open to the whole community.
- Legion Visits: The local Legions from both Acton and Georgetown regularly visit veterans in our home.
- Remembrance Day: On Remembrance Day, students bring letters to our veteran residents.
- Student Placement Opportunities: We provide placement opportunities for students in the RN, RPN and PSW programs York University, Sheridan College and Georgian College.
- Quilting Society: We work with the local Quilting Society to make quilts for our Palliative Care Program.
- Horticultural Society: The local horticultural society takes care of our gardens for us as a volunteer service.