Extendicare Halton Hills

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 Halton Hills Resident Learns To Knit Again.

With the help of a family member, resident makes baby hats for premature babies in hospitals.

June wanted to make baby hats for premature babies in hospitals but was unable to use knitting needles due to limited mobility in her right hand. Family member Debbie was determined to help June knit again, she purchased a knitting loom which has allowed June’s wishes to come true and she is able to knit once again.

A Big Thank You to the Extendicare Family from Millie’s Family

A big thank you to the Extendicare Family.

There are so many of you to thank, too many names to mention...and I wouldn’t want to miss anyone.

I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank everyone at Extendicare for the fantastic level of care given to my mother, Millie, over the last 7 years.

Especially the compassionate care given over the last 5 weeks of her life, there were many ups and downs during this period but there was never a moment that mom’s best interests were not considered.

Everything that she needed was provided and more, everyone truly cared for and wanted the best for her. I am so happy that she was kept comfortable during this time.

We held a nice private service with family and some of mom’s closest and dearest friends attending.

My mom and all the residents are very fortunate to have such a great place with great people.

There is no doubt that all of you do great things each and every day, making a difference in the lives of all.

Many Many Thanks from Millie’s Family.

Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) recognizes Extendicare Halton Hills for Partnering to Improve Care for High Needs Clients

Mississauga Halton Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) was delighted to present its awards recognizing quality and innovation at the 2016 Partnering for a Healthy Community Awards, held at the Mississauga Convention Centre.

Extendicare Halton Hills received an award for Partnering to Improve Care for High Needs Clients with Acquired Brain Injury and Behavioural Challenges,

Aging individuals with acquired brain injuries (ABI) often present with challenging behaviours, placing an excessive burden on caregivers. This initiative provides long-term care homes with increased and specialized ABI resources to serve clients with challenging behaviours, reducing unnecessary hospital emergency admissions. Key successes include: significantly decreased use of antipsychotic medications, reduction in long-term care discharges to hospital, increased ability of staff to support challenges in a sustainable manner, and an expansion of quality improvement knowledge amongst the providers.

“I am pleased to recognize our local health system providers for their tremendous efforts in leading innovative and high quality initiatives,” said Board Chair Graeme Goebelle of the Mississauga Halton LHIN. “Through these collaborative partnerships, we are ensuring better access to the right care for those who need it most.

The evening provided health service providers, health system partners, MPPs, and dignitaries a chance to better familiarize themselves with the exciting work underway in the Mississauga Halton LHIN. “The true ’winner’ at our quality awards are the patients, clients, families and residents who benefit every day from the innovative, high quality, collaborative initiatives of our health system partners,” said CEO Bill MacLeod of the Mississauga Halton LHIN. “This event provides an opportunity to share results across the health care system, which has become a proven methodology for improving care for patients leading to stronger outcomes and a better health care experience.”

The Partnering for a Healthy Community Awards emanated from a desire to recognize and showcase the transformative work being done in the Mississauga Halton LHIN and to thank all of our partners for their dedication and commitment to putting patients first

Georgetown Carers Cafe

A drop-in social for carers for those with dementia beginning September 2016

Come join us!

Georgetown Carers Café, a drop-in social for carers of those with dementia.

Beginning September 2016

Date: 4th Friday of the month

Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Location:

Extendicare Halton Hills

9 Lindsay Court, Georgetown, ON

Parking: Free parking available on site

For more information contact:

Amanda: 289.837.2310 ext 302

Toll Free: 1.888.343.1017

Staff and Resident Appreciation Day

Extendicare Halton Hills Family Council hosts Staff and Resident Appreciation Day.

Extendicare Halton Hills Family Council hosts Staff and Resident Appreciation Day. On Monday June 6th Family council hosted a wonderful event for residents, staff and families by having an ice cream truck come and Phil the magic guy came to perform. Everyone enjoyed the cool delights and the magical entertainment. Thank you Extendicare Halton Hills Family Council!

A little help goes a long way for Fort McMurray

Extendicare Halton Hills Family Council raise funds for the Fort McMurray tragedy.
Extendicare Halton Hills Administrator Sean Weylie presenting the winner of the raffle prize.

Extendicare Halton Hills would like to thank staff, families, residents and the members of family council who raised a total of $370.00 in a one-day fundraiser for The Fort McMurray tragedy. Our family council decided to host a raffle and provide a raffle ticket for each individual who donated. A little help goes a long way for Fort McMurray.

Our Family Council Making a Difference

Our Extendicare Halton Hills Family Council raise funds to purchase four big screen TVs for our residents’ entertainment.
Family council co-chair Eda McAvoy and our Administrator Sean Weylie presenting a cheque to the winner.

Extendicare Halton Hills would like to share a remarkable moment involving our Family Council. Family council took it upon themselves to start a fundraiser to purchase 4 Big screen TVs for our home areas so the residents could enjoy. They started up a 50/50 raffle throughout the home with a goal of raising $1500.00. They not only met their targeted goal but exceeded it and raised a total of $1665.25, half of the funds raised went to family council towards the purchasing of four 50” flat screen televisions and the other half went to the winning ticket. The televisions will be placed on the home areas before Christmas for residents to enjoy! We couldn’t be more proud or grateful of our Family Council members. What a true miracle! Thank you to our Extendicare Halton Hills Family Council!

Birthday wishes come true at Extendicare Halton

Extendicare Halton Hills’ resident, Jimmy reunited with his wife before celebrating his 101st birthday with a Motorcycle Sidecar Party.

Jimmy has been reunified with his wife Ruth (63 years of marriage) exactly one week before celebrating his 101st birthday. Jimmy says, 'My birthday wish has come true!'.

Ruth (92 years of age) was visiting Jimmy on a weekly basis since his move to Extendicare until a terrible fall occurred. Ruth had fallen at her home on Boxing Day 2015. It took several months for her miraculous recovery & several more months until finally their reunification day today!

To add to the excitement, Jimmy had another birthday present. Jimmy’s eyes lit up when his medical doctor, Dr. J. Van Bendegem shared the news that he had ordered a Motorcycle Sidecar in honour of his 101st birthday on Thursday, June 30th. Jimmy will lead the way with Extendicare Administrator Sean Weylie, Receptionist Brenda Cook & many of his friends, family & staff motorcyclists’ right behind him. Jimmy & his ‘gang’ are scheduled to depart from the home at 10:00am.

Jimmy was born, raised & lived his entire life in Georgetown, Ontario. Jimmy has a life-long love of motorcycles. He recalls his first bike, a Royal Enfield, just before he turned 20. He remembers the tires were made out of hard rubber and he didn’t need a helmet in those days- only a leather motorcycle cap with a hard peak. Over the years Jimmy enjoyed a variety of machines: a Harley Davidson single cylinder- purchased for $35.00 then he rebuilt it & sold it for $200.00; an Ariel Square Four; a Tramp; a Francis Barnett and an Indian 45.

Jimmy said his favourite bike was an American-made Indian. He recalls, with a laugh, a drive he took from Georgetown to Ashgrove during which a seagull dropped an unwelcome “present” on his face. Thankfully it only happened once in his lifetime, date anyway!

Jimmy mainly liked to stay close to home in the Georgetown area but did venture with his wife as far as Oakville and Milton. He was a member of Two Motorcycle Clubs: the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group and the Yellow Jacket Motorcycle Club. He still has his jacket from the Yellow Jacket Club with the bumblebee mascot.

Carm Di Pietro, Program Manager, Extendicare Halton Hills

Italian speaking Resident Volunteers

Thank you for your time and wisdom!

Italian speaking resident, Mrs. B. volunteers her time to teach Italian lessons to Ms. H. Grade 10 Christ the King High School student. The two of them crossed paths as Alicia comes to visit her grandmother at Extendicare Halton Hills.

"Piping in the Haggis" Ceremony

Residents at Extendicare Halton Hills enjoyed the “Piping in the Haggis” Ceremony in honour of Robbie Burns Day.

At Extendicare Halton Hills, local piper, Michael Cleland of Georgetown, honoured Robbie Burns Day with many of our residents of UK descent. A ceremony took place once the haggis was piped in & placed on the table. The music stopped and everyone waited in anticipation for an, ‘Ode to the Haggis’.

And there's a hand, my trusty fiere!

And gie's a hand o' thine!

And we'll tak' a right guid-willie waught,

For auld lang syne.

It was a memorable event watching residents, family members and staff, sample the haggis (some for the first time). Lets just say that those who love it, love it a lot .

Family Council Holds Fundraiser for 4 New TVs at Halton Hills

Extendicare Halton Hills' Family Council took it upon themselves to start a fundraiser to purchase 4 big screen TVs for the home areas for the residents to enjoy. Th
Family Council Fundraiser

Extendicare Halton Hills' Family Council took it upon themselves to start a fundraiser to purchase 4 big screen TVs for the home areas for the residents to enjoy. The Family Council started up a 50/50 raffle throughout the home with a goal of raising $1,500.00.

Not only did they meet their targeted goal but exceeded it and raised a total of $1665.25! Half of the funds raised went towards the Family Council purchasing four 50” flat screen televisions, while the other half went to the winning ticket.

Below is a photo of the Family Council co-chair, Eda McAvoy, and our Administrator, Sean Weylie, presenting a cheque to the winner.

The televisions were placed in the home before Christmas for residents to enjoy! Halton Hills couldn’t be more proud of or grateful for our Family Council members. What a true Christmas miracle!

Thank you to our Extendicare Halton Hills Family Council!

Care for the Family

Two years ago, a man in his 50’s suffering from a rare condition was staying with us between therapy sessions that took him across Ontario and into the U.S.

Two years ago, a man in his 50’s suffering from a rare condition was staying with us between therapy sessions that took him across Ontario and into the U.S. His condition eventually stabilized and he was able to return home. He was so impressed with the level of care he received during his stay with us, he made sure his father got into our home a little over 3 months later.

A Shorter Stay

About 4 years ago, a woman came to our home with every intention of staying with us for the rest of her life.

About 4 years ago, a woman came to our home with every intention of staying with us for the rest of her life. Happily in this case, things don’t always work out as planned. Our care team improved her physical conditioning through targeted physiotherapy and better diet. We also fine-tuned her medications so that she started taking the right dosages of the right medications. It took a little over a year in total, but we’re happy to report she was discharged and returned home.