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 Fairmont Park. 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:
- Pre-admission Conference: We have a pre-admission conference with new residents and family members to ensure all their questions are answered and concerns are addressed.
- Staff Introduction: On the 2nd day, staff members introduce themselves to new residents to make them feel more welcomed.
- Monthly Newsletter: We produce a monthly newsletter and distribute it to residents and family members to keep them informed about our home and residents.
- Family Support Group: We host a monthly family support group where family members can meet and get to know each other, ask questions and hear guest speakers on a variety of topics.
- Holiday Social: We host an annual Holiday Social for residents and family members during the festive season.
- Personalize Your Room: Residents are encouraged to bring some personal items and furnishings from home to make their rooms/suites feel more familiar and comfortable.
- Residents Council: Our Residents Council focuses on new residents to ensure they are doing well and integrating into their new home.
- 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.
- Open Door Policy: We have an Open Door policy so that if a family member or resident 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 have three outings per month for residents, weather permitting, and they can include everything from shopping, visits to the Army and Navy Veterans Club and attending the “Whoop It Up Day” parade, to spending time at the Community Seniors Centre and enjoying the annual Fall Fair.
- Student Placement Opportunities: We provide placement opportunities for students in the RN, LPN, HCA and Recreation Therapy programs at the University of Lethbridge and Lethbridge College.
- Community Service Opportunities: We also work with the local high school to provide opportunities for students to earn their 40-hour community service credit.
- Community Fundraising: One home and staff are active in many community based fund raising events for organizations such as The Heart and Stroke Foundation and The Canadian Cancer Society.
- Elementary School Visits: The local elementary school comes into our home on special days such as Valentine’s Day and the elementary school choir also performs every Christmas.
- Palliative Care Committee: Staff members are actively involved with the Palliative Care Committee to provide training and education to community members.
- Community Polling Station: During federal, provincial and municipal election, our home is a polling station for the community.
- Classic Car Show: Since opening, we host a Classic Car Show in our parking lot every summer.
- Petting Zoo: Twice a year, the local Petting Zoo sets up at our home with chicks, bunnies, goats and more.