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 Kapuskasing. 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: Upon admission, new residents and family members meet their Primary Caregiver who then introduces the resident and family members to other staff members to immediately begin establishing a relationship of trust.
- Resident Care Plan: Family members and their loved ones are very involved in the development of the resident's individualized care plan and are consulted and involved in all care decisions.
- Family Introduction: We try to introduce family members to as many other family members as possible.
- Resident Welcome & Tour: One of our current residents will also be there to greet a new resident and show them around our home and introduce him or her to other residents. It can usually take a week or so for a new resident to adjust. After that, our program and recreation staff make an extra effort to get them involved and integrated into our home community.
- Welcome Meal: We also invite family members to stay and join their loved one for the new resident's first meal and we serve it to them in the privacy of their room.
- Open Door Policy: We have an open door policy so whenever a family member wants to talk, we're here to listen, and our social worker is always available to talk privately about coping with the stress and emotions of caregiving.
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:
- Thursday Night Bingo: Our Thursday afternoon bingo games are very popular in the community and well attended.
- Resident Outings: Once a week our residents will head out on a group excursion to go shopping, see a movie, have lunch and more.
- Winter Carnival: During Winter Carnival, the local Knights of Columbus organize a dinner and dance at which our residents are the V.I.P.s. They even send buses to pick residents up and bring them back home.
- Christmas Lights Tour: Every year we organize a tour of the Christmas lights in Riverside Park.
- Lumberjack Festival: During the Lumberjack Festival in summer, we organize an outing for our residents to go. Their admission is free and they spend the afternoon watching the competitions.
- Community Service Opportunities: We work with the local high school students to provide opportunities to do their 40 hours of volunteer service.
- Student Placement Opportunities: We also work with Boreal college Northern College and Laurentian University to provide placement and co-op spaces for students in their RN, RPN and PSW programs.
- Fundraising BBQ: Every summer our staff hold a barbecue in the Wal-Mart parking lot to raise funds for our Residents Council. Wal-Mart donates all the food and matches the donations raised.
- Fall Bazaar: Every October we host a Fall Bazaar that features a bake sale, crafts sale, bingo, penny sale, door prizes and more. It's open to the community and very well attended. All funds raised go to the Residents Council.
- Community Initiatives: Our Administrator is very involved in community health care initiatives in the areas of stroke awareness, long term care and palliative care.