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 Leduc. 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:
- Resident Introduction: Staff members pay special attention to new residents and invite them to take part in our recreational and social programs as soon as possible with other residents.
- Personalize Your Room: Residents are encouraged to bring some personal items and furnishings from home to make their rooms feel more familiar and comfortable.
- Residents Council: We tell our new residents about Residents Council and encourage them to join and participate in the monthly meetings.
- Family Involvement: 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.
- Family Information Session: We host a quarterly family information session where they meet staff, hear guest speakers, ask questions and raise concerns.
- Family Advisory Group: We tell family members about our Family Advisory Group and invite them to join.
- Bi-monthly Newsletter: To keep residents and their family members informed about our home, we produce and circulate a bi-monthly newsletter.
- Family BBQ: We host 2 family barbeques per year as a way for staff family members and residents to get to know each other.
- Christmas Dinner: As well, we host a special Christmas Dinner each year for residents and their family members.
- Family Support: Should a family member or resident want to talk, we’re always available 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 two or three outings per month for residents. These trips can include everything from lunch at a local restaurant and a trip to the Oil Drilling Museum to a drive in the country and a trip for ice cream on a hot summer day.
- Christmas Lights Tour: During the holidays, we arrange a Christmas Lights tour of the community.
- Student Placement Opportunities: We provide placement opportunities for students in the RN, LPN, HCA, Occupational Therapy and Recreation Therapy programs at University of Alberta and Norquest College.
- Intergenerational Program: We have an Intergenerational Program that brings daycare and elementary school children into our home to spend time with our residents.
- Community Service Opportunities: We also provide work placement opportunities for local high school students.
- Chamber of Commerce Member: Our home is a member of the local Chamber of Commerce.
- Alberta Continuing Care Association Member: Members of our management team volunteer their time and expertise with the Alberta Continuing Care Association to advocate on issues affecting seniors, as well as the Facility Living & Owners/Operators Council for Continuing Care, which advises the province on issues affecting long-term care.