Programs and Services



NURSING

Twenty-four hour nursing care is provided. All nurses are registered with the College of Registered Nurses, the College of Licensed Practical Nurses or the College of  Registered Psychiatric Nurses. Health Care Aides have completed an accepted certificate program or one may be a student nurse in 2nd year of education.


MEDICAL

Each resident is assigned to the care of a regular attending physician at Calvary Place unless arrangements have been made for your family physician to attend to you here. We have a Medical Director and guidelines for attending physicians. Emergency Medical Services (Ambulance) are contacted for acute medical emergencies

 

HOUSEKEEPING

Housekeeping staff provides regular cleaning services.


LAUNDRY

All clothing will be clearly labelled with the resident’s name.

Calvary Place provides laundry services for resident’s personal clothing. WRHA Laundry Operations are used for all other items such as bedding and linen.


SAFETY & SECURITY

All exits are coded.  The front door is locked at 9:00 PM.  Visitors sign in and out.  A security person is on duty at the front door during the supper hour and early evening.  Staff wear picture identification and enter or exit from the facility with a security card. Residents at risk for wandering wear a Roam Alert Bracelet.  There is also a memory loss unit that has a coded exit.


ACTIVITY PROGRAM

The program aims to meet the physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs of each individual. To reach this goal, a variety of activities is planned. The program is coordinated by staff using volunteers, auxiliary members, community and church groups.

Activities include exercises, seasonal parties, outings, shopping trips, baking, and  others.


CHAPLAINCY PROGRAM

Our chaplain does visitations and leads Worship Services and Bible studies. Interdenominational church services are provided.

The Chaplain will visit the new resident as soon as possible upon resident’s arrival at Calvary Place. The Chaplain will also meet with or contact family member(s) shortly after resident has moved in, to explain the role of the Chaplain and to answer questions and listen to suggestions.


VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

A volunteer coordinator is part of the Activity Program. Because of the variety of  activities, there are many opportunities to volunteer at Calvary Place. Interested friends and family should contact the Volunteer Coordinator.


 

RESIDENT AND FAMILY COUNCIL

The Resident/Family Council meets on a monthly basis. All residents have opportunity to share concerns, suggestions, and recommendations, which are addressed by appropriate persons. Family members and close friends of resident are welcome to join the meetings. Meeting Minutes are recorded and displayed on each floor.


FOOT CARE

A Foot Nurse service is offered. There is a fee for this service which will be charged through the resident’s trust account. This charge is recoverable from Blue Cross if Extended Health Coverage is maintained.


HAIRDRESSING

The Hair Salon at Calvary Place is open at regularly scheduled times.  Services are at the resident’s expense and may be charged through the resident’s trust account.


DENTAL/ DENTURIST SERVICES

Services  may obtained from the Home Dental Care Program.