Extendicare Port Hope

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

The Last Few Days

I sit in a room with a closed door. I sit in a chair beside my mother and hold her hand. I sit there for awhile and then I move to the chair near her window. I remember how my mom used to sit near her window when I would visit her.

I sit in a room with a closed door.

I sit in a chair beside my mother and hold her hand.

I sit there for awhile and then I move to the chair near her window.

I remember how my mom used to sit near her window when I would visit her.

Sometimes she would be knitting and other times she would just be looking out the window and make comments about all the buses and cars going by or that bird that sat on the wire.

I remember when the grandkids would visit and they would sit on the window ledge and enjoy eating mom’s candies and cookies. Mom would always worry they would fall.

The staff would come in and reposition my mom every couple of hours.

I would stand in the hallway and wait. I could hear them talking to mom and it would comfort me.

I have learned how important it is to make a dying person feel comfortable and not suffer.

The staff would come in and sit with mom and hold her hand and talk to her.

They would chat with me and we would share stories. We would hug and cry and comfort each other.

We never went through this experience when my dad passed away.

I truly see how important it is to make a dying person comfortable.

I am also fortunate to have 3 older brothers and we were all able to care for our mother.

We were also able to be with her until the end. She left us at 94 years of age.

She was a wonderful mother, nonna, and biznona.

I cried when mom moved into the nursing home 2 years ago and I cried again when she left.

She became part of a family at the nursing home.

She was loved by so many people and she will be truly missed.

Written by S.T. the daughter of the Late M.D., past Resident of Extendicare Port Hope June 2018

Celebrating Nurses Week at Extendicare Port Hope

We are thrilled to work with such an amazing group of nurses.

We are thrilled to work with such an amazing group of nurses. It is an honor to be a nurse and to have an impact daily in the lives of those we help. It is also such a privilege to be able to know and care for the extraordinary people that live within our facility. We took the opportunity to celebrate nurses the entire week in a variety of ways. Monday, staff were greeted in true Canadian fashion with donuts, muffins and coffee. On Tuesday and Thursday, staff were pampered with manicures, pedicures and massage treatments. On Wednesday, there was a staff BBQ and on Friday we ended the week with ice cream and a game of soccer baseball. We also wanted to share the impact nurses have on our residents and each day. During meal times, we read comments from our residents about what the nurses mean to them. Lastly, we also took photos and put together a slideshow to celebrate the incredible team we work with. We hope you enjoy some of the photos from our week. We are so thankful for our team and the opportunity we have to make a positive impact every day!

Extendicare Port Hope protects residents and staff by lowering their flu risk

Extendicare Port Hope has immunized 95% of residents and 96% of staff.

Extendicare Port hope is proud to announce that they have immunized 95% of Residents and 96% of staff. They kicked off their vaccination campaign with a #flufun and #flufighter theme. They tried to make getting the flu shot fun and had props to help cheer residents and staff as they were immunized. They also knew that their residents are resilient individuals that have been through a lot.

Thank you Extendicare Port Hope for helping people live better.

Words of Appreciation for Extendicare Port Hope

On behalf of our family we wish to express our appreciation for the service we continue to receive from Extendicare 360 Croft Street Port Hope.

Dad passed away July 12, 2016 having spent the previous 4 years under your care. His last few weeks involved Palliative care in your Facility. We received excellent service and care and wish to express our appreciation to the staff and caregivers. Even your cleaning staff adopted Dad and treated him like family. He so enjoyed his daily chats!

Our mother has also been resident since March 2016. Likewise we offer our appreciation and compliments on the care she receives. One of the features of Extendicare service is the way in which residents are treated like Family. This effort is evident by all staff at all levels. It seems to create a home like atmosphere.

Just recently staff organized a Family BBQ event with games, dunk tank and food. Children for Resident Families as well as Staff families joined in the festivities and fun. A fun time of fellowship was had by all.

All this to say Thank You to Management and Staff!!

On behalf of our family

Doug

Extendicare Port Hope hosts Baseball Game!

On August 22, 2016 the Residents of Extendicare Port Hope laced up there shoes and went next door to play a baseball game with a local baseball team.

On August 22, 2016 the Residents of Extendicare Port Hope laced up there shoes and went next door to play a baseball game with a local baseball team.

The Major Mosquito Northumberland Jacks helped out as the residents hit, ran and enjoyed a morning of baseball. There were smiles on all of the boys, the residents, staff and family members’ faces who participated in this great event. The team and the residents have requested that this be planned as an annual event!

Playing ConnEXTion, the Extendicare game at Extendicare Port Hope

Residents, family and staff played the Extendicare game called ConnEXTion at Extendicare Port Hope.

ConnEXTion played at Summer FunFest at Extendicare Port Hope on Wednesday August 31st.

The end of summer has come but not without one last HOORAH at Extendicare Port Hope. We held our 2nd annual funfest where we had a dunk tank, water balloon toss, face painting, cotton candy, popcorn and a BBQ. We took this opportunity to also play ConnEXTion with staff, residents and family members. We photocopied the game board so that each table at the BBQ could play along. There was lots of discussion, laughter, learning and fun had by all.

iPods & Music for Residents

Extendicare Port Hope partnered with Port Hope High School's grade 11 students to complete a Social Studies project which entailed personalizing iPods for 12 residents in the home.

Extendicare Port Hope partnered with Port Hope High School's grade 11 students to complete a Social Studies project which entailed personalizing iPods for 12 residents in the home. The students came to the home, interviewed residents, their family members and staff to determine the favourable music for each individual resident. After the interview process, the students took the iPods back to school with them and uploaded the appropriate music. After the residents had an opportunity to utilize their iPods, the students came back to see the response. The students and residents had a great time chatting, dancing and laughing while they played their music. It was a great start to a great partnership!

A FIshing Adventure

Our residents ventured to Rice Lake and spent the day with Fishability Sports Club.

Our residents ventured to Rice Lake and spent the day with Fishability Sports Club. The club offers an adapted fishing experience that allows children, youth, and adults of varying physical condition to enjoy fishing and boating. Residents were able to climb aboard a pontoon boat and fish in the relaxing waters of Rice Lake. After the fishing adventure, residents enjoyed a BBQ on the lake shore.

World Bike Riding Day

May 21, 2015 marked World Bike Riding Day at Extendicare Port Hope. This was a full day event that involved 33 residents, 16 staff and volunteers, and one tandem bike.

May 21, 2015 marked World Bike Riding Day at Extendicare Port Hope. This was a full day event that involved 33 residents, 16 staff and volunteers, and one tandem bike. The day was spent outdoors continuously riding the bike with 1 resident and 1 staff/family/volunteer rider around our driveway. We completed a total of 95 laps, enjoyed a BBQ and shared many laughs. Following the spectacular event, the home was buzzing for days talking about the ‘Record Rider’ buttons each rider received and the fun that was had. World Bike Riding Day was such a success that it will now become an annual event at Extendicare Port Hope. The tandem bike continues to be used regularly as a 1:1 program as well as being available for families to use with their loved ones.