Medical services are monitored by our Medical Director. Residents can continue with the services of their personal physician if they wish to do so. Upon admission every client must have the Admission Agreement Form completed. Registered Nurses (RN), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN), and Care Aides provide 24 hours of quality care, assisting with activities of daily living. All medication is administered by trained professionals on duty and approved by professional pharmacists.
Residents care is discussed in the monthly multidisciplinary care plan meeting. Families are invited and encouraged to attend to participate in the decision making process for their loved ones.
The dietary department is under the supervision of a registered dietician and food service manager. All special meals must be approved by the in-house physician and dietary team. Nutritious meals are served in an elegant dining room, where meals can be enjoyed with a beautiful view of the landscaped courtyard. Tray service to the resident’s room is available only when the resident is unable to go to the dining room. Each resident’s dietary requirements are regularly discussed and approved by the dietitian and the multidisciplinary care team. We endeavour to make meal times an enjoyable experience. Gourmet traditional menus are provided for special occasions such as Birthdays, Thanksgiving, Easter, Canada Day, New Year’s Day and Christmas. The use of multicultural food is highly encouraged and the resident council’s input is considered in the menu planning.
RECREATION AND WELLNESS
Programs of a therapeutic, recreational, and social nature are designed to meet the resident’s spiritual, physical, emotional, mental, and social needs, as well as, cultural interests that they are offered daily to those who wish to participate. These programs are created and coordinated under the direction of an Activity Worker, Director of Care, Nursing staff, Dietitian and Resident’s Council. The aim of these programs is to promote a sense of independence, well-being, and an improved quality of life for each resident at Britannia Lodge.
The following are some of the programs offered at Britannia Lodge:
- Scheduled recreational bus trips and tours
- Acknowledgement and celebration of each resident’s birthday
- Baking & Cooking
- Pets and Friends
- Brain Teasers/Mental Aerobics
- Daily Orientation Therapy
- Music Therapy
- Horticultural Therapy
- Exercise Therapy/Weight Training/Walking Club
- Book Reading Club
- PNE Outings
- Social Night
- Arts & Crafts
- Cards & Games
- Special Sports Time (Hockey, Baseball, or Basketball)
- Tai Chi/Qi Gong
- Acknowledgement of different cultural holidays (Christmas, Easter, Light Festival, Hanukah, Chinese New year, etc.)
- Resident Council