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 Preston. 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:
- Welcome Lunch: We provide a complimentary lunch to residents and their family members to enjoy together on the first day.
- Personalize Your Room: Residents are encouraged to bring some personal items and furnishings from home to make their rooms feel more familiar and comfortable.
- Family Involvement: Family members are encouraged and welcomed to participate in activities with their loved one.
- Resident Participation: We encourage new residents to get involved in our social and recreational activities as soon as possible as a way to meet other residents.
- 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 Appreciation Evening: We host an annual Family Appreciation evening with live entertainment, door prizes and barbeque.
- Family Welcome Email: We send out welcome emails to all new family members.
- Family Christmas Dinner: We host a special Christmas Dinner each year for residents and their family members.
- Family Council: We tell family members about our Family Council and invite them to attend one of the quarterly meetings.
- Residents Council: We tell our new residents about Residents Council and encourage them to join and participate in the monthly meetings.
- Quarterly Memorial Service: We invite family members to our quarterly Memorial Service to join us in celebrating residents and loved ones who passed away during the previous year.
- Open Door Policy: Our Open Door policy means that we are always available to listen should a family member or resident want to talk
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: Every month we organize outings for our residents. These trips include everything from attending Exhibition parade, a day at the horse races, shopping and lunch, to bowling, a trip to the Saskatoon Berry farm, a movie and fun at the casino.
- Festival of Trees: During the Christmas holidays, we take residents to enjoy the Festival of Trees in Saskatoon.
- Student Placement Opportunities: We provide placement opportunities for students in the RN, LPN, HCA and Recreation Therapy programs at University of Saskatchewan, SIAST/Kelsey Campus and Saskatoon Business College.
- Intergenerational Program: We have a number of Intergenerational Programs that bring daycare children as well as elementary and high school students into our home to spend time with our residents.
- Community Fundraising: We are very active in community fundraising events for a variety of causes and charities.
- Annual Garage Sale Fundraiser: For over 20 years we have hosted an Annual Garage Sale fundraiser which is very popular and well supported by the community.
- Christmas Story Pageant: For a number of years the local high school has staged their Christmas Story Pageant in our home and we serve tea and snacks.
- Donut Fundraiser: or over 20 years, we have also made donuts from scratch in our recreational room kitchen and sold them as a way to raise funds for charity and for our Residents Council.