Advance care planning is about making choices now, while you are capable, on how you wish to be cared for in the future if you become incapable of making decisions. It is also about giving someone you trust the information and authority to act on those wishes for you. A Guide to Advance Care Planning from the Government of Ontario is booklet available to residents who are capable of making plans for their care.
An interdisciplinary conference is scheduled within the first six weeks of admission and annually or as needed thereafter. Residents and substitute decision makers are invited to attend the conference. Residents may also invite their family members.
Each resident shall have an interdisciplinary plan of care which specifies individualized care requirements and represents of his/her current status. This planning process shall include the resident and/ or representative. The plan of care is individualized based on resident’s strengths and needs, multidisciplinary and goal driven.
Before a treatment or a plan of treatment is administered, the health practitioner who proposes the treatment must ensure that consent to the treatment is obtained from the resident if capable or the substitute decides if the resident is incapable.
The Director of Care, assisted by the Supervisors of Care, Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses are responsible for co-ordinating, implementing and evaluation of the nursing and personal care services.
Nursing and personal care is available on a 24 hour basis. Registered staff administers all medications. Assistance with personal care is provided by nursing attendants.
The Director of Care will share information on how the home area functions. She is available to meet with you or your family to discuss any specific concerns, which may require changes to meet your expectations. There is registered staff on duty in the building on all three shifts to answer any concerns or questions.
Open communication is essential to ensure that the residents’ needs are met. Your comments and suggestions are always welcomed.
The following supplies and equipment for personal hygiene and grooming are provided by the Centre:
- Skin care lotions and powders
- Shampoo and Soap
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste
- Denture cups and cleansers
- Toilet and facial tissue
- Hairbrushes, combs
- Razors and shaving cream
- Feminine hygiene products