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Marking Black History Month | Hazel-Ann's story: nursing is in her blood

Posted: 2023-02-02

February is Black History Month – an important time to honour and celebrate the legacy of Black Canadians, and their rich contributions to our communities.

We spoke with Hazel-Ann, Director of Care at Extendicare Scarborough, who shared a personal story with us.

Hazel-Ann Frank always knew she wanted to be a nurse. Growing up in St. Vincent & the Grenadines (or SVG) – a chain of 32 islands in the eastern Caribbean – Hazel-Ann was inspired to follow in her Mom’s nursing footsteps.

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Why remember? What Holocaust Remembrance Day means to Fern

Posted: 2023-01-27

Fern Ginsberg considers her family lucky: by the time the round-up of Jewish citizens in Germany began before World War II, her grandmother had safely escaped to Canada from Austria.

Approximately six million Jewish people were not so fortunate: they were killed by Nazis and their collaborators during the Holocaust, between 1941 and 1945.

Photo of A dementia care journey | Commitment to compassion and understanding at Extendicare Cedars Villa and Hillcrest

A dementia care journey | Commitment to compassion and understanding at Extendicare Cedars Villa and Hillcrest

Posted: 2023-01-24

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month – an important opportunity to highlight the impacts of a disease that takes an enormous toll on thousands of Canadians and their families.

At Extendicare, we have the privilege of being entrusted with supporting many residents and their families as they navigate the impacts of dementia, including Cedars Villa resident Mal and his wife and caregiver Mada.

Photo of Transforming Care to Serve People Better | A conversation between Dr. Michael Guerriere, Extendicare CEO and Cameron Love, CEO of The Ottawa Hospital

Transforming Care to Serve People Better | A conversation between Dr. Michael Guerriere, Extendicare CEO and Cameron Love, CEO of The Ottawa Hospital

Posted: 2023-01-05

This past fall, in partnership with The Ottawa Hospital, our Transitional care unit (TCU) at Extendicare West End Villa in Ottawa doubled in size to care for up to 95 patients as they transition from extended stays in the hospital to an Extendicare care setting that better meets their complex care needs and supports improved quality of life for both them and their families

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Year in Review | Improving Care in 2022

Posted: 2023-01-05

A year-and-a-half since we launched our Improving Care Plan, we continue to take action to enhance the quality of the care our residents receive. It’s time to look back and reflect on what we have accomplished together this year.

Photo of Celebrating Health Care Aide Day | Lilith Hunter, 47 years of Dedication to Extendicare Tuxedo Villa

Celebrating Health Care Aide Day | Lilith Hunter, 47 years of Dedication to Extendicare Tuxedo Villa

Posted: 2022-10-18

Today marks #HealthCareAide Day in Alberta and Manitoba. We recognize the many dedicated Health Care Aides who provide essential daily care for our residents in our long-term care homes and patients in our ParaMed communities, every day.

We spoke with two HCAs making vital contributions to the lives of our residents and patients.

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National Day for Truth & Reconciliation, Orange Shirt Day: Indigenous team member & her sister provide meaning & hope

Posted: 2022-09-30

Today, we recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day.

We honour the children who never returned home and Survivors of residential schools, as well as their families and communities. It’s critical to raise awareness of the individual, family, and community inter-generational impacts of residential schools, preserve these stories and learn from lived experiences.

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Meet Vijin: COVID screener, new grad, Care Champion

Posted: 2022-09-08

Through our national Care Champion program, we continue to recognize team members across Canada who go above and beyond every day for the people we serve.

What makes our Care Champions stand out? In this ongoing series, we’ll get to know our Care Champion recipients from across Extendicare and ParaMed. We kick off this series with Vijin Wilson, whose career journey over the past two years has taken him from Bangalore, India to Sault Ste. Marie in northern Ontario, to his latest move to our Head Office in Markham, Ontario.

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Caring for Today, Growing for Tomorrow | Inaugural ESG Insights report marks first step on continued journey

Posted: 2022-06-01

In keeping with our mission to help people live better, this spring, Extendicare launched an inaugural Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Insights report. While this is our first opportunity to explicitly detail our ESG initiatives to date, we have a long tradition of advancing ESG strategies to improve the communities where we live and work.

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Recognizing PSW Day in Ontario: Meet Juliet Dandoy, a Personal Support Worker at Extendicare Halton Hills

Posted: 2022-05-19

Today marks Personal Support Worker Day in Ontario. We celebrate and recognize the many dedicated Personal Support Workers who dedicate their time, energy and compassion to residents across Extendicare in our long-term care homes every day. Thank you all for being a vital part of our care teams and of our home communities.

Juliet Dandoy is a Personal Support Worker at Extendicare Halton Hills. Juliet never loses sight of the positive impact she can have in the lives of others.