In lives full of defining 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 Defining Moments
Stop! Just Clean Your Hands ContestAt Extendicare Oshawa, hand hygiene compliance continues to be a major priority.
At Extendicare Oshawa hand hygiene compliance continues to be a major priority. It starts as you enter the front door.Staff continue to request visitors to perform hand hygiene after they have signed in to our facility.
All facility washrooms have signage to remind and prompt everyone. As well,signage is placed throughout the building.
ABHR dispensers are in every room in our facility,including every residents’ room.
Shared resident rooms have their own dispenser for both A and B beds. As hand hygiene is best practiced at point of care.
The more you do it,the easier it becomes,as a habit.
We are now following our new 2018 Hand Hygiene program. With auditors doing 40 audits per month.
Our hand hygiene compliance rates have been consistent.
In 2015 we had 89% compliance.In 2016 our numbers rose to 94%,and stayed same in 2017.
We are continuing to strive to meet the Corporate goal of 98% compliance.
From Resident to Home VolunteerOn March 2014, Miss G., in her mid 50’s, came to our home from the hospital...
On March 2014, Miss G., in her mid 50’s, came to our home from the hospital. She was diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis, arthritis, and lupus. She had a Foley catheter, a stage 4 ulcer and was completely immobile. We immediately put her on a program of regular physiotherapy, strict diet management, wound care and nursing care. Slowly but surely she began improving. Her catheter was removed, her range of motion improved and her wound eventually healed. She became increasingly involved and engaged in our home and eventually became President of our Residents Council. At the same time we began coordinating with community agencies to ensure she had the support she would need to return home. After two years, she was successfully discharged back to her home and now she has returned to train as an active volunteer in our home.