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OUR LONG-TERM COMMITMENT TO QUALITY OF LIFE
FOR ADULTS REQUIRING 24 HOUR CARE.
Craigholme is an 83-bed Long Term Care Home located on the edge of the Village in Ailsa Craig. This picturesque country setting is surrounded by beautiful gardens, mature trees and many outdoor seating areas for residents and their guests to enjoy. Home care focuses on assisting residents needs: physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.
The Community of Ailsa Craig has strongly supported the Home for over 50 years and Craigholme has made every effort to give back to the Community by providing the best possible care to the residents who make their home with us.
The nursing staff is an integral part of our multidisciplinary Health Care Team and deliver quality, personalized care to each resident. Nursing staff consists of RNs, RPNs, Personal Support Workers, who are led by our Director of Care and work under Attending/Advisory physician(s). Our Pharmacist attends all resident care conferences and is on-call 24 hours a day.
Our highly trained Activity Coordinators enhance the quality of life for our residents through meaningful and holistic programming. We believe in continuing education to maintain our high standards and to remain current in our field.
Our home offers varied activities during the day, evenings and weekends that is tailored to interests of our residents. Our expansive auditorium is essential in hosting our successful events such as musical entertainment, holiday socials, special meals and church services. The Craigwiel Gardens’ van provides ample opportunity to participate in community events, to enjoy local restaurants and to view the countryside. Residents have the opportunity to relax and experience an emotional and intellectual vacation in the Snoezelen room located in the Adult Day Program.
Our Chaplain ensures that the full range of religious traditions of the residents are served.
Singing and stories from the past and the present are shared with the residents in both one-on-one visits, religious services and informal evening devotions. Three weekly church services are conducted by volunteer lay-workers and professional clergy, who come and share their hope with the residents. On an annual basis, our chaplain leads a gathering to celebrate the passages of life.
Family and friends are considered an integral part of our care team and are encouraged to visit their loved one often. Lounges are available for visits and interaction with other residents and guests. We encourage our residents to stay as connected as possible with their past community affiliations, whether it be their church, service group or other organization.
This department provides our residents with three delicious, attractive, and nutritious meals and snacks daily. Our menus are planned on a four week rotation in adherence to Canada’s Food Guide. Menus are visibly posted in the dining room and verbally communicated to the residents at each meal. Regular and therapeutic menus are prepared in accordance with the doctor’s order and input from our consulting dietitian.
Family and friends are welcome to join residents for meals at a minimum cost. Purchase of meal vouchers is available from the business office.
Our emphasis on Restorative Care provides each of our residents with the opportunity to improve and/or maintain their functional abilities. Our Restorative Care Coordinator works alongside our on-site Physiotherapist and Physiotherapist Assistant to ensure a seamless continuum of care between rehabilitation and maintenance.
The restorative care program focuses on client centered goals and promotes independence. The programs are delivered in either individual or group exercise settings. Group programming happens daily and is a great way to exercise while having fun.
Funded by the Ministry of Long Term Care, our residents have access to our excellent Physiotherapy Program including an experienced Physiotherapist to assess the needs of the residents and develop programs to maximize their mobility and rehabilitate. These programs are then carried out by a Physiotherapy Assistant and reassessed regularly to ensure they continue to meet their changing needs.Visit Lifemark homepage.
A hairdressing shop is located in the Nursing Home and appointment are not always necessary. A barber is also available once a month for male residents to take advantage of.
Advanced foot care is available by a registered foot care nurse for an extra charge. This foot care is extremely beneficial for those residents with particular concerns regarding their feet, as well as those who are diabetic. Visit Lifemark homepage.
Working under the Director of Environmental Services, the team of housekeeping staff maintains the facility and ensures that its cleanliness is far above that of many other facilities.
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