Nursing Home Tour


Nursing and Personal Care

Nursing and personal care, including partial and total assistance for all activities of daily living, is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When new staff are hired they receive "hands on training" from our senior staff members. All staff are encouraged to complete additional training and certificate courses available through local colleges and associations.


HealthCare

Our Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses have experience in long-term care, hospital nursing and community nursing. Registered Nurses are available in the facility 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provide care for our residents on second floor. The Registered Practical Nurses also work on the second floor with another RPN on first floor. The Registered staff work very closely with our Director of Care, Medical Director and Pharmacist to ensure optimal health.


All of our staff members are encouraged to join teams and committees, which enhance and monitor care within the Home, and we appreciate input on Resident care from staff, families and visitors.




Programs and Recreation

Bingo!

LaPointe-Fisher Nursing Home provides our Residents with a variety of social, recreational and physical activities and programs. Programs are available seven days a week and are scheduled at convenient times for the Residents. Yearly events include entering our homemade goods such as jams, jellies, pickles and breads into the Erin Fall Fair. We also have an annual Family Barbecue and Resident/Family Christmas Party. Examples of our regular programs include: church, baking, bingo, crafts, carpet bowling, exercise, music programs, horticulture, pub nights, WII activation and much more.


The activation department is supported by a wonderful group of devoted volunteers who assist with daily programs, and frequent outings to various sites and activities in the Guelph area. The Resident Council makes suggestions for special outings, and the Home proudly supports their ideas.


Coupled with our nursing department, specialized programs through activation include the Restoration Program. The Home recognizes the need to keep Residents active and limber. Daily walking programs and range of motion are available to residents on both floors.



Family and Community Involvement

Family members are an important part of our team and the Home welcomes their input and participation in the resident's care. LaPointe-Fisher Nursing Home welcomes members of the community including students and those of all ages to visit, volunteer and give of their time for our residents.


Meeting

At the time of admission, the Resident and Family meet with various members of our team to share information about the Resident's wishes and routines. Together, an individualized plan of care is developed to ensure quality care. After 6 weeks from the admission date, the family is invited to an IDT (interdisciplinary team) conference. These meetings are held on Wednesdays and notification if sent to the family and the physicians to request their attendance.Supervisors from each department in the Home attend and there is open discussion regarding the ongoing development of each individual residents care plan. Families are important to this process as we depend on the family for the historical information that helps us make this home a home for the residents.


Through the billing process and bulletins posted throughout the Home, families are encouraged to join our Family Advisory Committee. Meetings are held quarterly and allow families to voice questions and concerns, and to become informed of issues and trends concerning our elderly population. The Family Advisory Committee is positive committee that looks to improve care and fund raise for special projects for the residents.