St. Lawrence Lodge Long Term Care Since 1970

By: St Lawrence Lodge Home For The Aged  09-12-2011
Keywords: physician, medication

St. Lawrence Lodge Services

Service Overview

A Registered Nurse is on site at all times.  Nursing, attendant staff provide twenty four-hour personal care.

The nursing department in conjunction with dietary, activation and environmental service staff provide for varying levels of personal care including:

  • assisting with/completing activities of daily living including dressing, eating, toileting & mobilization
  • medication administration and treatment application
  • physical assessment and intervention
  • 24 hour access to medical care
  • activation programs providing physical therapy and occupational therapy
  • meals prepared on site
  • on site access to community referral agencies, as required by care needs
  • short term use of assistive devices
    (until arrangements can be made for the purchase of required items)

Food & Nutritional Services

Food & Nutritional Services are under the direction of the Lodge and managed by Aramark Canada, and their team of qualified Food Services Operation Managers and a Registered Dietician.
Meals are prepared on the premises and include therapeutic diets, as ordered by the resident’s Physician.

The menu is prepared based on the Canadian Food Guide Standards and Long Term Care Program Standards.

The menu provides two choices from which residents can select at meal time.
Nourishment and snacks are provided daily a day.

Residents Dining Committee meets regularly to discuss and participate in the menu planning and quality of service of the dietary department.

Optional Services

Services supplied on a fee for service basis include

  • telephone/long distance charges
  • transportation and accompaniment to outside appointments
  • dry cleaning pick up and delivery
  • hairdressing/barber
  • on site chiropody
  • repair of personal wheelchair or other equipment

Services available through local vendors***

  • cable television
  • personal magazine or newspapers
  • repair of eye glasses, dentures and prosthesis
  • repairs, mending or alteration to clothing
  • repairs to hearing aids
  • private duty care providers/sitters/companions

Nursing and Medical Care

The Medical Director is currently on-site 3 mornings a week and 24 hour access to medical care is provided.

The Nursing Department provides nursing and personal care. The Registered Staff consists of RNs and RPNs. The RN Staff in conjunction with all members in the interdisciplinary team is responsible for comprehensive assessments of all residents and developing plans of care to meet individual needs. The RPN Staff administers medications and treatments. The Nursing Attendant Staff assist with or provide the supports needed for the completion of all the activities of daily living (bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, and visitation) for the residents.

Medical coverage can be by a Resident’s own family physician provided 24 hour coverage is available. If not, then the Medical Director will provide this service.

A Special Care Unit provides a secure environment for residents with Alzheimer’s - type dementias.

A resident plan of care is developed with input from the physician, Nursing Staff, Pastoral Care, Activation Department Staff, and Dietary Staff to meet each resident’s physical, social, spiritual and emotional needs.

Pastoral Care

The Pastoral Care Team is co-coordinated out of the Activation Department and consists of volunteers trained in the provision of pastoral care. The Pastoral Care Co-coordinator attends all care conferences and is available to meet with family and residents.

There are spiritual and religious services and programs delivered throughout the week.
Catholic services and non-denominational services are held regularly through collaboration and co-ordination with the Brockville and Area Ministerial Association.

Residents are visited by a member of the pastoral care team upon admission and referral. Residents are encouraged to continue attending service and maintaining ties with their local church.

Activation and Recreation

A recreation and leisure program of organized activities is available to each resident. The programs and activities offered are held on each unit to stimulate sensory, physical, intellectual and social abilities.

A variety of special events is held throughout the year to provide entertainment and socialization. Each month a calendar of program activities offers a wide variety for residents to choose from, according to their own preference.

A Physical Therapy Service Program is available on-site to residents who require rehabilitation, and mobility.  The current provider is Seaway Physiotherapy Center from Prescott, Ontario.

The Activation Therapy Staff guided under the direction of a Physiotherapist, assists with follow up and therapy application to regain or maintain functional abilities.

Administrative Support

Administrative Services include on-site administration; and business office – including reception, resident account services, and payroll.

Support Services are responsible for providing the following functions:

  • Receiving/stores
  • Building maintenance
  • Housekeeping, including cleaning, waste collection and disposal
  • Laundry/linen
  • Food services
  • Staff facilities.

The primary function of support services is to provide a safe, comfortable, clean, well-maintained environment for residents, their families, staff and visitors.

Keywords: medication, physician

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