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The multidisciplinary health care team plans and coordinates the delivery of care which stresses quality of life and maintenance of optimum levels of performance in residents' daily activities.

Shortly after the resident is admitted, the Multidisciplinary Health Care Team meets with the family and resident to develop and evaluate the plan of care. All available information is presented at this time, including social history, diagnosis, expectations of the resident family, and outside community interests.

Care conferences are then held annually, or as requested. The care plan is updated on a regular basis throughout the year. Should you be unable to attend the care conference a telephone conference can be arranged.

The Nursing department Personal Support Workers (PSW) have the primary responsibility to provide for the activities of daily living (bathing, providing nourishment, etc.).

Registered Practical Nurses (R.P.N.’s) are responsible for the administration of prescribed medications and treatments. They may also carry out other professional nursing duties, within their scope of practice, as required.

Registered Nurses (R.N.’s) are on duty 24 hours a day, also administer medications and treatments, provide oversight and coordination to all resident care. They are designated in Charge. Any visitor or resident may request, through any staff, to meet with the R.N.

St. Joseph's Manor is an equal opportunity employer and as such care may be delivered by an opposite gender caregiver.

Medical care is provided by the Home's Medical Director, Home Physician and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner or your attending Physician (attending Physicians must meet the standards and criteria as stipulated by the MOHLTC and the home).

Our nursing and medical staff adhere to minimal restraint philosophy, nursing restorative care program, routine skin care and advanced wound care programs.

Medications

On admission, medications are reviewed by the Registered Nurse and physician. All of your medications will be ordered through and provided by Rexall Specialty Pharmacy and administered to you by the Registered staff. A one week supply of any one drug is kept on hand. If you are planning a leave of absence, please notify the Registered staff on duty so that we can order an adequate supply of medication.

Palliative Care

The home's staff are trained and able to provide care to terminally ill person through symptom and pain management. Ensuring comfort and maintaining the highest possible quality of life for as long as life remains. The staff will also provide support to families and loved ones during this difficult time. Volunteer palliative visiting service is also available.

Responsible Visiting

 

PLEASE DO NOT VISIT IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING COLD/FLU LIKE SYMPTOMS ­

PLEASE PRACTICE HAND HYGIENE WHEN ENTERING AND LEAVING THE HOME ­

Remember hand washing is the most effective way to stop the spread of infection!! Thank you for your cooperation to ensure our residents stay healthy and safe.