We understand the decision to transition to long-term care is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. We want to ensure your decision is a positive one. Below are some of our home’s points of difference:
The calendar is always full. You can be as active as you like.
For some people, the key to living better is filling every day with meaningful activities that bring people together, build bonds and create shared experiences.
Whether it’s tapping the power of music to engage a resident with dementia, attending worship services, participating in exercise classes, or reminiscing with a friendly volunteer, there’s always something going on at Extendicare Sunset. Check “News & Events”
Here, residents lead active and engaged lives.
This is home. Your home.
We want you to feel at home. We’ll support you in becoming an active and engaged member of your new community and enjoy life to the best of your ability.
We have a welcoming and inclusive environment.
Not only do we work very hard to integrate residents into our community and feel at home, we’re also committed to making families feel at home here too. The following are some of the measures we take to help our residents settle in and also help family members feel comfortable and get involved:
- Monthly Newsletter: We produce and distribute a monthly newsletter to family and residents to keep them informed.
- Admission Day Meal: We serve family members a complimentary meal on Admission Day so that they are able to close throughout the admission process.
- Focus Groups: We host focus groups every 3 months where family members are asked for input and feedback on recreational programs, menu selections and activities planning.
- Family Advisory Board & Residents Council: Our Family Advisory Board & Residents Council is very actively engaged in our home and we invite new residents and family members to participate as a way to get more involved in our home.
- Monthly Memorial Service: We invite family members to join us at our monthly Memorial Service when we celebrate residents and loved ones who have passed away.
- Alzheimer’s Support Group: We have an Alzheimer’s Support Group for families that is facilitated by our Social Worker.
- Weekly BBQ: During summer, we host a hold a weekly resident/family barbeque weather permitting.
- Annual Christmas Dinner: We host an annual formal Christmas Dinner for family members and residents complete with dancing, entertainment and Santa Claus.
- Personalize Your Room: Residents are encouraged to bring some personal items and family photos from home to make their rooms feel more familiar and comfortable.
- Family Support: Our Social Worker regularly checks in with new residents and family members to help them through what can be a difficult adjustment period.
- Meet Fellow Residents: Staff members get to know new residents and match them with other residents who share common interests and backgrounds.
- Family Participation: Family members are encouraged and welcomed to participate in activities with their loved one.
- Resident Care Plan: Family members, along with their loved one, participate actively in all aspects of the development of the resident’s Care Plan.
- Palliative Care Quiet Room: We have a Palliative Care Quiet Room where family members can have privacy with their loved one and stay overnight if they wish.
- Open Door Policy: We have an Open Door policy so that if a family member or resident wants to talk, we’re here to listen.
We connect you to the community.
Maintaining strong connections to others is essential to keeping people active and involved.
Getting you out into the community and bringing the community into our home is important to your quality of life. Here are some of the ways in which the residents and staff get involved with the community, and how the community connects with us:
- Resident Outings: We have weekly outings for residents, weather permitting, and they can include everything from trips to the Agribition, theatre outings, shopping, and art gallery tours to a ferry-ride across Wascana Lake, picnics, enjoying the fall fair and heading to the Farmer’s Market.
- Christmas Lights Tour: Every year, we take residents on a Christmas lights tour.
- Student Placement Opportunities: We provide placement opportunities for students in the RN, Dietary and Continuing Care Aids Program at Saskatchewan Polytech, the University of Regina and the University of Saskatchewan.
- Intergenerational Program: Our monthly Intergenerational Program brings elementary school students into our home to spend an afternoon with residents reading, doing puzzles and playing games. We also work with the local high school to provide work experience opportunities for high school and college students interested in a career in the health care industry.
- Remembrance Day Ceremony: Every year, the students from the elementary school across the street come over to our home to escort residents back to their school to join their Remembrance Day ceremony.
- Local Charity Involvement: We work with a number of local charities such as the Alzheimer’s Society and the Legion on their fundraising activities in the community.
- Community BBQ Fundraiser: For over 10 years, our Family Advisory Board/Residents Council has hosted a community-wide barbeque to raise funds. The event is widely advertised and posted on Facebook and very well supported by the community.