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 Oakview Place. 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:
- Residents Council: Members of our Residents Council greet new residents to make them feel more welcomed.
- Personalize Your Room: Residents are encouraged to bring some personal items and furnishings from home to make their rooms feel more familiar and comfortable.
- Resident Care Plan: Family members, along with their loved one, participate actively in all aspects of the development of the resident’s Care Plan.
- Welcome Night: We host a newcomers night whenever the number of newcomers exceeds 20. It is an opportunity for residents and family members to meet members of our leadership team, ask questions, raise concerns and meet other family members.
- Family Advisory Council: We encourage family members to participate in our Family Advisory Council.
- 24/7 Visitor Hours: Visiting hours are unrestricted so family members can visit any time they want.
- Private Family Room: We have a private family room in which family members can spend the night at our home to remain close to their loved one.
- Summer Hoedown: In summer we put on an annual Hoedown in our beautiful courtyard. Residents and staff dress up in their country attire and join us for a BBQ and refreshments in the courtyard.
- Couples Accommodation: If at all possible we accommodate couples so that they can stay together in the same room.
- Memorial Services: We invite family members to join our bi-monthly memorial service to celebrate the lives of residents who have passed away.
- Family Participation: Family members are encouraged and welcomed to participate in activities with their loved one.
- Family Support: We always take the time to listen to a family member or resident should they want to talk.
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: Residents enjoy our monthly outings that include everything from trips to the mall, a Goldeye baseball game and fun at the casino to a trip to Fort Whyte Centre bird sanctuary, a picnic in Assiniboine Park and an afternoon at the Legion.
- Christmas Lights Tour: During the festive season we arrange an annual Christmas Lights tour.
- Mission Food Drive: Once a month our residents make sandwiches for the local mission.
- Winnipeg Pet Shelter: Residents also make scarves for animals at the Winnipeg Pet Shelter.
- Student Placement Opportunities: We provide placement opportunities for students in the LPN, HCA, Health Unit Clerks and Recreational programs at Assiniboine Community College, Robertson College, and Perzing College. We also work with local high schools to provide work placement opportunities for students with special needs.
- Emergency Evacuation Site: Our home serves as an emergency evacuation site for local schools, day cares and other long term care homes.
- Community Volunteers: We have a team of over 100 dedicated volunteers from the community.
- Halloween Parade: We have an annual Halloween parade where children from the community come into our home to trick-or-treat.
- Christmas Carols: Every Christmas, the Salvation Army Choir comes to our home to sing Christmas carols.
- Intergenerational Program: We have a quarterly Intergenerational Program that brings day care children into our home to spend time with our residents.
- City Partnership: Oakview Place has become a trusted home in the city and therefore is frequently asked to support pilot projects, participate in research endeavors conducted by the University of Manitoba, or host events related to long-term care.