Resident Services

136 people make this house their Home.  They fill our walls with a wealth of wisdom, knowledge, memories, fun, and happiness.  They are ‘The Heart of our Home’.

For further information on any of the services provided to Residents of the R.K. please ask our staff, check the Resident and Family Information pamphlet or contact us by telephone or email.

Recreation

Recreation provides therapeutic recreation activities and programs which stimulate the mind, body, and spirit. The recreation department strives to provide meaningful and therapeutic group programs and encourages family participation in all programming.

Resident Council

The Resident Council provide opportunity for a direct voice. The Council meets monthly to share information and to discuss any concerns or ideas that Residents wish to raise. The Council addresses Resident concerns, helps to plan new programs and projects, and presents recommendations.

Volunteers

Our Volunteers play a vital role in enhancing the lives of everyone in our Home. Volunteers compliment the personal interactions with the Residents – bringing life and enthusiasm and maintaining connection to the community.

Spiritual Care

Spiritual Care at the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home serves the spiritual & religious needs of the Residents, their families, and staff, with respect for their faith traditions and the dignity of their persons.

Hair Salon

Staffed by licensed Hair Dressers, our Salon operates two to three days a week.  Hair dressing services are available for both men and women.  The costs of services are the responsibility of the resident/family.

Dental Office

Supported by a major initiative of our Foundation and the 2015 Lights of Love Campaign, the dental office will offer on-site dental checkups. Expected to be functional during the winter of 2016, please stay tuned for updates.

Foot Care

Basic foot care is offered to all of our residents but specialized, advanced procedures are available for a fee by an advanced foot care technician. Payment for the advanced service is the responsibility of the resident/family.

Palliative Care

As end of life approaches, palliative care focuses on providing residents and their families with relief from symptoms, pain, physical stress, and mental stress.

Food Services

Our Food Services staff are committed to providing high quality food and nutrition services.  We have a dietitian on staff that is responsible for the nutritional needs of all our residents.

Nursing Services

Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses and Continuing Care Assistants are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Educational Services

Our Education Coordinator is responsible for staff training and development. Various programs of interest are also available to our residents/families. If you are interested in seeing specific education provided in the Home, please contact our Education Coordinator.

Environmental Services

Our team of housekeeping, laundry and maintenance staff provide much more than washing, cleaning and fixing services. They are often found organizing the resident card games, puzzles or afternoon baking.

Walking Stick

Through relationship building and the provision of best practice rehabilitation, our rehabilitation department, fondly known as the Walking Stick helps to keep our residents mobile and engaged in their communities.

Cinnamon Stick Store

With the support of staff and volunteers, our residents operate a small canteen. Located on the corridor between Tanglewood and ‘The Cottages’, hours vary, depending on resident availability.