Extendicare Port Stanley

Our Difference

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 Port Stanley. 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:

  • Meet Your Primary Caregiver: Upon arrival, new residents and family members meet their Primary Caregiver, as well as program staff, in an effort to immediately begin establishing a relationship of trust.
  • Welcome Basket: New residents receive a Welcome Basket from the home that includes a free meal ticket for a family member and a stuffed animal.
  • Family Welcome Package: New family members receive a Welcome Package from our Family Council.
  • Family Involvement: 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.
  • Meet Fellow Residents: As the Program Department gets to know the new resident and their past history, we introduce him or her to like-minded current residents.
  • Open Door Policy: We have an open door policy so whenever a family member wants to talk, we’re here to listen.
  • Summer BBQ: Once a month in summer, we hold a family and resident barbecue.

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: Our once a month outings can range from a day at the Western Fair and picnics overlooking Lake Erie, to heading to Mackie’s for their famous fries and a spring tulip tour.
  • Fall Colours Tour: In the fall, we organize a tour out into the countryside to enjoy the breathtaking colours of autumn.
  • Christmas Lights Tour: Every Christmas, we take in the Fantasy of Lights in nearby St. Thomas as well as a tour of Port Stanley to enjoy the local Christmas lights.
  • Christmas Bazaar: We host an annual Christmas Bazaar that is open to the community where vendors from the community and residents sell their Christmas crafts.
  • Lions Club Chili Cook-Off: We compete in the annual Lions Club Chili Cook-Off as well as the United Way Soup cook off.
  • Remembrance Day Service: The local Legion holds Remembrance Day services at our home and pay special tribute to our residents who are veterans.
  • Student Placement Opportunities: We provide placement opportunities for students in the RN, RPN, PSW programs at Fanshawe College.
  • Community Service Opportunities: We also provide local high school students with opportunities to earn their 40-hour community service credit.
  • Telemedicine Network Partnerhsip: Community members in need of a medical consultation with a specialist come to our home to use our Telemedicine network so they don’t have to travel.
  • Teacher Outreach: We work with teachers in the community to help them learn new techniques on behavior modification and for dealing with difficult students who exhibit disruptive behaviours.