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 Tuxedo Villa. 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.
- Welcome Meal: We serve family members a complimentary meal on Admission Day so that they are able to close throughout the admission process.
- Welcome Tea: Twice yearly, we host a Welcome Tea where new residents and family members can get to know other each other and staff in a relax, informal setting.
- Education Sessions: We host regular education sessions where family members can get information on a variety of topics, ask questions and raise concerns.
- Family Advisory Council & Residents Council: Our Family Advisory Council and Residents Council are 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.
- Quarterly Memorial Service: We invite family members to join us at our quarterly Memorial Service when we celebrate residents and loved ones who have passed away.
- Alzheimer’s Support Group: We have a monthly Alzheimer’s Support Group for families.
- Private Function Areas: Three separate areas in our home can be reserved by family members and residents to host private functions.
- Annual Holiday Reception: We host an annual Holiday Reception for family members and residents.
- Personalize Your Room: Residents are encouraged to bring some personal items and family photos from home to make their rooms feel more familiar and confortable.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 monthly outings for residents, weather permitting, and they can include everything from shopping, lunches and trips to the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature to outings in Assiniboine Park, touring the art gallery and visiting the Aviation Museum.
- 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, LPN, HCA, Social Work, Recreational and Music therapy Programs at Robertson College, Herzing College, Winnipeg Technical Institute and the University of Manitoba. 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. We work with our local School Board to provide community and work experience opportunities for scholastically challenged individuals.
- Intergenerational Program: Our weekly Intergenerational Program brings students into our home to spend an afternoon with residents.
- Knitting Club: Our Knitting Club regularly knits scarves, blankets, mittens, socks, toques and more for donation to local charities and school programs.
- Clothing Fairs: Local retail outlets and vendors come into our home regularly to sell everything from clothing and toiletries to flowers and jewelry to our residents, especially residents who are unable leave the home.
- Flu Clinic: We host an annual flu clinic that is open to the community.
- Free Meeting Space: We provide free meeting space to the Alzheimer’s Society for their monthly meetings and they run a support group in our home.
- Community Initiatives: We partner with the Legion, the Cancer Society and other charities to support their fundraising efforts in the community.
- November Bazaar: Our annual November Bazaar is very popular in the community. Outside vendors come in and set up tables along with residents who sell baked goods and crafts to raise funds for resident activities.