Every September, we join sector partners nationwide in celebrating Residents’ Council Week. This week highlights the ongoing importance of residents’ voices in setting priorities for our long-term care homes.

Across our homes, Residents’ Councils work collaboratively with their peers and Extendicare leaders to improve quality of care in their communities.

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Three ways residents’ councils help provide support in long-term care homes

Elouise Cunningham is the president of Extendicare Hillcrest’s Residents’ Council, in Alberta. She says residents’ councils help give residents an even stronger voice in their long-term care homes. continue

Extendicare Leduc residents attract local coverage for cultivating kindness

A group of residents at Extendicare Leduc in Alberta have been featured in their local newspaper for spreading kindness. continue

Celebrating Pride in long-term care | Supporting LGBTQ2+ communities all year long

Amy, a social worker from one of our Greater Toronto Area (GTA) homes, recently spoke with us about what it means to be a strong advocate for inclusion and diversity (all year long) in her community. continue

June is Seniors’ Month | 104 year old Extendicare London resident Vera gives back to her Extendicare family

Each Seniors’ Month, we celebrate those who have built our communities, shaped our families and who continue to share their wisdom with those around them. continue

Strengthening quality of care | Nurses across our Ontario long-term care homes receive specialized skin and wound care training

We're happy to announce that 22 nurses at our Ontario long-term care homes have graduated from a specialized training program for skin and wound care, ostomy, and continence management, expanding our advanced practice capacity in this critical area of seniors’ health care. continue

Happy Mother’s Day! Extendicare Viking team member starts each day with a hug from a very special resident: her mom

In celebration of Mother’s Day, we talked to Christina, the Office Coordinator at Extendicare Viking in Alberta. Every day, when Christina goes to work, she gets to spend time with one very special resident: her mom.  continue