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New transitional care option available to eligible patients awaiting long-term care in hospital, thanks to temporary local partnership

NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 – Acute care hospitals like Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH) are designed for people with urgent or acute health care needs. In recent years, however, acute care hospitals have become a fallback and less-than-ideal ‘home’ for those awaiting an alternate level of care—in most cases, a long-term care bed—as the need for these spaces has exceeded the current system’s capacity. continue

Celebrating 50 Years of Helping People Live Better

Extendicare was founded in 1968 by Harold Livergant a dedicated and passionate health care visionary and his business partner, John MacKay. Mr. Livergant committed his life to improving the quality of senior care in Canada and, 50 years later, our organization continues that commitment as you will see in the pages of our 2018 Quality and Social Responsibility Report. continue

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January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

As Canada’s aging population continues to increase, so does the number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. We are reminded that ageing is the biggest factor for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. This cannot be changed. However, there are lots of things you can do to reduce your risk. continue

It is never too late to develop good healthy habits. You will find it easier to adopt a healthier lifestyle if you can build it into your daily routine. Find support from your family and friends, better yet encourage them to join you. continue

What is the difference between a cold and flu?

Flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses. Because these two types of illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. continue

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A Letter of Appreciation for Staff at Extendicare Lakefield

Dear Staff of Extendicare Lakefield, It is with tremendous respect for what you do each and every day and for how you treat residents and family that I felt the necessity to write. You are an amazing group of people who do an extraordinary job of supporting and caring for human beings at the end of their journey. continue

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Students from Alvin Curling Public School visited Extendicare Rouge Valley

Students from Alvin Curling Public School visited Extendicare Rouge Valley and spent some time with residents and team members at the home. It was a wonderful experience for the residents to engage with the students. continue


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