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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
Extendicare breaks ground on its New Retirement Community in Barrie
MARKHAM, ON – (September 7, 2018) – Extendicare announces the construction of its’ new retirement community in the city of Barrie, Ontario, under the umbrella of its retirement brand Esprit Lifestyle Communities. The residence will be a six-storey non-combustible building with a basement. It will have 124 suites, comprised of studio, one bedroom and two bedrooms suites. There will be Independent Supportive Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care suites. continue
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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
It is National Infection Control Week.
Let’s all do our part to prevent the spread of flu. Get your flu shot at a local public health clinic, pharmacy or from your health care practitioner. continue
Our Remarkable Moments
The Last Few Days
I sit in a room with a closed door. I sit in a chair beside my mother and hold her hand. I sit there for awhile and then I move to the chair near her window. I remember how my mom used to sit near her window when I would visit her. continue
Extendicare Assist Charity Golf Classic 2018
Extendicare Assist hosted its 7th Annual Charity Golf Classic, in partnership with the Alzheimer Society of Canada to improve the quality of care and life for Canadians living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in long-term care homes. It was also with great excitement that Extendicare Assist contributed to the launch of the Extendicare Foundation. continue