2023 Blog Archive

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Why remember? What Holocaust Remembrance Day means to Fern

Posted: 2023-01-27

Fern Ginsberg considers her family lucky: by the time the round-up of Jewish citizens in Germany began before World War II, her grandmother had safely escaped to Canada from Austria.

Approximately six million Jewish people were not so fortunate: they were killed by Nazis and their collaborators during the Holocaust, between 1941 and 1945.

A dementia care journey | Commitment to compassion and understanding at Extendicare Cedars Villa and Hillcrest

Posted: 2023-01-24

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month – an important opportunity to highlight the impacts of a disease that takes an enormous toll on thousands of Canadians and their families.

At Extendicare, we have the privilege of being entrusted with supporting many residents and their families as they navigate the impacts of dementia, including Cedars Villa resident Mal and his wife and caregiver Mada.

Transforming Care to Serve People Better | A conversation between Dr. Michael Guerriere, Extendicare CEO and Cameron Love, CEO of The Ottawa Hospital

Posted: 2023-01-05

This past fall, in partnership with The Ottawa Hospital, our Transitional care unit (TCU) at Extendicare West End Villa in Ottawa doubled in size to care for up to 95 patients as they transition from extended stays in the hospital to an Extendicare care setting that better meets their complex care needs and supports improved quality of life for both them and their families

Year in Review | Improving Care in 2022

Posted: 2023-01-05

A year-and-a-half since we launched our Improving Care Plan, we continue to take action to enhance the quality of the care our residents receive. It’s time to look back and reflect on what we have accomplished together this year.