Extendicare Kingston

In lives full of remarkable moments, we help create even more.

Whether it’s a brief encounter or a life changing event, these unique moments enrich lives. And we do everything we can to make them happen.

To give you an idea of how we can make a difference, here are Remarkable Moments from our home.

Our Remarkable Moments

Extendicare Kingston 2016 Summer Olympics

A fun filled activity day for staff and residents at Extendicare Kingston

Extendicare Kingston held its 2016 Summer Olympics. It was a fun filled activity day with opening ceremony, four countries competing in four different sports and closing ceremonies.

Every athlete was a winner!

Staff Appreciation Dinner

Extendicare, Kingston recognizes its staff for their years of service by celebrating with dinner and awards.

Every year, Extendicare, Kingston recognizes its staff for their years of service by celebrating with dinner and awards. This year we recognized staff who have worked from 5-35 years. As an administrator I feel so lucky to have caring, compassionate, and dedicated staff in every department of our facility.

Helping one another

One snowy day, all staff came together to dig each other out.

Kingston was hit by a big snow storm on Tuesday 16th of Feb. – almost 2 feet of snow fell in one day…

It was remarkable to see how the staff all came together to dig each other out from the snow.

Staff were digging, pushing and snow blowing to get out.

Its amazing how a storm can bring people together.

Valentines at Extendicare Kingston

Residents at Extendicare Kingston enjoyed Valentines’ treats and music by Murray McNeely
Residents at Extendicare Kingston enjoyed Valentines’ treats and music by Murray McNeely

Many staff at Extendicare Kingston dressed in red and white to celebrate Valentine’s day. Residents enjoyed the day with champagne, chocolate dipped strawberries, chocolate

delights and red punch. Some residents were delighted with the roaming chocolate cart that was pushed around by an activity staff. Some staff roamed the hallways as little cupids,

offering the love of chocolate to all they can reach.

Residents were also entertained by Mr. Murray McNeely’s accordion as he roamed beside staff, serenading them with his wonderful music. It was a fun filled afternoon, enjoyed by all!

Mr. T's Transformation

Mr. T. was suffering from dementia and living in his house but, because his dementia was advancing rapidly, he was in danger of losing his home.

Mr. T. was suffering from dementia and living in his house but, because his dementia was advancing rapidly, he was in danger of losing his home. With nowhere else to go, he was placed with us. His dementia had gotten to the point where he couldn’t care for himself at all and his behavior was out of control. The whole team; including nurses, social worker, psychogeriatric specialist and our dietician; got involved and over about 6 months we were able to develop a routine for him that guided him, almost on an hourly basis, though the day. Now he can participate in his own care and dress himself, he recognizes his room and the bathroom, knows the dining room and can function in the home. A small miracle given where he started.

Restorative Care Success

In his early 70’s, Mr. K had suffered compression fractures to his spine and, after treatment in hospital; he was discharged to our home on complete bed rest.

In his early 70’s, Mr. K had suffered compression fractures to his spine and, after treatment in hospital; he was discharged to our home on complete bed rest. Just to be clear, complete bed rest means that he was not allowed to ever get out of bed again – ever. That meant he would never walk again or even get in a wheelchair. Our entire Care Team - Nurses, restorative care specialists, physiotherapist, and occupational therapist – began working with him. After about a year of dedicated care and treatment, he is now up and in a wheelchair. Before he could only have bed baths and be fed in bed. He’s even started participating in some social programs. He still needs lots of assistance but he is getting stronger and exercising to build his strength with renewed determination to one day…maybe…go for a walk again. Mr. K. and his family are absolutely thrilled.