St. Michael’s staff is dedicated to loving care, working to help residents achieve a lifestyle filled with comfort, enjoyment and dignity. Personalized care, nourishing meals, warm accommodation and stimulating programs are all designed for the health and comfort of residents. The following are a few highlights from the past year identifying the breadth of activity, learning and care we undertook to continue our efforts to live our mission of providing Care with Love and Dignity.
Good health allowed us to share significant milestones of three residents who celebrated 100+ birthdays this past year! Special celebrations for the residents and their families were highlights for us all.
Recreational and social activity is integral for our residents care and we were delighted by the acquisition of a Duet Bike. Residents with limited mobility were once again able to experience the joy and freedom of a bike ride as they are taken cycling through the neighborhood.
At times, health conditions may also involve pain or discomfort. With a desire to keep residents as free from pain as possible, we implemented a new process involving daily pain screening by nurses along with new pain assessment tools and revised documentation processes. As well, and with the support of funding from the Friends of St. Michael’s Society (FOSMSOE), nursing staff are able to safely transfer and reposition residents keeping them comfortable with the purchase of many new slings and transfer belts.