Admission to a long term care home is met with a wide variety of emotions. Feelings of excitement, anxiety, anticipation, sadness and relief are all normal parts of moving into a new home. We have found it to be calming when we give people an idea of what to expect on the day of admission and beyond. This is meant to be a general guide to admissions into our Home.
- You will be notified by your local CCAC caseworker that your application to the Home has been approved, and given either a date of admission or spot on a waiting list.
- Upon arrival to the Home, you will be greeted by the receptionist. Family and friends are encouraged to join in with you for a part or all of the day.
- You will be introduced to either the Admissions Coordinator or the Social Worker, who will be your personal guide through the admission process.
- You will be given help to bring in your belongings, shown your new room and introduced to your roommate if applicable.
- You will meet with your Nurse. This is a time for them to get to know you, and for you to ask any questions of them.
- You will meet with your Personal Support Worker (PSW) to discuss what activities of daily living that you would like assistance with.
- You will receive assistance with unpacking your clothes and having them labelled with your name.
- A tour of the Home and your Resident Area will be arranged with the staff to familiarize yourself with your new home.
- At a time during the day that is convenient for you and the staff, you will be invited to complete and sign the Admission Agreement, and arrange the payment schedule. If you are applying for a subsidy, you will meet with the Business Manager.
- Over the course of the next few days, you will meet the Doctor, Programs staff, Dietician and Social Worker, along with many other new staff, residents and families.
- Within six weeks of admission, you and your loved ones will be invited to attend a Multidisciplinary Care Conference. At this meeting you will meet with the Home’s Health Care Team to discuss your care up to that point.