Nursing care services

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The home ensures that the residents receive personal nursing care provided by registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, health care attendants and rehabilitation aids. Doctors visit regularly and are available on call.

The services of a pharmacist, of a VON nurse specialized in foot care, of a nurse from the Mental Health Clinic and the services of the Extra-Mural Program for specific cases are available.

The resident is responsible for the cost of any foot care services he receives from the VON nurse.

The resident is also responsible for covering the cost of any medications that are not covered by the Prescription Drug Program.


Palliative Care


The home offers palliative care and the health care team encourages the involvement of a resident’s close relations during this stage of life.


Rehabilitation

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The Extra-Mural Program professional team offers consultation services and conducts assessments upon request. Any required follow-ups are conducted by the nursing home’s rehabilitation aids. The requests for these services are made by a nurse after a medical consultation.


Food services

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Bon Appetit
The objective of our Food Services department is to offer great tasting, pleasant and safe meals that cater to all of our residents and that remind them, as much as possible, of the meals they would have had at home. There are 3 meals and 2 snacks per day offered. The three main meals of the day are served in the dining area of each unit, which creates a warm atmosphere and also allows residents to socialize during mealtimes. This system allows us to offer our residents a more personalized service, which better meets their individual needs (preferences, texture, portion sizes, etc.). The meals served at the nursing home are based on regional dietary habits and also take into account our residents’ preferences and requests. The menus are visible in each section of the home for the residents and families.


Dietary Department


Clinical nutrition services are offered to all residents to meet their nutritional requirements. All nutritional interventions meet long-term care dietary standards and are supervised by a registered dietitian.

While following Canada’s Food Guide, the 3 week menu cycle takes into account and the preferences of the resident, food allergies and intolerances, therapeutic diet requirements and the presence of dysphagia. The menu is also modified on special holidays, during the Shediac Festival and according to the seasonal availability of food.

A nutritional evaluation is done soon after the admission and regular follow ups are done to ensure that nutritional needs are met. The dietitian works in collaboration with the doctor, the nurse and other team members and aim for optimal nutrition care. Diet changes are discussed with the resident, family members, the doctors and other employees who are involved in the care. The dietitian also works in collaboration with the food service manager in menu planning.



Recreation services

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The Recreation Services’ staff and volunteers, under the supervision of the Recreation Services Manager, organize a variety of leisure activities for all residents to maintain a good quality of life. A monthly activities program is available in the Craft Room. Family members and friends are encouraged to participate in these activities with the resident. A weekly activities program is also posted in the main entrance of the nursing home.


Pastoral care

A chaplain’s services are available to our residents whom also have access to a chapel on site to meet their spiritual needs. Mass is celebrated there once a week. Furthermore, a video camera is set up in the Shediac church and its signal is fed to the Villa Providence to allow residents access to the parish’s religious activities through their own TV or those set up in the lounges. Another video camera is set up in the home’s chapel to allow residents to watch Mass on television from their bedrooms.


Environmental support services

Housekeeping

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The housekeeping team takes pride in the cleaning of the residence rooms, dining rooms and all the common areas of the nursing home for a clean and friendly environment.


Laundry


Laundry

The home provides laundry services for residents’ personal clothing, which should be machine washable. Upon admission, a resident’s clothing will be labeled by the staff; any additional outfits should be brought to the nurse for labeling. We recommend that each resident have 7-9 outfits to ensure that he is always well dressed.


Maintenance and Security

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The nursing home maintains and repairs its equipment, buildings and property to ensure that the home’s environment is both attractive and safe. The maintenance staff can also take care of some minor repairs or adjustments of equipment required by its residents. All such requests must be made to the nurse in charge of the resident’s wing.


Hairdressing


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Residents can enjoy hairdresser or barber services in the hair salon set up for this purpose. For an appointment, please contact the hairdresser at extension 325 or get in touch with the nurse in charge of the resident’s wing.

Our nursing home wings


Accommodating a total of 190 residents, Villa Providence Shediac Inc. consists of six wings, two of which provide specialized care.

« Colombe » :
Provides care to mobile individuals affected by Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia.

« Coin des Amis » :
Provides care to individuals that are intellectually disabled or who are affected by a disruptive behavior disorder.

« Providence », Beausoleil, « Grands Cœurs » & « Promenade de Vie » :
Provide care to individuals who have lost their independence.

* The nursing home also has 2 rooms set aside for palliative care.


Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels



Family Info

Warning

Internal visits

December 19, 2022

Dear families,    

The situation with the Covid virus in our nursing home is stable therefore we will start open visitation again in our nursing home as of December 23, 2022. The doors will be open between 10AM to 18:30 PM every day of the week (including Saturday and Sunday) and you can come as you wish during these hours. 

You are asked before entering to wash your hands and put on a medical mask which is at your disposal at the entrance.  Wearing a mask is still mandatory in the nursing home.   

Since Covid is still very active in our community and that we have a mandate to protect the most vulnerable, we will have zero tolerance for rules not followed.  “Therefore, if we see a visitor who does not have his or her mask on or it is down (below the nose), there will be no warning and the visitor will be informed that they must leave the home immediately and will not be allowed to return for a period of 7 days.” 

No changes for other rules: 

• Please do not come to the home if you have one or more Covid symptoms, even if minor. 

• Please try to limit to a maximum of 2 visitors per resident

• Food is permitted for the resident only and not for yourself, as your mask must remain in place at all times. 

• No photos should be taken without a mask with the resident. 

• No traffic in the nursing home, except to go to the resident's room or common rooms. 

• You can go to the following rooms with your family member: the kitchenettes, the activity room and the chapel (social distancing of 6 feet required between you and other residents and their families). 

• You should not go to other rooms or join other families to visit except in common rooms 

• If you are sick, please stay home. 

• If you do not follow the instructions, the nurse will ask you to leave and your visitation rights could be revoked permanently. 

Happy Holidays to all our families!   

Villa Providence Shediac Inc team  



Testimonials

What are the staff?
They are the warmth that bring the sunshine into the Villa and make it a home;
Their nature is gentle and kind, thoughts caring and smiles tender;
They understand what the clients do not say and know how very much love is needed and tender loving care.
The staff at the Villa re the more and mean more than they will ever know the residence of the Villa.
They are Their Life Line - - - Family!

Joanne Cook

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