Services

Services

Promoting & Enabling Well-Being

Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic Recreation (TR) recognizes leisure, recreation and play as integral components of quality of life. Service is provided to individuals who have physical, mental, social and emotional limitations which affect their ability to engage in meaningful leisure experiences.  Therapeutic Recreation professionals use the APIE system (assess, plan, implement and evaluate) to improve the quality of life, functioning, and health status of clients through recreation and leisure activities. 

Benefits of TR include:

  • Improved physical, social and cognitive abilities
  • Increased confidence; self-reliance; independence
  • Better stress management and reduced fear
  • Life enrichment through growth and development
  • Stronger interpersonal skills and better expression of feelings
  • Learn by doing/learn new approaches
  • Better use of leisure time

Saint Luke’s Chapel

Located on the Main Floor of Saint Luke’s Home, Saint Luke’s Chapel is the home of a special and unique Faith Community. Although physically attached to Saint Luke’s Home, Saint Luke’s Chapel is open to all residents of Saint Luke’s long-term care facility and tenants of our Seniors Housing, as well as for those who reside in the surrounding area.

There are regular services on Sunday Mornings at 10:30am. Although we worship in the Anglican tradition, we are an ecumenical community comprised of people of many faiths and traditions. We are a community that supports and respects each person’s faith tradition and practice and we strive to be companions, one to another, as we journey together.

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care focuses on spiritual and emotional support, helping individuals cope during challenging times. While families and friends can be a great source of love and support, the objective view of a compassionate outsider can be invaluable when trying to cope with a wide range of difficulties. Pastoral care’s religious and spiritual nature is formed on mutual values and respect.

Mental and emotional well-being significantly impacts the quality-of-life and physical wellness of all individuals. The role of pastoral care in providing spiritual and emotional support means delivering holistic, individualized care that complements medical intervention for the best possible quality-of-life. Pastoral care in the Saint Luke’s Community is open to all residents of long-term care and tenants in Seniors Housing, whatever their religious, church or faith community background.

Nursing Services

Nursing staff are proud to provide professional care to the residents of Saint Luke’s long-term care facility.  Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) work closely with other health care professionals to ensure all residents receive the highest possible standard of care while truly making Saint Luke’s their “home.”  

The long-term care home consists of five nursing units, one of which is a secure dementia care unit for residents who may experience challenging behaviours. Additionally, Saint Luke’s has a designated respite room that members of the community may avail of upon request, as well as an angel care room for residents who require palliative, end-of-life care. In total, up to 118 residents may reside at Saint Luke’s at any given time.

Nursing staff and/or nurse managers will gladly meet with residents or family members to address any issue of concern. 



Dietary Services

The Dietary Department at Saint Luke’s centers around our residents. Their need to have foods that are familiar and traditional influences the choices on our six-week menu cycle. The menu interprets Canada’s Food Guide for Healthy Eating into appetizing and enticing food choices.  A clinical dietician is on-staff.   

Afternoon Tea

Saint Luke’s offers daily Afternoon Tea in the main (Notre Dame) Dining Room.  This service is offered to residents, families, friends and visitors, including tenants of our seniors’ housing community, from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. daily.  Family members are also welcome to bring along goodies for the residents to enjoy with their cup of tea.  Residents, tenants and families enjoy the Tea Room because it offers them a change of scenery and a place to visit and relax.

Wheelchair Accessible Bus

Saint Luke’s owns and operates a fully wheelchair accessible passenger bus to transport residents of our long-term care facility to medical or other appointments, as well as for weekly shopping trips and other occasional outings (usually summer months). Transportation for residents of the home is free of charge. 

Nursing Services

Nursing staff are proud to provide professional care to the residents of Saint Luke’s long-term care facility.  Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) work closely with other health care professionals to ensure all residents receive the highest possible standard of care while truly making Saint Luke’s their “home.” 

Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic Recreation (TR) recognizes leisure, recreation and play as integral components of quality of life. Service is provided to individuals who have physical, mental, social and emotional limitations which affect their ability to engage in meaningful leisure experiences.  Therapeutic Recreation professionals use the APIE system (assess, plan, implement and evaluate) to improve the quality of life, functioning, and health status of clients through recreation and leisure activities. 

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy services are directed towards improving and maintaining functional independence, preventing and managing physical impairments and promoting fitness, health and wellness. 

Hair Salon

Saint Luke’s long-term care facility has an on-site Hair Salon available for residents, as well as for and tenants of our seniors’ housing.  A wide range of hair care and aesthetic services is provided for both men and women.  Hours of Operation are 9:00 am – 3:30 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesday each week.   A fee is charged for the service and a price list is posted on site.   Gift certificates are also available.  Residents and tenants may call 752-8918 to book an appointment. 

Pet Visitation

Many family pets are permitted to visit residents in our long-term care home provided the animals are healthy, clean and have vaccinations up to date. Pets should be on a leash or in a carrier as some people may be nervous around animals. 

Pet Therapy Program

Saint Luke’s also has a Pet (Dog) Therapy Program in association with St. John Ambulance. These trained animals and their handlers will visit residents who have indicated they would like this type of visitation. 

Social Work

The primary focus of the Social Work Department is the relationship between the resident and his/her environment, with the goal of enhancing quality of life. The social worker aims to help with the development of positive relationships between the residents, their families and the home through all the phases of the residents’ life here. Your social worker will meet with you at the time of admission and is available to you and your family upon referral for additional services. These may include: assessment, counseling, crisis intervention, locating and arranging resources, advocacy and mediation.

Secure Dementia Care

Saint Luke’s long-term care includes a 31-bed secure unit (Pleasantview Terrace) which provides a supportive and caring environment for residents with cognitive impairment who have responsive behaviors or who may exhibit exit-seeking tendencies.

Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care focuses on spiritual and emotional support, helping individuals cope during challenging times. While families and friends can be a great source of love and support, the objective view of a compassionate outsider can be invaluable when trying to cope with a wide range of difficulties. Pastoral care’s religious and spiritual nature is formed on mutual values and respect.

Chapel

Located on the Main Floor of Saint Luke’s Home, Saint Luke’s Chapel is the home of a special and unique Faith Community. Although physically attached to Saint Luke’s Home, Saint Luke’s Chapel is open to all residents of Saint Luke’s long-term care facility and tenants of our Seniors Housing, as well as for those who reside in the surrounding area.

Angel Care Program

Angel Care is a supportive, end-of-life program that helps with the provision of palliative care to residents who have reached this stage in their journey.