South Centennial Manor - Overview
Located off-site, the long-term care unit of Anson General Hospital has 69-beds, and operates at 100% occupancy. Residents of South Centennial Manor receive:
Nursing staff will work in partnership with Residents to plan their nursing care and the manner in which it will be given. Residents will be encouraged to perform routine tasks of daily living (ie, bed making, bathing) and nurses will be there to assist them when needed. Their health status will be monitored and nursing will provide the supportive care they need to live as comfortable, fully and effectively as possible.
There are professional nursing personnel available 24 hours a day. The nurses will use their knowledge and experience to provide the information and guidance required by the Residents to maintain their life style. Upon admission, all medications prescribed by a physician will be covered by the Ontario Drug Benefit Plan. Related preparations approved by Ontario Drug Benefit Plan are also covered. All medications are administered by the RN or RPN and no medications can be kept by a Resident without a physician's order.
The charge nurse will notify the power of attorney for personal care of an injury to the Resident and a Resident transfer to the hospital.
Meal times provide opportunities to meet and socialize with other Residents in pleasant surroundings under relaxed circumstances. All Residents are expected to eat in the dining room. Meals are planned to take personal preferences, special diets and seasonal specialties into consideration. Coffee, tea, milk, juices, fruit and light snacks are always available. During the summer, meals could be served outdoors. Meal times are at 8:00 am, 12:00 noon, and 5:00 pm. A drink and fruit is offered at mid-morning, a drink in the mid-afternoon, and an evening snack is provided by the kitchen.
All bed linen is provided. A comforter or Afghan may be brought along with the Resident. Laundry service is provided for wash and wear clothing (NO WOOLLEN ITEMS). A small washer and dryer will be available to those Residents who wish to wash some of their own clothing. Dry cleaning costs are the Resident's or his/ her family's responsibility.
Supplies and Equipment Provided at No Additional Cost
The Residents of the unit can be involved in any community of interest. At times there may be a nominal charge to the Resident. Many Residents may find that they can learn crafts and skills that they have always wanted to.
Daily programs will be offered in the unit. These may include special occasion parties, card games, sing songs, fun and fitness groups and muscle strengthening classes. The physiotherapist will be assessing Residents on an individual basis and recommending appropriate activities to maintain and improve the Resident's condition. There will be a monthly Activity Calendar posted in the unit to keep Residents informed of upcoming events.
Residents and families are asked to contribute to program planning and families are encouraged to participate with the special programs and outings.
Residents appreciate the visits and assistance of volunteers. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer may contact our Activity Director.
Regular interdenominational and special religious services will be arranged and held in the unit or Resident's may attend their own church services.
A Resident's Council meets each month to discuss any concerns or suggestions.
The Ladies' Auxiliary operates the gift shop which provides confectionery and sundry supplies.
Mail service is available.
Residents may have a phone in their room which they are responsible to arrange with Northern Telephone. Each Resident will be billed personally by Northern Telephone.
Residents will be afforded the opportunity of having cable available in their rooms for connecting their personal televisions. The cable charges will be invoiced by the hospital.
The services of qualified hairdressers will be available at reasonable rates.