Services and programs
Nisbet Lodge provides a wide range of services to support our residents as they age in place, which are listed here. Each department is committed to enhancing the quality of life of those who call 740 Pape home whether it is Resident Care, Food Services, Activation, Environmental Services or Administration. In order to make it easier for residents and families we also arrange for services to come in like, x-ray, foot care, dentistry and audiology. Nisbet also does not have a secure unit for those at risk of wandering.
Medical and health care services
Daily life & well-being
Medical and health care services
Medical care is provided under the direction of our Medical Director, and attending physicians who conduct medical rounds weekly and are on call after hours.
Registered nursing staff and qualified personal support workers are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to attend to personal care requirements as regulated by the Ontario Ministry of Long-term Care.
Health Care Services
Provided by Nisbet staff
24/7 nursing care
access to our Medical Director or attending physician
skin and wound care
Provided by visiting health services
Nurse Lead Outreach Team (NLOT) from Michael Garron Hospital
mobile lab services
Golden Care Dentistry and Public Health Denture Clinic
access to an ADP authorizer for wheelchairs and walkers
ET nurse (wound care)
psychogeriatric outreach worker
Behavior Supports Ontario (BSO)
Physiotherapy / Fitness
Our physiotherapist works with the residents to promote mobility and physical range of motion. She is also a member of the Falls Prevention Committee. The physiotherapist also assists with completing applications for the assistive devices program and oversees the fitness program, for those moving beyond physiotherapy. Restorative nursing program
Our trained restorative PSWs work with residents twice a day, seven days a week, to provide additional exercises to help people with range of motion, walking, transferring and bed mobility. The program’s coordinated approach is intended to increase residents’ independence, promotes safety, preserve the function of individuals, increase a resident’s self-esteem, promote improvement in activities of daily living, and minimize deterioration.
Foot Care / Chiropody
Regular foot care is done by our own staff at no cost. Chiropody services are available to all residents on a regular basis at a reasonable price.
Daily life & well-being
Dietary / Food Services
Mealtimes are always a highlight in the day. It is a time for our residents to socialize and enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Our dietary department serves home cooked, nutritional meals. Residents always have two choices at each meal and a day time and evening snack.
All food is prepared and cooked in our kitchen, under the direction of our Director of Food Services, by staff who have earned their Food Handlers Certificate. Diabetic and special modified diets are accommodated. Bedtime and between meal snacks are also available.
Family and guests are always welcome to share a meal with loved ones. Special occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries can be booked in a private room (please book in advance). The department also caters outside groups meeting on site on a fee-for-service basis.
Activation staff provides a broad range of recreation programs, with activities offered seven days a week and most evenings. They include large group and floor-wide programs, and one-on-one programs. The range of events includes concerts, intergenerational gatherings, mental stimulation and exercise activities, music therapy, the Alzheimer Society iPod program, monthly birthday party, crafts, games, seasonal activities, excursions and neighbourhood walks.
The Activation Director is also the staff resource person to the Residents’ Council and the Volunteer Coordinator.
The Resident and Tenants Services Manager
The Manager facilitates placement to Nisbet Lodge and provides support to help with the adjustment of moving to long-term care for both the resident and families. Other interventions include supportive counselling, advocacy, and matters identified by the multi-disciplinary team. The Manager is also the support staff member for the Nisbet Lodge Family Council.
Our hairdressing salon is located on the second floor and offers services to both women and men.
Housekeeping and laundry
We strive to provide clean, comfortable and safe surroundings for our residents. The laundry staff ensures the cleanliness and upkeep of the residents clothing and the Lodge’s linen. The housekeeping staff ensures the cleanliness of residents’ rooms and all common areas. All staff carries responsibility for the control of infectious diseases.
The maintenance department is responsible for the efficient operation and ongoing maintenance of the physical building and the safety of residents, staff and visitors to the Lodge.
Fire and safety
Nisbet Lodge meets and exceeds all the standards of the Fire Code. All staff are trained in fire safety and must participate in the ongoing fire safety in-service training. A fire drill is practiced once per month on all shifts and a complete mock evacuation is held once every three years. Nisbet also conducts an annual Minimal Staffing Drill in collaboration with the Toronto Fire Department.
Resident and Family Councils
Nisbet Lodge has both a Residents’ Council and a Family Council. Each provides mutual support, education, advocacy and new ideas for the home. The Residents’ Council also serves as the Food Committee approving seasonal menus.
Nisbet has a resident cat and volunteers often bring in their registered pet visitation dogs. Families can also bring in a family pet for a visit if the animal has had its shots and is well managed.
Nisbet has a part-time Chaplain who coordinates our spiritual care programs. This includes visitation, Bible study, Holy Communion, hymn sing as well as special services like Easter, Remembrance Day, and an annual Memorial Service. One of our unique programs is Morning Devotions. There is a team of volunteers who come in early and share a short morning devotional with the residents of both the Lodge and the Manor. Clergy from other denominations (Anglican, Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox) also conduct services here. Our residents have access to an array of church services and events next door at Calvary Church, our founding congregation.
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