Bridge to Dreams reconnects Regency resident to her love of skating

Ruth has always had a love of skating. It is great exercise and challenges your brain. Then there are the costumes, glamour, and the artistry. Ruth loves them all. Now thanks to a resident-centred program implemented at Regency Long-Term Care Home in Port Hope, Ruth was once again able to experience her love of the sport. Ruth, with the help of …

Bridge to Dreams reconnects resident to his passion – Blue Jays baseball

Wayne says he has been a Jays fan, “since the beginning of time.” He used to attend games with his wife, but after he began to have mobility issues, it became difficult to attend games. Now thanks to a resident-centred program implemented at Southbridge Seaforth, Wayne was able to once again experience the crack of the bat, the sound of …

Return to independence – Seaforth Manor helps resident return home

When Jim was transferred from Seaforth Long-Term Care Home in May 2018 from hospital, his life expectancy was considered ‘limited.’ At Southbridge Care Homes, our philosophy is to provide the care and support necessary to not only sustain a person’s life but to work with that individual to maximize their potential for living life to the fullest. Seaforth Long-Term Care …

Bridge to dreams reconnects mother and son

A sense of sadness used to surround Dorothy. Dorothy, now widowed, had three sons. But thanks to a resident-centred program implemented at Country Village Homes in Woodslee, Dorothy was able to fulfill her long-standing dream of reconnecting with her remaining son. Dorothy is known by the staff for never asking for anything. When assistance is offered, even in just transporting …

Longtime volunteer Suzanne Speckert receives lifetime achievement award

Each year the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) bestows a lifetime achievement award to a member of one of its homes and this year’s recipient is from Port Hope. Suzanne Speckert was recently honoured by the OLTCA as an individual who has made remarkable accomplishments and outstanding contributions to society, their community and/or their long-term care home. “At Hope …

Long-term care resident lives out his lifetime wish of riding in a fire truck

Resident-centred program brings community together to help bridge one man’s lifelong dream Thanks to a resident-centred program implemented at Queensway Long Term Care Home and the support of the community, Sim, a non-verbal resident, has realized his lifelong dream of riding in a fire truck during the Hensall parade. On Saturday, June 9th, Sim, outfitted in his very own fire …

Southbridge Care Homes Enhances Senior Management Team

(Cambridge, ON – July 26, 2018) A number of senior management appointments were announced today by Keith McIntosh, Chief Executive Officer at Southbridge Care Homes. Commenting on the appointments, Keith McIntosh said “I am pleased to make these announcements to support the tremendous growth experienced in our management business over the past number of years and to provide a foundation …

Bridge to Dreams helps residents rediscover their youth

It can be a difficult journey for younger long-term care residents to live among a much older generation. Many wish to regain a sense of pride and make themselves feel young again. This was especially acute for two the youngest residents at Southbridge Pincecrest in Plantagenet. Mélanie Turpin and Marie-Josée Cloutier wanted to rediscover their youthful appearance, something they felt …