Extendicare Hillcrest

In lives full of remarkable moments, we help create even more.

Whether it’s a brief encounter or a life changing event, these unique moments enrich lives. And we do everything we can to make them happen.

To give you an idea of how we can make a difference, here are Remarkable Moments from our home.

Our Remarkable Moments

Extendicare Hillcrest Opens “The Spa”

Resident HG said it was his first tub bath in many years as he prefers showers.

Resident HG said it was his first tub bath in many years as he prefers showers. He said HCA filled the tub, settled him into the water, then dimmed the lights, turned on the battery operated candles on and the music. HG was teary eyed as he described his first Spa experience ever. He can’t wait for Monday to do it again and he stated that he didn’t have any back pain after his bath.

Staff Appreciation Day at Extendicare Hillcrest

The Happy Seniors Association put on a very special Staff Appreciation event.

The Happy Seniors Association put on a very special Staff Appreciation event last October. This was a well done and very well organized event. Special thanks to residents John and Margaret for their hard work in putting on this event. Thank you also to Melissa, Karen, Randy, Barb, Stephen, Dietary staff, and all of the volunteers for making this event a success again. This is the second year the residents have put on this event and the staff truly appreciate this event. Every staff received a certificate of appreciation on behalf of the Happy Seniors Association. There were door prizes and 50/50 fund raising that totaled $190 to go towards the staff room.

Happy Retirement Judy!

Judy is retiring after 35 years at Extendicare Hillcrest.

Judy, a HCA has worked at Extendicare Hillcrest for 35 years. She will be retiring on October 8th 2016. Her colleagues and Team members would like to wish her the best for her retirement.

Change Day at Extendicare Cedars Villa & Extendicare Hillcrest

It was a big day at Extendicare Cedars Villa & Extendicare Hillcrest as staff pledge for Change Day.

It was a big day at Extendicare Cedars Villa & Hillcrest. The staff were excited at both facilities and really enjoyed the chocolate fruit kabobs. We also received many pledges from the staff for Change Day.

What is Change Day? It is one act, small or big, can lead to improvement in our health or the healthcare system. Anyone was invited to make a pledge, start a ripple, and become a Change Day Hero.

We tied this in to our wellness committee for it goes hand in hand with some of the things we are trying to accomplish.

This was the first year of Change Day in Alberta. It started in British Columbia. Alberta Health Services liked it so much that they implemented in Alberta this year with a goal of 6000 pledges. It looks like we reached 5950 pledges so we are pretty close.

If you are interested in Change Day please visit the http://www.changedayab.ca

This was a fun and easy day to take part in and we believe it is going to catch on pretty fast.

Making a Difference at Extendicare Cedars Villa and Extendicare Hillcrest

Making a Difference at Extendicare Cedars Villa and Extendicare Hillcrest

Our maintenance supervisor Cathy is currently on a humanitarian aid mission to Ensenada Baja Mexico which will last approx. 3 weeks to help those less fortunate. When the facilities found out she was embarking on this fantastic mission we decided we did not want to send her empty handed!! Over the last 2 months staff have collected various medical supplies, personal care items and education supplies to send along with Cathy to help those in need who she will work with in orphanages and migrant worker’s camps. Overall we collected more than 80lbs of donations and we look forward to hearing about her trip and seeing some pictures of all the people she has helped and met. We are helping people live better around the world.