Group image of Elders at our Extended Care Unit doing chair-yoga.

Life at ECU

Our 20 residents living at William A. George Extended Care Facility enjoy a full-spectrum of services. Residents receive coordinated care by a multi-disciplinary team that includes physicians, a nurse practitioner, Wiichi’iwewin workers, a dietician, physiotherapists, an occupational therapist, a speech/language pathologist, daily nursing and activation staff.

Activation staff provide ongoing, planned physical, social and recreational activities (e.g., exercise, music programs, crafts, games). These activities enhance our residents’ sense of well-being and promote or enhance physical, cognitive, and emotional health. These include, but are not limited to, activities that promote self-esteem, pleasure, comfort, education, creativity, success, and independence.

Volunteers complete the experience including but not limited to pastoral care services, visitation, singing and gardening. We believe in resident and family centred care with a restorative approach that focuses on dignity and respect.

Additionally, our residents are supported by SLMHC’s Traditional Program, which includes Miichim and Interpreter services.

Family Visits

Update: September 11, 2020

We have options for arranging on-site and off-site visits with your loved one here at ECU during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to view our Online Guide to Visiting your Loved One and our Online Guide to Off-Site Visits with your Loved One. As policies will change overtime, especially during the pandemic, please speak to your loved one’s health care team or call us at (807) 737-3030 ext 4575 if you have any questions.

Video Visitation

We also offer video visits using iPads and technology similar to Zoom/Skype. You can arrange a video visit with your loved one by calling us at (807) 737-3030 ext. 4575. Please understand these visits need to be scheduled ahead of time to ensure resident availability and access to technology.

Meal Times

We have scheduled meal-times every day. We appreciate that knowing these meal times allows our family members to better schedule visits.

Breakfast  9-10 a.m.
Lunch  12-1 p.m.
Supper  5-6 p.m.