Extendicare Scarborough

Our Difference

We understand the decision to transition to long-term care is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. We want to ensure your decision is a positive one. Below are some of our home’s points of difference:

The calendar is always full. You can be as active as you like.

For some people, the key to living better is filling every day with meaningful activities that bring people together, build bonds and create shared experiences.

Whether it’s tapping the power of music to engage a resident with dementia, attending worship services, participating in exercise classes, or reminiscing with a friendly volunteer, there’s always something going on at Extendicare Scarborough. Check “News & Events”

Here, residents lead active and engaged lives.

This is home. Your home.

We want you to feel at home. We’ll support you in becoming an active and engaged member of your new community and enjoy life to the best of your ability.

We have a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Not only do we work very hard to integrate residents into our community and feel at home, we’re also committed to making families feel at home here too. The following are some of the measures we take to help our residents settle in and also help family members feel comfortable and get involved:

  • On the first day, the new resident meets his or her Primary Caregiver to immediately begin establishing a relationship and family members meet with our Social Worker.
  • Their Primary Caregiver introduces the new resident to roommates, staff and tablemates.
  • All new residents receive a Welcome Basket from the home.
  • Family members, along with their loved one participate actively in all aspects of the development of the resident’s Care Plan.
  • Family members are encouraged and welcomed to participate in activities with their loved one.
  • Every quarter, we make a point of inviting family members to one themed party and during the holiday season, we also host a family Christmas party.
  • To keep family members informed and included, we produce and distribute a quarterly newsletter.
  • We send Sympathy Cards to family members when their loved one passes away.
  • Should a family member need to talk, our open door policy ensures we’re always available to listen.

We connect you to the community.

Maintaining strong connections to others is essential to keeping people active and involved.

Getting you out into the community and bringing the community into our home is important to your quality of life. Here are some of the ways in which the residents and staff get involved with the community, and how the community connects with us:

  • Regularly, we organize outings for residents. These trips can include everything from shopping, lunch, visiting the casino and a trip to Centre Island to movies, touring the Ontario Science Centre, dining at the Mandarin restaurant and more.
  • During the summer months we take advantage of the weather and have weekly barbeques. We also plan a fishing trip and a day at the Wind Reach Farm for a country picnic; both of which our residents really look forward to and enjoy.
  • Every Christmas, our residents are taken on a tour of the city to enjoy the bright festive lights.
  • Each fall, we take a tour to see the beautiful autumn colours.
  • We provide placement opportunities for students in the RN, RPN, PSW and Social Work programs at York University, Ryerson University, George Brown College, and Sheridan College.
  • We also provide opportunities for local high school students to earn their 40 hour community service credit.
  • Our Intergenerational Program brings elementary school students into our home to spend an afternoon with our residents and talk, read, play games, do puzzles and work on crafts together.
  • A significant percentage of our residents come from the surrounding Tamil community and we make a point of having programs and services that cater to their culture. We have temple services in our home every Tuesday and once a quarter we arrange for residents to travel to the community temple.