The FJ Davey Home Open House answering community questions about long-term care

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Navigating and understanding the long term care system can be a complicated and sometimes overwhelming experience. The FJ Davey Home will be holding an information session and open house on September 13 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm.

The Open House will be an interactive, come-and-go communication forum between the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario, FJ Davey Home staff, local health care partners/agencies and the community. The event will contain multiple information booths and refreshments to keep attendees engaged and encourage open networking.

The information booths will showcase all ministry mandated programs with a focus on best practice and the standards of care, as well as answer questions about what long term care is and how to navigate the long term care system.

Who:

  • Kerry Gartshore-Hamilton, IPAC Coordinator/Staff Educator
  • The Management and Staff of the FJ Davey Home
  • Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario

What: The FJ Davey Home Open House

Where: The FJ Davey Home
733 Third Line East, Sault Ste Marie ON

When:  September 13, 2017 – 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Why: Staff members, management, and other health care professionals will be available for interviews about the event and long term care.

 

About the FJ Davey Home: The FJ Davey Home is a 374 bed long term care home, dedicated to ensuring that our Residents enjoy safe, effective, and responsible care to help them achieve their desired quality of life. For more information, visit: www.fjdaveyhome.org

1 COMMENT

  1. I find it interesting that this event will showcase ” all ministry mandated programs”, yet if you have family there and run into problems (and I am speaking from experience, 2 of my family members were there, sadly) the FIRST thing management does is blame the ministry mandated cut-backs for the problems.
    Not enough front line staff? (ministries fault), low quality adult diapers? (ministry cut-backs) no pads for beds of incontinent folks? (the ministry cut funds for them). Ginger ale? (nope don’t have it anymore, ministry cut it out).
    Almost every problem I ran into and tried to make better, management blamed it on the ministry.
    So instead of putting the focus on what programs are mandated in a dog and pony show, how about looking at all the basic comforts that management blames the ministry for taking away, and moving toward getting them back?!?
    The under staffing is unacceptable to me, and I hope to any other reasonable person, regardless if they have experienced it first hand. We live in Canada, in 2017, our parents and grandparents have paid into the system their whole damn life, they deserve far better!!
    One RPN for an entire ward?
    Overworked, underpaid and understaffed PSW’s trying to do everything…and then some?
    The residents on the most part are there because they are sick! Many immobile, many with dementia, so, so many things wrong, there is not enough staff to care for them, but management will tell you there is.
    Management and their six figure salaries, at ALL long term care facilities should be fighting the ministry tooth and nail on behalf of the residents, not using them as the go-to excuse for everything wrong.

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