Protection of People and Property – Long Term Care

Your room and bathroom are equipped with emergency call bells if you need assistance.

Please advise staff if your pull cord is not within easy reach.

Personal Equipment Aids – Long Term Care

We strongly believe in providing you with the best quality and the safest care possible.

Should the need arise, our Occupational Therapist is available to help you choose specialized equipment that best suit your needs.

Basic wheelchairs are provided free of charge.

Specialized equipment may be available for rent.

Our OT will advise if equipment is suggested for purchase.

Menno Place stocks a limited supply of certain commonly used items, such as toilet seat risers and hip protectors. These are for sale at cost to the resident. Purchase costs are your responsibility.

Our Social Worker can help determine your eligibility to access extended health or third party payer benefits.

We request that you have your personal assistive equipment (including electric wheelchairs) inspected and serviced regularly.

For repairs you can choose a private company to do the repairs or request the Menno Place Maintenance Department for a quote to repair resident owned equipment.

Menno Place is not responsible for the cost of maintenance, repair or replacement of these items.

If you have questions regarding our equipment rental program, please speak with our nursing staff and they will provide you with a brochure and direct you to the appropriate person.

Moving In – Your Room – Long Term Care

Your room is your home.

If you have moved into a room with roommates we will make every effort to ensure your comfort and compatibility. If a problem occurs please let a member of the Care Team know.

There may be an occasion where it is necessary to move you to a different room due to a medical priority.

You may also request a transfer by asking the nurse or the Life Enrichment Coordinator. Our transfer list is based on each resident’s Move-in date. There is no charge for transfers from shared accommodation rooms to private rooms, except to move your telephone.

Please be aware that infection control, medical, end of life or behavior concerns are given priority for a private room.

Feel free to bring your own radio, tape deck or CD player with earphones, and your favorite music or books.

Bed throws or blankets, small pictures, and special mementos may help make you feel at home.

It is also helpful to have an easy-to-read clock and calendar. You may consider bringing your own hobby materials, books and writing materials with you.

Please ensure these items are marked clearly with your name.

Most rooms are limited in space therefore we are unable to accommodate large pieces of furniture.

Please ask a nurse if you are unsure if items are suitable.

Valuables – Long Term Care

Do you need to carry cash on hand?

No – If you feel you need cash available to you, Menno Place is happy to setup a Comfort Fund for incidental expenses you may choose. This fund will be arranged on Move-in Day.

We advise you to keep jewelry, cash, credit cards or other valuables with a trusted family member, relative or friend.

Menno Place assumes no responsibility for loss or damage of valuables or personal items as the result of negligence or theft; please consider this when bringing items of value.

In some case you may choose to purchase content insurance for the room from a local insurance provider.

Please report missing valuables or personal items to a member of the Care Team immediately.