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Residents Attending Physician
Sunnycrest Nursing Homes Limited has 3 in-house physicians – one of whom serves as the home’s Medical Director. One of the 3 physicians will serve as your loved one’s primary physician.
Housekeeping Laundry & Maintenance
Housekeeping is performed daily in all areas of the building and more often if required. We comply with, and closely supervise, workplace regulations for the safe handling of chemicals.
Laundry services operate daily and fresh linens are supplied to the resident care units daily. Personal laundry is done daily and delivered to the resident’s rooms. Sunnycrest will label all clothing. Families are asked to ensure that all new or unlabeled clothes are left with staff at nursing stations to get labeled.
Maintenance staff are available daily and on-call 24/7.
Bedroom furnishings include hospital type adjustable bed with headboard, footboard and if required adjustable bed rails, bedside table, closet and comfortable easy chair.
Residents are encouraged to bring in a favorite chair, plant, bedspread, pictures, etc. We strive to provide and promote a home-like environment. Consideration for anything brought into the room must be given to the health and safety of other residents and workers and compliance with facility and government regulations. We reserve the right to approve all furniture and appliances brought into the facility, and its location in the room, for appropriateness and safety. Residents/families must consult with the Resource Nurse/Nursing Management before purchasing personal appliances or operating such appliances.
All rooms are equipped with a call bell located at the head of the bed and in each washroom. Pull the cord to use the call bell, and a signal will go off at the nurse’s station. A staff member will respond as quickly as possible.
Meal service and meals including three meals daily, snacks between meals and at bedtime, special and therapeutic diets, dietary supplements and assistive devices for self-feeding.
All meals are prepared in our in house kitchen. Family meals are available for a fee. 30 minutes notice to staff is necessary to purchase meals from dietary. For groups larger than 5, 24 hours is required.
Tube Feeding is available for those who require. Sunnycrest has three in house registered dieticians to ensure your family member receives the proper nutrition and dietary supplements.
Sunnycrest also has certified cooks, 7 days a week, to provide home-cooked meals. A variety of textured food is provided depending on the needs of our residents. See Dining Room Menu tab for full menu.
Sunnycrest has many programs including spiritual, emotional, physical, cognitive, and social activities. Families and friends are encouraged to attend programming. Program calendars are located on each floor, and posted on residents cork boards in bedrooms. Family may request calendars to take home. Sunnycrest has a fully secure back patio and garden area that is accessible by all residents, family members, and visitors to enjoy.
Sunnycrest Nursing Home has numerous community partnerships that provide care, programming, outings, and entertainment to our resident population. They include, but are not limited to:
Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
Various Educational Institutions
Lakeridge Health, Rouge Valley
Markham-Stouffville Health Systems
Ontario Long Term Care Association
Alzheimer Society Durham Region
Canadian National Institute for the Blind
Durham Regional Public Health
Ministry of Health, LTC
Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee
Ontario Disability Support Program
Dunk & Associates
Whitby Fire Department
Royal Whitby Canadian Legion Branch 112
Lion’s Club Durham
Whitby Christian Assembly
Sunnycrest Nursing Home is pleased to introduce Lifemark, who is providing OHIP funded physiotherapy services to the Residents of Sunnycrest Nursing Home. Lifemark offers high quality, goal‐oriented physiotherapy that meets each Resident’s specific needs.
Lifemark physiotherapy staff strive to improve Residents’ level of independence and quality of life. Lifemark has a dedicated and committed Registered Physiotherapist and a Physiotherapy Assistant who will be providing these services. The Physiotherapist will complete a comprehensive physiotherapy assessment to determine the best treatment plan.
The Physiotherapist and Resident will set GOALS to achieve optimal independence and wellness. Sunnycrest Nursing Home is equipped with physiotherapy equipment to help each Resident achieve their goals.
Routine foot care is done on a scheduled basis by home staff. Foot care services are available to residents on a cost-for-service basis.
Sunnycrest has a fully functioning hair salon, and a licensed hair stylist who is here 3 days a week. Residents are billed on a cost-for-service basis.
Televisions and Internet
We have provided televisions in resident lounges for residents’ use. Should a resident prefer a personal television, cable can be installed. The resident or family member assumes the installation cost and all financial responsibility. In the interest of safety, we request that any television set brought into the home be less than 21" and checked by our Maintenance Department to ensure it is CSA approved before it is used. Residents making use of radios and televisions will be expected to respect the rights of other residents. Earphones are required.
There are computers available for use by residents and families in the lounge and family room. Skype, Facebook, and other social media sites can be used to communicate with loved ones, or keep up on the news and events. Internet services are not provided in resident rooms.
Residents wishing to have internet access in their rooms will need to setup their own account with Rogers and have them install the service in their room. The resident or family member assumes the installation cost and all financial responsibility.
Telephones are available to accommodate telephone calls for residents. Should daily telephone calls be part of the resident’s routine, we suggest the installation of a private line. You may contact Bell Canada directly to arrange for installation.
Fans/ AC Units
Families may wish to purchase Window Air Conditioning Units or fans for their loved ones. All items must be checked by maintenance to ensure item has been CSA approved and is in good working order.
We ask that fans and A/C units purchased also be labelled directly on the piece of equipment in magic marker so we know from year to year who these belong to as these items are removed from residents rooms in the fall.
All exterior doors are alarmed to prevent unauthorized entry or exit for the security of our residents. Coded alarm systems are mounted at some doors. Please use the main entrance doors upon entering or exiting the facility, and the elevators for movement between floors. In an emergency, staff will provide direction to use alternate exits and/or stairways.
Medications are prescribed by the doctor and are administered by Registered staff. The Ontario Drug Benefit Program (ODB) or the Government Pharmacy does not cover all medications/treatments. There may be a charge for drugs not covered by Government or a dispensing fee. Family consent will be sought for such charges.
The facility welcomes families to visit as often as possible and to stay as long as possible. Please enter through the front door and sign in to adhere to home policies. Guest visits are a very important part of a resident’s life, and we encourage regular visits by relatives and friends. Children are especially welcome, as well as family pets. All pets must have been properly vaccinated, housebroken and leashed. You should inform the Charge Nurse upon your arrival.
We practice an open visitation policy with consideration for the comfort and schedules of all residents. It is suggested that visitors who plan to visit after 8:30 p.m. call the Nursing Home and advise the Charge Nurse of their plans as the doors may be locked after this time.
Visitors are requested to sign-out any resident leaving the building and sign-in on the resident’s return.
Smoking is not allowed in the building. Smoking is permitted in the designated smoking area. Residents who have received physician approval may also smoke in this area.
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