Lifestyle and Activities
Live Life to its Fullest
At AON long term care homes, our
goal is to enable you to maintain an active, enjoyable lifestyle. We offer a
full range of group and individual programs for your recreational,
intellectual, and cultural enjoyment.
To encourage participation, our staff
prepares a varied calendar of events full of stimulating activities. Crafts,
cards, bingo, gardening, exercises, pet therapy, movie nights, word games,
live entertainment, shopping trips, men's club, sensory stimulation, music
and art therapy, and special theme dinners are just some of the activities
available. We encourage active involvement in all programs, but residents
may choose to participate or not as they see fit.
In addition, residents are encouraged to
remain involved with their family, their friends, and their community.
Visits from members of local organizations, churches, school groups and
choirs are popular events and foster a sense of connection with the
community. Holiday parties and the opportunity for excursions to local
events contribute to community spirit. Transportation and staff support is
available for group outings.
Meals and Dining
We believe that dining should be a pleasant experience for every
resident - every single day. Meals are an important part our residents'
lives. They encompass both a social and a nutritional element that is
crucial to well-being. We pride ourselves in serving delicious home-style
meals, prepared in our own kitchen, in the tradition of a country home. To
ensure each resident's comfort and to promote social interaction, each of
our "houses" has a pleasant dining area specifically for its own residents
and their guests. We also offer a private dining area for family
get-togethers and special occasions.
meal service is provided three times each day, including a choice of
entrées, vegetables, beverages and desserts. Alternate selections are also
available. In addition, nutritious snacks and beverages are provided between
meals and through the evening. Special therapeutic diets, such as diabetic
and texture-modified diets, are provided as required.
Understanding the importance of family involvement is part of what makes
AON long-term care homes special places to live.
We welcome family participation in every
aspect of our residents' lives, from dining to activities to resident
care. An open door policy invites family and friends to become a part of our
We recognize, too, that a resident's
family is also an integral part of our care commitment. Through family
support groups, newsletters and a variety of information brochures and
conferences we keep families informed. We encourage ongoing dialogue to
ensure that all needs are being met.
Each AON home has a lovely on-site chapel and offers a supportive
program for those who wish to continue an active spiritual life. Residents
may choose to go to a church service in their community or attend our weekly
on-site chapel service, provided by local church leaders. In addition, our
Spiritual Care Coordinator is available to assist in spiritual care
discussions with you or your family. Celebration of religious holidays from
all faiths is encouraged.
Our attentive staff carries out regular housekeeping and maintenance
duties to make sure that each resident's environment is clean, safe, and
comfortable. Each room receives a light cleaning daily. A more thorough
cleaning is done every week, or more frequently if required. A complete
laundry service is provided by our staff right on the premises. Dry cleaning
and mending services can also be arranged.
At AON Long Term Care homes, we
focus on the individual.