Extendicare Peterborough

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 Peterborough. 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:

  • Welcome Tea: We host a quarterly Welcome Tea to which all new residents and family members are invited so that they can meet staff and each other in an informal and relaxed social setting.
  • Family Council: The Family Council includes a welcome card to the family in the home admission package with an invitation to attend the next monthly Family Council meeting.
  • Family Support: Staff members meet with both family members and the new resident to discuss issues, address concerns and answer questions. Whenever a family member wants to talk, we’re here to listen, and our Social Worker is always available to talk privately about coping with the stress and emotions of caregiving.
  • Residents Council: Our Residents Council includes a welcome card for the new resident in the admission package and a representative of the Residents Council comes to personally welcome the new resident when he or she first moves in.
  • Meet Your Community: A Residents Council member also takes the lead in introducing new residents to other residents and integrating them into our community.
  • Activity Information: Activity staff members meet with each new resident soon after they move in to discuss the activities schedule and learn more about what interests them.

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:

  • Resident Outings: Once a week we organize a group outing that could be a shopping excursion, a scenic tour, lunch with friends, or just a coffee at the local coffee shop.
  • Farmer’s Market: Once a month some of our residents head down to the Farmer’s Market.
  • Peterborough Petes: When tickets are available, we organize groups to attend a Peterborough Petes hockey game.
  • Fall Colours Tour: In the fall, we organize an excursion into the countryside to enjoy the beautiful colours of autumn as well as a trip to the annual Peterborough Exhibition.
  • Student Placement Opportunities: We provide placement opportunities for students in the RN, RPN, PSW and Social Work programs at Sir Sanford Fleming and Trent University
  • Community Volunteers: We have a very strong and active group of 70 community volunteers who assist with everything from labeling clothes, to organizing activities and going on outings.
  • Annual Christmas Bazaar: For over 20 years we have hosted an annual Christmas Bazaar to which the whole community is invited. Vendors from the community come in and set up tables to sell their goods. Our residents also bake, knit, cook and make crafts for sale at their own tables. The Residents Council sets up a tea room offering baked goods. The whole community comes out to support us and have fun doing some Christmas shopping. Proceeds go to our Residents Council to fund future activities and events.