OLTCA member home offering state-of-the-art accommodation
Moira Place providing residents with comfort,
while benefiting local economy
Moira Place, the newest member home of the Ontario Long Term Care
Association (OLTCA), is offering residents state-of-the-art accommodation,
including spacious rooms, four luxurious dining areas and scenic views
on 40 acres of property in Tweed.
An A-class long-term care home, Moira place opened
its doors July 29 and is currently home to nine residents. Eventually,
the home will be home to 128 residents and providing jobs to approximately
130 people from in and around Tweed, says Michael O’Keeffe,
the AON Inc.-owned long-term care home’s administrator.
“Families love it,” says O’Keeffe
of the home. “When you first walk in there is an atrium and
a fireside lounge, and it feels like a hotel. It’s very warm
and inviting, and it has a great design.”
“(Through job creation) the home is boosting
the economy. The home is also beneficial for people who live here
who do not wish to travel to (other areas) to live in a long-term
O’Keeffe notes that the home has met and
exceeded new design guidelines set out by the Ministry of Health
and Long-Term Care.
For instance, residents’ rooms are larger
than what the ministry requires, and the home’s floors are
mostly carpeted, which adds to the feel of a homelike environment,
as well as enhances safety.
Other features of the home include an atrium,
safe areas for people who have a cognitive impairment to walk and
a high-tech communication system where nurses and caregivers are
paged via a telephone, rather than through overhead speakers, which
minimizes noise. Every caregiver at the home carries a telephone,
More information about Moira Place can be found
by clicking here.
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