Algoma Manor's Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, and Personal Support Workers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week to provide care and assistance. A registered staff member who is a Registered Nurse (RN) or a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) oversees each resident home area. An RN or RPN is responsible for the day-today functioning of the home area as well as distributing medications and administering treatments. A Personal Support Worker provides direct care, such as bathing, grooming, toileting, mobility assistance and assistance with meals.
Our nursing services department uses a Primary Care model. This means that the resident will be assigned, as much as possible, a consistent Primary Caregiver for both the day shift and afternoon shift. The primary caregiver will provide consistency to the resident's daily routine. Research has shown that all residents benefit from a certain degree of predictability. A familiar face on a daily basis provides comfort to someone who is experiencing various challenges of aging. The Primary Caregiver gets to know the resident in ways that allow us to individualize each resident's routines.
Our Medical Director and Attending Physicians are available to serve the residents' medical needs. The home's physician visits regularly and provides emergency coverage. The Medical Director can assist in answering questions related to medical care, convalescent care, chronic disease management, medications, end of life care, and more. Families wishing to connect directly with the home's physician should speak with the Registered Nursing Staff to make arrangements for appointments.
Residents can also retain their own personal physician or registered nurse in the extended class, providing the physician or registered nurse in the extended class signs an agreement with the home. For further information contact the Care Coordinator.