Nursing Care

Highgate Residence of Ancaster

Our Basic Care Service includes the following:

Emergency response
Weekly bathing assistance
Hair cleanliness, but not beauty care on shower day
Special dietary needs met and supervised
Minimal assistance with dressing as assessed by Health Services Manager
Supervision of oxygen therapy
Monthly monitoring of weights and blood pressure
Annual flu shot clinic (flu shot is mandatory)
Daily interaction with residents to monitor general well being  and attendance at meals
Co-ordination of doctors & specialists
Wound care/wound dressing
Palliative care if needs can be met at Highgate Residence as assessed by Health Services Manager

Medication & Treatment Supervision:

If resident is fully compliant with medication instructions and wishes to continue to administer their own medications, assistance and supervision are given with regard to proper ordering* and administration;
Our nursing staff administers all medications including insulin and  injectables.  Medications will be ordered* and packaged in a manner  consistent with facility guidelines for safe administration as approved  by the RHRA. 
*Please note that associated pharmacy costs are the responsibility of the resident/ responsible parties.

Above services included in monthly fee:

If enhanced care service is needed or desired, available options will be discussed with the Administrator and the Health Services Manager.