Extendicare Bayview

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 Bayview. 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 Home: New residents and their family members are greeted with a warm welcome from the moment they first walk through the door and are introduced to staff members and the management team.
  • Family Council:A representative from our Family Council is there to meet and greet new family members, answer any questions they might have and to invite and encourage them to get involved with the family council.
  • Meet Our Social Worker: Our Social Worker meets new residents and their family members and is available for counseling and acts as a liaison and resource for community programs.
  • Residents Council Welcome: New residents are welcomed by a member of our Residents Council and introduced to other residents.
  • Bayview Bear: Every new resident receives a “Bayview Bear” stuffed animal.
  • Meet Our Registered Dietician: Our Registered Dietician visits to discuss food preferences, likes, dislikes and restrictions.
  • Activity Calendar: Program staff review the Activity Calendar with new residents and make a point of encouraging early involvement in activities.
  • Family Participation: Family members are encouraged and welcomed to participate in activities with their loved one.
  • Resident Care Plan: Family members, along with their loved one, participate actively in all aspects of the development of the resident’s Care Plan.
  • Open Door Policy: We have an open door policy so 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.

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:

  • Monthly Outings: We organize a minimum of 2 outings every month for residents. These outings may include shopping excursions, lunch, movies and trips to Toronto Island, Ripley’s Aquarium or an evening at the Famous People Players Dinner Theatre.
  • Student Placement: We provide placement opportunities for students in the RN, RPN, PSW and Social Work programs at Ryerson and York Universities, Humber College and George Brown College.
  • Community Service Program: We co-ordinate with local high schools to provide opportunities for students to earn the 40-hours of community service credit.
  • Fund Raising Events: Our Residents Council organizes a number of fund raising events to cover the cost of future events as well as make donations to the Famous People Players Dinner Theatre.
  • Intergenerational Group: Our Intergenerational Program is very popular with local elementary school children and with our residents.
  • Church Group: A number of local church groups come into our home to volunteer for and organize a variety of events or to just spend time with our residents.