Health Care Services at Extendicare Rouge Valley
Extendicare’s long-term care services are designed for people who can no longer be cared for at home or in assisted living. Our homes specialize in providing long-term care and a variety of innovative services and programs that help support the physical and emotional needs of an individual over an extended period of time, whether that is a period of months or even years.
Extendicare’s uses a coordinated approach to care which is integrated throughout all aspects of our home. This approach is intended to ensure that all residents, regardless of the length of time they stay with us, are able to maintain or improve their functional and cognitive capacities in all aspects of daily living to the extent of their own abilities.
Behavioural Support Transitional Unit (BSTU)
The Behavioural Support Transitional Unit (BSTU) at Extendicare Rouge Valley in Scarborough, ON, is a specialized unit operated by a highly trained care team, designed for people living with dementia who have complex behavioural needs.
The aim of the BSTU is to develop comprehensive and personalized care plans that incorporate their personhood, help alleviate responsive behaviours, and improve quality of life.
The goal of this transitional unit is to develop specialized care plans unique to each individual that will enable a safe and successful transition to your loved one's next care destination.
All applications and admissions to long-term care homes in Ontario are coordinated by the local Home and Community Care Support Services (HCCSS). For more information, families and caregivers can contact their local HCCSS team here: healthcareathome.ca/contact
For more information about the BSTU, read our blog: Understand their needs and their story, and high-quality care follows | Specialized dementia care at Extendicare Rouge Valley
CTV News Toronto featured the Behavioural Support Transitional Unit (BSTU) at Extendicare Rouge Valley: Stabilizing the behaviour of dementia patients - CTV News Toronto
Dignity, compassion, and clinical expertise | High-quality end-of-life care delivery
Every resident and their family deserve compassionate and high-quality care at each step of their journey in long-term care.
To support those in our care as they enter or prepare for their final chapter in long-term care, our teams work with families to tailor individualized care plans for their loved ones, in what can be some of the most difficult times in their lives.
We provide enhanced palliative care training for interdisciplinary teams across each of our homes in partnership with Pallium Canada, Canada’s leading palliative care educators, to enable our team members to provide high-quality clinical, spiritual, and emotional palliative care supports for residents and their families.
Are you a family member or essential care partner?
Pallium offers free Essential Caregiver Palliative Care Training to families. For more information, practical training and resources for caregiver partners to support loved ones in palliative care, visit: LEAP Carers - Pallium Canada