Welcome to S&R Nursing Homes, a collection of long term care communities
dedicated to the comfort
and quality of life for our residents. Part of Steeves & Rozema
Group, S&R Nursing Homes Ltd.
has been enriching lives for seniors in Southwestern Ontario for over
three decades. As proud leaders in
the communities they serve, Steeves & Rozema has created unique
long term care communities that
foster a joy of living through genuine friendship and an innovative
approach to care.
Our Mission - To enhance our Residents "Quality of Life"
& Rozema long term care community delivers personalized care
designed around an individual’s particular needs and life practices.
Every effort is made to enable residents to maintain their personal
goals, independence, identity and dignity.
We strive to ensure our
these three goals in long term care provide quality of life. At S&R
Nursing Homes quality of life is defined by the resident
For example, some
residents find that quality of life for them is spending time with their
family while others will say their quality of life is improved if they
have independence in their activities of daily living. We need to ask
the resident “What is important to them” and then, as team members, we
need to work towards accommodating their choices and preferences.
One way we do this is
through our Life story. In the Life Story (done upon admission) is where
we explore a resident’s past history to identify personal routines and
preferences and life style choices. We then integrate these lifestyle
preferences into the plan of care.
“We focus on the possibilities, not limitations”
Our Resident’s plan of care is started at time of admission to the Home.
The plan of care outlines the care choices of the resident such as
bathing routines and time to get up in the morning and time to go to bed.
Once the personalized plan of care is complete, we support our team
members in the Home to be “partners in care” with residents and
families. This moves us away from an institutional model of care to a
more social model of care. In this environment we discuss resident and
family requests and ideas in a positive light so that all of our
stakeholders (resident, families and team members) are equal partners in
Wellness Promotion at S&R Nursing Homes
Our Homes have a culture of restorative care and we believe that
residents should maintain their activity levels for as long as they are
able. Our restorative care consists of nursing interventions that
promote the resident’s ability to adapt and adjust to living as
independently and safely as is possible. With a team approach we assist
the resident to maximize his/her remaining strengths and abilities.
Restorative nursing, unlike rehabilitative nursing, is primarily nursing
based and does not involve outside disciplines. Its’ focus is to
maintain function and happens on a daily basis with the front line care
team members. Restorative care assists the resident to adjust to skills
lost through chronic disease and/or disuse.
Rehabilitative Nursing focuses on
specialized skills and the retraining of residents to cope with a change
in condition or an acute episode - it is retraining, re-education and
new skill learning. Rehabilitation is done in partnership with
Physiotherapy and tends to be more focused with significant progress in
a shorter time frame. Goals are set and monitored to ensure they are
achieved in a set period of time.
Music and Memories
We recognize that sensory experiences using music gives
loved ones with cognitive impairment a chance to once again experience
the emotions they may have lost through dementia.
There is evidence from recent studies that indicates music can
improve mood and
provide a calming sense of community for residents. Music
therapy is a recurring program that provides ongoing comfort and
improved quality of life for our residents. ( McDermott , Cremlin,
Riddell, Orrell., International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Vol
28,Issue 8. )
Nursing Homes, we believe that Residents can direct their own care and
it begins the team members knowing our residents! On admission, our
Life Enrichment team completes a “Life Story” together with the resident
and their family. Understanding the person, we seek to incorporate both
meaning and purpose into daily routines, in order to maintain ability
and maximize potential! Montessori-based programs offer a variety of
“failure free” activities, tailored to individual resident needs.
This method of programming focuses on the person
and engages the senses. Residents with cognitive impairment enjoy the
process of participating, to the level of their ability, in activities
that were a part of their previous lifestyle. Through our life
stories written upon admission we explore their past and activities they
These are just a few of the ways we support meaningful living and
quality of life for our residents.
The Comfort of Home and Good Friends
A Steeves & Rozema long term care home is an environment of warmth and
friendship. Passionate and dedicated team members go the extra mile to
ensure every resident is treated as part of the family. Residents who
call it home enjoy a lifestyle enriched with quality care, enduring
friendships and optimum wellness.
S&R Team Members and management work together in an environment of
mutual respect and team members are encouraged to participate in
decisions that affect their work environment. We believe that a
satisfying and positive work environment for our team members leads to
excellent care for our residents.
S&R Nursing Homes are licensed by the Province of Ontario and belong to
the Ontario Long Term Care Association. Our long term care communities
also participate in the accreditation process by CARF Canada.