Resident Guidebook

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General

For our seniors' convenience, we offer a long list of services provided in the building.

CASH AND BANKING

In almost all cases, any external charges can be billed to your room or billed directly by the external service provider. Therefore, it is not advisable or necessary to keep large amounts of cash in your suite.

Depending on demand, bank visits can be arranged to assist you in banking transactions. Contact the Administrator for details.

FAMILY CONTACT

Communication with families is important. Please keep us up to date by notifying the Administrator or the Health Services Manager of all changes in address and/or telephone numbers of all extended family members.

GRATUITIES

It is our policy that staff may not accept gratuities, in any form, from residents or their families.

HOUSEKEEPING

Mountainview Residence provides daily light cleaning of the bathroom, towels are changed and bed is straightened if desired. Thorough cleaning is performed once weekly and includes changing of bed linen and complete cleaning and vacuuming of your suite.

INSURANCE

Insurance for personal furniture and other valuables is the responsibility of each resident. Please contact you insurance agent to discuss a "contents" insurance package.

LAUNDRY

At Mountainview Residence your basic personal laundry is done weekly at no additional cost. All clothing must be clearly labeled with room number and/or name to ensure prompt return of your clothing.

LOST AND FOUND

Items found with no identification may be left at Reception. If you have lost an item, leave a description at Reception. Every effort will be made to retrieve your articles.

MAIL

Personal mail may be picked up at the Reception Desk. If you wish to have items mailed, please deposit it at the Reception Desk. Your address for return mail is:

Mountainview Residence
222 Mountainview Road North
Georgetown, ON  L7G 3R2

MENDING

A seamstress is available for mending and alterations. A price list is available on request.

NEWSPAPER DELIVERY

You may arrange for the newspaper delivery of your choice. Please notify Reception for any assistance you may require with this.

PARKING

Parking is available for you and your visitors at the front of the residence. Residents with cars can park anywhere within the Residents Only parking area.

PETS

Animal visits may take place anytime on our outside Patio. In consideration of those persons who have allergies or concerns regarding animals, they may not come inside of the residence. We thank you for your cooperation.

REPAIRS

If anything in your suite requires repair, or if you notice something broken in the building, report it directly to any member of the staff. Arrangements will be made to fix the problem as soon as possible.

SMOKING

Mountainview Residence is a smoke-free environment. In order to ensure resident safety, comfort and security, smoking is not allowed in any resident room or common area.

TELEPHONE

Mountainview Residence has a specially integrated telephone system for use as a regular telephone as well as an emergency communications system, which links directly to the nurse. Each resident accommodation has a telephone in the living area and in the bedroom. The living area telephone is used for outside calls, inter-room calling and emergencies. For calls outside the building, residents must dial "8" first, then the telephone number making sure to include the "1" for all long distance calls. The telephone can also be used hands-free.

Frequently called numbers can be programmed into each telephone. All long distance and service charges will be added to your monthly bill.

Instructions for the telephone will be given to you the day you move in.

TELEVISION

Mountainview Residence has it's own in house cable TV system, (SMADTV) with 36 channels included in the monthly fee. To see the line up, please click here. If you which to have channels beyond those on the present line up, for a nominal fee, we can hook up a Star Choice Receiver in your suite, with a comprehensive package. Please speak to the administrator for more details.

VALUABLES

Many residents choose to keep their doors open or unlocked. Please give careful thought to keeping valuables in your suite.

Features

SPECIAL DESIGN

Mountainview Residence has been designed with the needs of seniors in mind. There are no floor elevation changes. Rooms and bathrooms have been designed for ease of use. Heat lamps have been installed in each resident bathroom for extra comfort. Heating and air-conditioning have been designed to provide fresh air, to heat and cool efficiently and are individually controlled by thermostats in each resident suite.

ELEVATOR

The elevator is located near the Dining Room on the first floor and the Fire Place Lounge on the second floor. It is equipped with special sensors appropriate to seniors' needs.

RECREATION ROOM

This large area offers many varied activities for the enjoyment of our residents. Whether you enjoy baking in our kitchen area, crafts, card games, Shuffleboard and Bowling -- you will find all of this and more in the Rec Room.

The piano enables us to have singalongs; you will see various entertainment offered and regular parties in this spacious room. The Recreation Room is located on the first floor across from the dining room.

TUCK SHOP

For those small items you need, our Residents Council will operate a Tuck Shop where you will be able to purchase items, such as - greeting cards, toothpaste, candy and much more. The Tuck shop is located on the First Floor.

BARBER AND BEAUTY SALON

Hair cutting, barber services, styling, perms, as well as nail care are available in the salon located on the first floor. Rates and hours of operation will be posted in the salon and will also be available at our Reception Desk.

PRIVATE DINING ROOM

The private dining room is available for special get-togethers, celebrations or anything else a family or group wishes. Please contact Reception to arrange a booking in advance.

RESIDENT LAUNDRY

A Resident Laundry Room is located on the First Floor for those small items that you may wish to wash separately. There will also be an ironing board and iron in the laundry room for your use. These items are provided for your convenience. Use with caution and at your own risk.

Of course, full laundry services are included in your monthly resident fees.

THEATRE

A theatre will be located on the second floor - it will offer movies to our residents on a large, retractable screen. It also offers space for educational lectures or general interest seminars, etc.

LIBRARY LOUNGE

This lounge is located on the second floor at the South end of the building. It is a quiet place to curl up with a good book--- bring your own or choose from one of the many on the bookshelf.

FIREPLACE LOUNGE

This lounge is located on the Second floor near the elevator - it is a quiet place to sit and relax or visit with friends. Also, a large screen TV is available for you to watch your favourite shows or enjoy special televised events as a group.

COMPUTER LOUNGE

This lounge located on the First floor is available for you to email family or friends or simply browse the Web.

THE CAFÉ

The Café is for the enjoyment of residents and their guests. It is located at the front entrance. Coffee, a variety of teas, juice, fresh baked muffins or cookies from our kitchen may serve as a continental breakfast for those who like to be late sleepers or anytime throughout the day. Fresh fruit in season and pleasant conversation are always available for our residents in the Café.

Guests may enjoy these choices for a nominal fee.

GARDENING

Special raised areas around the patio will allow planting of flowers or vegetables for those residents who enjoy it.

OUTDOOR LIVING

The Patio is located at the side of the building. The entrance to the Patio is located in the Recreation Room. Patio furniture will be available for sitting and relaxation in the appropriate seasons.

Our Gazebo is located at the South end of the Residence for those who want a shaded spot to rest for a moment.

A paved walkway borders the building to ensure easy, safe exercise for seniors with or without assistive walking devices.

Dining Services

Residents and their guests enjoy dining in a social setting. Meals are served to your table in a bright, pleasant atmosphere. Two delicious choices are prepared at each meal. In the morning enjoy breakfast. Lunch is the lighter of the two mealtimes and dinner is the time for you to relax and enjoy the main meal of the day.

We accommodate special food requirements here at Mountainview Residence. You will be asked about any food allergies; the Health Services Manager and the Dining Services Manager will then prepare your special diet program.

In special circumstances, such as illness, room service is available at no charge. If you desire room service for any other reason, the Administrator will advise you of the associated fee.

For your enjoyment, coffee, tea, juice and snacks are available throughout the day in the Café.

DINING ROOM HOURS

BREAKFAST

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

LUNCH

12 Noon to 1:00 p.m.

DINNER

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Continental Breakfast is available in the Coffee Shop until 11:00 a.m.

GUEST MEALS

We encourage family and friends to dine with you. Please notify Reception in advance so that we are prepared to accommodate your guests. There is a nominal charge for a Guest meal.

SPECIAL OCCASIONS

We welcome the opportunity to cater a special occasion dinner or party for our residents or members of their family. Contact the Administrator for a quote on your specific request.

Life Enrichment

At Mountainview Residence we offer activities and clubs of interest to each resident. We believe that keeping busy is the best tonic! Laughter should be a part of your daily life; we encourage and welcome your participation. With your suggestions, we will have something for everyone's taste.

Family and friends are always invited to participate in the social events and clubs at Mountainview Residence.

CALENDAR

A calendar of events is distributed and posted by the elevator so you are always able to keep track of events. We will also publish a regular newsletter for resident and family information. Your contributions to this newsletter is always appreciated.

LIBRARY SERVICES

The Public Library comes in regularly. If you would like talking books, large print books, or specific reading material, please make your request to the Life Enrichment Coordinator so she may make arrangements to accommodate your wishes.

RESIDENT COUNCIL

The residents of Mountainview Residence meet monthly to discuss and plan matters of common interest. The residents take an active role in the decision making and planning for their home.

The Council is responsible for fund-raising activities and choosing programs and events that will be of interest to its members.

SPIRITUAL NEEDS

Regular church services from several denominations will be held at Mountainview Residence. These services will be held in the Chapel Theatre located on the Second Floor. Times will be posted and included in the monthly Activity Calendar.

TRANSPORTATION

For scheduled outings, transportation is provided. Assistance with arrangements for taxis or Activan can be made through Reception. Residents are responsible for this cost.

VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are welcome at Mountainview Residence. Families, friends, outside community members, students or residents - their talents are needed and wanted. If you are interested in this venture, please discuss with the Life Enrichment Coordinator.

Health Services

Our Health Services Staff at Mountainview Residence is available for assistance with showering. To coordinate this weekly assistance, please confer with the Health Services Manager. Also, if you choose, our professional staff will administer your medications.

Please contact any of the Health Services Team to arrange for assistance with your special needs. We will coordinate the ordering and delivering of your personal care products and medications with the pharmacy. The costs of medications and supplies are the responsibility of each resident.

ASSISTIVE DEVICES

Residents of Mountainview Residence provide their own assistive devices - walkers, elevated toilet seats, etc. The Health Services Manager will happily assist with arrangements to obtain these devices and help you understand government assistance programs.

ENHANCED CARE NEEDS

If enhanced personal care needs are required, contact the Health Services Manager to assist you in making arrangements to accommodate those needs. Special therapy programs, such as physical therapy are available.

OXYGEN THERAPY

Assistance with coordination of an oxygen equipment supplier and supervision by Health Services Staff is offered for those residents who require it.

TRAVEL

If you are going to be leaving the building overnight, for a few days, or for an extended period, please notify the Health Services Manager in advance. This will assure that you receive aid in helping to prepare for your trip and that medications and necessary personal care items are with you.

Safety

Great care is taken to ensure the security and safety of our residents. For this reason all doors are locked in the evening. To gain entry after hours, simply press the intercom button inside the heated vestibule. It is located above the handicap door opener button. A staff member will be happy to admit you.

Whenever you leave or return to the property, please use the Book at the Reception Desk to sign in and out. This will assist the staff in maintaining the building census in case of an emergency and help the kitchen staff to know who will be out of the building at mealtimes.

AUTOMATIC DOOR OPENERS

For your convenience and safety, the front doors open by a simple push of a button allowing hands free entrance into the building. A similar easy access door is located in the Recreation Room leading to the Outside Patio.

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

A specially designed telephone system is in each resident suite and each resident bathroom. This unique system is provided for your safety and security. If you require assistance, have an emergency, or are not feeling well, press the button marked "Nurse". This call will immediately link to the nurse through the in-building communications network. If you require assistance in the bathroom, just pull the cord beside the toilet/shower. It will automatically alert the nurse. You do not need to talk.

DOOR ALARM

After 9 p.m. many doors are alarmed so that if people leave through an exit door other than the main entrance, an alarm will sound to alert the staff.

ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES

Prior to bringing any electrical appliances into the residence, approval should be obtained. All electrical appliances must be CSA approved (or equivalent) and inspected by the Mountainview Residence maintenance staff for safety.

FIRE SAFETY

Mountainview Residence has an approved Fire and Disaster Emergency Plan. As a resident, you have an important part in our overall plan. The instructions you should follow in case of a fire are located on your entrance door for quick review. If you discover a fire, you must pull the fire alarm immediately. The alarms are located near each exit door. Mountainview Residence is equipped with state of the art fire detection, smoke detectors and sprinklers throughout the building and in each individual resident suite and closet.

HANDRAILS

Handrails are in all the hallways for your assistance. Also, assistive grab bars are in each bathroom and bathtub or shower.

NIGHT SECURITY

Each night, all outside doors to the home are locked at 9:00 p.m. If a visitor wishes to enter, they must press the intercom button outside the front door. Only then can they enter the premises.

This guidebook will answer many questions about your new home.