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Fairmount Home has been accredited with Exemplary Standing which is Accreditation Canada's highest designation. The national accreditation team visited Fairmount earlier this year and thoroughly reviewed all aspects of resident care using the national standards for quality care as the measuring tool.
"This important award is national recognition that Fairmount staff provides excellent care for their residents, in keeping with national best practice standards making it the home of choice for this region," says Frontenac County Warden Denis Doyle. "Frontenac County Council is proud of this accomplishment and congratulates everyone involved in making this award a reality."
The Accreditation Decision Committee congratulated Fairmount's determination and commitment to ongoing quality improvement. After a rigorous review process in January, Fairmount was awarded Accreditation with Commendation, the second highest standing possible. Out of 504 criteria, the Home missed just one, and worked hard over the last few months to improve its standing to exemplary.
The final report is a public document and will be available on the County of Frontenac website. At Fairmount Home, staff practices the Gentlecare philosophy - resident-focused care which empowers residents to make as many choices as possible. Staff knows each resident and responds to their social as well as psychological and physical needs. They put the resident first before the task at hand and acknowledge that risk is a normal part of life. Most importantly, they treat residents as they would wish to be treated.