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Applications for admission to Fairmount Home are coordinated through the South East Community Care Access Centre (CCAC). If you are interested in becoming a resident of our home please call the Community Care Access Centre. Click here for CCAC contact information.
We encourage our residents to bring personal items from home that will help them feel comfortable in their new environment.
Fairmount provides a bed, therapeutic mattress, bedside table and chair in the room as well as built-in wardrobes and drawers. Many residents opt to bring their own chairs and small dressers. We encourage you to bring pictures for your wall and memory box.
Unfortunately, wall-hung televisions are not permitted so before bringing a television for your room you should be sure to look at the lay-out of the room and determine the size of television that will safely fit.
When deciding on what clothing to bring remember that clean personal laundry is returned to residents every other day. As well, all laundry is washed in hot water so be sure to bring clothing that will tolerate the heat.
You should also locate a copy of your Power of Attorney documents and your Ontario Health Card.
An example of how personal a room can be made to look
On admission day you will be welcomed at Reception. The Registered Nurse (RN) will be called and she will come to meet you and take you to your room and start the departmental admission procedure. Please bring all medications that you are currently taking (prescription and over-the-counter).
Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to meet staff and other residents. A staff member will be in to take your picture for your medical record. Over the next few weeks you may receive visits from the Attending Physicians, Nurse Practitioner, Dietitian, Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist and Recreation staff.
Please make sure that any clothing you bring with you is given to the nursing staff on admission day. They will take it to the laundry for marking with your name. This helps to ensure that when your clothing is laundered it is returned to you.
The Financial Assistant will come to see you and will provide you with a copy of the admission package which includes the Resident Admission Agreement, Accommodation Charge Agreement and Consent for Personal Information. She will explain these documents to you so that you are fully aware of what you are signing. She will also provide you with a Resident Welcome Book and ask for a copy of your Power of Attorney documents. If you wish to have a phone in your room or access the home’s satellite television service, she will ensure the proper documentation is in place. She will also schedule your post-admission conference with you.
Maintenance staff will visit you to inspect any electrical appliances you may have brought with you (i.e., lamps, televisions). They need to ensure that those items are CSA approved.
Admission day can be overwhelming for the resident and their family. We strive to provide the support that you and your family need during this period.