Community Donations Improve Care and Enrich Resident Life
St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa Foundation is blessed to have a generous, loyal group of donors who believe in the vision and values of St. Pat’s, and want to contribute to the programs and special projects that support residents and enhance the character and warmth of this home.
COVID-19 Emerging Needs
It’s takes teamwork, compassion, creativity and dedication to keep residents safe, connected and well cared for during the COVID-19 crisis. St. Pat’s is wholly dedicated to the task at hand, yet as the pandemic continues, community donations will play a vital role in providing staff with the resources needed to provide the highest quality of care, to reduce social isolation and connect residents with loved ones, and to support staff through this difficult time.
Spiritual and Palliative Care
Spiritual care is an essential part of our Home’s values and history, and is a vital factor in the health and wellbeing of residents. At St. Pat’s, we provide regular opportunities for worship, prayer and reflection, as well as pastoral visits, counselling, and palliative care support for residents and their loved ones.
Social & Community Engagement Activities
Maintaining connections to the community-at-large, and participating in favourite activities outside of the home, are key aspects of healthy living. St. Pat’s organizes a variety of outings and adventures to baseball and football games, theatre productions and exhibitions, treat days at Tim Horton’s or Dairy Queen, High Tea, bus trips to see the fall leaves and Christmas lights, and more.
Capital Improvement at St. Pat’s
Capital improvement projects will preserve our new Home, and help to create a warm, comfortable, homelike environment for residents, guests and staff. In 2019, St. Pat’s has prioritized a mini-renovation project inside Donegal, and a garden revitalization project inside The Larry Kelly Family Garden.
Music Therapy & Musical Performances
Music is integrated into daily life at St. Patrick’s Home – for its therapeutic benefits and the joy it brings to all. From Music Circles that bring 30+ people together to make music and enjoy song, to pianists that perform in our resident home areas, to professional bands… music helps to increase social engagement, improve mood, and enhance feelings of happiness, belonging and community.
Person-Centred Care & Training
Ongoing education and training is one of the most important things we do to equip staff with the information, tools and practical experience they need to effectively support residents. DementiAbility Methods and The Pioneer Network Conference prepare staff to think differently about dementia and embrace a person-centred approach to care.
Essential Medical Equipment
The purchase and installation of ceiling lifts, sit-to-stand lifts and slings ensures the safety and comfort of residents during transfers or transitions within their room and other home areas. Community donations help to provide our staff with the equipment, tools and resources they need to do their jobs well, and with great care
If you would like to donate to one of our priority funding needs simply fill out the form below, or call 613-731-4660 Ext. 353