How we can help
At the core of everything we do, is our commitment to helping people live better. This acts as a foundation for the happiness and comfort found in our home.
Where To Begin
Today, there are more options than ever when looking for care. We try to make your decision easier by offering helpful information and resources to answer your questions.
A Day in an Extendicare Home
For a glimpse of a typical day in the life of an Extendicare resident, take a moment to watch a short video. You’ll see the warmth is real, the smiles are heartfelt and the care is genuine.
Marking Black History Month | Hazel-Ann's story: nursing is in her blood
February is Black History Month – an important time to honour and celebrate the legacy of Black Canadians, and their rich contributions to our communities. continue
Why remember? What Holocaust Remembrance Day means to Fern
Fern Ginsberg considers her family lucky: by the time the round-up of Jewish citizens in Germany began before World War II, her grandmother had safely escaped to Canada from Austria. continue
A dementia care journey | Commitment to compassion and understanding at Extendicare Cedars Villa and Hillcrest
January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month – an important opportunity to highlight the impacts of a disease that takes an enormous toll on thousands of Canadians and their families. continue
Year in Review | Improving Care in 2022
A year-and-a-half since we launched our Improving Care Plan, we continue to take action to enhance the quality of the care our residents receive. It’s time to look back and reflect on what we have accomplished together this year. continue
Transforming Care to Serve People Better | A conversation between Dr. Michael Guerriere, Extendicare CEO and Cameron Love, CEO of The Ottawa Hospital
This past fall, in partnership with The Ottawa Hospital, our Transitional care unit (TCU) at Extendicare West End Villa in Ottawa doubled in size to care for up to 95 patients as they transition from extended stays in the hospital to an Extendicare care setting that better meets their complex care needs and supports improved quality of life for both them and their families continue
Celebrating Health Care Aide Day | Lilith Hunter, 47 years of Dedication to Extendicare Tuxedo Villa
Today marks #HealthCareAide Day in Alberta and Manitoba. We recognize the many dedicated Health Care Aides who provide essential daily care for our residents in our long-term care homes and patients in our ParaMed communities, every day. continue
Our Remarkable Moments view all
Using our wheelchair bike lots in the warm weather
Pet Therapy Program
Our Pet Therapy program is one of the largest and most successful programs that we offer here. continue
Our residents & families say it best view all
This home is like my home. We are well looked after. The friendly, hard-working and hospitable Extendicare team keeps me on my toes. I enjoy socializing in the friendly areas, dining with friends and family, gardening and going out shopping. I love to be busy. I am comfortable here.
We knew from the first day there was something good going on here. Starting with the team of people that welcomed dad into Extendicare and with the care they took to get to know him, his past, his likes and his family, this indeed meant a lot. It was a great comfort.