Extendicare Fort MacLeod

In lives full of remarkable moments, we help create even more.

Whether it’s a brief encounter or a life changing event, these unique moments enrich lives. And we do everything we can to make them happen.

To give you an idea of how we can make a difference, here are Remarkable Moments from our home.

Our Remarkable Moments

Annual Santa Claus Parade

Extendicare Fort Macleod depicted The Grinch!!

Extendicare Fort Macleod participated in the 37th Annual Santa Claus Parade located in Fort Macleod, Alberta. This year’s theme was “Christmas Stories.”

Extendicare Fort Macleod depicted The Grinch!!

The Extendicare “Canada 150” Sleigh

Extendicare Fort Macleod participated in the Annual Santa Claus Parade

Extendicare Fort Macleod participated in the Annual Santa Claus Parade on November 25th which attracts thousands of people every year. The strong Southern Alberta wind didn’t stop the staff and residents from decorating up the float and marching down main street Fort Macleod to throw candy out to the children.

The theme was “Canada 150” so the float was decorated with red and white everything. Staff even went as far as to wearing Team Canada Hockey Jerseys. Lots of fun was had!

Christmas came early at Extendicare Fort Macleod residents

London Drugs in Lethbridge sponsored a program called “A Christmas to Remember” for Extendicare Fort Macleod's residents.
Recreation Therapist Chantell Meeks accepts Christmas gifts for Extendicare Fort Macleod residents.

London Drugs in Lethbridge approached us about sponsoring our residents in a program called “A Christmas to Remember”. Our recreation staff asked the residents for their Christmas Wish List, and submitted that to London Drugs.

London Drugs placed a Christmas tree in their store displaying the residents’ first names and their gift ideas. The community then chose a senior from the tree, purchased the gift and returned it to London Drugs for delivery to the resident. Because of the generosity of the community, each Extendicare Fort Macleod resident will have a present to open on Christmas day.

A Remarkable Transformation

Mr. Z. was in his mid 80’s when he came to our home from the hospital. He was aggressive, very unhappy and bordering on delirious.

Mr. Z. was in his mid 80’s when he came to our home from the hospital. He was aggressive, very unhappy and bordering on delirious. Perhaps because of his experiences in a Concentration Camp during WWII, he was also a food hoarder. His behavior was so out of control he had been declared incompetent. Thanks to the tireless efforts of our Care Team, which included a psycho geriatrician, we were able to wean him off medications and affect remarkable changes in his behavior. Now he is able to go out into the community. His responsive behaviours have subsided and his hoarding tendencies are controlled. And we were also able to have his declaration of incompetence reversed. His family is very happy, and surprised, at how much he has improved and they are now much closer.

Mr. G's Recovery

Mr. G. was around 80 when he first came to our home. His wife was caring for him, but it was becoming too difficult as his dementia worsened over time.

Mr. G. was around 80 when he first came to our home. His wife was caring for him, but it was becoming too difficult as his dementia worsened over time. Mr. G. responded very well to the efforts of our Care team and soon he was dressing and feeding himself again. With help and guidance from us, his wife was so pleased with his progress and felt so much better after having had a break as the sole caregiver, she decided to take him back home after just one month.