After the successful move to Providence Care Hospital on April 23, surplus equipment and furniture from St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital and Mental Health Services were consolidated. This presented the opportunity for staff at Providence Manor to acquire some of these items.
Regina Mitchell, Director of Care at Providence Manor, said that she created a ‘wish list’ of items she hoped she would find and be able to obtain for the long-term care home. What she found was more than she could have imagined.
In addition to receiving countless tables and chairs, Providence Manor was fortunate to acquire 100 ceiling lifts, 7 electric beds, and 5 tubs (each of which are worth $40,000 brand new). This act of stewardship, which is one of Providence Care’s core values, will have a deep impact on resident care. The ceiling lifts will help to reduce falls, and reduce the likelihood of injury to residents and staff when performing transfers, which will allow staff to work more safely and more efficiently. The electric beds help with positioning, lead to increased comfort, and help residents to get out of bed with greater ease. Regina also mentioned that Providence Manor will be able to re-open two tub rooms that had previously been closed down because of aging tubs.
The Maintenance, Recreation, and Dietary departments were also recipients of surplus equipment including a microwave, refrigerator, cafeteria tables and chairs, as well as numerous trolley carts and shelving units.
Regina gave sincere thanks for the support that Providence Manor has received, and said that the items will be put to good use for residents and staff at the home.
At Providence Care we embrace our role in the responsible management of all that is entrusted to our care, and we are happy to see how this act of stewardship will benefit, and increase the quality of life, of the people we serve.