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.
What is the difference between a cold and flu?
Flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses but they are caused by different viruses. Because these two types of illnesses have similar symptoms, it can be difficult to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. continue
Celebrating 50 Years of Helping People Live Better
Extendicare was founded in 1968 by Harold Livergant a dedicated and passionate health care visionary and his business partner, John MacKay. Mr. Livergant committed his life to improving the quality of senior care in Canada and, 50 years later, our organization continues that commitment as you will see in the pages of our 2018 Quality and Social Responsibility Report. continue
Extendicare breaks ground on its New Retirement Community in Barrie
MARKHAM, ON – (September 7, 2018) – Extendicare announces the construction of its’ new retirement community in the city of Barrie, Ontario, under the umbrella of its retirement brand Esprit Lifestyle Communities. The residence will be a six-storey non-combustible building with a basement. It will have 124 suites, comprised of studio, one bedroom and two bedrooms suites. There will be Independent Supportive Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care suites. continue
June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
June 15th is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and Extendicare's National Policy Consultant tells us why we don't have an abuse prevention policy - but a zero tolerance policy. continue
January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
As Canada’s aging population continues to increase, so does the number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. We are reminded that ageing is the biggest factor for Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. This cannot be changed. However, there are lots of things you can do to reduce your risk. continue
It is never too late to develop good healthy habits. You will find it easier to adopt a healthier lifestyle if you can build it into your daily routine. Find support from your family and friends, better yet encourage them to join you. continue
New transitional care option available to eligible patients awaiting long-term care in hospital, thanks to temporary local partnership
NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY, Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 – Acute care hospitals like Northumberland Hills Hospital (NHH) are designed for people with urgent or acute health care needs. In recent years, however, acute care hospitals have become a fallback and less-than-ideal ‘home’ for those awaiting an alternate level of care—in most cases, a long-term care bed—as the need for these spaces has exceeded the current system’s capacity. continue
Our Remarkable Moments view all
Extendicare Viking giving wonderful care to Dad
Letter to the Editor in local Viking newspaper continue
Extendicare Viking Collaborates with the Community
Extendicare Viking collaborates with other community managers to participate in a one day P.I.E.C.E.S. Leadership Training Day. 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.