Tsiionkwanonhso:te Long-Term Care Facility

It is our tradition and belief that our elders are to be cared for as if they were our own.


 

Our History
Tsiionkwanonhso:te, which means “our home”, is a 50-bed long term facility that has been serving the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory and surrounding communities since 1994.  Tsiionkwanonhso:te offers many different  services and programs to accommodate each residents needs.

 

Our Mission
“Contributing to improving the quality of life of adults, elders and families by delivering programs and services to sustain their health, social, cultural and life enrichment needs. We deliver services in a warm and caring, fun and safe, home-like environment.  We are committed to working cooperatively and professionally to fulfill the diverse needs of our Mohawk people, our partners and regulatory bodies.”

 

Nursing & Medical Services
Our professional providers are fully certified and qualified to offer health care to our residents. Our team includes a physician, RNs, RPNs, PSWs 24/7, restorative care aide, mental health, and pharmaceutical professionals.  We offer massage therapy, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy for residents.  Some additional services are available (such as an esthetician, hairstylist, satellite TV subscription, phone/internet subscription) as an ‘out of pocket’ expense. 

 

Recreation & Leisure Programs
Tsiionkwanonhso:te staff offers a variety of Activity programs to meet the cognitive, spiritual, emotional, physical, and social needs of the current resident population. Residents and their caregivers are welcome to participate in any or all of the scheduled activities. Activity programs are held in the South or West Wing common areas and/or outdoors within a secure area overlooking the beautiful St. Lawrence River. Note: COVID-19 precautions affect group activities and the number of participants.

Examples of activities include: Holy Mass services are offered on the second Thursday in the activity room. Bingo games, toss games, trivia, puzzles, special events to celebrate anniversaries and holidays.

One-to-one activities include: reminiscing, music & memory (sing-a-longs), adult coloring, modified card games.

Volunteers (of all ages) bring the community into Our Home. Once a volunteer application is completed to indicate the individual’s availability (and a clear Criminal Reference Check is submitted), an activity schedule is created and posted for residents to view.

During the pandemic, virtual visits were scheduled with family members unable to travel or come into Our Home. These video calls were scheduled seven days a week.

 

Food Services
We have a registered dietitian, nutritious meals and snacks, and monthly special event meal activities.

 


 

Our Home’s Administration Team:

Barry Lazore, Administrator
vincent.lazore@akwesasne.ca

Sonja Sylvester, RN/Director of Care
sonja.sylvester@akwesasne.ca

Evelyn Brunet, RN/MDS Coordinator
evelyn.brunet@akwesasne.ca

Autumn Jock, Food Service Supervisor/Housekeeping & Laundry
autumn.jock@akwesasne.ca

Dawn Mitchell, Administrative Assistant/Ward Clerk
dawn.mitchell@akwesasne.ca

Lorna Francis, Finance Clerk
lorna.francis@akwesasne.ca

 

 

 


 

Family Councils
A Family Council is a group of family members and friends of the residents in a long-term care home (LTC) who gather together for peer support, education, and to improve the experiences of all who live in long-term care.

For more information, check the Family Councils of Ontario website: https://fco.ngo/family-councils-101

Your invitation to the introductory Family Council meeting at Tsiionkwanonhso:te will arrive soon by Canada Post or email.


VISITING PROGRAM

 

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

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PRE-ADMISSION SCREEN: FUNCTIONAL ASSESSMENT

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POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL CARE

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CONTINUING POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR PROPERTY

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

 

 

The Alzheimer Society of Cornwall & District will be hosting a series of workshops for care partners of those living with dementia.

The program will be held once a month from September through December at the Tri-District Elders Lodge on Kawehno:ke. Space is limited — to reserve your spot, please contact Josée at 613-932-4914 ext. 202 or at josee.desrocherleduc@alzheimer-cornwall.ca.