The Oaks Retirement Village doesn’t want to just a retirement home for Wallaceburg and area residents, they strive to be the best around.
Andrew McClintock, general manager, says their goal is to be the best in the industry, in all of the different ways.
“Be it the option of choosing a steak for supper and having it cooked the way you like it, the opportunity to go out and try something that maybe you hadn’t done in a along time, or to try a new activity and have fun,” he said.
“We encourage residents to give suggestions and for us to be able to follow through and our goal is to make those things happen.”
Andrew said his staff is there to be a resource.
“We are here to be someone who can make sure that you get that peace of mind and the understanding that everything is going to be okay. We are going to do the best that we can to make sure that everybody is happy, healthy and safe.”
Andrew said pets are even welcomed into the Oaks.
“If anybody wants to bring their pet, the resident has to be able to care for the pet themselves,” he said. “Take responsibility for the pet. Of course it has to have all of their shots and things up to date, but we welcome that. We want to make the Oaks Inn Retirement Village as much like home as we possibly can.”
Andrew said they want to create a peace of mind with the residents and their families.
“Especially families who have loved ones who are older… you are not always sure what is happening with them,” he said. “You don’t know if they are eating properly, whether they are taking medications properly, if they are falling etc. We want to erase any doubts and create that peace of mind.”
Andrew said the Oaks also makes to make their residents feel like a part of the community.
“We do provide what is called a drive day,” he said. “So on those particular days, we are available to drive people to different places in the community with our van/bus service. So if someone wants to go to Wal-Mart on a shopping trip, we can take them here in town. If they need to go for an appointment at the optometrist, we will gladly do that as well. So that’s just another way that we can help people to maintain their independence and continue to be a part of the community as well.”
For more information, visit: http://www.oaksretirementvillage.ca/
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