TOCC Needs your Help

TOCC Needs your Help
Posted on October 24, 2014 | Kim Sheldrick | Written on October 24, 2014
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Author's Note:

Author's Note:

We need your help to help our senior residents.

Part of our residence needs a new roof. I am on the Board of Directors of the Township of Osgoode Care Centre. We are currently fundraising with a goal of $500,000 for repairs to our building. Included is our roof which is in need of repairs. We have submitted a request to Aviva for funding through their online competition. We need everyone to vote for our project at https://www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/acf19886  You just need to register your email and vote everyday to help.

About our residence...

The Township of Osgoode Care Centre (TOCC) is a 100- bed not-for-profit long term care home, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. It is home to 99 permanent residents with one short stay bed.

TOCC was built as a result of the generosity of the residents of the Township of Osgoode in order to fulfill a tremendous need in the community for their seniors.  While TOCC is now part of the larger Champlain Health District, it continues to be a choice of home for those living in the area.

All admissions to TOCC are coordinated through the Community Care Access Centre and your CCAC case manager.

The Township of Osgoode Care Centre has basic, semi-private and private rooms furnished with a single bed, night stand and wardrobe.  Residents are welcome to bring in items which will help to make their room comfortable and familiar. 

At mealtimes, residents are welcome to choose from 2 choices on the menu. All food is prepared here on site with fresh ingredients.  A nourishment cart tours the home three times a day bringing tea, coffee, juices, fruit and snacks – a tuck shop is also available to purchase those 'occasional' treats! Special diets and diet restrictions are always accommodated.

Optimal health and well-being are first and foremost the focus of our care.  Our team consists of physicians, nursing staff, recreation therapy staff, dietician, nutrition and food service staff, housekeeping, laundry and maintenance staff. Physiotherapy programs and services are provided 5 days per week.  Other health services provided in-house include dentistry, x-ray, occupational therapy and other health care services as required. Comfort services include hairdressing, barber, and advanced foot care - these services are provided at an extra cost. Pastoral care services are provided to meet a resident’s spiritual and religious needs. Resident laundry is done on-site and all clothing is labeled on site.

Families and friends are welcome to visit any time, any day. Residents are able to have 48 hours a week of vacation plus 21 days per year.  If hospitalization is ever required, their bed will be secure for 30 days for medical reasons and 60 days for mental health reasons. 

Volunteers are an important resource to the home – they bring with them a wealth of skills, experiences as well as friendship and compassion to our residents. Our Family Council is comprised of a dedicated group of family members and is always looking for new members.

TOCC has embraced the Residents First initiative which is advancing quality of care in Ontario long term care homes.

About The Author

Community volunteer working to improve this little corner of the world.

Candidate for City Councillor in Osgoode Ward 20