Six months after she moved to interim care, Anne Marie was given a place at MHC’s personal care home, Misericordia Place. Sam visited her nearly every day until she died three years later.
“She was quite cheerful and the staff enjoyed her. Everyone at Misericordia Place was terrific and very attentive. It was a labour of love,” said Sam. Anne Marie took part in the usual recreational activities at Misericordia Place that are open to all of the residents there, including exercise classes and bowling.
Equipped with an outdoor garden, a library and entertainment rooms, Misericordia Place has something for everyone. Pets are welcome visitors. There are even birds and fish living permanently on each floor at Misericordia Place for animal-loving residents and visitors to enjoy.
Patty Johnson, Director of the Long-Term Care Programs at Misericordia Health Centre, believes strongly in the goal of individualizing care as much as possible for each resident. Family is a very important element of the Misericordia Place team. “We weren’t just looking after his wife, we were also supporting him and their family,” said Patty.
Sam’s experience as chairman of the Misericordia Health Centre Foundation as well as his experience as chairman of the MHC board confirmed that this was the best place for his wife to spend her last few years. After spending 33 years working with MHC, Sam continues to support and promote the Health Centre well into his retirement. He was put at ease knowing that his wife received excellent care in her comfortable, secure home under the supervision of the caring staff working at Misericordia Place.