The Idlewyld Manor Difference

Person Centred Care

At Idlewyld Manor we care for our residents as we would our own family. We understand that each person is unique and ensure care is delivered in a way that meets individual needs and preferences. Idlewyld's team of health care professionals deliver customized care plans developed for each resident. We have a dedicated team of on-site physicians and care professionals who work together to provide a full range of health services.

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Our Approach to Quality Care

Committed Care Teams
Care provider posting with happy residents

Our registered staff is on-site 24 hours a day, to ensure our residents' needs are met. Customized care plans are developed for each resident, reflecting their individual needs and preferences. We believe partnering with family members wherever possible, elevates the overall level of care and creates a stable support system.

Our multi-disciplinary care teams include:
  • Nurses
    • Responsible for planning and coordinating care to meet individual resident needs.
  • Physicians
    • Looks after the medical care of residents, just like your family physician.
  • Personal Support Workers
    • Assists residents in daily activities, including dressing, grooming, bathing and eating.
  • Dietitians
    • The Dietitian works to assess, monitor and maintain the nutritional status of Residents.
  • Food Service Workers
    • Responsible for preparing and serving delicious and nutritious meals on a daily basis.
  • Environmental Services
    • Maintains a clean environment and ensures proper care of residents’ laundry.
  • Recreation Programmers
    • Coordinates programs that are fun, therapeutic and individualized.
  • Occupational Therapists
    • Helps people to maintain independence with day to day activities through assessment and intervention.
  • Music Therapists
    • Provides creative arts therapy using music to help clients improve their physical and mental health.
  • Physiotherapists
    • Works to support the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage, heat treatment, and exercise.
  • Social Workers/Social Service Workers
    • Support, advocacy and counselling is provided to residents and their families.
  • Therapeutic Connectors
    • Supports residents with non-pharmacological interventions.
    Quality Service
    Residents posing for photo at Idlewyld event
    Our Services Also include:
    • Secure home areas available for residents with an elopement risk.
    • Daily recreation programs and activities.
    • Daily menu offering delicious meals with substantial variety and choice.
    • Laboratory Services.
    • X-Ray Services.
    • Pacemaker Monitoring.
    • Active volunteer program.
    • Spiritual Care & Interdenominational services.
    • Respiratory Services.
    • Peritoneal Dialysis (PD).
    • Nurse Practitioner.
    • Music Therapy.
    • Hearing Aid Services.
    • Eye Care.
    • Foot Care.
    • Dental Services.
    • Full service Hair Salon.
    • Medically Complex Care
    • Other medical services available as needed.

    Idlewyld Manor has been evaluated by CARF and met the rigorous standards established demonstrating a commitment to delivering the highest quality service to our residents.

    Recreation, Events and Activities

    Stay Busy and Active

    At Idlewyld Manor, we offer an inviting range of daytime, evening, and weekend recreation programs. Upon admission, each resident is individually assessed and asked (with input from their family, if required) to identify their social history and leisure interests. The recreation team works with each resident and plans programs based on individual interests, needs and abilities.

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    • Caregiver assisting resident with regular exercise
    • Guitarist entertaining residents

    Nutrition and Dining

    • Each Resident Home Area is equipped with a separate dining area along with dietary staff to serve meals. Nursing staff  is also available to assist with feeding and monitoring resident safety.
    • We provide three meals and three healthy nourishments each day.
    • If special or therapeutic dietary supplements or devices are required to enable the residents to feed themselves, the Registered Dietician will make a recommendation.
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    Our Facilities

    Idlewyld Manor is a non-profit long-term care residence located on the west mountain in Hamilton. We offer 192 beds, including 20 medically complex care beds and two peritoneal dialysis beds. We strive to create a home-like environment where family, friends, and community feel welcome.

    Accommodation Options

    • Typical resident room with cozy looking bed
    • View from room overlooking Idlewyld gardens
    • Resident posing with 2 large birds
    • We offer 116 private rooms and 76 basic rooms.
    • Private rooms consist of one large room with a private bathroom.
    • Basic rooms have a shared bathroom between two bedrooms.
    • Thirty-two (32) residents live in each home area.
    • Laundry, including labeling, machine washing, and drying of personal clothing.
    • Bedding and linen including firm, comfortable mattresses with waterproof covers, pillows, bed linen, washcloths and towels.
    • Bedroom furnishings such as beds, adjustable bed rails, bedside tables, comfortable, easy chairs, and where a Resident is confined to bed, a bed with an adjustable head and footboard.
    • Basic ward accommodation.
    • The cleaning and upkeep of accommodations.
    • Suitable accommodation and seating for meetings of the Residents’/Family Councils.
    Residents gathered in hall for event

    Room Bookings

    We have a Celebration Room and Family Dining Room which residents and their families can reserve to meet and celebrate significant milestones such as birthdays and anniversaries in a pleasant and safe environment. The Family Dining Room is located on the ground floor and can accommodate up to 15 people. Larger groups are welcome to reserve the Celebration Room which holds up to 50 people.

    To make reservations, residents and family members can contact reception.

    All bookings are on a first-come-first-serve basis, but we are happy to work with our residents and their families to find alternate options.  More information on how to reserve rooms is provided with the Resident Admission package.

    Medical Care

    Medical care that is available in the facility:

    Idlewyld Manor welcomes and is happy to work in collaboration with our residents’ family physicians.  We encourage our attending physicians to review the home’s Medical Standards for further information on standards of practice.

    • Medical supplies and nursing equipment necessary for the care of residents, including the prevention or care of skin disorders, continence care, infection control, and sterile procedures.
    • Medical devices, such as catheters, colostomy and ileostomy devices.
    • Supplies and equipment for personal hygiene and grooming, including skin care lotions and powders, shampoos, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, denture cups and cleansers, toilet tissue, facial tissue, hair brushes, combs, razors/shavers, shaving cream, and feminine hygiene products.
    • Equipment for the general use of residents, including wheelchairs, geriatric chairs, canes, walkers, toilet aids and other self-help aids for the activities of daily living.