Comforts of Home
This initiative entails room renovations, where each room in Porteous Lodge and Stensrud Lodge would receive a fresh coat of paint, a new bedside table and chest of drawers with soft corners providing improved safety, a new visitor chair and new window treatments. The current furnishings date back to the 1970’s. The cost for the resident room make-overs is estimated to be $5,000 per single resident room and $7,500 for a double room. Anyone who donates $2,500 would be given signage in the room to recognize their contribution.
Comforts of Home Bathing Room Campaign March 2018
Jubilee Residences Inc. has a vision to enhance the bathing experience for the residents who call Porteous Lodge and Stensrud Lodge home. We want to be able to provide them with, not only a weekly bath, but a bath they can look forward to each week.
Jubilee Residences will do this by transforming our dull, institution-like bathing rooms into warm and inviting spaces. It is our plan to replace all of our 8 aging tubs in our lodges with new therapeutic whirlpool tubs including lift systems. These new tubs will provide our residents with easier access, added safety and more comfort and, more importantly, peace of mind, knowing they are receiving the best care possible in the best environment. We will also add new non-slip flooring, new tiles, fresh paint, proper storage, window treatments, soft lighting and music. Our residents will even be given the opportunity to choose what music they would like to hear during their weekly bath.
The bathing room transformations are being made possible through an exciting partnership with Atmosphere Interior Design, SuRe Innovations and Masion Design + Build. Atmosphere co-owners Curtis Elmy and Trevor Ciona have donated their time and talents by re-designing the bathing rooms. Their design plan not only meets industry standards and codes but also incorporates those elements and special touches that will ultimately enhance the bathing experience for our residents. Tom Redhead of SuRe Innovations will provide the electrical and automation solutions to the project. Andrew Wagner of Maison Design + Build will serve as the project manager.
The first bathing room to receive a make-over will be the 2nd floor bathing room at Porteous Lodge. This room was chosen, as Porteous recently received a very generous, anonymous donation of $50,000 to be used to purchase a new tub. The new tub has arrived and the renovations to the bathing room are scheduled to begin sometime in April.
The cost estimate to completely transform each bathing room is about $75,000. Jubilee Residences Inc. is hopeful the residents of Saskatoon will understand and appreciate the many benefits these new bathing rooms will provide for our residents and staff and will recognize that enhancing the bathing experience will enhance quality of life. Jubilee Residences Inc. is counting on the Saskatoon community including residents, businesses and organizations to get behind the project by making a donation, large or small, to our Comforts of Home Bathing Room Campaign.
Jubilee Residences Inc. will soon embark on a major marketing and promotional campaign. We will be reaching out to local media to help us tell our story. We will also embark on a major social media campaign. This is where YOU come in. Jubilee needs YOUR help in getting the word out about this very worthwhile project. We are reaching out to YOU; our residents, families, staff, volunteers, donors and community partners to “like” the Jubilee Residences Inc. Facebook page and share our posts with your Facebook friends. We encourage you to invite your Facebook friends to “like” our page and share our posts as well. www.facebook.com/Jubilee-Residences
We will also be putting together a Comforts of Home Bathing Room brochure that YOU will soon be able to get copies of and share with your friends and family. The brochure will be made available within the next couple of weeks.
We trust that YOU will understand the need to transform the bathing process into a more relaxing, pleasurable experience for the residents in our care.
We trust that YOU will share our vision to really enhance the bathing experience for the residents who reside in our lodges.
We trust that YOU will understand that by working together, WE can successfully make a difference in so many people’s lives.
Help us to tell our story. Help us to provide a life worth living!
Comforts of Home – Tub Room Project
In March 2017 Atmosphere Interior Designs was invited to partner with Jubilee Residences regarding the Comforts of Home Campaign – tub room project. Curtis Elmy and Trevor Ciona from Atmosphere Interior Designs then reached out to SuRe InnoVations and Maison Design Build to request their involvement in the tub room project. The talent, expertise and collaboration of these individuals will ultimately enhance the bathing experience for the two-hundred residents who call Porteous Lodge and Stensrud Lodge home. Through Jubilee’s “Comforts of Home” capital campaign, all eight tub rooms in the two long-term care homes in Saskatoon will be transformed into warm and inviting spaces. It was decided the second floor tub room at Porteous Lodge will be the first to undergo renovations after Jubilee received an anonymous donation of $50,000 to purchase a new therapeutic tub for the room.
The design plan not only meets industry standards and codes but also incorporates those elements and special touches that will ultimately enhance the bathing experience for Jubilee’s long-term care residents. Towel warmers, soft lighting and music are some of the design elements that will be incorporated into the tub room, along with proper storage and cabinetry, new non-slip flooring, tile and paint. Tom Redhead, SuRe InnoVations will provide the electrical and automation solutions to the project. Andrew Wagner of Maison Design Build has agreed to serve as the project manager. Jubilee Residences Inc. is thrilled to see the Saskatoon business community get behind the project.
“For those of us who work in long term care, it is so wonderful to see someone outside of our homes who truly gets it, who understands how much the simple but essential things, like a weekly bath, mean to our residents,” says Yvonne Morgan, CEO Jubilee Residences Inc. “Our residents have come to us from various backgrounds, from various areas of the province and they hope rather than expect that we will make their stay in our homes warm and comfortable and that we will understand and respect their needs and vulnerabilities.”
Long-term care homes are increasingly paying more attention to the importance of resident bathing, especially when it comes to maintaining an individual’s privacy and dignity. But replacing cold and sterile tub rooms with a warm and inviting environment and transforming the bathing process from a dreaded routine to a relaxing, pleasurable experience for residents comes with many challenges; the cost factor being one of them. Jubilee is hopeful the residents of Saskatoon will see the importance of the tub room transformations and financially support the project. Project cost estimates are still being determined. Donations to the tub room project will be recognized through signage in the tub rooms.