For half-a-century, Hardisty has been a model of compassionate care in Edmonton, providing home-based nursing care for the community’s eldest citizens. Opened in 1958 as the Hardisty Nursing Home, the facility has grown with the community and is now a modern, fully-equipped 180-bed care home.
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This comprehensive complex care centre joined the Park Place family in March 2008 and continues to build on its decades of service for seniors.
As part of the Park Place family, Hardisty’s care goals are to:
Maintain and enhance the abilities of residents;
Prevent injury; and
Provide compassionate end-of-life care.
Hardisty’s mission is “to serve the community by providing safe, resident centered care.”
Resident centered care
At Hardisty, resident centered care means 24-hour nursing services to assist infirm or physically frail residents whenever they need assistance. It means a home-like atmosphere, with residents encouraged to personalize their rooms with treasured items. It means support to maintain and enhance physical and mental health, with nutritious meals prepared on-site, recreational and social activities, and rehabilitation services.
Each individual is seen as unique and valuable and is treated with respect and dignity. Care is customized to match the needs of each resident.
Available services include:
Daily, personal care assistance, laundry and housekeeping, plus 24-hour nursing service;
Dietician and on-site kitchen, Dining rooms in each unit;
Visits by attending physicians, a visiting denturist, a podiatrist and a lab service;
Pharmacist services and dispensing of medications;
Rehabilitation through occupational therapy and/or physiotherapy;
Social activities, recreational therapy programs, pet visits, and entertainment, including a popular lower floor Craft Room
Pastoral care, and arranged resident and family conferences to optimize care
Provision for wheelchairs and/or walkers plus transportation for medically required services
An on-site hairdresser and beauty shop
A beautiful, wheelchair accessible patio area overlooking a natural ravine
Inclusion of family members and community volunteers in Hardisty programs, to help maintain personal and social connections.
The Hardisty team strives to put LIFE into living. There are off-site trips into the community, using wheelchair accessible transportation; music programs, arts and crafts, baking, bingo, exercise sessions, swimming, library services, one-to-one social visits by volunteers and recreation staff, and numerous social events. Birthdays are celebrated at the monthly Birthday Party.
A recent pet therapy visit featured miniature horses, who rode the elevators to visit each of the three units.
Spiritual needs are served through an on-site chapel. Church Services by various denominations are held in the chapel, including weekly Holy Communion and prayers for members of the Catholic Church. There are also one-to-one social visits by clergy and congregation members; Sacrament for the Sick, and a monthly Bible study program.
Hardisty Care Centre opened in 1967 with 100 beds. The centre now has 180 beds in private or semi-private rooms. Assessment and admission is arranged through Community Care Access at 780 496-1300
The rooms are located in the north and south wings and divided into three units, one on each floor of the facility. Each unit has its own central nursing station, lounge, and dining area.
The entrance is on the main or ground floor. On the lower floor are the large dining room, a craft and recreation room, a chapel, a beauty salon and barber shop, and a rehabilitation-treatment room. A central bank of elevators and a main stairwell in the centre of the building connect the three units.
Care is comprehensive and includes a unit manager who coordinates care on each nursing unit, plus registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, and licensed practical nurses to help residents with medical treatments, therapy, or medications. Personal care attendants help residents with personal care needs, including bathing, dressing and eating.
Hardisty goes beyond medical care to encompass the needs of each individual and family. A dietician visits each incoming residents to determine a nutritional diet. Rehabilitation and Recreational therapists help enhance physical mobility, social contacts and cognitive skills.
An end-of-life care committee assists both residents and their families, providing compassion, resources and coping skills.
Committed to Quality
Park Place Seniors Living is accredited by Accreditation Canada for the high standard of care in the company’s care homes. Hardisty is equally committed to quality care. Employees are encouraged to continually update their skills and knowledge, either on their own or through on-site workshops.
Hardisty is a member of CHA Continuing Care Services (CSS) Quality Council. Hardisty also welcomes and responds to recommendations from the Health Facilities Review Committee.
Residents and families are encouraged to participate in the monthly Residents’ Council meetings, to give their input on how to improve Hardisty. At weekly multi-disciplinary care conferences, family members, the Unit Managers, Physicians, the Occupational Therapist, the Physical Therapist, the Pharmacist, the Recreational Therapist, the Social Worker, the Director of Care and the Dietician are invited to give input on how to best care for each resident.
50 Years of Care
Hardisty has a long tradition of care. In 1958, the original Hardisty Nursing Home opened in a converted 12-suite apartment building on 101st Avenue in Edmonton. In 1960, the home expanded into an adjacent 12-suite apartment block, creating a 150-bed care facility.
However, by 1965, concerns over the safety of a nursing home within a wood frame building led to construction of a new, safer building a few blocks from the original nursing home. This two-storey, 100-bed nursing home opened in 1967. The current care center dates its history from the opening of this new building.
Expansions and updates in 1967 and 1970 and then annually from 1996 to 1999 added additional space and facilities to Hardisty.
From 1969 until 2008, Hardisty was owned by Hubert Hoffman. Effective March 01, 2008, Hardisty Care Centre joined Park Place Seniors Living.
Current key staff at Hardisty Care Centre are Administrator Marek Lupicki, Director of Care Cindy Morris, RN, and Recreation/Rehab Manager Lien Nguyen.
Assessment and admission is arranged through Community Care Access at 780 496-1300. As a publicly funded facility, Hardisty's rates are determined by the provincial government.
There is frequently a waiting list for beds, so individuals who feel they or their loved ones may require complex care are encouraged to contact Community Care Access in order to obtain a place on a waiting list. Hardisty does not offer private pay beds.
Hardisty Care Centre
6420 - 101 Avenue