Growing Partnership with Niagara College
Radiant Care’s growing relationship with Niagara College is improving the lives of employees, residents, tenants, and seniors in our community, with new initiatives on the horizon.
The relationship between Niagara College and Radiant Care is having a measured impact on client experience.
In the case of the Radiant Care Fitness and Wellness Centre, Niagara College physiology graduate students have helped over 80 employees, residents, tenants, and seniors from the community achieve success in building confidence with equipment, better balance in mobility, and weight loss. This will reduce falls in a frail population, keep people in their homes longer and out of hospital and Long-Term Care homes.
The Radiant Care Fitness and Wellness Centre and the physiology expertise currently offers direct service to 60 residents/tenants, 20 neighbours, and 20 employees, with capacity to serve many more. For Radiant Care’s 361 employees, participation in the Fitness and Wellness Centre is a value-add to the typical employee/employer relationship and helps to make Radiant Care an employer of choice within the community and sector. To learn more about this partnership and the benefits it is having, check out the following:
- Article – New Pilot Project Boosts Senior Wellness in St. Catharines
- Video – Wellness Partners
- Video – Co-op Placements
In addition to the partnership in the Fitness and Wellness Centre, Radiant Care and Niagara College have an ongoing partnership through which Niagara College Nursing students complete clinical placements at Radiant Care to develop their Nursing skills and gain experience working in the Long-Term Care and Community Support Service sectors.
In September, Radiant Care and Niagara College will be taking the partnership to a new level by offering an entirely on-site PSW program at Tabor Manor with some unused rooms being converted into living classrooms, complete with Long-Term Care beds and virtual, electronic residents, as well as direct access to Tabor Manor’s Long-Term Care home and Community Support Service program, in order to fulfill program clinical placement requirements. The innovative curriculum is geared to student needs through modular design, thereby striking a balance between training and work. The first class is scheduled to begin in September, with current enrollment of 24 students. This program will impact clients directly through the provision of contemporary models of care, as well as a steady volume of much-needed skilled workers.
It is through innovative partnerships such as this, that Radiant Care seeks to make an impact in addressing local Health Human Resource challenges for itself and within the broader sector.
Recent News & Events
Our Visitation Plan outlines visitation guidelines in all areas of the home during each level of Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Framework
Pleasant Manor LTC Project Approved
We are excited to announce that the Ontario Ministry of Long-Term Care has awarded Pleasant Manor an additional 38 bed licences in support of our project to redevelop and build a new 160 bed long-term care home at our Pleasant Manor site!
Visitation Plan Update
Our Visitation Plan has been updated to reflect the levels identified in Ontario’s COVID-19 Response Framework.
We keep our minds fit with Fit Minds!
Fit Minds is an amazing & engaging program that keeps our residents on their toes as we work through many different activities. Done individually or in small groups Fit Minds is a favourite of staff and participants alike.