Unit Descriptions

Lodge 2 (L2) & Lodge 4 (L4)

  • 88 beds – Assessment and Rehabilitation unit, many patients are admitted post hip fracture, knee surgery; post CVA and others deconditioned from acute medical/surgical issues and long stay in an acute care facility.
  • Patients are admitted from the community from the GPAT Program for geriatric assessment.
  • The goal is to assist patients to return safely to the community.
  • The unit can accommodate nursing student groups, senior practicum students, health care aide and health unit clerk students.
  • The unit has been designated a best practice unit for internationally educated nurses.
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Dementia Special Care Program

  • Two units (totalling 62 beds) for individuals who require specialized care for dementia in a secure environment (Tower 3 North and Tower 7).
  • Three small Dementia Care Behavioural Units (totalling 32 beds) for individuals who require specialized care to manage reactive behaviour related to dementia in a secure environment (Lodge 3 and Tower 3 South).
  • An Interdisciplinary Team conducts ongoing evaluations of care plans and medical treatments in order to assist the resident with living in a group setting.
  • The Dementia Care team has specialized knowledge, experience and training to assist with the care requirements of the dementia care client.

For more information on the Dementia Care Program please contact Deer Lodge Centre 204-837-1301.

Lodge 5

  • 42 bed inpatient unit that provides care to individuals with complex medical issues that cannot be cared for in a personal care home, including individuals with chronic and/or progressive medical conditions and those with tracheotomy’s, ostomy care, tube feeds, complex wound care who require professional intervention and/or medical supervision. Embedded in Lodge 5 is the Neurosupportive Care Unit where we provide care to individuals who have sustained severe neurological impairment associated with trauma or disease process.
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Lodge 6

  • 44 patients with complex medical issues that cannot be managed in a personal care home.
  • Includes various chronic medical conditions and care requirements e.g. trachs, ostomies, tube feeds, intravenous both peripheral and central, peritoneal dialysis, complex wound care.
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Lodge 7

  • 36 patients with complex medical issues that cannot be managed in a personal care home.
  • Includes various chronic medical conditions and care requirements e.g. trachs, ostomies, tube feeds, intravenous both peripheral and central, peritoneal dialysis, complex wound care.
  • Phone #: Lodge 7 Desk – 204-831-2584

Tower

  • Tower 4, Tower 5 and Tower 6 are 38 bed units for residents who require individualized care to meet their physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs.
  • Tower 4 has 1 respite bed for residents from the community to access for short time periods.
  • Students will learn to care for residents who suffer from many chronic and/or progressive medical conditions, for example: Congestive Heart Failure, COPD, Multiple Sclerosis, ALS, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, CVA, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Dementia, Depression, and Diabetes Mellitus as well as many others.
  • Professional students have the opportunity to enhance their proficiency in basic personal care, routine practices and end-of-life care as well as physical assessments e.g. cardiac, respiratory, neurological, falls, and skin assessments utilizing various tools.
  • Students may have the opportunity to improve their skills in ostomy care, oxygen therapy, simple to complex wound care and dressings, medication administration, insertion and care of suprapubic and urinary catheters, and assessing and managing various behavioural challenges.
  • The student will be provided with experience in documentation of their assessments and care provided.
  • Students in their senior practicum would have the opportunity to develop leadership skills including the delegation and monitoring and evaluating of delegated activities, learning the charge nurse role, collaborating and problem solving with physicians and other members of the health care team to facilitate a continuous plan of care for the resident.
  • Families of the resident play a large role in the direction of the care provided, and the student will learn how to interact with and support family members.
  • There will be opportunities to work as part of an interdisciplinary team; the student will begin to understand the roles of the various members of the team and how the professions interact and care plan for the resident.
  • The staff on Tower 4, Tower 5 and Tower 6 welcome all student groups: RNs, BNs, LPNs, in both their junior and senior practicum, and health care aides and health unit clerks.
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