Improved Care Equipment
No matter how comfortable your bed is, lying down for long periods of time eventually becomes tiresome. Imagine yourself as a resident at a long-term care facility. You are physically frail, and you spend much more time in bed than ever before. Wouldn’t you want to be able to adjust your bed at the touch of a button whenever you wish?
Although most Belmont residents have fully electric beds, some still do not. Some have manual hand cranks that require a staff person to adjust. You can help make a tax-deductable gift to the Belmont House Foundation that would put comfort at the fingertips of each of our residents, for years to come. A very generous gift of $2,000 would cover the entire cost of buying and installing one electric bed.
Thanks to your ongoing support, we have been able to purchase bed check systems, vital sign monitors, ceiling lifts, and we have been able to offer our residents many therapeutic programs.
|"I am so pleased with mom’s electric bed, I wish everyone at Belmont could have one!” |
– Grateful family member
The Belmont House Garden Project
Thanks to your donations, we have been able to create an oasis in our Stillman Garden Courtyard and introduce a Special Needs Roof Garden on our Dementia Unit. The Stillman Garden is used by residents, families, and friends to visit, enjoy a cup of tea, and attend summer BBQs and other special events.
With your help, we would like to redesign our third garden patio outside the Walker Wing as an effective therapeutic space. In order to realize this dream, we will need to purchase appropriate furniture, umbrellas, chair pads, flora, and other foliage. Please consider making a contribution to support this project – donate now and bring the pleasures of the outdoors to our residents.
|“I am very pleased to contribute my time to improve the beautiful landscape of my new home”|
– Belmont House Tenant who enjoys tending to the gardens
Tuition Assistance Program:
Through your generous donations, we have been able to subsidize training for many of our staff members to broaden their skills and continuously improve the quality of care at Belmont House. Each year, our Foundation allocates $10,000 in donations to subsidize intensive staff training. Qualified staff can receive up to $1,500 a year to help with tuition.
Thanks to our donors, we have been able to provide our residents with Pastoral Care, Music, Horticultural, Pet, Art, and Physical Therapy.
Each of these therapies promote and increase socialization, self-expression, non-verbal communication, relaxation, engagement, attention-span, feelings of confidence and self-worth, and overall functioning, independence, and well being.
Our residents enjoy a number of special events each year that are made possible by your generous support. One of these events is the annual performance of The Band of the Royal Regiment of Canada. Residents relax in our gardens each year to enjoy the sounds of this group. Other donor-funded activities that our residents look forward to each year include our Strawberry Tea, Jazz Concerts, Putting Tournament, Smile Theatre performances, day trips on the Belmont Bus, and special guest speakers.
Charitable Number: BN: 890489867RR0001