What We Do
Providing, Improving, & Caring
We Furnish Rooms, Supply Medical Equipment, Fund Activities & Cherish Lives
Our fundraising efforts have enabled us to achieve significant goals which directly contribute to the St. Patrick’s Mercy Home’s ability to provide better care for our residents. We have contributed over $1,500,000 thanks to your support.
With a focus on the high quality of life we provide to those in our care, the SPMHF Board continues to contribute financial aid and enhance St. Patrick’s capability to meet the important needs of residents. In recent years, the Foundation has gained many medical enhancements for the Home and thus priority has currently shifted to improving the furniture and room amenities affecting residents’ daily living and comfort.
WORTHY CAUSES FOR RESIDENT NECESSITIES
Make A Difference
St. Patrick’s Mercy Home Foundation’s current active campaigns are for the enhancement of care and living conditions of our residents.
Foundation initiatives have been a great success in improving resident safety along with creating a comfortable modern living environment, new facilities and new sources of entertainment. To ensure continued peace of mind for residents and families, the Home unceasingly strives for steady improvement wherever necessary in living conditions, medical equipment and the special care needs of our resident community.
We hope everyone, both residents and visiting loved ones, will avail of the latest modernizations and offer suggestions on other ways we can strive to improve our home here at St. Patrick’s.
MAKING A GREAT PLACE BETTER
Help Make The Home A Home
Support us today to enhance St. Patrick’s Mercy Home’s ability to meet the important needs of our residents.
Recent Additions & Improvements
Furniture for all four floors of the Home
Adjustable dining tables for all dining areas to improve resident accessibility and independence
Furniture and draperies for all resident rooms
Smart TV’s for lounge areas on each floor
Recreation Area and Kitchen Renovations
Ipads for residents
instruments for Music Therapy
New Recreation Therapy equipment
Renovations to 3rd Floor Dementia Lounge
Construction of Family Suite
Creation of Palliative Care Rooms
Renovation of Killarney Tea Room
Smart TV’s For All Common Areas
Drapes, Closet Coverings & Valances For All Resident Rooms
Chairs For All Resident Rooms
Third & Fourth Floor Lounges
Killarney Tea Room – a space for residents to enjoy with family and friends for reunions, birthday parties, etc.
Lobby Furniture Upgrades For Entrance Wait Times
Family Room to comfortably accommodate families while visiting loved ones
Closet Coverings & Draperies for All Resident Rooms
Palliative Care Suites
Recreation Therapy Area Kitchen & Lounge
Comfortable Family Visits
Improved Living Environment & New Ammenities
Improved Activities, Entertainment & Services
Improved Resident Accessibility And Independence
television, movies and music of residents choice in Lounge Areas
Plus Improved Working Conditions For Staff
Resident Artist Painting Program
Crafts & Quilting
Holiday Parties & Events
Garden Therapy Program
Sensory Garden Program
palliative care suite
St. Patrick’s Mercy Home Foundation will be re-furbishing both of our Palliative Care suites
We will be enhancing both the McCauley and the Creedon suites with ceiling lifts and cuddle beds. Created at the Home in 2014-15 by SPMHF, we have seen tremendous benefits in regards to the end-of-life quality care for our residents. SPMH and SPMHF focus on providing residents, their families and loved ones with as much peace of mind as possible.
For many in palliative care, the hospital bed is a huge barrier to comfort. The rails of the small bed make it difficult for families to feel connected. A “cuddle bed” is a larger hospital bed that comfortably fits two people. It allows a loved one to lay with a resident/patient during their end-of-life care.
These innovative, otherwise normal looking hospital beds enhance compassionate end-of-life care by extending to allow greater space for physical contact between loved ones. People in palliative care often feel isolated, even when their loved ones are nearby and traditional hospital beds provide little room for physical contact and cuddle beds offer a natural alternative.
People approach end-of-life in different ways and being able to provide options is important. Cuddle beds can make an enormous difference. When a bed can be shared, the entire space and environment can be transformed. Eastern Health will not provide funds for palliative care in our Home which is why our Foundation was responsible for the creation and upkeep of the palliative care suites. Now we wish to enhance the quality of care for our residents during end-of-life.
A ground-breaking advance in resident sensitive care
certified for use by a patient and a loved one
increased patient comfort
Designed to maximize safety and dignity
Reduces patient handling by staff
Bed width expansion and higher weight capacity
low height fully equipped design
96% Funded Towards Goal
Give Us A Lift
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Over $1,500,000 In Funds Raised
Make The Home A Home
Each donation received touches the lives of countless St. Patrick's residents and their family and friends across Newfoundland and Labrador. The Foundation constantly strives to upgrade the quality of life, safety and well-being through the best care available, all made possible by the generosity of friends, family and neighbours. Your support is vital in maintaining this service to the community.