After 26 years of owning and managing Knowlton House, a 72 unit nursing home for non-autonomous residents, John Glover is passing the torch to Group Excelsoins. The well known building located at 401 Knowlton Road will now become Résidence Excelsoins Knowlton, the fifth residence owned by the Group, including those in St-Lambert, Montréal, Pointe-Claire and Longueuil.
The new group took over the management of Knowlton House on September 4 while the administrative and legal transition to full ownership is about to be concluded.
Team work and proximity to residents
In an interview with Tempo, Christian Archambault, President of Group Excelsoins, observed how his predecessor “John Glover, insisted on the well-being of residents. He knew them and was close to them. We want to keep that proximity to our residents.’’
The residents will notice some important changes in the coming months said Archambault. “There will be a full-time recreologist on site. Activities will be developed to meet the needs and suit the capacity and the health level of each resident. “Various clubs, made of four people minimum, will be formed such as bridge or knitting or any other activity that will help residents connect with their milieu and maintain their intellectual and physical capacities for as long as possible.’’ Residents will also be offered a wide choice of meals.
The large area at the back of the property will be arranged in order to pro- mote walking outside as well as garden- ing for those who wish. “To give meaning to every day life, to have a goal, to increase contact with nature are all elements that we will promote,’’ says Archambault.
On site, the Director-General is a Registered Nurse “because decisions have to be made in the context of the residents health and security.’’
For the time being, costs to residents will remain the same, assures Archambault. “We intend to evaluate residents and design adequate care plans as we better understand the needs of our residents.’’
Other Groupe Excelsoins residences Les autres résidences Excelsoins
• Les Écluses – St-Lambert,
• Résidence Ville Marie – Montréal
• Vivalis – Pointe-Claire
• Le Bellagio – Longueuil.