Our Foundation supports the Lodge’s plan to continue to make our facility a home for residents today and those in the years ahead. Donations to our Foundation make possible the funding of new and improved equipment, furnishing, and fittings not otherwise covered by government sources.
The St. Lawrence Lodge Foundation looks to individuals, corporations, estates, community organizations, and private foundations, who, through their generous donations, directly contribute to the quality of life for those who reside with us.
Gift contributions to the St. Lawrence Lodge Foundation are graciously appreciated and will be receipted for income tax purposes. In addition we are pleased to acknowledge your contributions through our donor recognition program.
All gifts, whatever the amount, contribute to delivering exemplary compassionate care at St Lawrence Lodge.
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St. Lawrence Lodge wishes to promote, to the greatest extent possible, a Home-like environment for residents. Individuals coming to live in our Home usually present with multiple chronic conditions that prevent them from living independently in the community. Our challenge is to support the individual in their activities of daily living (e.g. dressing, eating, toileting, socializing, etc.) through an enabling environment and the proper equipment.
A Home-like environment requires the Home to support the individual with their personal preferences and abilities. A day-in-the-life of a resident should provide opportunities for social interaction and activities that meet the individual’s preferences and interests. The Foundation can assist the Home in this area by providing important items such as:
Resident care requirements are more challenging due to residents presenting with more complex medical conditions. A frail, vulnerable resident population is very dependent on their environment for activities of daily living. Some examples include:
Limited financial resources make it difficult for the Home to make the necessary investment to enhance the resident’s living environment. Salary and Benefits costs comprise 85% of St. Lawrence Lodge’s operating budget. Therefore, it is very challenging to generate sufficient surplus financial resources to invest in furnishings and equipment to enhance resident care.