The F.J. Davey Home, located at 733 Third Line East, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, is a three level 374 bed long-term care nursing home. The Home is designed to care for its residents in a homelike environment within 12 Resident Home Areas (RHA’s). Ten of the RHA’s accommodate 32 residents each and two of them are home to 27 residents each. Each RHA is designed so that when you enter through the "front door" you find yourself in the living room. The dining room and dedicated activity room are adjacent to this area. The resident’s bedrooms are found down two corridors with access to the Spa area from either hallway. The Charting Centre found on each RHA provides easy access to nursing staff by residents and their families.
Names for the Resident Home Areas were chosen by the residents and are depicted at the main entrance to each RHA and throughout by way of room identification and way finding signage. On each level you will find: Apple Orchard, Birch Lane, Cedar Grove and Driftwood Beach.
Each adjacent pair of RHA’s share a food service area, medication room, treatment room and are joined by a staff corridor.Public and General Areas
The Centre Court of the building houses staff offices and service areas on four levels. The Service Level, accessible to staff only, contains the environmental and dietary plant components. The other three levels are accessible to residents and visitors and contain management and administration offices as well as group activity areas such as the Celebration Room, Chapel, Tuck Shop and family dining rooms - Maple Court and Pine Court. Staff dedicated areas including their dining room and classroom are found on Level 3.
The F. J. Davey Home staff provide quality and compassionate care with a resident centered approach. Families are welcomed and encouraged to actively participate in the lives of our residents and activities in our Home.
Pandemic - COVID19 Update
May 2020 Update
A few of our more recent activities include:
We are working hard to keep your loved ones and our staff safe and a few of our more recent activities include:
We are all hoping that an end is in somewhere in the near future! The multiple changes are wearing on everyone. We wish to thank all of you for your ongoing support as we work through this one day at a time!
Thank You to all the Community Support - Please see the pictures attached!
Please click the following link to view a video made by our hardworking team here at FJ Davey:
Connecting with your family member or loved one
The Activities Department has been actively working with families to support many different types of communication, including face time, Skype and phone calls. Window visits were trialed, but have been stopped so that we are in line with the government mandate of a) essential travel only and b) stopping any activities that promote group gatherings.
Bringing food for a Resident
At this time, we cannot accept any food packages for Residents. There are a number of reasons for this including: a) the government has clearly stated that community travel must be for essential reasons only, so as to limit potential virus spread, b) the food container regardless of how packaged is a source of virus transmission either before it reaches the home or after it enters the home, and c) the screener has increased risk of exposure with every public contact and reducing these contacts points reduces their risk. Your support and understanding with this is appreciated. We acknowledge how hard this is for both you and the resident, but optimizing every precaution is our priority.
Ensuring ongoing Quality of Care
The interdisciplinary care conferences with families will still be held but will be done by phone. These will be arranged with you by the RAI coordinators via a letter that you will be sent. Should you have questions, please call Deb or Stephanie at 705-942-2204 extension 327 or 330
Preventing Infection Transmission
We ask all families, friends and relatives of our Residents to avoid all non-essential travel to the F.J. Davey Home. Community spread of the coronavirus is a key risk for our residents and we would like to optimize every opportunity to reduce this risk.
We would like to remind families and visitors that the COVID 19 virus has been shown to live for quite long periods of time on inanimate surfaces (paper, plastic, metal, rubber, clothing). Because of this we cannot accept items like cards, flowers, clothing, books, food or like items into the Home. The surfaces of these items may have been touched by multiple people and we are not able to wipe them down with a strong enough solution of cleaner to kill the virus. Your cooperation in protecting all the residents in the Home is appreciated.
We would also like to remind families and friends of loved ones that window visits are strongly discouraged. Many residents open their window in order to speak to the person on the outside, making virus transmission possible. Help us to work together to beat this virus!
Meals on Wheels Program Update
March 25, 2020 - Meals on Wheels has reluctantly decided to temporarily suspend it’s hot meal program due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus outbreak. This decision was taken out of an abundance of caution for our clients, staff and the people we serve. Protecting the safety of the persons who receive Meals on Wheels, as well as the safety of the residents of the F.J Davey Home, is our primary concern and focus.
We continue to reach out to the Meals on Wheels recipients and have been providing support in a number of ways, such as providing packaged frozen entrees and other food support items, as well as wellness checks by phone. The families of our Meals on Wheels clients have been very supportive in helping to meet as many needs as possible. We offer our sincere thanks for their support.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the residents of Sault Ste. Marie who have reached out to offer their help for our program. Our Meals on Wheels team is doing everything possible to continue to serve clients as we navigate this difficult situation. We will notify you as soon as we resume our regular operations.
Please monitor our home page at http://fjdaveyhome.org/ for further information and updates on our programs.
Learn more about FJ Davey through our informational videos: