About Foyer Richelieu
Foyer Richelieu Welland is the only bilingual long-term care home in Southern Ontario. We are dedicated to ensuring that our residents are able to communicate with other residents, caregivers and medical staff, as well as volunteers and visitors.
People who live with dementia often revert back to their mother tongue. Being in a fully bilingual French and English environment avoids : social isolation and reduces depression, avoids miscommunication that can cause diagnostic errors in treatment, medication errors and increase preventable health risks.
Follow this link to view personal stories about how important it is for a resident to be able to communicate in their mother tongue.
Foyer Richelieu Welland is committed to four core values, defined as follows:
Mutual Aid: Cooperation by everyone at all levels ensures the development of an institution focused on teamwork and partnership to enhance mutual trust and confidence.
Respect: Empathy, compassion, and respect for our values and promote individual well-being.
Pride: Personal and group commitment to living in a French environment fosters a sentiment of belonging that increases the quality of life.
Loyalty: Treating each other with honesty and accountability is the cornerstone of quality services.
Welcoming: Welcomes the various French-speaking ethnic and cultural groups.
“Foyer Richelieu Welland is committed to the inherent human dignity of each of its residents and to the respect of all his or her rights. Foyer Richelieu Welland works in cooperation with the community to deliver quality care in a peaceful francophone environment espousing our faith and shared values.”
The history of Foyer Richelieu Welland
The Foyer Richelieu Welland is a product of the efforts of the members of the Club Richelieu Welland.
Foyer Richelieu Welland was incorporated on January 1, 1988 and the first admission took place on May 15, 1989. In June 1996, the Province of Ontario said that the Foyer Richelieu Welland was an official provider of services in French. In 2013, Bishop Gerard Bergie from the Diocese of St. Catharines designated Foyer Richelieu Welland as an official catholic service provider.
Since 1993, following the Ministry of Health of Ontario reform, our original mission has evolved into that of a capacity of 65 long-term care nursing home, which includes 3 interim beds.
98of our resident are very satisfied
500RESIDENTS WE HAD SINCE OUR BEGININGS
92LIKE THE SERVICES WE OFFER
WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE THE FOYER RICHELIEU
On behalf of the Board, the management team and all staff, we welcome you to the Foyer Richelieu Welland. We are pleased to welcome you in a warm and calm atmosphere, filled with French and Catholic ambience. Have a pleasant stay at the Foyer Richelieu!