“Moving our mother into Thorvaldson’s was a wonderful experience for her and our entire family. We were able to recreate her home in the well-planned room with her special photos, artworks, and furniture. She had the daily care that she needed, good meals, friends and could welcome guests into her very comfortable home. The Registered Nurse on staff relieved the family of many trips to the doctor before her health issues became a problem, and at the same time saved the medical system the extra costs for medical care. It was a perfect fit for her end of life care. When she passed away at age 95, we were all so happy that she could spend her last few years in a place that offered her excellent care, dignity, security and a place that she loved.”
Again we thank you for the service you provided.
Best regards, Elvira Finnigan on behalf of Erika Koop’s family.
I can say many wonderful things about Thorvaldson Care Center. But there are two main reasons in my mind why Thorvaldson Care Center stands out. First, it fills a badly needed niche in the care spectrum of elderly persons – that niche being a level of health care support somewhere between that of Assisted Living/Supportive housing and a Personal Care Home. It is the only facility I found in either Brandon or Winnipeg that met my mother’s needs while still allowing her to live in her own suite furnished with her own belongings.
The second outstanding feature at Thorvaldson’s is the wonderful staff. They look after my mother’s needs as if she was one of their own. The on-site Registered Nurse, is an advocate for my mother’s medical needs and has been invaluable in steering me through the medical system. As well, the 24 hour on-site Health Care Aides are very much in tune with my mother’s personal care needs and are always there and willing to help her in a friendly manner at any time as needed. There also seems to be excellent continuity of staff. My mother has lived at Thorvaldson’s for about a year and a half and staff turn-over seems non-existent.
I highly recommend Thorvaldson’s to anyone looking for a caring, supportive environment for an elderly person.
“My mother resided in Thorvaldson Care Center for the better part of the last 2 1/2 years of her life. Our situation was somewhat unique in that I live out of Province and had to make many of the initial arrangements online and via telephone and, throughout her stay, relied very much on Thorvaldson staff for assistance and updates. Jocelyn and her staff always came through for me. I found each and every one of them to be professional, caring and efficient and, whenever I visited, very friendly and welcoming.”
Best regards, Bill Yager (Alice Yager)
Thorvaldson’s has proved a god-send for my mother’s care and well-being and for my own sanity. We had experienced much frustration with other assisted living arrangements. My mother wants very much to stay at Thorvaldson’s as long as possible. The attentive and very approachable management, the friendly and caring in-house care aide staff and the excellent on-site nursing supervision make all the difference.
Cheers, Louise Lamb (Eila Lamb)
I welcome the opportunity to speak on my father’s behalf. He was nearly 100 yrs of age when he chose to live in Thorvaldson’s residence. He is very happy there, and knows all the staff by name. They take very caring and conscientious care of my dad. He has grown accustomed to the routine. He can visit his physician anytime. There is a nurse on staff who gives meds and answers any medical questions he has or will call his doctor. He gets enough to eat and I can take him out to shop and out to eat whenever I am in Winnipeg. He feels he is in the best place and feels the management treats him individually and personally. He enjoys available activities as well as he can given his poor eyesight/hearing loss,energy and age. I feel he is in a very good place since he does need care and is encouraged to remain active and maintain some independence.
Enid and Ron Rasmussen (Abe Neufeld)
My father lived at Thorvaldson Care Center for over 4 years, and it was an absolute god-send. He had been living independently in his home with homecare visits daily, but it was just not enough for he was not eating or managing well. Being that we (his only family) lived out of town, we found it difficult to provide the amount of support he started to require. With the 24 hour care and attention that Thorvaldsons was able to give our father we were quite relieved that he was now safe and well looked after. It was reassuring to know that their Registered Nurse was able to closely monitor his health, contact his doctor, and even arrange a companion for doctor’s visits if needed.
We were fortunate to have dad stay at his ‘home’ at Thorvaldsons until he went to hospital – never having to end up in a Personal Care Home. We can’t thank them enough for providing dad with a wonderful few years.
J Gilroy and family
Would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for the 3 yrs that my mom spent at Thorvaldson’s. Staff was always kind and considerate. Always had nothing but good things to say about my mom Margaret Carlson. I even enjoyed getting to know some of the staff and other residents myself. “Your mom may not be here anymore but will certainly not be forgotten.” Mom has had to move onto a place with more care, otherwise would still have been there.
Blessings, Steven Carlson (Margaret Carlson)
It was our good fortune to have two of our loved ones live at Thorvaldsons. The personal care they received was very much appreciated by them and by us.
Thank you to the staff for their hard work and dedication.
“Other facilities should take a page out of Thorvaldson Care Center’s playbook! The staff is kind and caring without being condescending. The residents are treated with respect and dignity and given their independence and privacy, all the while keeping them safe. It is a huge relief knowing that our uncle is happy, safe and content! Thank you so much.”
My family is most grateful to have my aunt residing at Thorvaldson Care Center. While she is reasonably independent physically, she has anxiety issues that prevented her from coping well while at her Assisted Living suite where she felt lonely and isolated. There would be numerous daily phone calls to family, along with frequent emergency department trips. She moved to Thorvaldsons, and with the support and reassurance she receives from their 24hour staff and Registered Nurse it has been wonderful.
She is a different person – like she is 10 years younger! There have been no ER visits and phone calls now are pleasant – not anxiety ridden. My aunt is happy, has made many friends, and enjoys participating in numerous activities throughout the day.
The Thorvaldson family truly have an outstanding facility. Thank you!
Family of Noreen Allen
This facility feels as close to home as you will find. The staff is friendly and caring and the meals are home cooked and tasty. My mother was able to make friends easily as the building is relatively small and she saw the same familiar faces each day. There is also an abundance of activities and musical concerts as well as an attentive health care staff.
My mother has been a resident at Thorvaldson’s for the past 2 years.The environment is homey, the staff are friendly and accommodating, and all her daily needs are met. She enjoys all the daily activities as well as the socialization and interaction with the other residents. The 24 hour on-site health care aides and the on-site registered nurse are a comfort to not only my mother but our family as well.
“Before both of my parents came to Thorvaldson from an inadequate private Assisted Living facility in Edmonton, my siblings and I investigated Support Care facilities in Vancouver, Ottawa, Montreal and Winnipeg, where we lived. Only Thorvaldson provided the attention and care that Mom and Dad needed for over two years before they progressed to Personal Care Home facilities. They provided them with two rooms across the hallway from each other as a bed room and a living room, an excellent arrangement and very reasonably priced. Good meals were made from scratch by capable and friendly staff. Their personal hygiene and laundry were always ensured. The homey atmosphere and entertainment also suited Mom and Dad given that they were in their mid- to late-eighties. Despite being “ripped” away from Edmonton and “dropped” into Winnipeg, Mom and Dad quickly adjusted into the warm atmosphere. We never heard a disparaging or discouraging word from my parents nor from all their fellow neighbours. We had and will continue to recommend Thorvaldson Care Center for anyone.
Peter and Evelina Baumgartner
Moving to Thorvaldsons was the best decision we ever made. My uncle and I toured the facility and found it to be just the place he needed. He came from Assisted Living where he felt secluded from everything. At Thorvaldsons he is engaged and thriving due to the increased support and attention he is receiving.
My uncle has done a 180 and is happy and smiling again!
Thank you Thorvaldson Care Center!
Marla (Jim Bowman)
“Peace of mind. This phrase sums up what it has meant for our family now that our mom is living at Thorvaldson’s Care Center. Knowing that not only are her basic needs being met but that she is also in a safe and supportive environment, has meant the world to us.”