Donations to the Lodge at Broadmead through Broadmead Care help ensure that equipment, renovations and programs that are only partially funded or not covered at all by government funding can be provided to enhance the lives of the people living here.
For 2012/2013, the top fundraising priorities for the veterans and residents at the Lodge at Broadmead include:
- Renovation of the remaining two bathing rooms at the Lodge - $220,000. The current bathing rooms are 17 years old and are looking tired and worn. They need updating to bring them up to today’s environmental standards and to provide veterans and residents with a comfortable bathing experience. The bathtubs have each accommodated 30,000 baths are long overdue for replacement. The new tubs will raise and lower with the push of a button, making bathing easier for tall and not-so-tall caregivers. Each tub comes with two lifts – one for residents who like to lie down while bathing and another for those who like to sit. The cost of each bathtub and its two lifts is $55,000. The bathing rooms themselves will be renovated with slip-proof flooring, new cabinets, wallpaper, privacy curtains, windows to let in natural light (in those bathing rooms where this is possible), and artwork. The cost to renovate and equip each bathing room is $110,000;
- Therapeutic equipment – donations will help provide electric lifts that move residents safely and comfortably from bed to wheelchair while easing the strain on caregivers ($8,000 and $10,000 each) and medication carts to help nurses efficiently distribute medications to the residents ($5,500 each);
- Programs – donations will help provide residents with creative arts, spiritual care and music recreation programs ($100,000.)
All donations are eligible for a tax receipt according to Canada Revenue Agency guidelines. Every donation is vital to ensuring excellence of care and each gift is heartily appreciated.
Making a donation to Broadmead Care is easy: