IGA funding, in the amount of $14,600, has enabled Ivy Durley Place in Flower’s Cove to install a new walk-in bath tub.  This is key to improving the bathing needs of all 36 residents and has allowed safer access for their personal care needs.

Prior to the installation of this tub, staff were unable to transfer residents safely to and from the existing bath tub.  Not only was it unsafe 20180201_144942for the residents, all of whom are elderly or require assisted living support, but staff were also at a constant risk of injury.

The installation of this equipment has enabled some of the residents to bathe themselves, giving them a vital sense of independence.  Staff are also able to provide more timely baths, therefore being able to spend more time providing essential care to  all residents.

“As a non-profit organization, we have been fortunate to have the IGA as our partner in other projects which have enabled us to provide excellent service for the residents of Ivy Durley Place”

–  Ms. Judy Way, CEO, Straits-St. Barbe Chronic Care Corporation (Ivy Durley Place)