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Philosophy of Service

In 2010, to coincide with the opening of nine new nursing homes, Shannex launched its Philosophy of Service. Shannex evolved the Philosophy from resident-centered to a resident-directed approach to service and care. We no longer wanted to tell residents what life is like at Shannex, we wanted the resident to tell us how life will be for them. Residents choose how they would like to live their lives and their choices are reflected in the service and care we deliver. The adoption of this new way of operating was a shift for many of us. It involves being ­flexible, open and accommodating at all times, in every circumstance. Our Philosophy of Service is our promise to residents and the backbone of our culture.

Our Commitment to You

Our commitment, which is published and shared throughout Shannex and with every resident is as follows:

“You will make the decisions about how you live your life.  We will talk with you about your needs and your wishes and reflect these in our service to you.  We will respect your choices as well as those of the people who share your community.

We will work together to create a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere where you will feel at home.  We will help you keep the relationships you have and build new ones.

Ultimately, this is your home and we work where you live.  When you need support, we will be there to provide compassionate care and service which respects you and your family.”

We will achieve our philosophy by staying true to the following:

  • Placing residents first;
  • Promoting independence;
  • Treating with dignity;
  • Respecting choices; and
  • Recognizing each resident as an individual.