The Residence started in 1906 under the name La Maison de Refuge, which was located in L’Orignal and had a capacity of thirty beds. The House had for mandate the breeding of animals, a dairy farm and a pigsty. In 1907, the House began to welcome the elderly with physical and intellectual limitations who had to work on the farm in lieu of monetary pension. In 1952, a section of the farm was sold and La Maison de Refuge became the Foyer Prescott-Russell. The Foyer was then expanded in anticipation to accommodate 93 persons. In 1977, the Foyer Prescott-Russell moved to Hawkesbury and officially became the Prescott-Russell Residence with the capacity to accommodate one hundred and forty six residents.
In accordance with the aforementioned law and under recommendation of the United Counties Council, a Management Committee, consisting of four members of the Council, including the Committee of the Residence, meets monthly to ensure with diligence and in good faith, that the Residence is operated to ensure the security and respect of their residents in accordance with the law and the relevant regulations.
MISSION, VISION, VALUES
To be a part of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care of Ontario’s non-profit public institutions and be managed by the United Counties of Prescott and Russell.
To be a non-profit organization for the non-autonomous adults, providing lodging and long-term care, in a safe environment and in both official languages.
To encourage, stimulate and maintain a self-realization desire amongst the residents, within their restraint, while respecting their rhythm, values, rights and beliefs of everyone.
At the Residence, all decisions about services are based on the residents’ needs.
The Residence provides long-term care with specialized staff, supported with the appropriate technology.
Our Residence is an environment where each individual, resident and staff members, can perform according to their age, values and competence. The Prescott-Russell Residence believes in respect and equity, in the encouragement of its residents’ autonomy, in its excellent care and services, in the high value of its employees team work and in the importance of its volunteers.