Mike Fiddick was born in the small town of Petrolia, Ontario. From a very young age Mike has always been a champion for the less fortunate, the struggling, the ill of health, and anyone in need of care or understanding. His passion and devotion to care for others was nurtured in Mike when he was a young boy, spending his earliest developmental years sharing his family home with the original Fiddicks Nursing home residents, in Strathroy Ontario. Explaining why the mantra of treating residents like they were your most beloved family members continues Today.
Mike has a degree from Humber College in Funeral Directing (1981) as well as a diploma in Long Term Care Management from the University of Ottawa (1987). Mike continues to enroll in education programs and participate in seminars and workshops. Being a Long-Term Care Administrator is no easy feat, but it can be one of the most fulfilling roles. Mike is not only a well-respected, friendly, compassionate devoted husband, father, and friend, he is also an expert in business management and health care. As the Owner and Administrator of Fiddicks Nursing and Retirement Home, Mike oversees all daily operations. This includes but is not limited to;
- Financial planning and budgets
- Planning, organizing, and supervising the delivery of care to Residents
- Leading an interdisciplinary team with commitment and towards excellence
- Managing employees including new hires
- Keeping current with Long Term Care and Retirement Home Acts and Regulations
- Labour relations and proceedings such as negotiations and grievances
- Ensuring confidentiality is respected
- Making sure residents’ needs are top priority and are being met above and beyond Ministry standards
It is Mike’s policy at Fiddicks that residents physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being is the top priority each day. Mike is often heard encouraging staff to imagine each resident as their own mother and father and speak and act accordingly. The dignity and self-respect of each individual resident is always upheld. Mike has an open-door policy to any idea and concern. Feel free to drop by his office or give him a call.
The future of Fiddicks Nursing and Retirement Home is very bright.
In the coming years, Mike would like to see a 32-bed behavior unit added to the county as well as update the grounds and property surrounding Fiddicks. This would be a completion of Mike and Maxines goal. Mike says, “looking after the daily operations and ensuring that every resident is being cared for each and every day, brings him the most joy”.