Carveth News

The latest news and announcements from Carveth Care Centre in Gananoque.

04
Jun
18
Carveth Family Fun Day
Ever wanted to meet The Little Mermaid or feel sea slime? Join Carveth Care Centre for an Under the Sea adventure at our annual Family Fun Day from 1:30 to 3:30 pm on Aug. 15. This event includes live music by Ambush, food and FUN family activities. For details, contact the Carveth Activation Department at 613-382-4752 ext. 107.  
30
May
18
Kingston woman recognized for dedication and professionalism
For Debbie Hoadley, success is being happy with what you have while working for what you want. “The key to a lot of things is you don’t have to like it, but you do have to accept it to have some kind of peace,” says the personal support worker (PSW) from Carveth Care Centre on a warm spring morning in May 2018. “It’s important to move on. It’s also important to be happy and kind.” Blessed with wisdom and contentment, Debbie smiles brightly at the news she is the home’s…
24
May
18
Meet our Director of Care
Shelley Bender is a quiet and steady presence in a sometimes loud and busy home. A registered nurse with a passion for health care, Shelley is the Director of Care at Carveth Care Centre, an accredited retirement lodge and long-term care home in Gananoque. Known for her intelligence and sense of humour, Shelley has worked at the home for 32 years. She describes her duties as staffing, regulations and compliance. “I like interacting with the residents and knowing that family members are happy with the care we are providing their…
02
May
18
Meet our Assistant Director of Care
Lynn Vereecken is the type of nurse who knows it’s a blessing to open the eyes of a newborn and gently close the eyes of a dying man. Graced with compassion, she understands the importance of being the first and last witness to the beginning and end-of-life. A registered nurse at Carveth Care Centre for the past 14 years, Lynn’s concern for the wellbeing of others is evident in her work as the Assistant Director of Care. “I genuinely love my job,” she says from her office at the accredited…
25
Apr
18
This nurse adopts the pace of nature
Joanna Bonacci has adopted the pace of nature whose secret is patience. Smiling on a late Friday afternoon near the end of April, the friendly nurse talks happily about her recent workplace award. “I’m very surprised,” admits the 26-year-old about being named the Carveth Care Centre Employee of the Month for May. A Registered Practical Nurse at Carveth Retirement Lodge for almost two years, Joanna is a beloved member of the Carveth family who is known for her patience. “I love my job,” she replies, when asked about her work…
28
Mar
18
Spring cleaning makes sunshine and happiness
Sherry White knows you don’t get anything clean without getting something else dirty. Typically surrounded by washcloths and mop buckets, Sherry is passionate about keeping her workplace free of dirt, marks and stains. Speaking from Carveth Care Centre where she has worked for the past four years as a housekeeper, the 50-year-old mother of two notes happily, “I love my job. I like to visit with the residents. They’re so funny. It’s always an interesting day.” Calling herself a Neat Freak, Sherry is the home’s Employee of the Month for…
22
Mar
18
Cooking done with care is an act of love
Sharing food is a form of expression for many. Arranged tastefully on a plate, food is nourishment mixed with care and comfort. For Theresa Running, this is particularly true. “I love cooking because it’s social and you can make people feel good. It was the way I was brought-up,” she says from her office at Carveth Care Centre, a retirement lodge and long-term care home in Gananoque where she works as the Food Services Nutrition Manager. Speaking on a cold afternoon in late March, Theresa talks with warmth and kindness.…
23
Feb
18
Home recognizes Personal Support Worker
For almost 28 years, Diana Burtch has taken care of people at Carveth Care Centre. Helping residents with their baths, meals and personal care, Diana works hard as a Personal Support Worker at the accredited retirement and long-term care home in Gananoque. She smiles when asked about her work. “I enjoy it,” the 55-year-old answers kindly. “I like taking care of the residents and visiting with people. I’m more comfortable with seniors. I like listening to their life and hearing how things are going with them.” Pausing slightly, she explains,…
24
Jan
18
New nurse wins award
A recent graduate of St. Lawrence College is earning awards and praise after less than one-year of field work. “I graduated as a Registered Practical Nurse at the Brockville campus last year,” confirms Melissa Ballerscheff. “I thought it was the ideal profession to go into.” Speaking from Carveth Retirement Lodge where she has worked as the Duty Nurse for the past nine months, the 22-year-old smiles brightly when she hears she is the home’s Employee of the Month for February. “I’m flattered and a little surprised,” she responds happily. Asked…
19
Jan
18
The Carveth Care Centre Cutest Pet Photo Contest
Are you 13 and over? Please join us for our winter fundraiser in support of the Gananoque Humane Society. It's the Carveth Care Centre Cutest Pet Photo Contest. Entry is only $5 and will benefit the furry friends who bring joy and laughter to residents and staff. We hope you'll join the fun. PS. Hey kids, do you have a cute pet? Carveth Care Centre would love to see a picture. It's the Cutest Pet Picture Contest and entry is free for youth 12 and under. Please send us a…