Carveth News

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

30
May
17
Gananoque woman cooks up food and laughter
Pat Carter knows laughter is brightest where food is best. An employee of Carveth Care Centre for 21 years, Pat likes to spend her days laughing and cooking. “I’m a jokester,” admits the 65-year-old in late May 2017. “I get the biggest kick out of scaring people. I love it.” Smiling at the memory of a prank she pulled earlier that day, Pat has good reason to smile. She is the home’s Employee of the Month for June. “You can always tell when Pat is cooking at Carveth because you…
03
May
17
Gananoque woman recognized for exemplary care
Connie Turcotte drinks deeply from the well of good intentions. A graduate of the first Personal Support Worker (PSW) Program at St. Lawrence College, Connie has been providing medical care for more than three decades. “I have been in this business for 30 years,” the friendly woman says about her work to provide assisted living to residents of a local long-term care home in Gananoque. “It’s a very rewarding job, but it can also be mentally, emotionally and physically draining.” Married with three sons and four grandchildren, Connie smiles when…
24
Apr
17
FREE Dementia Information Series
Looking for information on dementia? Please join us for a six-week FREE information series starting May 9. We're hosting these sessions on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 pm in our Multipurpose Room in conjunction with the Leeds and Grenville Alzheimer's Society. These sessions are open to the public and will answer: 1. What is dementia? 2. Dementia - How is it diagnosed? 3. Lifestyle factors affected by dementia. 4. How dementia affects behaviours and communication. 5. Coping strategies for caregivers of those with dementia. 6. How dementia affects socialization…
20
Apr
17
Memorial garden for veterans to expand
A memorial garden for Canadian veterans is growing. Built into the courtyard at a nursing home in Gananoque, the Veterans’ Memorial Garden at Carveth Care Centre is set to expand with the addition of a new monument. “The entire poem In Flanders Fields by Lt. Col John McCrae is going on the stone,” explains Tammy Kean about the memorial stone by Leeder Monuments that will sit approximately three feet high after it is installed. “This means so much to our veterans,” says the Activity Aide and project leader, wistfully. “It’s…
25
Jan
17
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness
Faye Beckett knows nothing she wears is more important than a smile. A Personal Support Worker at Carveth Care Centre for the past 26 years, Faye’s smile is as standard as her nursing uniform. “I do love my job,” she replies quickly, startled by the news she is the home’s Employee of the Month for February. “I especially like it when I make the residents happy; knowing that I’ve done my job the best I can.” Married to her high school sweetheart for 38 years, the 55-year-old is a frontline…
07
Dec
16
Backbone of nursing team recognized for work excellence
Lauren Roth loves her job. A Registered Practical Nurse at Carveth Care Centre for the past four years, the 25-year-old smiles brightly when asked about her work. “I love it,” she says with enthusiasm. “I love being a nurse. It’s what I’ve always wanted to do. I like to make people smile and laugh.” Known for her compassion for residents and kindness towards co-workers, Lauren is the home’s Employee of the Month for December. “I didn’t think I’d get nominated or win,” she says sincerely from the accredited home in…
20
Oct
16
New nurse wins praise
Kelsey Keating was destined to be a nurse. “I didn’t want to be a nurse for a while and then I did again so I decided to pursue it,” the friendly 25-year-old says on Oct. 14, less than 12 hours after she received news she was an official Registered Nurse (RN). “I know, I don’t make sense,” she says with a smile. Working towards the designation for the past five years, Kelsey talks with an easy charm as she discusses her work for the last 1 ½ years as a…
13
Oct
16
Hardworking cook recognized
Ruth Stevenson fell into cooking when she was 15 and hasn’t stopped in 44 years. Sitting comfortably at Carveth Care Centre where she has worked for almost 33 years, Ruth smiles when asked about her work as a cook. “It’s all I’ve ever done,” says the friendly woman with her trademark forthrightness in the fall of 2016. “I’ve been cooking since I was 15. I kind of fell into it. That’s why I kept going.” Currently acting as the Food Services Nutrition Manager at Carveth Care Centre, Ruth was named…
21
Sep
16
Foot care nurses keep their eyes on the stars and feet on the ground
Dieuwke Norman is watching where her feet will take her next. A nurse for 28 years; the past 13 as a foot care specialist, Dieuwke is preparing to retire. The announcement is bittersweet for the 66-year Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) who enjoyed her work at Carveth Care Centre where she provided private foot care. “It’s great here,” she says from a lounge in the nursing home. “The residents are great. That’s the part I’m going to miss the most.”
06
Sep
16
The Great Pumpkin Carving Contest
It’s time for the Great Pumpkin Carving Contest at Carveth Care Centre. To Enter: 1. Submit a decorated pumpkin to the Activation Department at Carveth Care Centre at 375 James Street, Gananoque, on Oct. 30, 2016 (by 4 pm). 2. Pumpkins can be carved, painted, fashioned or disguised in any way. * Please leave a contact name and number with your pumpkin. 3. The Contest has three (3) categories: Adults (13 and up) Children (12 and under) Local Business 4.   Winner in each category receives a gift basket with a…