Carveth News

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

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…
05
Jan
18
Meet the Maintenance Manager at Carveth Care Centre
Tim Keyes doesn’t mind a hard day’s work. Tall, strong and smart, the 41-year-old Gananoque native has enjoyed his job for the past 14 years as Maintenance Manager at Carveth Care Centre. “It’s great. There’s always something different to do,” says Tim from the accredited retirement lodge and long-term care home on a cold afternoon in late December. “There is ongoing issues and daily priorities. HVAC, boilers, refrigeration; it’s never ending.” Taking a short break to discuss his role, it doesn’t take long before Tim begins to shift uncomfortably in…
29
Dec
17
Nurse recognized for exceptional care
To be a nurse means you do what no one else will do in a way that no one else can do it. A Registered Practical Nurse at Carveth Care Centre for the past eight years, Lisa Smith is a loving mother and exceptional caregiver. “Before I came here, I was a foster parent for six years to medically fragile infants and children with behavioural issues,” she explains from her workplace, three days before Christmas. “I loved it.” Lisa smiles at the memory of that time in her life when…
08
Dec
17
Sled dogs to visit Carveth Care Centre
Gananoque is hosting eight special visitors this winter. A team of six sled dogs and two Siberian Husky therapy dogs will be visiting Carveth Care Centre on Jan. 10. The visit is a special event hosted by the home as a way to introduce the grace, strength and intelligence of the animals. The visit is also a chance for residents to learn how to harness the dogs and learn the commands used by mushers. The dogs, owned by Greg Martin, can be seen in the Carveth Multipurpose Room and an…
04
Dec
17
Christmas Family Fun Day at Carveth Care Centre
Ready for another magical event at Carveth Care Centre? Please join us for our Christmas Family Fun Day on Dec. 16 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. It's a winter wonderland of music, refreshments and family fun. Please use the Herbert Street entrance to our Multipurpose Room. We'll see you there!