Carveth News

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

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!
24
Nov
17
Christmas Ecumenical Service
Join Carveth Care Centre for a special Christmas service on Sunday, Dec. 3. This popular service starts at 2 pm in the Multipurpose Room and will be conducted by the Gananoque Ministerial Association.
13
Nov
17
Gananoque Santa Claus Parade
Please join Carveth Care Centre at the Gananoque Santa Claus Parade on Nov. 25! This evening parade starts at 4:30 pm and includes a visit with Santa. We'll see you there!
03
Nov
17
Dietary aide recognized for three decades of nourishment and care
Brenda Knapp is good at her job. Quietly working at a nursing home in Gananoque for almost 30 years, the dietary aide is passionate about keeping residents nourished and safe. “I like my job and I love the residents,” says Brenda about the 104 people she assists at the home, owned and operated by the Gibson family. “I have worked for three generations of the same family.” Known for her infectious laugh and efficiency at work, Brenda works hard to brighten each resident’s day. A proud mother of two, Brenda…