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carveth helen henderson seniors healthcare centresThe latest news features for Gibson Family Health Care or Carveth and Helen Henderson Care Centres.

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May
18
This leader knows the way, goes the way, shows the way
For Sue Reynolds, problems are only opportunities in work clothes. As the Director of Care (DOC) of the only long-term care home in Amherstview, Sue spends a lot of time managing people and their problems. Talking in a soft tone and a clear voice, most residents and staff respond with a smile when Sue answers questions and provides direction. Unaware of her unique ability to engage cooperation almost effortlessly, the DOC’s easy nature and common sense are felt throughout Helen Henderson Care Centre. “I like interacting with the residents and…
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May
18
Nursing home awarded accreditation
A rigorous review of health care practices at Carveth Care Centre has resulted in approval by Accreditation Canada. After a three-day visit in mid-March, the organization stamped the long-term care home with a high rate of approval for its level of care; awarding the home accreditation. This approval means Carveth Care Centre meets or exceeds the standard level of long-term health care in Canada. “Carveth Care Centre is proud to invite Accreditation Canada into our home to review our programs, processes and services,” says Brett Gibson, Owner and Operator. “It…
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May
18
Senior care addressed by world experts
Senior care is a leading priority in Canada according to a conference on long-term care held last month in Toronto. Speaking from the Toronto Congress Centre, Peggie Pelosi, Founder and CEO of ORENDA, confirms, “Baby Boomers are retiring at a rate of 10,000 per day. Millennials will constitute 75 per cent of the work force by 2025.” Held April 10 and 11, the 24th annual conference by the Ontario Long-Term Care Association was attended by health care professionals from around the world including a delegation from Gibson Family Health Care.…
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Apr
18
The power of small talk and coffee
Ray Dorey believes coffee tastes better with friends. Smiling at the handful of men gathered around him on a Friday morning in April, Ray appears happy and relaxed. Laughing at his own jokes, the 62-year-old fills coffee mugs with his specialty brew and talks with an easy banter about his childhood and upbringing as an English Quebecer. Gathered around him are male residents of Carveth Care Centre, older men who smile when Ray unwraps a creamy pineapple dessert to go with the dark roast coffee he grinds fresh. It is…
Enjoy the beauty of the 1000 Islands this spring at Carveth Retirement Lodge Rooms are open and available now! Contact Lodge Manager Phyllis Lorbetskie at 613-382-4752 ext. 110.  
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Mar
18
Making good food a family affair
Julie Metcalfe uses family to link her past and bridge her future. Speaking from Helen Henderson Care Centre where she has managed the Dietary Department for the past eight years, Julie’s family values are evident everywhere in this popular retirement lodge and long-term care home. “Working at Helen Henderson Care Centre makes me feel like I’m part of an amazing team and one big happy family,” says the friendly brunette. “People care deeply for each other here and this depth of love makes it feel like home.” Married with three…
Affordable retirement living available at Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge! Rooms open and available now. Call for a tour or come to our SPRNG OPEN HOUSE on May 6. Contact Lodge Manager Audrey Young at 613-384-4585 ext. 233.
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Mar
18
Family values kindness and compassion in retirement lodge
Always carry a song in your heart and a smile on your face. That is mantra of Deana Abbott, a 64-year-old Kingston woman who is passionate about living life to the fullest. Sitting in the dining room at Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge in early 2018, Deana smiles brightly as she talks about the care her family received, and receives, at the accredited retirement home in Amherstview. “All the girls here took the extra time to say hello and visit,” she says quietly, thinking about the care her father received at…
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Feb
18
Creating new family memories through innovative programs for seniors
People may hear Shannon Buell’s words, but they feel her attitude. Known for her constant smile, the Activity Director at Carveth Care Centre enjoys working with residents who fill her day with love and laughter. “One of my best memories of working at Carveth Care Centre is the help I used to receive from a resident who lived here,” says Shannon, the loving mother of two young girls. “The resident called me the Blond Bombshell and loved to help around the home. He couldn’t remember the work, but he seemed…
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Feb
18
Legion helps acquire specialized beds for seniors
A Canadian organization is helping seniors in Amherstview through a grant to purchase specialized beds and mattreses. The grant is to be presented byThe ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION Ontario Provincial Command Branches and Ladies Auxiliaries Charitable Foundation to HELEN HENDERSON CARE CENTRE on Feb. 22. “We want our residents to have the best quality of care. To do that, we are continually upgrading our medical equipment,” says Angela Gibson, Assistant Administrator. “This grant will help us purchase specialized equipment to enhance our residents’ quality-of-life as well as accommodate their unique medical…