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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.

31
Mar
16
Eating is a necessity, but cooking is an art
Greg Buffett likes to work with his hands. A Cook at Helen Henderson Care Centre for the past eight months, Greg realized at a young age he wanted to create. “I like creating things with my hands,” confirms the 32-year-old. “I like taking nothing and turning it into something.” That something, is delicious meals for more than 170 residents. Named the home’s Employee of the Month for April, Greg has gained a reputation for his talent and kindness. “I love it here, it’s awesome,” he answers when asked about his…
04
Mar
16
The Greatest Art Contest Ever!
Join the fun and enter The Greatest Art Contest Ever! This contest is open to students in Grades 1-6. Theme: Summer Splash! This summer at Carveth, we plan to enjoy water games, trips to the local beaches, boat cruises and reminiscing about swimming, sailing, etc. In a drawing or painting, we are asking children to create a piece of art that reflects what Summer Splash means to them. The artwork will be judged by the residents at Carveth Care Centre for originality, clarity and theme message.
03
Mar
16
The power of a story and a smile
It is an ancient need to be told stories. For many, the best story comes from a great storyteller. Working with people brimming with tales of unrequited love, battles on a global scale and passions found and lost, a team of activity professionals finds pleasure in the details of their work.
17
Feb
16
As role of pharmacist changes, values stay the same
Dan Hunt knows respect is earned, honesty is appreciated, love is gained and loyalty is returned. “Loyalty, it’s the one trait I find extraordinary about the Gibson family. They’re loyal and I appreciate that,” says Dan, owner/operator of Hunt’s IDA Pharmacy in Amherstview. “I also like their family-attitude towards business.” A pharmacist and businessman who provides pharmaceutical services to Gibson Family Health Care, Dan talks eloquently from his office at the back of his store in the Heritage Square Plaza in early 2016. Dan owns the pharmacy in Amherstview and…
05
Feb
16
Campgain launched to replenish hospital beds and refurbish tub room at Helen Henderson Care Centre
It has been said the greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. For local residents, the late Judge William J. Henderson made the greatest use of his life. A founder of Amherstview who became a Supreme Court of Ontario Justice before his death in 2006 at age 89, the late judge’s foundation helped residents at Helen Henderson Care Centre with a donation of $25,000. The gift is another example of the judge’s continued impact on Amherstview through the purchase of new hospital beds…
05
Feb
16
Let food be your medicine
Dietitians know food can be the most powerful form of medicine. From the earliest human food of insects, animals and wildvegetables to our 21st century diet of refined grains and industrialized farming operations, food has evolved to be helpful or harmful. “Food is important to everyone,” says Elizabeth Dares-Dobbie, a registered dietitian (RD) at Helen Henderson Care Centre and Carveth Care Centre. “Food is so much more than just nutrition,” she explains. “It goes back to let food be your medicine.” A dietitian with more than 30 years of experience…
05
Feb
16
Making the most of long-term care
When Joyce Nichol’s leg was amputated four years ago, her life changed drastically. A former world traveller with fierce independence and a sharp mind, she left the hospital to live in a retirement home where she could get the support she needed. Confined to a wheelchair and missing her home, Joyce understood when she lost her leg, she lost part of her independence. At times, the truth was almost more than she could bear. Wiping away tears, the Kingston woman accepts her move to long-term care in 2015 where a…
05
Feb
16
Providing comfort in a time of confusion
Vicky Willis remembers what her husband can’t. She remembers the first time they met and how it felt like love at first sight. She remembers the life they built together and the birth of their two daughters. She remembers the day her world fell apart when her husband was diagnosed with dementia. That’s a memory she wishes she could forget.
09
Jun
16
Last survivor of 1917 Halifax explosion turns 100
Verna Jeffries is a survivor. Only 18 months old when a munitions ship exploded near her family home in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, she went on to survive a bad marriage, cancer and a century of rapid change. “I love it here, but I miss Nova Scotia,” she says quietly from her room at Carveth Retirement Lodge in Gananoque in late 2015.
24
Nov
15
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness
Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. It is the language of Raul Vasquez. The new Medical Director of Helen Henderson Care Centre and Carveth Care Centre, Dr. Vasquez’s kindness and compassion fill the air and leave a trail of happiness. Known for his friendly demeanour and warm bedside manner, the doctor is quickly gaining a reputation as a talented physician at the long-term care homes. “I love it,” he replies when asked about his work to help more than 200 residents who…