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25
Jan
16
River Rats
Even the best of us feels the effects of time. Staring out the window from his bed at Carveth Care Centre, Roland McIntosh talks fondly about his time living and working on the St. Lawrence River. “I’m a rat, put it that way,” the 82-year-old says with a crooked smile; clearly enjoying the opportunity to talk about the wild antics of his faded youth.
21
Jan
16
This love is stronger than sickness and health
Alan Harrison knows suffering is the price for being alive. Deeply in love with his wife whose health is deteriorating, Alan can’t bear to watch the woman he loves fade away. He also can’t bear to be away from her side.
20
May
16
Celebrating one of the world's greatest love stories
The greatest love stories are not those in which love is only spoken, but those in which it is acted upon Confined to a wheelchair in a long-term care home, Wilf Babcock is living one of the greatest love stories ever told. Gazing at the woman he has loved for the past 67 years, he seems to instinctively know a heart worth loving is one you understand, even in silence. Because it is in the silence of the night that he takes his wife’s hands and holds them close to…
24
Jul
15
The healing power of music
It has been said music is the poetry of the air. But it may be even more than that for a young Kingston woman who makes her living playing music to revive memories and feelings in people who have lost a small part of themselves to age, disability or disease. For her, music is medicine.
29
May
15
Lawrence Stevens named Resident of the Year
Lawrence Stevens likes to take one day at a time. Today, talking with his feet-up in his easy-chair, he is not feeling well due to an infection in his lungs. His room hums with the sound of an oxygen tank filling his lungs. It is the sound of war between his body and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; a type of obstructive lung disease characterized by chronically poor airflow that typically worsens over time.
19
Feb
16
Walk to to defeat ALS this May
Spring is in the air and Gibson Family Health Care is getting ready to walk to help people affected by ALS. ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) is a paralyzing, life-ending condition with a prognosis of two to five years of life. ALS attacks and kills the motor neurons in the body, denying you the ability to move, to speak and finally to breathe. It has no known cause, no effective treatment and no cure. ALS Canada provides equipment and support services, ensuring each client in Ontario has what they need to…
17
Jul
15
Gibson Family Health Care celebrates 50 Years of Family Care
Gibson Family Health Care reached a significant milestone in 2015. "Our  family is proud to be celebrating 50 years in business," says Brett Gibson, Administrator/Owner of Carveth Care Center. "As the owners and operators of Helen Henderson Care Centre in Amherstview and Carveth Care Centre in Gananoque, our family’s vision of Our Family Caring for Your Family is more than a statement. We strive to provide compassionate and diligent care to every resident.