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To the caring staff at Carveth Care Centre,
Thank you so very much for the kindness and care provided to Pat Ellerton.
Pat didn’t like to participate in events and there were times I felt she must have long, lonely days. Having spent a number of hours at Carveth recently, I realize you became her family.
Different staff members mentioned how much they enjoyed chatting with her and everyone seemed to know her well.
It was a privilege for me to be with her during her last hours. My daughter Dianna and I certainly appreciated the offers of food, comfort and ‘please ring if there is anything you need’.
Your tasks are not easy, but God bless you for the love and care that you give to your residents at the time in their lives when they need it.
Date of Posting: 26 April 2017
Posted By: Karen Ellerton
Dear Gibson Family,
My Mother, Alice Crowder, was admitted to Carveth Care Center in Gananoque in the fall of 2016. I just wanted to let you know that your staff there showed my mother the kindness, compassion and respect that someone of mother's age deserved. Everyone (nurses, nurses' aids, PSW's, office staff, activation and the hair dresser) was very kind and considerate. We also want to thank you for making mother comfortable and showing the whole family compassion in her final days. Even though it was a very tough time for our family, the staff at Carveth Care Centre took care of us like we were family. Please pass on to all your staff that we feel they are a wonderful group and we will always remember the kindness we felt from them.
Thank you everyone.
Glen & Dollena Crowder
Date of Posting: 25 April 2017
Posted By: Glen and Dollena Crowder
Dear Donna and all the fabulous ladies in the Activation Department,
Audrey Tordoff flourished in the last two and a half years of her life, while a resident of Helen Henderson Care Centre.
Part of this blossoming was the nursing care she received, but most of it was a direct result of the work that activation does. You gave her the opportunity to try new experiences, continue old interests in new ways better suited to her abilities, meet new friends, stay mentally sharp and fill her time constructively. We will always be grateful for this.
As her family, we want to thank you for the work you do every day and that you did for Audrey. She loved it when someone would read the calendar of upcoming events. There was always so much for her to look forward to, and plan for. This was so important to her emotional well-being. As she said in the March Newsletter, “If you were bored at Helen Henderson, it was your own fault.”
We remember when Audrey attended her first ever Super Bowl party, shortly after she moved into Helen Henderson. She called us that night to tell us all about the game and that it was a ‘blow-out’.
Audrey had never even watched a football game before, but she was taking it all in because she wanted to feel part of the community of Helen Henderson. And that is exactly what your department fosters – a social community.
As you remember, Audrey loved participating in everything. Thank you for working to develop a program that kept her so happy and interested. She loved games (bingo, trivia, word), arts and crafts, poetry club, baking, exercise programs, entertainment, activities centred around food, religious services, holiday events and the field trips. But more importantly, she loved the friendships and bonds she developed with many of you. The Activation Department meant that there was companionship at all times of the day – she loved that!
Thank you also for encouraging her to help. Whether it was folding newsletters, chopping strawberries or helping out with the garage sale – she loved feeling useful, giving her input and feeling like part of it all.
We were blessed to have had Audrey in our lives. And, we are so thankful for the love you gave her and the special times you made for her. Your work is very important and very appreciated.
Rick and Sally Tordoff
Date of Posting: 10 November 2016
Posted By: Rick and Audrey Tordoff
A huge thank-you to you for taking time out of your very busy day to attend Gail’s Care Conference yesterday.
I continue to appreciate the extra mile you go to, in order to help people adjust and settle-in to their new home.
This is not an easy road for any of us, but you are truly making a difference by the extra care, time and support you give to us.
Date of Posting: 09 November 2016
Posted By: Cora
To the staff of Helen Henderson Care Centre,
I was admitted to your care centre just over a week ago and I asked my daughter to type-up this letter for me to give to you.
I just wanted to take the time to say thank-you to each and everyone of you!
I love my room. The Personal Supporter Workers and the Nurses have been so kind, upbeat and friendly - all have smiles on their faces.
The staff has made me feel so welcome and comfortable at my new home.
I am especially relieved there is a smoking area with an ashtray and there are beautiful gardens around the property.
Jack, the maintenance man, was also kind enough to stop from his busy schedule to hang my clock in my room for me.
I have been here long enough to have two baths so far and they have been wonderful!
I believe people pay a lot of money at spas to have the kind of treatment we receive here on bath days.
So, once again, thank you to all of you who work hard everyday to take care of myself and fellow residents.
It is very much appreciated.
Date of Posting: 12 July 2016
Posted By: Brenda Boyce
This is a note of great appreciation to your staff for making Easter so joyous for Shirley Shaw, a resident since Christmas.
You prepared a beautiful Easter dinner for my family of nine on Sunday, April 8 in a private room. You went out of your way to make it memorable.
Special thanks to Melanie and the wonderful people who assisted her.
Your care centre is a gem in this community. Thank you again to the Gibson family for their insight.
Date of Posting: 08 April 2015
Posted By: George Shaw