News

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

16
Jul
20
Front-line worker shares warmth and fun with seniors
Kelsey Shortall sparkles like sunshine. Speaking from Carveth Care Centre where she has worked for almost two years, the Activity Aide is smiling, happy and warm like a ray of sunshine. Only 25 years old, Kelsey is grateful for the chance to work with seniors who reside at the popular retirement lodge and long-term care home in Gananoque. In return, staff and residents appreciate her cheerful attitude and innovative activities and programs. “I love it here,” says Kelsey with a smile. “There is never a day that is the same.…
16
Jun
20
Cleaner recognized for essential service during pandemic
A hardworking cleaner at Carveth Care Centre has won her first workplace award. “I’m excited,” says Teri McDonald when informed she is the home’s Employee of the Month for July. “It’s the first time I have ever been appreciated like this.” A Housekeeping and Laundry Attendant at the popular long-term care home, Teri is known for her reliability and kindness. “I love it,” replies the 43-year-old Kingston woman when asked about her job. “I’ve worked in retail my entire life and I decided last year I needed a change. It’s…
16
Apr
20
Goals of Care (during the COVID-19 pandemic) by Dr. Raul Vasquez
A video from Dr. Raul Vasquez, goals of care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 (April 2, 2020) Carveth Care Centre has a CLEAR health status. We are working closely with Public Health and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to PREVENT COVID-19 from entering our home. Our work includes a comprehensive management plan. Please watch this page for public notices and updates or go to our Facebook page. For further information on our infection control practises and directives, please contact our Director of Care, Shelley Bender, at 613-382-4752 ext. 103. * Should our health status change, families and staff will be contacted immediately…
27
Mar
20
Workplace excellence recognized during global health crisis
A Personal Support Worker from Kingston has been recognized by a nursing home in Gananoque for workplace excellence. 56-year-old Laurie Heaslip smiles when told she is the Employee of the Month for April at Carveth Care Centre. “Laurie is comforting, approachable and is resident-focused,” says Lynn Vereecken, Assistant Director of Care at the popular long-term care home. “You are guaranteed a positive response when you approach her. She is a valued member of our team.” Pleased with the feedback, Laurie notes, “I love my work. I’ve been doing it for…
18
Mar
20
COVID-19 emergency preparedness
(March 14, 2020) In a further effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to Helen Henderson Care Centre and Carveth Care Centre, Gibson Family Health Care is only allowing essential visitors to our homes. This is a direct order from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care who has identified essential visitors as those who have a resident who is dying or very ill. These visitors will be actively screened. No other visitors are allowed into our homes at this time. They are encouraged to keep in touch with…
25
Feb
20
Easter bunny to visit home in April
Join Carveth Care Centre on April 11 for a special Easter celebration. Starting at 1:30 pm in the Multipurpose Room, this family-friendly event includes refreshments, pictures with the Easter Bunny, face painting and live harp music. For details, contact the Activation Department at 613-382-4752 ext. 107.
25
Feb
20
If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you
Devin Burns believes a life without recreation is like a car without gas. Staying active keeps your body and mind working. Speaking from Carveth Care Centre where he has worked as an Activity Aide for the past two years, the 25-year-old smiles when asked about his work. “I Love it. It’s great,” says Devin in late February 2020. “It’s everything I thought it would be and more.” A trained kinesiologist, Devin is the home’s Employee of the Month for March. “I was extremely surprised to win this award,” he says…
20
Jan
20
Scenery Photo Contest
Have a favourite scenery or structure photo?Please share it with Carveth Care Centre by April 6, 2020.All photos will be displayed in our long-term care home for the enjoyment of residents, families, volunteers and staff. Best photos will even win a prize!Each entry is $5 with proceeds in benefit of the Gananoque Humane Society. For details, contact the Activation Department at 613-382-4752 ext. 107.
19
Dec
19
Retirement home worker enjoys time with seniors
Jessica McCully feels privileged to work with seniors. Speaking from Carveth Retirement Lodge where she has worked for almost five years, the 26-year-old brunette admits, “I love it here. When I got hired in the lodge, I decided they got me for life.” Married with children, the Gananoque woman notes softly, “My grandparents were a big part of my life. I’m very fond of the elderly.” The home holds a special place in Jessica’s heart for another reason. Her grandfather lives in the nursing home while her grandmother lives with…