Carveth News

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

19
Jul
19
Sunbury woman recognized for helping others
Kyleen Menard is happiest when she’s caring for others. Speaking from Carveth Care Centre where she has worked as a Personal Support Worker for the past four years, the 29-year-old Sunbury woman is gaining recognition for helping people reach their fullest potential. “I really like it here,” she says about the accredited long-term care home in Gananoque. “I enjoy all of the residents. My coworkers are great.” Asked about her work, the mother of two notes, “It’s very tough. It’s also very rewarding because you get to help people with…
21
Jun
19
Gananoque woman wins workplace award
A 24-year-old Gananoque woman is earning praise for her work as a Personal Support Worker at Carveth Care Centre. “I like being here,” admits Chelsea Welch, the home’s Employee of the Month for July. “I started in the Activation Department when I was in high school. Then I moved to the kitchen to work as a student dishwasher. I enjoyed working in the kitchen because I could visit with the residents. That made me want to get more involved in their care.” A recent graduate of the Personal Support Worker…
03
Jun
19
Family Fun Day
Enjoy LIVE MUSIC, DELICIOUS FOOD and FAMILY FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES at the Carveth Care Centre Family Fun Day. This annual event is in our back parking lot from 1:30 to 3:30 pm on Aug. 14. Special attractions include a visit by Little Ray's Reptile Zoo, a HUGE waterslide, foam by the fire department and music by AMBUSH. Remember to wear something tropical! Please RSVP our Activation Department by Aug. 1 at 613-382-4752 107.
03
Jun
19
Home hosts annual Strawberry Social
Enjoy FRESH and DELICIOUS strawberries at the Carveth Care Centre Strawberry Social from 2-3 pm on Wednesday, June 19.Tickets are available at the Carveth Tuck Shop or through our Activation Department at 613-382-4752 ext. 107. Take-out available!
21
May
19
Memorial quilt made with love by senior
It’s a blanket made with love. That is how Betty Droogh describes the memorial quilt she made for residents who leave Carveth Care Centre for the last time. A resident of Carveth Retirement Lodge for the past three years, Betty started the three-layer quilt in February 2019. She finished it approximately three months later with the help of her daughter. “It’s kind of unique, I think,” she explains softly. Using the dove as a symbol of peace, the blue and white quilt has a dove in each corner and one…
14
May
19
Senior nurse retires after almost half century of long-term care
A lot has changed in 47 years since Paula Lewis started her career. Back then, she walked into a full-time job as a Registered Nurse for $7.50 an hour. “And that was well-paid back then,” she says about the beginning of her career in 1972. “Since then, wages have increased and there have been major improvements in long-term care.” “I always thought that when I went into nursing, I would go into pediatrics,” the Kingston woman explains thoughtfully, a day before her retirement at Carveth Care Centre, a retirement lodge…
14
May
19
Residential Aide fills home with happiness and joy
Melissa Jones find humour in almost everything. A Residential Aide at Carveth Retirement Lodge for the past eight years, most people hear Melissa before they see her. “I can be loud, funny and silly,” she admits with a smile. “I’m always cracking jokes at the residents to get them to laugh. Sometimes it’s effortless.” A valued member of the Carveth family, Melissa is the home’s Employee of the Month for June. “Melissa is that one employee who can find a positive note or reason to make you laugh,” says Phyllis…
25
Apr
19
Gananoque cook wins workplace award
Most people use food to heal, nourish and show affection. It’s an expression that crosses boundaries. As a dietary aide turned cook at Carveth Care Centre for almost 11 years, Laurie Blodgett knows the importance of food and the role it plays in our lives. “I like to make special food for the residents,” says the 45-year-old from the retirement and long-term care home in late April 2019. “I like to go that extra mile for them. One year, I did a wild game party for the men.” Known for…
21
Mar
19
Lyndhurst woman recognized for good work
Janette Wheeler finds purpose and meaning in helping others. A Nurse’s Aide at Carveth Care Centre for more than 30 years, Janette helps care for 104 residents in the accredited long-term care home. “I love it,” the Lyndhurst woman replies quickly when asked about her job. “I’ve always liked this type of work. I love working with people and helping people. The residents feel like family. Their stories from years ago are fascinating.” She smiles when informed she is the home’s Employee of the Month for April. “Janette is a…
15
Mar
19
Nursing home praised for quality health care
A Gananoque company is being praised for delivering quality health care in a caring environment. “Carveth Care Centre asked family members to tell us if they are satisfied with the care provided to residents in long-term care,” says Paula Lewis, Policy and Program Development for the accredited home. “The feedback was invaluable because it told us we are doing a good job.” Home to 104 residents, the long-term care home is known for its quality health care, comfort and compassion. It conducted the survey in 2018 and released the results…