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The latest news and announcements from Helen Henderson Care Centre in Amherstview.

25
Aug
20
Cancer survivor has reason to celebrate this September
Brad Haffie can empathize with the people in his care. As a personal support worker (PSW) in a long-term care home in Amherstview, Brad received critical medical care when he was diagnosed with Leukemia at four years old. By the time he turned five, that medical care had put his disease into remission. More than 38 years later, Brad reflects on that pivotal moment in his life which steered him towards a career in health care. “I feel things happen for a reason,” he says kindly about the lifesaving treatment…
14
Jul
20
Napanee woman inspires faith and trust in Amherstview residents
Sometimes Kendra King inspires the people in her care. Most times, they inspire her. Speaking from Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge where she has worked for the past two years as a Registered Practical Nurse, the 28-year-old Napanee woman notes, “I love working here. I’ve enjoyed it ever since I started.” The mother of a four-legged fur-baby named Ashyr, Kendra was nominated by a lodge resident for a workplace award. She smiles when informed of the recognition. “It makes me feel like I’m doing my job well,” she says gratefully. “The…
17
Jun
20
Front-line worker credits mother for helpful nature
A front-line worker at a local nursing home has won a workplace award for her helpful nature which she credits to her mother who was a childcare provider and foster parent.  “In general, I like helping people,” says BethAnne James, a Registered Nurse at Helen Henderson Care Centre in Amherstview. “I get that from my mother. She’s a very selfless person who was always helping people.” Speaking from the popular home where she has worked for more than one-year, the friendly Kingston woman says, “I love it here.” Her work…
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.
STATUS REPORT (April 10, 2020) Helen Henderson Care Centre has a CLEAR health status for Influenza B and COVID-19. 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 which now includes face masks for all staff, at all times. Please watch this page for public notices and updates. For further information on our infection control practises and directives, please contact our Director of Care, Sue Reynolds, at 613-384-4585 ext. 240.…
(April 2, 2020) Helen Henderson Care Centre has a CLEAR health status for COVID-19. We have one-case of Influenza B which should be cleared tomorrow. 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 visit our Facebook page for regular updates. For further information on our infection control practises and directives, please contact our Director of Care, Sue Reynolds, at…
30
Mar
20
Personal Support Worker applauded for compassionate health care
As she faithfully works the night shift at a nursing home down the street from her house in Amherstview, Cindy Whan is quietly improving the lives of the community’s most vulnerable citizens while the rest of the world sleeps. “I like my job a lot,” says the friendly 26-year-old who has worked as a Personal Support Worker (PSW) at Helen Henderson Care Centre for the past year. “If I ever show-up for work in a bad mood, the residents put me in a good mood. I’ve always wanted to work…
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…
26
Feb
20
Fun-loving nurse wins workplace award
Lindsay Geris is extremely grateful for the blessings in her life. At 29 years old, she appreciates every healthy day as she works to control her Type 1 Diabetes. Speaking from Helen Henderson Care Centre where she has worked as a Registered Practical Nurse for the past three years, Lindsay notes, “I wear an insulin pump. I have had it since I was nine months old. I was the youngest person in Ontario to get it and the third youngest in Canada. It’s helped me control this disease and avoid…
19
Dec
19
Nurse recognized for workplace excellence
A nurse at Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge has earned the home’s first workplace award of the New Year. Marie Drohan is the home’s Employee of the Month for January 2020. “I’m shocked and excited,” says the Registered Practical Nurse about the recognition. “I can’t wait to go home and tell my mom.” An employee at the home for the past 1.5 years, Marie admits, “I love it here. I’ve been a nurse for 17 years and I’ve worked in many different facilities. There’s a reason I’m still at Helen Henderson…