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carveth helen henderson seniors healthcare centresThe latest news features for Gibson Family Health Care or Carveth and Helen Henderson Care Centres.

24
Mar
20
Messages of love during COVID-19
Please watch our Facebook page for more messages from residents while they're separated from their loved ones during this global health crisis. Watch the video on Global below. Nursing home residents share messages with their loved ones through social media
14
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…
12
Mar
20
COVID-19 emergency preparedness
(March 12, 2020) Gibson Family Health Care is enhancing its screening protocol for the 2019 novel coronavirus at Helen Henderson Care Centre and Carveth Care Centre. As per the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s direction, both homes are implementing advanced screening measures to protect our residents and staff; those most vulnerable to COVID-19 and have a higher risk of exposure. These new enhanced protocols mandated by the ministry include: Limiting entry to the main entrances effective 1500 today. At Carveth Care Centre, the main entrance for long-term care is…
11
Mar
20
COVID-19 emergency preparedness
(March 11, 2020) To protect Helen Henderson Care Centre and Carveth Care Centre against the 2019 novel coronavirus, Gibson Family Health Care is working with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to monitor, prepare and respond. To protect residents and staff against outbreak, we have implemented the following infection control measures: Posting of advisories at all entry points. Access to hand sanitizers with notices to practice good hand hygiene; located throughout the homes and at every entry point. Active screening of all visitors, resident admissions and returning residents. Instruction…
03
Mar
20
Home pleased with results of innovative health care
A nursing home in the Kingston area continues to gain attention for its innovative health care. Helen Henderson Care Centre, a retirement lodge and long-term care home in Amherstview, is improving the lives of its mostly senior population by customizing its health care for every resident.
12
Feb
20
Friends to the end
Life is better when you have a friend to navigate the pitfalls and windfalls. That is the sentiment of Wilma Hartley who has had the same best friend since childhood. Speaking from Carveth Care Centre in early February 2020, Wilma gently holds the hand of Doreen Haffie, her lifetime friend. The two women have a strong bond, unbroken by time and circumstances. It seems serendipitous how they have grown-up together and are growing old together. “We were so close when we were little and we’re close now,” says Wilma who…
07
Feb
20
Home celebrates memory of kind and caring man
Sometimes the most unremarkable deeds make the most powerful impressions. That is the feeling of residents and staff of Helen Henderson Care Centre who are mourning the death of 81-year-old Jim Findlay, a resident since 2013. “When my uncle died, Jim wrote me the most beautiful letter,” says Heather, a resident of the home. “It was very meaningful to me.” Residents and staff are fondly remembering Jim, following his death on Feb. 5, 2020. They smile talking about the small ways he made people feel appreciated and comfortable. “Jim was…
28
Jan
20
Nursing home celebrates good work of RN
Lydia Renaud is exceptionally good at time management. A Registered Nurse at Helen Henderson Care Centre since July 2019 - Lydia is the busy mother of four girls ages 15–3. When she’s not working or busy raising her family, the 40-year-old Kingston woman works as a professional tutor at St. Lawrence College and volunteers at Providence Care Hospital. She uses her spare time to improve her green-belt in Goju-Ryu Karate, read and garden/camp in the summer. Asked to describe herself, the popular nurse notes, “I try to be positive. I…
23
Jan
20
Dietary Aide recognized by coworkers
Angie Young celebrated her 40th birthday recently by reflecting on her accomplishments. The proud mother of two girls, Angie says about her career, “I went to school for hairdressing, worked in retail and ended-up in food services.” A Dietary Aide for more than six years at Carveth Care Centre, Angie was selected by her coworkers as the Staff Spotlight for February. “I love it, I really do,” says the Perth Road Village woman about her job preparing and serving food to 104 residents in long-term care. “I love the residents,”…
LifeLabs, a service provider at Helen Henderson Care Centre and Carveth Care Centre, recently experienced a cyber attack which compromised customer information.  Their investigations to date indicate the affected systems could contain information that includes customer names, addresses, email addresses, birth dates, logins & passwords, health card numbers and lab results. For more information about this incident, please visit customernotice.lifelabs.com or call 1-888-918-0467.