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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.

11
Jun
20
New pen pal program at popular home
Nothing says you care like a handwritten letter. That is the sentiment of residents at a long-term care home in Amherstview who will start writing letters to pen pals later this month. According to the program’s creators, ‘Write from the Heart’ is a new pen pal program at Helen Henderson Care Centre, a retirement lodge and long-term care home near Kingston, Ontario. Its goal is to match residents with community members based on shared interests and allow them to connect on an ongoing basis through a mutual love of writing.…
29
May
20
Nursing home proud of strong connection to community and families
In a time when there doesn’t seem to be much good news coming out of the long-term care industry in Ontario, one home is proud of its connection to its families, community and staff.  “I think we’re doing a great job caring for our long-term care residents while we work to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” says Erin Woodcox, Care and Safety Coordinator for Helen Henderson Care Centre in Amherstview. “We’ve been ahead of the game since the COVID-19 pandemic started last March. Our infection control practices have been an…
27
May
20
Home names Resident of the Year
Betty Reed is happiest when she is helping others. Born and raised in Elgin, the 71-year-old has lived her entire life in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville. She raised her family on a beef farm near Delta and worked at Maple View Lodge in Athens for 23 years. A sore back prompted her to retire at 65 from the job she loved. A loving mother and grandmother, Betty arrived at Carveth Care Centre in March 2019. In a short amount of time, she made a big impact in…
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13
May
20
Meet a front-line worker in the fight against COVID-19
Chelsea Boomhour likes being a front-line worker in the fight against COVID-19. Only 25 years old, Chelsea is a valued member of the Recreation Department at Helen Henderson Care Centre, a popular retirement lodge and long-term care home in Amherstview. Speaking from the home in early May 2020, the Recreation Aide notes, “The times are definitely different due to COVID-19. Hands down, my role has changed a lot. It is an emotional roller coaster right now because everyone is worried about this highly contagious disease entering our home, despite our…
19
Apr
20
Gananoque woman turns 100 during COVID-19 pandemic
When Kay Garland was born in Newfoundland in the spring of 1920, it was the best of times and the worst of times. The 1920s was a decade of change. Many Canadians owned cars, radios and telephones for the first time. The cars brought the need for good roads. The radio brought the world closer to home. The telephone connected families and friends. Prosperity was on the rise in cities and towns, and social change flavoured the air. Women shortened, or bobbed, their hair. Flappers danced and wore short fancy…
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…