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Find great savings at a Christmas Bazaar at Carveth Care Centre this Saturday. This fun annual event features affordable and unique items from 38 vendors. The bazaar is from 9 am to 1 pm in our Multipurpose Room which can be accessed off Herbert Street in Gananoque. Everyone welcome!
11
Nov
19
Home praised for growth and consistent satisfaction rates
A long-term care home in the Kingston area is celebrating another year of positive reviews. Speaking from Helen Henderson Care Centre in Amhersview in November 2019, Assistant Director of Care, Melissa Locke, shared the results of an extensive survey completed by residents and families. According to the surveys, every family (of residents at the home) is satisfied with the medical care by frontline workers who are described as kind, caring and compassionate. “Our Family and Resident Satisfaction Surveys allow us to reflect on the needs, wants and wishes of the…
08
Nov
19
Grief support group takes shape at nursing home
When dealing with grief, it helps to look for happiness amid the heartbreak. Assisting residents of a local nursing home navigate the grieving process is volunteer Barb Kelly of Bereaved Families of Ontario. “When people are grieving, it’s like a light goes out. They need to learn to live with the loss,” the Amherstview woman explains softly from Helen Henderson Care Centre where she plans to launch a grief support group on Nov. 11. A volunteer at the accredited long-term care home for the past 14 years, Barb knows the…
24
Oct
19
A great teacher is hard to find, difficult to part with and impossible to forget
For Tiffany Burgess, nursing is a work of the heart. Speaking from Carveth Care Centre where she works as a Registered Practical Nurse, Tiffany divides her time as a frontline health care worker and teacher.  “I love long-term care,” says the 35-year-old mother of one. “It’s truly my niche.” An employee of the home since 2005, Tiffany started as a Personal Support Worker (PSW) before she earned her nursing license in 2008. Her hard work earned her Employee of the Month for November 2019. “There are several employees who deserve…
23
Sep
19
Popular nurse praises retirement home
Kim Beavis is having a hard time saying goodbye. Speaking from Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge where she has provided life-saving health care for more than 22 years, her eyes fill with tears when she talks about her last day of work in a few days. “I’m sad to be leaving,” says the 54-year-old Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) from the beautiful lodge dining room. “Wherever I go, it’s not going to be here.” A fixture in the lodge, Kim is preparing to leave the family owned and operated home on Sept.…
18
Sep
19
Retirement home showcases Deluxe Suite available for rent
A popular retirement home in Amherstview is growing. Helen Henderson Retirement lodge has added a second one-bedroom apartment with every amenity of assisting retirement living. The second room of its kind at the home, this Deluxe Suite is 560 sq ft of comfortable living space. It is currently available for rent. “This second Deluxe Suite is a result of the overwhelming response we received from the first suite we built in the fall of 2018,” says Angela Gibson, Assistant Administrator, “These suites are truly outstanding. They have a private walk-out…
22
Oct
19
Retirement Lodge to host Fall Open House
A retirement home in Amherstview is showcasing its award-winning programs and services at an open house this weekend. Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge, an accredited retirement home owned and operated by Gibson Family Health Care, is opening its doors to the public on Saturday, OCT. 26 from 1 to 4 pm. Featuring live music by AMBUSH and delicious food, Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge Fall Open House includes prizes and free tours. Admission is free and open to everyone. “We hope the community takes advantage of this opportunity to tour our retirement…
04
Sep
19
Gananoque woman proves dreams come true for people in LTC
Going back to a place she loves has always been a dream for Judy Moore. Confined to a wheelchair after losing her lower left leg, Judy dreams about the life she had before entering long-term care (LTC) last year. At 72 years old, Judy’s mind is sharp and alert. It’s physical limitations that hold her back. “My health is okay, other than I can’t walk,” she says softly. “But I’m getting stronger in my hands and arms.” For a large part of her adult life, Judy volunteered at the Vacation…
03
Sep
19
Retirement Lodge to host Fall Open House
A retirement home in Gananoque is showcasing its award winning programs and services at an open house this fall. Carveth Retirement Lodge, an accredited retirement home in the 1000 Islands, is opening its doors to the public on Sunday, Oct. 20 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. The open house is part of a province-wide initiative by the Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA) to   showcase services for people looking for assisted living. The open house will also introduce residents and dedicated & dynamic staff. Featuring the taste, sound and beauty of…
26
Aug
19
Gananoque grandmother praised for work in nursing home
A fun-loving grandmother from Gananoque is earning praise for her work with residents in long-term care. Speaking from Carveth Care Centre where she has worked as a Personal Support Worker for the past 18 years, Carol Campbell notes, “I love it here. I’ve always loved my work. I think I can make a difference. I carry a sense of humour with me which makes the day better.” Looking tired, but happy, around noon on a weekday near the end of August, Carol admits she has been at Kingston hospital (with…