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Since 1965, Carveth Care Centre has been providing quality Long term Care and Assisted Living Services in Gananoque, Ontario. Carveth Care Centre offers an active, affordable lifestyle for retired seniors as well as high quality accomodations for residents that require continued long term care.

05
Feb
16
Creating an environment of nourishing life experiences
Paula Lewis knows the importance of nourishing life experiences. A former Director of Care and Administrator with more than 35 years of experience in long-term care—the past ten years at Carveth Care Centre as Assistant Director of Care—Lewis has spent most of her life trying to make people feel appreciated. “I do get passionate about working with seniors, appreciating their experiences and ensuring they continue to have a voice as they age,” she says with a smile about a program she created at Carveth to help staff, volunteers, residents and…
05
Feb
16
Water is the driving force of all nature and this love
When Rita Brennan married her husband Ray, he put her and their wedding party on a boat and sent them down the St. Lawrence River to Boldt Castle; a magnificent home built as a tribute to the owner’s beloved wife. It was a romantic gesture by Ray that has stayed with Rita for 14 years. “It was kind of a novelty wedding,” she admits about the boat ride and wedding ceremony conducted earlier that day by Ray’s ordained nephew. Sitting in her room located down the hall from Ray at…
05
Feb
16
Retirement lodge earns prestigious recognition
Carveth Retirement Lodge is glowing with pride. Home to hundreds of retirees for almost 40 years, the lodge received the highest professional status for retirement homes in Ontario. In late 2015, the lodge was accredited by the Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA). It was Carveth’s first attempt to obtain the three-year designation. The accreditation is a prestigious accomplishment because it shows the home met, or exceeded, a rigorous set of industry standards. Working to achieve a passing mark of 85 per cent, Carveth Retirement Lodge earned an impressive 95.8 per…
10
Feb
16
Local woman recognized for work excellence
Paige White has the type of eyes that make you want to stop and take a second look. Unless she’s looking at you down the barrel of a gun, that is. “I like to hunt and fish,” the petite woman from Gananoque says with a smile about her unusual pastime. Only 24 years old with long blond hair, the friendly woman laughs at the misconception woman don’t like to hunt and fish. “I guess you can’t judge a book by its cover,” she says. “I have been doing it my…
24
Dec
15
Preparing a Christmas feast
You learn a lot about someone when you share a meal together. A dietary aide in the kitchen at Carveth Care Centre, Ken MacIntyre has served thousands of meals to hundreds of residents over the past eight years. “It's fun,” the energetic 24-year-old says about his career that began in the kitchen’s dish-pit at the tender age of 16. “I get to interact with a lot of people which is nice because I’m usually socially awkward. “When I’m not at work, I’m basically like a shut-in,” he says with a…
03
Mar
16
A promise made is a debt unpaid for Delta woman
Tammy Kean doesn’t like to give up on anything or anyone. For her, a promise is a debt unpaid. Slim with dark shoulder-length hair, the 55-year-old from Smiths Falls talks fast and loves for eternity. “I wouldn’t be the person I am today if I hadn’t worked with these people,” she says with an easy charm, gesturing toward residents at Carveth Care Centre where she has worked for more than 20 years. Currently living on Lower Beverly Lake in Delta, Tammy is the home’s Employee of the Month for March…
05
May
16
When cleaning & caring intertwine
For many, cleanliness is next to Godliness. For Julie Dennison, a clean floor is a clear mind. “Housekeeping isn’t just cleaning, we’re here for the residents,” says the friendly woman about her work as a cleaner at Carveth Care Centre. A patient listener and hard worker, Julie began cleaning the home in 2003. Two years later, she was asked to oversee the housekeeping department; a hands-on job she describes as therapeutic. For Julie, cleaning and caring intertwine. Together, they clear the cobwebs from the corner of her mind and enhance…
29
Jun
16
Golden rule guides this nurse
Susan Morton treats people how she wants to be treated. It’s her golden rule. “If I make one person smile or laugh a day, I feel like I’ve done my job,” she says, echoing the adage laughter is the best medicine. Looking relaxed in the early summer of 2016 in a nursing outfit accessorized by a pink watch and pink pants, her smile and laughter fill the hallways at Carveth Care Centre where she works as a Registered Practical Nurse. I’ve been nursing for 41 years,” the 59-year-old says about…

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