Carveth News

The latest news and announcements from Carveth Care Centre in Gananoque.

21
May
19
Memorial quilt made with love by senior
It’s a blanket made with love. That is how Betty Droogh describes the memorial quilt she made for residents who leave Carveth Care Centre for the last time. A resident of Carveth Retirement Lodge for the past three years, Betty started the three-layer quilt in February 2019. She finished it approximately three months later with the help of her daughter. “It’s kind of unique, I think,” she explains softly. Using the dove as a symbol of peace, the blue and white quilt has a dove in each corner and one…
14
May
19
Senior nurse retires after almost half century of long-term care
A lot has changed in 47 years since Paula Lewis started her career. Back then, she walked into a full-time job as a Registered Nurse for $7.50 an hour. “And that was well-paid back then,” she says about the beginning of her career in 1972. “Since then, wages have increased and there have been major improvements in long-term care.” “I always thought that when I went into nursing, I would go into pediatrics,” the Kingston woman explains thoughtfully, a day before her retirement at Carveth Care Centre, a retirement lodge…
14
May
19
Residential Aide fills home with happiness and joy
Melissa Jones find humour in almost everything. A Residential Aide at Carveth Retirement Lodge for the past eight years, most people hear Melissa before they see her. “I can be loud, funny and silly,” she admits with a smile. “I’m always cracking jokes at the residents to get them to laugh. Sometimes it’s effortless.” A valued member of the Carveth family, Melissa is the home’s Employee of the Month for June. “Melissa is that one employee who can find a positive note or reason to make you laugh,” says Phyllis…
25
Apr
19
Gananoque cook wins workplace award
Most people use food to heal, nourish and show affection. It’s an expression that crosses boundaries. As a dietary aide turned cook at Carveth Care Centre for almost 11 years, Laurie Blodgett knows the importance of food and the role it plays in our lives. “I like to make special food for the residents,” says the 45-year-old from the retirement and long-term care home in late April 2019. “I like to go that extra mile for them. One year, I did a wild game party for the men.” Known for…
21
Mar
19
Lyndhurst woman recognized for good work
Janette Wheeler finds purpose and meaning in helping others. A Nurse’s Aide at Carveth Care Centre for more than 30 years, Janette helps care for 104 residents in the accredited long-term care home. “I love it,” the Lyndhurst woman replies quickly when asked about her job. “I’ve always liked this type of work. I love working with people and helping people. The residents feel like family. Their stories from years ago are fascinating.” She smiles when informed she is the home’s Employee of the Month for April. “Janette is a…
15
Mar
19
Nursing home praised for quality health care
A Gananoque company is being praised for delivering quality health care in a caring environment. “Carveth Care Centre asked family members to tell us if they are satisfied with the care provided to residents in long-term care,” says Paula Lewis, Policy and Program Development for the accredited home. “The feedback was invaluable because it told us we are doing a good job.” Home to 104 residents, the long-term care home is known for its quality health care, comfort and compassion. It conducted the survey in 2018 and released the results…
07
Feb
19
Baby Photo Contest at Carveth Care Centre
Celebrate the arrival of spring by entering the Carveth Care Centre Baby Photo Contest. Entries will be accepted until April 18. Winners of best vintage, cutest and black & white photos will receive a prize. Please note, entries will become the properrty of the home and may be displayed on our walls. Here is a complete list of rules:
17
Jan
19
Gananoque woman makes people feel welcomed and loved
Katlyn Renaud wears her passion on her sleeve and holds her heart in the palm of her hand. A Residential Aide at Carveth Care Centre since 2015, the 30-year-old mother of three is passionate about the wellbeing of others. “Some of the people here don’t have family to visit,” she says when asked about her favourite part of the job. “I like to think I make their day a little better by making them feel welcome and loved.” Known for her hard work and quick smile, Katlyn is the home’s…
17
Jan
19
Residents of long-term care home make social impact
A group of seniors in Gananoque is bridging the generation gap by helping children stay warm in the winter and feeding hungry families. The seniors are members of the Carveth Care Centre Residents’ Council, a long-term care home in the heart of the Thousand Islands. Every year, the group gives money to the Alzheimer’s Society of Leeds and Grenville, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Gananoque Humane Society, Sheba’s Haven, Gananoque Wheels of Care, Terry Fox Run, Legion Poppy Fund, Food Bank and Salvation Army. Near the end of…
20
Dec
18
Dietary Aide recognized for good work
For Brittany Turner, work is a family affair. Speaking from Carveth Care Centre where she has worked since high school, the 24-year-old Dietary Aide smiles often when talking about the popular nursing home and her coworkers. “I really, really like it. I always have. It’s kind of like home here,” says Brittany. “I work with my sister and best friend. Both of my grandmothers worked here, and my grandfather helped the Wheels of Care.” Speaking from the accredited long-term care home a few days before Christmas, Brittany admits, “I feel…