Helen Henderson News

The latest news and announcements from Helen Henderson Care Centre in Amherstview.

19
Oct
18
Friendly PSW named Employee of the Month
A personal support worker at Helen Henderson Care Centre has been recognized by her coworkers for work excellence. Colleen Bencze, 41, is the home’s Employee of the Month for November. “Colleen is an amazing personal support worker (PSW) who quietly goes about providing tender compassionate care to the residents of this home,” says Sue Reynolds, Director of Care. “Colleen’s peers, residents and families praise her care and the calm, kind way she has with the residents. We are very fortunate to have found such an amazing PSW to be part…
28
Sep
18
Housekeeper recognized for outstanding work at nursing home
A housekeeper at a popular nursing home in Amherstview has been recognized for her outstanding work. Sheila Harrison, 57, is the Employee of the Month for October at Helen Henderson Care Centre. “Shelia is an amazing employee who has been dedicated to our home for 15 years,” says Sue Reynolds, Director of Care. “She is dedicated and thoughtful in going about her day and is always finding ways to make life easier for residents and staff. We are incredibly grateful for her hard work to keep our home clean and…
23
Aug
18
Maintenance worker praised by home and staff
Colin Williams is grateful for the little things in life. Only 39 years old, Colin is a maintenance worker who has experienced such extreme highs and lows, his values and attitude have shifted. “I don’t worry about the small stuff anymore,” says the friendly man, almost two years after one of the lowest points of his life. Colin credits that time, when his professional and personal life where in turmoil, as the reason for his attitude of gratitude. Wearing a smile in the summer of 2018, he sees his work…
17
Jul
18
Home to host fall open house
A retirement home in Amherstview is showcasing its award winning programs and services at an open house this fall. Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge, an accredited retirement home owned and operated by the Gibson family, is opening its doors to the public on Sept. 22 from 1 to 4 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 dynamic/dedicated staff. Featuring the taste, sound and beauty…
17
Jul
18
Bath woman has a happiness that is contagious
April Jordan is a force of nature. Pushing a cleaning cart down the hall at Helen Henderson Care Centre where she has worked for the past 15 years as a housekeeper, April is usually heard before she is seen. Often found singing, dancing or talking, April is a ray of sunshine at the long-term care home. “I’m not negative. It’s just part of my personality,” says the cheerful 39-year-old in July 2018. Dressed in scrubs and running shoes, the mother of two smiles at the news she is the home’s…
26
Jun
18
Helen Henderson Family Fun Day
Join the fun this July at the Helen Henderson Family Fun Day from 4 to 7 pm on July 18. This event includes live music, BBQ, chip truck and games for the entire family. It's FREE family fun and we hope you can join us. For further details, contact Activity Director Donna Joudoin at 613-384-4585 ext. 224.  
04
Jun
18
Spring Fling
Loyalist Township firefighters will be at our Spring Fling on June 23 to run a charity CAR WASH. Please join us from 9 am to 1 pm for a BBQ, YARD SALE and FUN. Proceeds from this event in support of seniors at Helen Henderson Care Centre. For details (or to make a donation to our YARD SALE), please call 613-384-4585 ext. 224.
07
May
18
Meet our Assistant Director of Care
Melissa Locke knows excellence is not being the best; it’s doing your best. “I like to know at the end of the day that I have done my best to perform my work,” says the registered nurse when asked about the source of her professional happiness. “I like to take the time to talk with people and make them smile.” The Assistant Director of Care at Helen Henderson Care Centre for the past five years, Melissa is passionate about the health and wellbeing of others. Her work involves quality improvement,…
27
Apr
18
This award winning nurse prefers the personal side of health care
It is a well-known fact that a worried nurse does better research than the FBI. “I find my job has many roles,” admits Dana Bowerman, a registered practical nurse at Helen Henderson Care Centre. “One of my favourites is being a detective. I love the feeling I get when I figure-out how to help someone. It could be something that I figure-out and put in place myself, or something with a physician’s assistance. It’s a great feeling to solve a medical problem.” A nurse at the popular long-term care home…
25
Apr
18
Office Manager lightens the burdens of others
No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another. Working in the main office of Helen Henderson Care Centre is Rhonda Carroll-MacDonald, a helpful someone who constantly lightens the burden of others. “I try to be a positive, helpful and energetic person around the home and in the community,” says Rhonda when asked to describe herself. Working in the home’s main office, Rhonda is the person most people meet when they first enter the long-term care home. When she’s not answering the phone,…