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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.

08
Jun
18
What’s meant to be will always find its way
Gerald and Jean Walker were meant to be together. Sitting close as the rain falls gently outside the window behind them on a late spring afternoon in 2018, the two finish each other’s sentences and laugh at each other’s jokes. It is familiar routine for the two 92-year-olds after almost 72 years of marriage. “We were born on the same day in Montreal,” says Jean affectionately about their shared birthday of June 15. “We met in elementary school around 10 years old.” Petite with luminescent eyes, Jean talks about the…
30
May
18
Amherstview woman enjoys second career helping others
Lucia Castillo is having a first-rate time in a second career. Born and raised in the Philippines, Lucia was a civil engineer for 33 years before moving to Canada in 2008. Shortly after her arrival, she put her people skills to use as a Residential Aide at Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge. It is a job she has enjoyed for almost nine years. “I like it. This is my second career,” says the friendly 63-year-old from the lodge dining room in late May. “I like helping the residents here. I look…
24
May
18
Home enjoys a taste of the Maritimes
When Dan Chaisson left Nova Scotia for Ontario, he probably didn’t know he would create a sensation when he arrived in Kingston. Shortly after touching down in the Limestone City, Dan cooked late into the night as his sister, Annette Warren, watched with a smile. The next day, the duo served an authentic East Coast dinner to the delight of guests of Helen Henderson Care Centre, a retirement lodge and long-term care home in Amherstview, a charming community in the greater Kingston area. Sitting in the dining room a few…
17
May
18
This leader knows the way, goes the way, shows the way
For Sue Reynolds, problems are only opportunities in work clothes. As the Director of Care (DOC) of the only long-term care home in Amherstview, Sue spends a lot of time managing people and their problems. Talking in a soft tone and a clear voice, most residents and staff respond with a smile when Sue answers questions and provides direction. Unaware of her unique ability to engage cooperation almost effortlessly, the DOC’s easy nature and common sense are felt throughout Helen Henderson Care Centre. “I like interacting with the residents and…
24
May
18
Meet the people working behind the scenes of long-term care
Making the world a better place is important to Molly Sorensen. President of Carveth Care Centre Family Council, Molly is passionate about easing the transition to long-term care (LTC) for residents and families. “Taking care of residents in a LTC home is a challenging job,” says the retired school teacher. “I have great admiration for the staff who come to their job with patience & grace and do their best to create a safe, caring and comfortable environment for residents.” A regular visitor to the accredited retirement lodge and LTC…
10
May
18
Nursing home awarded accreditation
A rigorous review of health care practices at Carveth Care Centre has resulted in approval by Accreditation Canada. After a three-day visit in mid-March, the organization stamped the long-term care home with a high rate of approval for its level of care; awarding the home accreditation. This approval means Carveth Care Centre meets or exceeds the standard level of long-term health care in Canada. “Carveth Care Centre is proud to invite Accreditation Canada into our home to review our programs, processes and services,” says Brett Gibson, Owner and Operator. “It…
07
May
18
Senior care addressed by world experts
Senior care is a leading priority in Canada according to a conference on long-term care held last month in Toronto. Speaking from the Toronto Congress Centre, Peggie Pelosi, Founder and CEO of ORENDA, confirms, “Baby Boomers are retiring at a rate of 10,000 per day. Millennials will constitute 75 per cent of the work force by 2025.” Held April 10 and 11, the 24th annual conference by the Ontario Long-Term Care Association was attended by health care professionals from around the world including a delegation from Gibson Family Health Care.…
17
Apr
18
The power of small talk and coffee
Ray Dorey believes coffee tastes better with friends. Smiling at the handful of men gathered around him on a Friday morning in April, Ray appears happy and relaxed. Laughing at his own jokes, the 62-year-old fills coffee mugs with his specialty brew and talks with an easy banter about his childhood and upbringing as an English Quebecer. Gathered around him are male residents of Carveth Care Centre, older men who smile when Ray unwraps a creamy pineapple dessert to go with the dark roast coffee he grinds fresh. It is…
Enjoy the beauty of the 1000 Islands this spring at Carveth Retirement Lodge Rooms are open and available now! Contact Lodge Manager Phyllis Lorbetskie at 613-382-4752 ext. 110.  
22
Mar
18
Making good food a family affair
Julie Metcalfe uses family to link her past and bridge her future. Speaking from Helen Henderson Care Centre where she has managed the Dietary Department for the past eight years, Julie’s family values are evident everywhere in this popular retirement lodge and long-term care home. “Working at Helen Henderson Care Centre makes me feel like I’m part of an amazing team and one big happy family,” says the friendly brunette. “People care deeply for each other here and this depth of love makes it feel like home.” Married with three…