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Private rooms are now available at Carveth Retirement Lodge! Find your AFFORDABLE assisted retirement living in our accredited home located in the heart of the beautiful 1000 Islands. For more information, contact Phyllis Lorbetskie at 613-382-4752 ext. 110.
Join Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge for a Spring Open House on Saturday, June 1. See our spectacular gardens while enjoying live music and a BBQ lunch. This event is free and open to everyone! Take a tour of Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge and see how you can enjoy life, stay active and have fun in assisted retirement living. Come home to Helen Henderson and let our family care for your family For details or to schedule a tour another day/time, please contact Lodge Manager Audrey Young at 613-384-4585 ext. 233.
25
Feb
19
Bruno and Chester spread happiness through pet therapy
Bruno Mathieu has found so much love and comfort in his 16-month-old Cavapoo named Chester, he wants to share it with others. A retired member of the Canadian Armed Forces, Bruno, 58, brings Chester to Carveth Care Centre, a retirement lodge and long-term care home in Gananoque. “We started here in January,” says Bruno in late February 2019. “I love it. It gets me out.” Diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Bruno uses Chester as a therapy and service dog. The duo work under the supervision of St. John Ambulance.…
29
Jan
19
Local doctor grateful for work/life balance
Christine Miller works hard to stay well in order to help care for others. A doctor in Gananoque and Kingston for the past 23 years, and a proud mother of three adult children, she divides her time between helping residents of two long-term care homes and focusing on her own health and happiness. “I love it,” the friendly woman says with a smile from Carveth Care Centre where she has worked part-time since November 2018. “It’s working out well for me,” she says about her reduced workload. “It allows me…
25
Jan
19
Home enhances dementia care
People with dementia are capable of more than we can imagine. Just ask Amy Heddon who has spent the past 20 years working with people afflicted by the disease. “It’s the most enjoyable part of my job,” says the 40-year-old from Carveth Care Centre where she works as an Activity Aide. A resident of Lansdowne, the mother of three is passionate about improving lives through an innovative service at the long-term care home. Working with other health care professionals, Amy outfitted two carts to engage residents, the majority of whom…
16
Jan
19
Stories come to life for blind senior
Reading a good story is one of the most marvelous adventures anyone can ever have. Just ask Jean Walker of Carveth Care Centre. Sitting in her room at the long-term care home on a cold afternoon in January, the 92-year-old woman talks excitedly about her love of stories and the book club that is bringing them to life. “I used to think I would be spending my retirement reading, but it didn’t come to pass,” says Jean who is legally blind in one-eye and partially blind in the other from…
07
Jan
19
Kingston area Nursing home praised for exceptional health care
A long-term care home in the Kingston area is glowing with positive reviews. Speaking from Helen Henderson Care Centre in Amhersview on Jan. 3, Assistant Director of Care Melissa Locke shared the results of an extensive survey completed in 2018. Her announcement generated a wave of excitement in the home. According to her, almost every family (of residents at the home) is satisfied with the health care delivered by staff who are kind, caring and compassionate. “Our Family and Resident Satisfaction Survey allows us to reflect on the needs, wants…
04
Jan
19
Art helps battle dementia
It has been said that Alzheimer’s locks the doors and the exits. There is no reprieve, no escape. Rose Rautenberg knows this feeling well. A former world traveler, model and painter, Rose was passionate about her art before the chronic neurodegenerative disease called Alzheimer’s impaired her memory and ability. Now, almost 89 and unable to paint due to poor health, the scenes Rose captured on canvass when she was younger may help unlock the mystery of the disease that is stealing her independence in her golden years. A resident of…
21
Dec
18
Staff decorate retirement lodge and nursing home doors for holiday
Helen Henderson Care Centre is glowing with holiday cheer. Located in Amherstview, the accredited retirement lodge and long-term care home has Christmas decorations on every wall and in every corner. It has been described as a stunning winter wonderland. Smiling from her office, Activity Director Donna Joudoin is proud of what her department has accomplished this year. “Everyone is getting very competitive and it really lifted staff morale,” she says about a staff challenge to decorate department doors before Christmas. “We are very happy to report that we had such…
06
Dec
18
Displaced Fairfield Manor residents relocate to Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge
When Gord Montgomery was given two days to vacate a retirement home in Kingston earlier this year, his situation looked dire. A resident of one of two Fairfield Manor Retirement Homes forced to close by regulatory bodies, the 86-year-old and his neighbours scrambled to find other living arrangements. To his relief, Gord and several other Fairfield residents found comfort and safety at Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge in Amherstview. Talking from the accredited home on a cold winter afternoon, Gord’s voice is filled with relief after surviving the upheaval of being…