News

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

08
Feb
21
In the quilt of life, friends are the stitches that hold it together
A group of women in Lyndhurst has used their time and talent to brighten the lives of residents of a local nursing home. “I think what they did is very sweet,” says Tammy Kean, a Recreation Professional at Carveth Care Centre in Gananoque. “They’re both extremely beautiful,” she says about the two quilts that were stitched with love for the long-term care home. “I was touched by that.” Speaking on behalf of the Stone Bridge Quilters who made and donated the comfort quilts, Jane Griggs says, “We felt they should…
01
Feb
21
Front-line health care worker wins workplace award
Katelyn Lozo is good at making the best of a bad situation. As a front-line worker, she hasn’t let the COVID-19 pandemic interfere with her duties to provide health care to long-term care residents; one of society’s most vulnerable populations. “For me, not much has changed,” says the 28-year-old from her home in Brockville that she shares with her boyfriend and dog. “I go to work and I come home.” For the past 10 years, Katelyn has worked as a Personal Support Worker (PSW) at Carveth Care Centre where her…
26
Oct
20
Residential Aide wins workplace award
A worker at Carveth Retirement Lodge has won her first workplace award. Tracy Harmer of Brewers Mills smiles brightly when informed of the recognition for almost two years of work as a Residential Aide at the accredited retirement home. “I love it,” she replies when asked about her work. “I wish I had done it (taken the job) years ago. I really enjoy it and I have no intention of leaving anytime soon.” The proud mother of three adult children and one-grandson, Tracy works mostly nights at the home. She…
25
Sep
20
Lansdowne woman dreams of cross-country adventure
Gloria Brewster’s dream is to travel across Canada and see the country she calls home. Born in the Philippines, Gloria moved to Canada 16 years ago. Since then, she has always wanted to see this big, beautiful country. “I know it’s impossible now, but someday, hopefully when the pandemic is over, I’d like to travel across Canada,” says the friendly woman who moved to Lansdowne approximately seven years ago. “I’ve only been to Ottawa so far and I’d like to see more of Canada. That’s my dream.” Gloria smiles as…
16
Jul
20
Front-line worker shares warmth and fun with seniors
Kelsey Shortall sparkles like sunshine. Speaking from Carveth Care Centre where she has worked for almost two years, the Activity Aide is smiling, happy and warm like a ray of sunshine. Only 25 years old, Kelsey is grateful for the chance to work with seniors who reside at the popular retirement lodge and long-term care home in Gananoque. In return, staff and residents appreciate her cheerful attitude and innovative activities and programs. “I love it here,” says Kelsey with a smile. “There is never a day that is the same.…
16
Jun
20
Cleaner recognized for essential service during pandemic
A hardworking cleaner at Carveth Care Centre has won her first workplace award. “I’m excited,” says Teri McDonald when informed she is the home’s Employee of the Month for July. “It’s the first time I have ever been appreciated like this.” A Housekeeping and Laundry Attendant at the popular long-term care home, Teri is known for her reliability and kindness. “I love it,” replies the 43-year-old Kingston woman when asked about her job. “I’ve worked in retail my entire life and I decided last year I needed a change. It’s…
16
Apr
20
Goals of Care (during the COVID-19 pandemic) by Dr. Raul Vasquez
A video from Dr. Raul Vasquez, goals of care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 (April 2, 2020) Carveth Care Centre has a CLEAR health status. We are working closely with Public Health and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to PREVENT COVID-19 from entering our home. Our work includes a comprehensive management plan. Please watch this page for public notices and updates or go to our Facebook page. For further information on our infection control practises and directives, please contact our Director of Care, Shelley Bender, at 613-382-4752 ext. 103. * Should our health status change, families and staff will be contacted immediately…
27
Mar
20
Workplace excellence recognized during global health crisis
A Personal Support Worker from Kingston has been recognized by a nursing home in Gananoque for workplace excellence. 56-year-old Laurie Heaslip smiles when told she is the Employee of the Month for April at Carveth Care Centre. “Laurie is comforting, approachable and is resident-focused,” says Lynn Vereecken, Assistant Director of Care at the popular long-term care home. “You are guaranteed a positive response when you approach her. She is a valued member of our team.” Pleased with the feedback, Laurie notes, “I love my work. I’ve been doing it for…
18
Mar
20
COVID-19 emergency preparedness
(March 14, 2020) In a further effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to Helen Henderson Care Centre and Carveth Care Centre, Gibson Family Health Care is only allowing essential visitors to our homes. This is a direct order from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care who has identified essential visitors as those who have a resident who is dying or very ill. These visitors will be actively screened. No other visitors are allowed into our homes at this time. They are encouraged to keep in touch with…