Carveth News

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

23
Aug
18
Mallorytown woman wins workplace award
Tanya Evaristo isn’t the type of person who cries when something is over, rather, she smiles because it happened. Tanya, 25, beams brightly when told she is the Employee of the Month for September at Carveth Care Centre where she has worked as a Personal Support Worker (PSW) for the past three years. “I love it here,” says the petite brunette when asked about her job assisting 104 residents in long-term care. “I like learning about the residents.” Typically found on one of the bath teams, Tanya does her best…
17
Jul
18
Home to host fall open house
A retirement home in Gananoque is showcasing its award winning programs and services at an open house this fall. Carveth Retirement Lodge, an accredited retirement home in the Thousand Islands, is opening its doors to the public on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 1 to 4 pm. The open house is part of a province-wide initiative by the Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA) to showcase amenities for people looking for assisted living. The open house will also introduce residents and dedicated & dynamic staff. Featuring the taste, sound and beauty of…
17
Jul
18
Turtle lover is at ease in her own shell
Amy Eaton has a lot in common with sea turtles. She swims with the current, navigates well and stays calm under pressure. “I love turtles,” exclaims the 35-year-old with a smile in the summer of 2018. “I have rescued two sea turtles in the past.” Speaking from Carveth Care Centre where she has worked as a Personal Support Worker (PSW) for 10 years, Amy talks about turtles the same way she talks about her work to help residents in long-term care: with care and compassion. “I do things for residents…
21
Jun
18
People who are quiet may be dancing in daydreams or carrying the weight of the world
Erica Merkley knows quiet people have the loudest minds. Speaking from Carveth Care Center where she has worked as a Registered Practical Nurse for the past 14 years, Erica notes softly, “I’m pretty quiet. I keep to myself at home. Home is where my heart is.” A resident of Lyndhurst, Erica is the Carveth Care Centre Employee of the Month for July. Her duties include administering medication and providing medical attention to people in long-term care. “I’ve known Erica my entire life,” says Brett Gibson, Administrator. “It is a pleasure…
04
Jun
18
Carveth Family Fun Day
Ever wanted to meet The Little Mermaid or feel sea slime? Join Carveth Care Centre for an Under the Sea adventure at our annual Family Fun Day from 1:30 to 3:30 pm on Aug. 15. This event includes live music by Ambush, food and FUN family activities. For details, contact the Carveth Activation Department at 613-382-4752 ext. 107.  
30
May
18
Kingston woman recognized for dedication and professionalism
For Debbie Hoadley, success is being happy with what you have while working for what you want. “The key to a lot of things is you don’t have to like it, but you do have to accept it to have some kind of peace,” says the personal support worker (PSW) from Carveth Care Centre on a warm spring morning in May 2018. “It’s important to move on. It’s also important to be happy and kind.” Blessed with wisdom and contentment, Debbie smiles brightly at the news she is the home’s…
24
May
18
Meet our Director of Care
Shelley Bender is a quiet and steady presence in a sometimes loud and busy home. A registered nurse with a passion for health care, Shelley is the Director of Care at Carveth Care Centre, an accredited retirement lodge and long-term care home in Gananoque. Known for her intelligence and sense of humour, Shelley has worked at the home for 32 years. She describes her duties as staffing, regulations and compliance. “I like interacting with the residents and knowing that family members are happy with the care we are providing their…
02
May
18
Meet our Assistant Director of Care
Lynn Vereecken is the type of nurse who knows it’s a blessing to open the eyes of a newborn and gently close the eyes of a dying man. Graced with compassion, she understands the importance of being the first and last witness to the beginning and end-of-life. A registered nurse at Carveth Care Centre for the past 14 years, Lynn’s concern for the wellbeing of others is evident in her work as the Assistant Director of Care. “I genuinely love my job,” she says from her office at the accredited…
25
Apr
18
This nurse adopts the pace of nature
Joanna Bonacci has adopted the pace of nature whose secret is patience. Smiling on a late Friday afternoon near the end of April, the friendly nurse talks happily about her recent workplace award. “I’m very surprised,” admits the 26-year-old about being named the Carveth Care Centre Employee of the Month for May. A Registered Practical Nurse at Carveth Retirement Lodge for almost two years, Joanna is a beloved member of the Carveth family who is known for her patience. “I love my job,” she replies, when asked about her work…
28
Mar
18
Spring cleaning makes sunshine and happiness
Sherry White knows you don’t get anything clean without getting something else dirty. Typically surrounded by washcloths and mop buckets, Sherry is passionate about keeping her workplace free of dirt, marks and stains. Speaking from Carveth Care Centre where she has worked for the past four years as a housekeeper, the 50-year-old mother of two notes happily, “I love my job. I like to visit with the residents. They’re so funny. It’s always an interesting day.” Calling herself a Neat Freak, Sherry is the home’s Employee of the Month for…