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Helen Henderson Care Centre has declared a respiratory outbreak in the long-term care home and a COVID-19 outbreak in the retirement lodge. The home has proactively implemented outbreak protocols and is working closely with Public Health. Until the outbreak is resolved, visitation is limited to Essential Caregivers and outings are not permitted. For those who have loved ones on both sides of the home (retirement lodge and long-term care), you can only visit one-side, at this time.

For more information about our home, please contact:
Director of Care Sue Reynolds: 613-384-4585 ext.240 | suereynolds@gibsonfamilyhealthcare.com
Owner/Operator/Administrator Lisa Gibson: 613-384-4585 ext.222 | lisagibson@gibsonfamilyhealthcare.com
Infection Prevention & Control Lead Faith McGee: 613-384-4585 ext.230 | faithmcgee@gibsonfamilyhealthcare.com

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News

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

09
Dec
22
Santa and wife to arrive by horse drawn sleigh Dec. 22
A popular nursing home in Amherstview is expecting a special visitor this December who is going to arrive in a unique way. Santa and Mrs. Claus are scheduled to arrive at Helen Henderson Care Centre in a horse drawn sleigh on Dec. 22. They will be dropped off around noon and will spend the day visiting residents and staff. There will be a photo area in the home for pictures along with hot apple cider and homemade cookies. Speaking on behalf of the home, Activity Director Donna Joudoin notes, “Santa…
15
Nov
22
Festival of Trees
It's back! Please join us for our Second Annual Festival of Trees. This activity was a lot of fun last year. Decorating can begin Nov. 12, 2022. We can't wait to see what you create! For details about this competition, please contact our Activation Department at 613-384-4585 ext. 224.
05
May
22
New Dietary Aide wins workplace award
In the five months Jordan Carter has been working at Helen Henderson Care Centre, she has made a noticeable impact. Starting as a Hostess at the Amherstview home last January, Jordan was quickly promoted to Dietary Aide and then named Employee of the Month for May 2022. Speaking for the home, Food Service Nutrition Manager Shaun Stephenson notes, “Jordan is a light in the kitchen. She’s a great person; very upbeat. She’s a positive presence in our department.” Smiling from the long-term care home in late April, the 41-year-old seems…
08
Apr
22
Good work by young nurse celebrated
A young nurse in Amherstview has been recognized for her good work helping residents at a retirement home in Amherstview. “I love it here, I really do,” says Rebecca Timson, 31, when asked about her job for the past six months as a Registered Practical Nurse at Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge. “I like how you get to see the person behind the illness here as opposed to treating just the illness in an acute care setting.” Rebecca joined the home after her maternity leave for her son, Max. Prior to…
02
Mar
22
Personal Support Worker recognized for good work
An Amerstview man has earned his first workplace award after more than 20 years of helping others. Brad Haffie, 43, smiles when informed he is the Employee of the Month for March 2022 at Helen Henderson Care Centre in Amherstview where he has worked as a Personal Support Worker for the past 16 years. “I love my job,” he says in mid-February from the popular retirement lodge and long-term care home. “I love making the residents laugh and having fun with them. I like helping the staff, too.” Brad knew…
02
Nov
21
Festival of Trees
Helen Henderson Care Centre has launched a new program called Festival of Trees. Here are the rules and timelines:
05
Oct
21
New nurse wins workplace award in Amherstview
A new nurse at a long-term care home in Amherstview has won her first workplace award. 23-year-old Stephanie Bender smiles at the news she is the Employee of the Month for October at Helen Henderson Care Centre where she was worked for the past six months as a Registered Practical Nurse. “I started here in April 2021 and I love it so far,” she says with a smile when asked about her job. “When I arrived, everyone was really nice and welcoming. Staff even shared work tips and tricks.” Growing…
09
Sep
21
New Manager of Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge
Congratulations Erin Woodcox, the new Manager of Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge! Erin is a Registered Practical Nurse and has been a valued team member of Helen Henderson Care Centre for more than 26 years. She is excited about her new role. To learn more about our retirement lodge, please call Erin at 613-384-4585 ext. 233.
19
Aug
21
Resident turns 100, joins Centenarian Club
Helen Henderson Care Centre in Amherstview has a new centenarian. Helen Doreen Williamson turned 100 in August 2021. Born to George and May Compton at home on a farm on Sunnyside Road in Kingston Township on Aug. 6, 1921, Helen was six when she moved with her parents and younger sister to a larger farm on Holmes Road in Storrington Township.  On the day of the move, her father milked at the one farm in the morning and milked in the evening at the new farm after walking the cows…
08
Jun
21
Recreation Department shuffles and adds new talent
Kourtnie Farrell is a young woman with a bright future. Speaking from her workplace in early June 2021, Kourtnie is happy to talk about her budding career in the Recreation Department at Helen Henderson Care Centre, a family-owned retirement lodge and long-term care home in Amherstview. “I started working at the home in April 2020 as a temporary Universal Worker to help the home get through the COVID-19 pandemic,” the 22 year-old says happily. “I really enjoy working with the residents and chatting with them. Shortly after I started working…