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

26
Oct
20
Amherstview woman considers workplace her extended family
Angela Ryder knows time spent with family is worth every second. Speaking from Helen Henderson Care Centre where she works as a Personal Support Worker, Angela sees her work as a labour-of-love and her co-workers as family. “I love my job,” says the 57-year-old from the long-term care home in Amherstview. “I feel it is extremely rewarding because, as a lot of girls here know, I lost my parents really young. They were only 57 and 60. I consider the people I work with, and residents I care for, my…
15
Oct
20
Home launches recipe contest
Our cooks would love a few new recipes to share in our home. If you have a favourite recipe, please send it our way and we'll do a taste test with our residents. Thanks!    
28
Sep
20
Kitchen worker retires from Amherstview nursing home after 32 years
A popular long-term care home in Amherestview is saying goodbye to a veteran staff member. Iva House retired from Helen Henderson Care Centre in early September after 32 years as a Dietary Aide. “Iva will be missed by the staff and by the residents,” says Julie Metcalfe, Food Service Nutrition Manager. “She was a loyal employee for many years and took pride in her job every day. She cared deeply for the residents and took great care in ensuring she did her best to make them happy.” Iva may be best…
25
Aug
20
Cancer survivor has reason to celebrate this September
Brad Haffie can empathize with the people in his care. As a personal support worker (PSW) in a long-term care home in Amherstview, Brad received critical medical care when he was diagnosed with Leukemia at four years old. By the time he turned five, that medical care had put his disease into remission. More than 38 years later, Brad reflects on that pivotal moment in his life which steered him towards a career in health care. “I feel things happen for a reason,” he says kindly about the lifesaving treatment…
14
Jul
20
Napanee woman inspires faith and trust in Amherstview residents
Sometimes Kendra King inspires the people in her care. Most times, they inspire her. Speaking from Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge where she has worked for the past two years as a Registered Practical Nurse, the 28-year-old Napanee woman notes, “I love working here. I’ve enjoyed it ever since I started.” The mother of a four-legged fur-baby named Ashyr, Kendra was nominated by a lodge resident for a workplace award. She smiles when informed of the recognition. “It makes me feel like I’m doing my job well,” she says gratefully. “The…
17
Jun
20
Front-line worker credits mother for helpful nature
A front-line worker at a local nursing home has won a workplace award for her helpful nature which she credits to her mother who was a childcare provider and foster parent.  “In general, I like helping people,” says BethAnne James, a Registered Nurse at Helen Henderson Care Centre in Amherstview. “I get that from my mother. She’s a very selfless person who was always helping people.” Speaking from the popular home where she has worked for more than one-year, the friendly Kingston woman says, “I love it here.” Her work…
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.
STATUS REPORT (April 10, 2020) Helen Henderson Care Centre has a CLEAR health status for Influenza B and COVID-19. 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 which now includes face masks for all staff, at all times. Please watch this page for public notices and updates. For further information on our infection control practises and directives, please contact our Director of Care, Sue Reynolds, at 613-384-4585 ext. 240.…
(April 2, 2020) Helen Henderson Care Centre has a CLEAR health status for COVID-19. We have one-case of Influenza B which should be cleared tomorrow. 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 visit our Facebook page for regular updates. For further information on our infection control practises and directives, please contact our Director of Care, Sue Reynolds, at…
30
Mar
20
Personal Support Worker applauded for compassionate health care
As she faithfully works the night shift at a nursing home down the street from her house in Amherstview, Cindy Whan is quietly improving the lives of the community’s most vulnerable citizens while the rest of the world sleeps. “I like my job a lot,” says the friendly 26-year-old who has worked as a Personal Support Worker (PSW) at Helen Henderson Care Centre for the past year. “If I ever show-up for work in a bad mood, the residents put me in a good mood. I’ve always wanted to work…