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carveth helen henderson seniors healthcare centresThe latest news features for Gibson Family Health Care or Carveth and Helen Henderson Care Centres.

23
Jun
21
Maintenance worker wins workplace award
Steve Carroll sees hard work as a reward, strength and pleasure. Speaking from Helen Henderson Care Centre in Amherstview where he has worked for the past year in the Maintenance Department, this busy father of four also manages a house on six acres in Napanee. “I just finished fencing my property,” the 52-year-old says with a smile. “100 posts by hand. It was a lot of work.” Known for his friendly demeanour, Steve has won Employee of the Month for July at the accredited retirement lodge and long-term care home…
23
Jun
21
Gananoque woman recognized for good work
A Personal Support Worker at Carveth Care Centre has been recognized for her good work. Speaking from her house in Gananoque a few hours before her shift in mid-June, Donna Trebinskie smiles at the news she is the home’s Employee of the Month for July 2021, the same month as her 58th birthday. “I love my job,” she says quickly when asked about her work at the long-term care home. “It’s stressful right now, with what’s going on with the pandemic. But I like looking after the old folks. They’re…
01
Jun
21
Nurse to retire this Friday after 44 years of service
Gail Raymond is strongly motivated by duty. As such, the thought of retiring does not sit easy. Speaking from her workplace in late May 2021, Gail describes her last day of work this Friday (June 4) as bittersweet. “It has been great working here,” the 64-year-old confesses. “I’m sorry to be leaving, but the time has come for me to take care of my husband, family and self.” Gail has worked as a Registered Nurse at Helen Henderson Care Centre in Amherstview for the past 20 years. She was born…
28
May
21
Young nurse celebrated by workplace
Emily Egan in a young nurse with an old soul. Speaking from her house in Gananoque in May 2021, the 23-year-old smiles brightly when informed she is the Employee of the Month for June at Carveth Care Centre, a long-term care home full of residents she adores. “I’m really shocked. I feel honoured. It’s so nice to hear,” she says kindly about the recognition she earned for her work over the past 16 months (interrupted by a four-month stint at Providence Care Hospital last summer) as a Registered Nurse. “I…
28
May
21
Retirement lodge worker recognized for compassionate health care
Ruth Robbins is enjoying a new stage of life. At 59-years-old, she’s left behind a management position in retail and a heavy workload as a Personal Support Worker to work as a Residential Aide at Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge; a position she has held for the past seven months. “I love my job,” she says with a smile in May 2021. “I enjoy interacting with the residents and staff. What makes it very easy to work here is the compassion by staff for the residents. These girls go out of…
30
Apr
21
Health care heroes continue to emerge during strain of pandemic
Andrea Ruiz is a multi-talented health care professional who helps when and where she is needed. When the pandemic struck in mid-March 2020, she was working as a PSW at Helen Henderson Care Centre and studying to become a Recreation Professional; her dream-job. Shortly after beginning her new position in the home’s Recreation Department, she was asked to return to work as a PSW to shore-up the lack of health care workers caused by the pandemic. Andrea said yes. A few months later in April 2021, she returned to the…
30
Apr
21
Residential Aide in retirement lodge shines during pandemic
Kathryn McCartney has been helping others as long as she can remember. When she was little, her grandmother was diagnosed with dementia and Kathryn was there to help. After her grandmother died when she was 14, Kathryn embarked on a career to help seniors at Providence Manor. She has been helping the elderly ever since. “I love it,” says the 37-year-old Kingston woman about her job caring for almost 40 residents in Carveth Retirement Lodge where she has worked as a Residential Aide for almost two years. “I work a…
19
Apr
21
New art program launched
A new program at Helen Henderson Care Centre is helping residents with dementia through sensory based art. Called Visions Through Art, the program was launched last week to the delight of residents on Reception Three, the home’s secure unit. The program incorporates painting and tactile items such as butterflies as illustrated in these spring portraits. The program will be repeated every month with a new theme. When enough artwork is made, residents will host an exhibit. Organizers describe the program as inclusive, allowing residents with restrictions to participate. “It’s important…
19
Apr
21
Home upgrades technology with help of Lions Club and government grant
The Gananoque Lions Club is making the world a better place, one act of kindness at a time. Recently, the club obtained a government grant of $5,000 to upgrade technology for seniors at Carveth Retirement Lodge. The money will provide new equipment to entertain seniors and keep them connected to their families and community. Club members were delighted to receive the New Horizons for Seniors grant which will help the retirement lodge persevere the pandemic that has raged for more than one-year. The Government of Canada declared the pandemic in…
29
Mar
21
Housekeeper recognized for good work during pandemic
Kari Purvis is thrilled to win her first workplace award at 42 years old. Speaking from Helen Henderson Care Centre where she works as a Housekeeper, the Yarker woman smiles at the news she is the home’s Employee of the Month for April 2021. “I love it,” she says with a smile about her job. “This is what I was meant to be. I’ve been a cleaner all of my life, but I feel like I fit here.” When she was younger, Kari was close to becoming a Personal Support…