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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.

19
Feb
21
Efforts of temporary pandemic worker celebrated
A temporary pandemic worker is receiving accolades for her work to help seniors persevere the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking from Carveth Care Centre in mid-February, Nancy Harrington calls the recognition a pleasant surprise. “I really didn’t know what to expect,” she says with a smile about her arrival at Carveth Care Centre as a Universal Worker in August 2020; five months after the pandemic was declared in Canada. “I never worked in long-term care before,” explains the 63-year-old. “It’s been quite an education.” Named Employee of the Month for March 2021,…
11
Feb
21
School children make Valentine’s cards for seniors
A kind gesture by a group of students will reach wounds only compassion can heal. That is the sentiment of a local nursing home about to receive more than 150 Valentine’s cards from South Crosby Public School in Elgin. Speaking from the school in mid-February, Teacher Leanne Huffman, 45, says the cards are from seven classes, including her Senior Kindergarten and Grades 1/2 Class which she describes as ‘very busy, loving and kind’. Leanne says she got the idea for the cards while teaching procedural writing. “Because of COVID-19, the…
01
Feb
21
Cook retires from Gananoque nursing home after 24 years
Pat Carter makes the best cinnamon buns and butter tarts. Just ask the residents of Carveth Care Centre who have been enjoying her baking for the last quarter-century. Speaking from the home at the end of January 2021, the 68-year-old Gananoque woman reflects on her time at the home with pride. In less than five days, she will be retired after 24 years of service. “I liked it. It was good,” she said about her work at the popular home. “You get to meet a lot of people. The residents…
04
Jan
21
Hostess retires after almost 29 years at local nursing home
Elke Veley has seen a lot of changes in long-term care since she started working as a hostess almost 29 years ago. “We have some younger residents and more men,” the 69-year-old says from the home, two weeks before her retirement on Dec. 31, 2020. “It’s been an interesting career,” she says thoughtfully about her time working at Helen Henderson Care Centre in Amherstview. “There’s always something new happening here.” Married with three children and two grandchildren, Elke will be missed by the residents and staff. “Elke always seems to…
04
Jan
21
New Year means another chance to make dreams come true
Jennifer Donovan has started the New Year on the right foot. A Personal Support Worker (PSW) at Carveth Care Centre for more than seven years, Jennifer has been named the home’s Employee of the Month for January 2021. “I’m honoured,” she says about the award. A resident of Escott, Jennifer has been recognized for her work assisting 104 residents in long-term care. “I love it,” says the friendly 27-year-old. “I like getting to know the residents; making them smile and laughing with them. I always dance with the residents or…
Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge in Amherstview is holding a WINTER SALE! We are offering 50 per cent off the first two months’ rent until March 31, 2021. (Must move-in by April 30.) Our retirement lodge has rooms open and available including Regular Privates, Large Privates and a Deluxe Suite. Please write or call 613-384-4585 ext. 251 if you’d like to learn more about our services, rates and availability! Or,  to book an assessment (which determines if we can meet your health care needs), please contact Lodge Manager Audrey Young at…
30
Nov
20
Carveth Care Centre named Business of the Year
A long-term care home in Gananoque has been named Business of the Year for 2020. The prestigious award recognizes a business that has demonstrated responsible business leadership and harmony within the community. It was presented to Carveth Care Centre, a combined 150-person retirement lodge and long-term care home, by the 1000 Islands Gananoque Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 26, 2020. According to Amy Kirkland, Executive Director of the chamber, “This business was nominated for their amazing diligence and their tireless, continued efforts, put forth to ensure safe practices of care…
24
Nov
20
Front line health care worker earns workplace award
Sam Schuett has found a sense of purpose in health care. “I like connecting with the residents and getting to know them,” says the Personal Support Worker (PSW) about her job caring for 104 residents at Carveth Care Centre, a long-term care home in Gananoque. “I enjoy building relationships with them.” Only 22-years-old, Sam has been named the home’s Employee of the Month for December. She has worked at the home for almost two years. Her duties include serving and assisting the residents. “I like it here,” the Kingston woman…
24
Nov
20
Temporary pandemic worker earns permanent job for exceptional work
A home for seniors in Amherstview has recognized a Kingston woman for her exceptional work. Adrianne Hollington smiles when informed she is the Employee of the Month for December at Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge. “It’s very exciting,” says the 29-year-old from the popular home. “I put a lot of heart into working here. I love the residents and I try to encourage them during this time of crisis. I’m honoured and humbled I would even be selected for this award.” Hired by the home last April, Adrianne did such a…
11
Nov
20
Outbreak over at Helen Henderson Care Centre
(NOV. 11, 2020) Public Health has declared the COVID-19 outbreak OVER at Helen Henderson Care Centre in Amherstview. The outbreak was limited to one-resident and one-staff member who were identified as positive on Oct. 27 by Kingston, Frontenac, L&A Public Health Unit.  Since early March 2020, the home has followed strict, infection prevention and control precautions to protect its approximately 170 residents. In conjunction with Public Health and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Gibson Family Health Care has implemented comprehensive strategies to prevent and respond to COVID-19. As…