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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.

26
Feb
24
Local nursing homes approved by Accreditation Canada
A rigorous review of health care practices at two family-owned long-term care homes has resulted in approval by Accreditation Canada. After visiting Carveth Care Centre in Gananoque and Helen Henderson Care Centre in Amherstview, two long-term care homes near Kingston, Ontario, Accreditation Canada stamped them with a high rate of approval for their level of care. “It is a huge accomplishment for a home to be accredited by Accreditation Canada and it speaks volumes about the quality-of-care and services that we provide,” says Angela Gibson, the senior manager who spearheaded…
21
Feb
24
New Care Coordinator welcomed at Carveth Care Centre
At 47-years old, Lisa Smith is enjoying significant changes in her career as a nurse. Working as a front-line health care worker for the past 14 years at Carveth Care Centre, a long-term care home in Gananoque, Lisa just transitioned from floor nurse to management. “I love working here,” says the popular Registered Practical Nurse (RPN). “I enjoy the residents, families, and the staff. I like helping people and my new position as Care Coordinator will allow me to continue to do that. I’m excited about this endeavour; It’s been…
05
Feb
24
Lodge resident approaches 103, credits good genes with longevity
At 102 years old, Hugh Mechin knows aging isn’t for the faint of heart. Sitting in his warm room at Helen Henderson Retirement Lodge in Amherstview on a cold winter afternoon in early 2024, Hugh talks with a clarity that defies his age. He never falters with dates and names when talking about himself. He also doesn’t hesitate to share the secret of his long and healthy life. “It’s good genes,” he replies clearly “That’s the main thing. It’s essential.” Since his birth on Sept. 26, 1921, Hugh has witnessed…
01
Feb
24
Myrla Murray joins exclusive club for 100-year olds
This Groundhog Day is going to be extra special for a resident of Carveth Retirement Lodge. “When it’s Groundhog Day, think of me,” says Myrla Murray with a smile. Sitting in a recliner chair in the home’s lobby, Myrla seems happy on this cold winter morning in late January 2024. Before stopping to talk, she was enjoying a game of Snakes and Ladders with recreation staff and two fellow residents. “I’ve outlived a lot of groundhogs,” she says with laugh about her almost 100 years. “I’ve been lucky in life.…
02
Jan
24
The Caregiver - Celebrating Family Council at Carveth Care Centre
My name is Jim Taylor and my wife, Helen, is a resident at Carveth Care Centre (CCC). I am a member of the Family Council, a volunteer organization that is established and supported by CCC to act as an advocate for residents to enhance their quality of life and quality of care. We meet once a month to discuss and discover various issues that concern residents. Meetings last about 1.5 hours. The members of Family Council are either family members of residents or designated and interested caregivers. In the past…
02
Jan
24
Kitchen worker kicks off New Year with workplace award
Lynn Miranda was shocked, but pleased, when told about her workplace award at Carveth Care Centre where she has worked for almost 17 years as a Dietary Aide. Smiling at the home on a cold day in late December 2023, the friendly Gananoque woman talks with enthusiasm about her job to feed and nourish 104 residents in long-term care. “I like my job and I love the residents,” Lynn responds when asked about her work. Known for her willingness to participate in theme days at the home, Lynn’s fun spirit…
06
Dec
23
Gananoque woman to retire before Christmas as PSW
Connie Turcotte has seen a lot of changes in the Canadian health care system over the last 37 years. Through every change and her own health issues, she has enjoyed her job and worked with a smile. Speaking from Carveth Care Centre where she has worked for the past 13 years, the 67-year-old reflects fondly on her career that is about to end with retirement on Dec. 22, 2023. “I was part of the first group of students to take the Personal Support Care Worker course,” the Gananoque woman reflects…
08
Nov
23
Sparkle a Senior's Spirit
This holiday season, bring happiness to a resident in retirement living and long-term care at Helen Henderson Care Centre and Carveth Care Centre.  You can do this by supporting our Sparkle a Senior's Spirit Campaign which will provide a present for EVERY resident on Christmas Day. At Helen Henderson Care Centre, residents can use bathroom caddies - please call us to learn more at 613-384-4585 ext. 224. At Carveth Care Centre, residents have requested items that are personalized such as slippers and housecoats.To learn more, please call 613-382-4752 ext. 107.…
31
Oct
23
Melissa Bell named Employee of the Month for November
It’s a good feeling when you find your calling in life, just ask Melissa Bell, a Personal Support Worker at Helen Henderson Care Centre. “I love it,” the friendly 44-year-old Kingston woman replies when asked about her job working at the popular long-term care home in Amherstview. “The staff are amazing; they’re so helpful. The clientele here is a mixing pot of society, which is a nice change of pace from my previous job in security where I worked for 21 years. I saw a lot of darkness in the…
31
Oct
23
100 years old and counting
Jim Gates is living proof that well done is better than well said. Sitting in his room at Carveth Retirement Lodge where he moved two weeks earlier in the fall of 2023, the friendly man talks with a vigour that matches his good health at 100. Born in January 1923 on land that is now called Grass Creek Park in Pittsburgh Township outside Kingston, Jim smiles when asked about the secret of his long and healthy life.  “There’s things I can’t tell you,” he says with a smile. “I don’t…