Support groups needed once assisted suicide ban lifted: administrator

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Corporate policies and procedures also necessary, says April Faux

The Supreme Court of Canada voted unanimously to lift the ban on assisted suicide in February, a move long-term care home managers say will impact their residences at some point. But what needs to be in place for homes to be ready for this change? Read more

Addressing Alzheimer’s a focus of recent family council meeting

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Family council meeting turns into ‘support group’

At a recent family council meeting at Burnbrae Gardens, residents’ families looked into ways to address their loved ones who have Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a discussion that the Campbellford long-term care home’s administrator/life enrichment co-ordinator April Faux says she would like to see continue. Read more

Burnbrae administrator hopeful about rejuvenated family council

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April Faux says changing the wording of invitations made the difference

Burnbrae Gardens, like many Ontario long-term care homes, has struggled to maintain a family council. But when administrator and life enrichment co-ordinator April Faux recently changed the wording in a recent invite to a family council meeting, she was surprised by the interest it garnered. Read more

True spirit of Christmas comes to Burnbrae Gardens

Halley Marsh (centre, white T-shirt) holds a thank-you card presented by Burnbrae Gardens residents' council president Frank Trombley on behalf of the home's 43 residents. Halley is making sure all residents at the Campbellford home get a present to open Christmas Day.

Halley Marsh (centre, white T-shirt) holds a thank-you card presented by Burnbrae Gardens residents’ council president Frank Trombley (far right) on behalf of the home’s 43 residents. Halley is making sure all residents at the Campbellford home get a present to open Christmas Day.

11-year-old Halley Marsh makes up gift bags for each resident

Every holiday season we hear remarkable stories of people doing nice things for others. One of those extraordinary stories has touched Burnbrae Gardens. Read more

Burnbrae Gardens’ office manager combining her skills in new position

Kathy Deline’s PSW and business admin training fits well in role

When the office manager position became vacant at Burnbrae Gardens in August, Kathy Deline saw this as an opportunity to combine her care skills with her business administration background. Read more

Much-loved office manager has shown outstanding commitment for 13 years

Rosie Coppens and April Faux of Burnbrae Gardens are seen here. Coppens is retiring Aug. 22 after 13 years at the home.

Rosie Coppens and April Faux of Burnbrae Gardens are seen here. Coppens is retiring Aug. 22 after 13 years at the home.

Burnbrae Gardens’ Rosie Coppens retires Aug. 22

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 — Deron Hamel

After serving 13 years at Burnbrae Gardens, a beloved staff member is getting ready to start a new chapter in life when she retires Aug. 22. Read more

New NCM says working in LTC is a chance to make a difference

John Wickert brings restaurant experience to new role at Burnbrae Gardens

Thursday, July 31, 2014 — Deron Hamel

While John Wickert has only been the nutritional care manager (NCM) at Burnbrae Gardens for about a week and a half, he says he’s enjoying his new job, largely because it’s a chance to make a difference to others. Read more

Laundry aide handles residents’ clothes with TLC

Debbie Meiklejohn earns Burnbrae’s ‘Everyday Hero’ award

ORILLIA, Ont. – Whether they need a pair of delicate stockings laundered or just want to say hello, residents often poke their heads into the doorway of environmental services to see Debbie Meiklejohn. Read more

‘Inspired Leader’ transforms residents’ breakfasts, dietary department

Burnbrae Gardens ‘proud’ to have Adam Brand on its team

ORILLIA, Ont. – From frying eggs residents rave about to motivating employees by example, Burnbrae Gardens is grateful to have Adam Brand on staff. Read more

Forum mixes fun and education

Managers’ gathering concludes today

Fun and celebration are mixing with valuable educational opportunities at this year’s OMNI Health Care Managers’ Forum, which began May 6 and concludes today at Fern Resort in Orillia. Read more