Burnbrae RAI co-ordinator ‘a real bright light’

Burnbrae Gardens RAI co-co-ordinator Becky Brownson poses with her Inspired Leader award.

Burnbrae Gardens RAI co-co-ordinator Becky Brownson poses with her Inspired Leader award.

Becky Brownson’s willingness to go above and beyond for others earns her an Inspired Leader award

CAMPBELLFORD, Ont. – If there’s one characteristic that stands out about Burnbrae Gardens RAI co-ordinator Becky Brownson, it’s her willingness to always stop what she’s doing to help others, says April Faux. Read more

Being proactive has helped Burnbrae Gardens eliminate pressure ulcers

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‘Prevention is first and foremost, but if you see something, it’s crucial to be proactive’

Closely monitoring residents and being proactive has helped ensure people living at Burnbrae Gardens do not have Stage 2 to 4 pressure ulcers. Read more

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

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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