New program drumming up excitement at West Lake Terrace

Ruth Dwight is seen here leading a drum circle at West Lake Terrace.

Biweekly drum circle engaging residents of all abilities

A biweekly drum circle program that was launched at West Lake Terrace in May continues to snowball in popularity with the Prince Edward County long-term care home’s residents, says life enrichment co-ordinator Janie Denard. Read more

West Lake’s partnership with hospice creates a positive outcome for resident affected by depression

Since one-on-one visits began three months ago, resident’s quality of life has improved

A West Lake Terrace resident who was suffering from depression is now eating better, socializing and participating in programming since he started getting one-on-one visits from a Hospice Prince Edward volunteer. Read more

West Lake Terrace fundraiser nets $2K to buy residents Christmas presents

Success of this year’s record-setting campaign speaks to home’s high regard in the community, says LEC

West Lake Terrace has wrapped up its 2017 Christmas fundraiser that brought in a record $2,000 to buy gifts for the Prince Edward County long-term care home’s 47 residents. Read more

New partnership a ‘win-win’ for West Lake Terrace and Hospice Prince Edward: LEC

‘We are going to be another avenue for Hospice Prince Edward to get the word out about all the great things that they do’

Janie Denard says the new partnership between West Lake Terrace and Hospice Prince Edward will be a “win-win” for both the Picton-area long-term care home and hospice. Read more

West Lake-hospice meeting connects family member with men’s support group

Partnership sees its first success on Day 1

During a Sept. 10 meeting between West Lake Terrace, its family council and Hospice Prince Edward, the husband of a resident of the Picton-area long-term care home was connected with a men’s support group to help him work through the challenges he has faced since his wife’s dementia diagnosis. Read more

West Lake-hospice partnership launched to enhance Prince Edward County palliative care

Meeting with family council to formalize collaboration ‘turned into a little support group’

West Lake Terrace and Hospice Prince Edward formally launched a partnership Sept. 10 during a meeting leaders from the long-term care home and hospice had with West Lake Terrace’s family council. Read more

West Lake’s Elaine Goheen continuously goes the distance to help residents, staff, community

Pictured above, life enrichment aide Elaine Goheen is seen receiving West Lake Terrace’s 2017 Inspired Leadership Award, during an Aug. 17 ceremony at the home.

LEA receives home’s 2017 Inspired Leadership Award for leading by example

If there’s one thing life enrichment aide (LEA) Elaine Goheen is renowned for at West Lake Terrace it’s continuously demonstrating leadership by example, her colleagues say. Read more

Retired West Lake Terrace PSW surprised to discover she’s home’s Everyday Hero

Retired West Lake Terrace PSW Janet Akey is seen here with her husband, Victor, and son, Victor, after receiving the home’s 2017 Everyday Hero Award.

Colleagues wanted to honour Janet Akey, who served as a PSW for 34 years, for her hard work and compassion

When Janet Akey walked through the doors of West Lake Terrace on April 17, she thought she had been called in to sign some papers. Read more

Home-hospice partnership positions West Lake to enhance quality of palliative care

Partnership will strive to provide residents ‘with the best service and the best care that we can while they’re in our home’

Janie Denard says the partnership West Lake Terrace and Hospice Prince Edward are in the first phase of creating to help enhance seamless palliative care in the region will enhance quality end-of-life care for residents. Read more

West Lake and hospice partnering to enhance palliative care in Prince Edward County

Partnership will bring palliative care volunteers to West Lake Terrace as well as provide education to staff

West Lake Terrace and Hospice Prince Edward are in the process of forming a partnership that will see trained volunteers from the hospice go to West Lake, should a person they’ve been serving in the community move into the long-term care home. Read more