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Front-line team surprises Burnbrae managers with Christmas gifts

‘It really hit home that we have a great team here’

When a personal support worker (PSW) approached April Faux on Dec. 21 to request a team huddle, the Burnbrae Gardens administrator and life enrichment co-ordinator wasn’t surprised – after all, the number of daily huddles has increased since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

But when April and her fellow managers at the Campbellford, Ont. long-term care home arrived at the huddle, they were greeted by front-line team members bearing Christmas gifts they had pooled their money together to buy.

Each of the five managers received a Christmas plant as well as a personalized Christmas card and a Tim Hortons gift card.

The gift packages were presented on behalf of all Burnbrae Gardens residents and staff members.

“It was just really nice because the managers are not always recognized like this, and the fact that they did this without us knowing and on their own accord (to thank us for) being supportive over the year during (the pandemic) was so kind,” April tells The OMNIway.

“They thanked us for our support during such a difficult year, which was really nice.”

April says the kind gesture from Burnbrae Gardens staff members solidified the environment of camaraderie and teamwork that is central to the home’s culture.

“It really hit home that we have a great team here, and yes, (managers) always appreciate them, but we receive it back as well.”

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Local church group helps make Burnbrae Gardens’ Christmas extra special

‘It was a real heartwarming little event that they created’

It was an extra special Christmas at Burnbrae Gardens this past holiday season – and one filled with community support – when members of St. John’s United Church dropped by the Campbellford long-term care home Dec. 20 with loads of gifts residents had requested. Read more

When Burnbrae residents or staff need help, Janet McInroy is always there

Burnbrae Gardens administrator/life enrichment co-ordinator April Faux (left) and dietary aide Janet McInroy (right) are seen here during the Campbellford long-term care home’s cotton-candy fundraiser on Nov. 9, 2016.

Dietary aide is presented with Everyday Hero Award for her dedication to others

If Burnbrae Gardens residents or staff members need something, dietary aide Janet McInroy is always there to help, even if that means using up her personal time, say two of her colleagues, registered practical nurse Kim Jones and personal support worker Juanita Baird. Read more

Burnbrae Gardens staff and residents wear hockey jerseys in support of Humboldt Broncos

Burnbrae Gardens staff and residents are pictured here on April 12 wearing hockey jerseys in support of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team.

Administrator April Faux was impressed how there was no planning involved to join #JerseysforHumboldt campaign – it happened organically

Residents and staff members at Burnbrae Gardens showed their support for the Humboldt Broncos on April 12 when they joined the #JerseysforHumboldt campaign in support of those affected by the recent bus crash that claimed the lives of members of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League team and employees. Read more

Easter brings intergenerational programming to Burnbrae Gardens

‘The look on the residents’ faces was worth every ounce of energy that it took to put together’

It was a busy Easter season this year at Burnbrae Gardens, with the Campbellford long-term care home hosting an Easter-egg hunt and inviting local schoolchildren to engage with residents. Read more

Resident Frank Trombley displays model log cabin he built at Burnbrae Gardens

Burnbrae Gardens resident Frank Trombley is pictured here with his latest creation, a model log cabin that took him two years to build. The model is on display at the Campbellford long-term care home.

The project, which took two years to build, is being shown for all residents and staff to enjoy

CAMPBELLFORD, Ont. – Frank Trombley’s most recent completed project, a model log cabin, sits on display inside Burnbrae Gardens for all to see. The model, with all its realistic features and attention to detail, took Frank two years to complete. Read more

Burnbrae chef marrying his passion for international food with passion for enhancing mealtime quality

Pictured above, Burnbrae Gardens nutritional care manager Corey Grant.

Corey Grant is working with residents to enhance mealtime experiences

CAMPBELLFORD, Ont. – Burnbrae Gardens nutritional services manager (NCM) Corey Grant has been a chef for almost 20 years. He’s trained in classical French cuisine and his interests are in international foods. Read more

Burnbrae Gardens’ new NCM says residents motivate him every day to deliver quality service

Pictured above, Burnbrae Gardens nutritional care manager Corey Grant.

‘There is so much care going around in all directions, so it’s really inspiring for me’

CAMPBELLFORD, Ont. – In the span of only three months, Corey Grant has gone from a dietary aide at Burnbrae Gardens to becoming the Campbellford long-term care home’s nutritional care manager (NCM). Read more

Burnbrae Gardens overrun with witches and ghosts on Halloween

Home hosts Halloween party and potluck that scores high resident, staff engagement

CAMPBELLFORD, Ont. – Witches, ghosts and a creative assortment of other ghouls were roaming Burnbrae Gardens on Oct. 31, during the Campbellford long-term care home’s annual Halloween party. Read more

Multitasking manager earns Burnbrae’s 2017 Inspired Leadership Award

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Administrator remarks on how John Wickert has excelled in two positions

John Wickert took on two jobs at Burnbrae Gardens – nutritional care manager and environmental services manager – and excelled at both, says April Faux. Read more