Friday, 26 April 2019

News Briefs from the April 2019 Blue Water Rest Home Board Meeting…


Volunteer Appreciation

Blue Water Rest Home values and appreciates the support we receive from our volunteers.  An appreciation event is being held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 2-4 p.m. at the Zurich Mennonite Church.  Entertainment and refreshments will be served.  


Friday, 22 March 2019

News Briefs from the March 2019 Blue Water Rest Home Board Meeting…

Medical Director Changes
A retirement celebration was held on February 7, 2019 to honour Dr. O’Connor’s 48 years of service at Blue Water Rest Home.  It was a lovely ceremony and the Exeter Lakeshore Times Advance captured highlights of the event.  We wish Dr. O’Connor and his wife, Wendy all the best as they embrace retirement and pursue some travel plans.
We are so fortunate to announce that Dr. Michael Hammond accepted the role as Medical Director at Blue Water Rest Home effective January 1, 2019.  Dr. Hammond joined our medical team as Attending Physician in July 2018 and has transitioned quite nicely into the Medical Director role.  He is well respected by the staff and we have received many positive comments from residents about his bedside manner.

Zurich Mennonite Church Director Replacement
We wish to thank Linda Hendrick for representing Zurich Mennonoite Church on the Blue Water Rest Home Board for the past six years.  Linda retired from the Board in December 2018.  Zurich Mennononite Church appointed Dianne Loerchner to complete a three year term.  Dianne is no stranger to Blue Water Rest Home as she worked here as a Registered Nurse and most recently retired as the Spiritual Care Counselor.  

AdvantAge Ontario – Celebrating 100 years
Our long-term care association, AdvantAge Ontario is celebrating 100 years and a submission on behalf of the organization has been completed to promote our intergenerational programs offered and the wonderful partnership with the West Huron Early Childhood Learning Centre.  This is exciting public relations for us. 

Upcoming Events
Audiology Clinic at the Bluewater Area Family Health Team on March 27, 2019.  All appointments must be made with Heidi Klopp, Wellness Co-ordinator 519-236-4373 x632.  You do not have to be a patient of the Family Health Team.


Blue Water Rest Home is a Non-Profit Charitable organization and donations of $10 and greater are receipted and $500 and greater are recognized on a Donor Plaque.  

Sunday, 13 January 2019

News Briefs from the January 2019 Blue Water Rest Home Board Meeting…


Retirement Party for Dr. O’Connor

Join us on Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. to honour Dr. O’Connor’s 48 years of service at Blue Water Rest Home.  Entertainment and refreshments provided.  

Director Vacancy

Blue Water Rest Home is looking for someone interested in joining the Board of Directors for a three year term.  Anyone interested is encouraged to call Angie Dunn, Chief Executive Officer for more information 519-236-4373 ext 630.

Annual General Meeting

Blue Water Rest Home’s 54th Annual General Meeting is being held at the West Huron Care Centre on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 7 p.m.  Annual membership to remain a voting member is $10.00 at the door or can be returned with your proxy that gets mailed out.

Blue Water Rest Home is a Non-Profit Charitable organization and donations of $10 and greater are receipted and $500 and greater are recognized on a Donor Plaque.  

Friday, 14 December 2018

News Briefs from the December 2018 Blue Water Rest Home Board Meeting…

Resident Family Christmas Dinner

The Resident Family Christmas Dinner was held on November 18, 2018 and 300 people were served including residents, guests, staff and volunteers. Entertainment was provided by the Doug Oesch Band and enjoyed by everyone. Thank you to the Board members and volunteers for helping making this event successful.

Medical Director Retirement Announcement

Dr. O’Connor announced he is retiring as Medical Director at Blue Water Rest Home effective December 31, 2018 and as Attending Physician effective January 31, 2019. A retirement celebration is being planned in early February 2019 and more information will follow. Dr. Hammond has accepted the Medical Director role and will roster all of Dr. O’Connor’s residents after his departure.

Holiday Greetings

On behalf of the Board of Directors at Blue Water Rest Home, we want to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season and looking forward to serving the community in 2019.

Blue Water Rest Home is a Non-Profit Charitable organization and donations of $10 and greater are receipted and $500 and greater are recognized on a Donor Plaque.

Friday, 16 November 2018

News Briefs from the November 2018 Blue Water Rest Home Board Meeting…

Resident Quality of Life Survey Summary
Each year, we ask our residents who have resided with us for 3 months or longer or their families to provide feedback in the form of our Resident Quality of Life Survey. 
Surveys are completed by residents who are able to understand and respond to the questions being asked, otherwise surveys are sent to their Power of Attorney for completion.  This year (2018), 46/58 surveys were returned for a completion rate of 79%.
Our survey results show that:
1. 89.5% of residents/POAs felt respected when cared for.
2. 92.5% of residents/POAs felt they had enough variety in meals.
3. 92% of residents/POAs replied that they felt safe when they are alone.
4. 95.5% of residents/POAs replied that the staff respects what they like and dislike.
5. 71.5% of residents felt they have enjoyable things to do here on weekends.
6. 97% of residents/POAs would recommend this home to others.

Enhancements made to support residents on weekends included;
Additional Activation Staff
Additional Nursing Staff
Additional BSO Staff
Theme days with volunteer supports

We Are Hiring – Join Our Team

With the enhancements noted above, we have openings for part-time Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses and Personal Support Workers. 

Please submit resume and cover letter to j.willert@bluewaterresthome.com. 

New High/Low Beds

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care announced that we will receive $6500 to purchase  equipment to assist with falls prevention.  Blue Water Rest Home will be purchasing four new high/low beds with this funding 

Blue Water Rest Home is a Non-Profit Charitable organization and donations of $10 and greater are receipted and $500 and greater are recognized on a Donor Plaque. 

Thursday, 18 October 2018

News Briefs from the October 2018 Blue Water Rest Home Board Meeting…

Upcoming Events

A Community Flu Shot Clinic will be held at the West Huron Care Centre in the Risi Room on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 2:00 – 6:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome and please bring your health card.

Partnership

Fanshawe College is offering a dual credit program at the West Huron Care Centre from October 29 – December 17, 2018.  This is an exciting opportunity to promote the healthcare sector.

Announcement

We are pleased to announce that Sherri Hayter, Nurse Practitioner joined our team on September 24, 2018.  The opporunity to have a Nurse Practitioner is made possible through an initiative by the South West LHIN.  Sherri is onsite Monday mornings, Wednesdays and Thursdays and has been a welcome enhancement to our care team.

News Briefs from the September 2018 Blue Water Rest Home Board Meeting…

Partnership with Fanshawe College

A dual credit program is being offered onsite for post secondary students from the Avon Maitland and Huron Perth Catholic Boards.  Students will be onsite for full days on Tuesdays during the months of October, November and December.

Upcoming Events

Mental Health First Aid is being September 27 and 28, 2018 at the West Huron Care Centre.  Cost $160.00.  For more information, please contact Patty Groot, Outreach and Programs Manager 519-236-4373 x 631.

Blue Water Rest Home is a Registered Charity under the Income Tax Act.
We publicly recognize donations of $500.00 or more and donations are used to enhance Resident Care, honour or recognize a loved one, or make a difference in the community.