Wednesday, 20 June 2018

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

New Attending Physician – effective July 1, 2018, Dr. Michael Hammond is joining the Attending Physician group at Blue Water Rest Home and will roster ten residents.  

Dr. O’Connor is retiring from his community practice at the Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre at the end of June but we are pleased that he is continuing as the Medical Director at Blue Water Rest Home. 

Upcoming Events

Adventures in Cooking class Thursdays in August (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th) at the West Huron Care Centre Risi Room & Learning Kitchen.  $5.00 per person per session.  To register, call Miranda Burgess, Registered Dietitian 519-238-1556 x 222 or email mburgess@gbchc.com.

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.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

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

On April 11, 2018, Blue Water Rest Home and Alzheimers Society of Huron County partnered to deliver a research based play called I’m Still Here.  There were 144 guests attend plus students and feedback from the event was positive.  Special thank you to everyone for their in kind donations.

End of Life Volunteers
Two new volunteers have generously offered their time to sit with residents during end of life by providing one-to-one companion support.  Thank you for caring. 

Upcoming Events
Mental Health First Aid is being May 31 & June 1, 2018 at the West Huron Care Centre.  Cost $160.00.  For more information, please contact Patty Groot, Outreach and Programs Manager 519-236-4373 x631.

Thursday, 22 March 2018

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

Palliative Care Volunteers
Blue Water Rest Home is looking for volunteers from local churches to sit with our Palliative Residents during the end of their life.  If you are willing to provide one-to-one companion support, please contact Patty Groot, Outreach and Programs Manager 519-236-4373 x631.

Upcoming Events
Blue Water Rest Home and The Alzheimer Society of Huron County with Stage II Productions present I’m Still Here!  (a research-based drama on living with dementia).  This event will take place on April 11, 2018 at Zurich Mennonite Church at 1 p.m. or 7 p.m.  Admission: Freewill donation.  For more information, call 519-236-4373 x 631.

Board Announcement
It is with mixed emotions we announce Doug McBeath retired from the Blue Water Rest Home Board of Directors effective March 7, 2018.  Doug represented the Zurich Chamber of Commerce since 2007 and served as Chair and Vice Chair during this time.  We will miss Doug’s contributions he made over the past eleven years.  Colin Haskett has been appointed by the chamber and was welcomed at the 53rd Annual Annual General Meeting on March 7, 2018.  

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

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

Announcement
We are pleased to announce that Kendal Schlosser, Nurse Practitioner joined our team on January 3, 2018.  She was hired through an initiative funded by the Ministry of Health and we share Kendal with Exeter Villa.  She has been a welcome enhancement to the care team and our Medical Director and Attending Physician appreciate the additional onsite medical support.

Upcoming Events
Blue Water Rest Home’s 53rd Annual General Meeting is being held at the West Huron Care Centre on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.  Invocation is being provided by Pastor John Tremulak from Zion Lutheran Church.

Blue Water Rest Home and The Alzheimer Society of Huron County with Stage II Productions present I’m Still Here!  (a research-based drama on living with dementia).  This event will take place on April 11, 2018 at Zurich Mennonite Church at 1 p.m. or 7 p.m.  Admission: Freewill donation.  For more information, call 519-236-4373 x 631.


Sunday, 4 February 2018

News Briefs from the January 2017 Blue Water Rest Home Board Meeting…

Blue Water Rest Home’s 53rd Annual General Meeting is being held at the West Huron Care Centre on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.  Invocation is being provided by Pastor John Tremulak from Zion Lutheran Church. 

Since 2007, Blue Water Rest Home has held an Angel Tree Memorial Service on the third Sunday of November.  The Board of Directors made a motion at January 17, 2018 meeting to stop holding the service because of low attendance and participation in the program.

Friday, 10 November 2017

News Briefs from the November 2017 Blue Water Rest Home Board Meeting…


Blue Water Rest Home staff are preparing for our Annual Resident Family Christmas being held on Sunday, November 19, 2017.  This will be followed by the Angel Tree Service that is taking place in the main lobby at the West Huron Care Centre on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 7 p.m.

There has been a significant amount of attention to the transfer of long-term care beds out of Perth County to London.  Although this does not directly impact us in Zurich, it impacts our local health service providers.  Blue Water Rest Home belongs to a group of Not-For-Profit Long-Term Care Homes in Huron and Perth and our group sent a letter to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Licensing Branch noting the ripple effect such transfer will have to our local health service providers.

Sunday, 15 October 2017

News Briefs from the October 2017 Blue Water Rest Home Board Meeting…

Blue Water Rest Home Resident Quality of Life Survey Results

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 (2017), 46/62 surveys were returned for a completion rate of 74%.
Our survey results show that:
1. 95% of residents/POAs felt respected when cared for.
2. 92% of residents/POAs felt they had enough variety in meals.
3. 78% of residents/POAs replied that they felt safe when they are alone. 
4. 97% of residents/POAs replied that the staff respects what they like and dislike.
5. 85% of residents felt they have enjoyable things to do here on weekends.
6. 98% of residents/POAs would recommend this home to others.

Upcoming Events

Mental Health First Aid course is being offered at the West Huron Care Centre on November 2 and 3, 2017 from 9 am – 4 pm for $150.00.  If you are interested in registering for this two day course, please contact Patty Groot at 519-236-4373 x 631.

Huron County Public Health Unit is offering a community flu shot clinic in the Risi Room at the West Huron Care Centre on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 3 – 6 p.m.

Blue Water Rest Home’s Angel Tree Service is taking place in the main lobby at the West Huron Care Centre on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 7 p.m.