Monday, 17 February 2020

News Briefs from the February 2020 Blue Water Rest Home Board Meeting…

Retirement
After 20 years of Service, Elaine Harburn, PSW celebrated her retirement in January 2020.  We appreciate her years of dedication and commitment and wish her all the best in this next chapter!

Welcome to the Team
Blue Water Rest Home welcomes four new Personal Support Workers to our team – Patty Stephenson, Josee Potcnik, Raquel Murray and Nicole Corbett.
We are also pleased to welcome Alyssa Arthur, Registered Nurse to the team.

Disease Outbreak
On January 31, 2020, the Huron Perth Public Health declared BWRH in an Enteric Outbreak.  The outbreak lasted 12 days, ending on February 11, 2020.  A very special thank you to our staff for their extra efforts made to care for residents throughout this difficult time.

Upcoming Events at West Huron Care Centre / Blue Water Rest Home
Blue Water Rest Home 55th Annual General Meeting – Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7 p.m.
World Day of Prayer – Friday, March 6, 2020 at 2 p.m.
Caregiver Education Event – Tuesday, March 10, 2020 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

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, 17 January 2020

News Briefs from the January 2020 Blue Water Rest Home Board Meeting…

Upcoming Events at the West Huron Care Centre / Blue Water Rest Home:

  • 55th Annual General Meeting – Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7 p.m.
  • World Day of Prayer – Friday, March 6, 2020 at 2 p.m.


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, 13 December 2019

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

Free Community Exercise Classes
Please join us for FREE GENTLE EXERCISE CLASSES AT THE Blue Water Area Family Health Team on Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30am & at Maplewoods Apartments on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:15am. 

40 years of Service Award
We are absolutely delighted to recognize Wendy Masse for 40-years of service at Blue Water Rest Home.  Wendy has worked in many departments at the Rest Home and is commended for her dedication and commitment to the Residents.

Announcement Huron Perth and Area Ontario Health Team
Huron Perth and Area Ontario Health Team has been accepted as one of the first 24 Ontario Health Team s in the province.  Blue Water Rest Home, along with 60 other healthcare partners across Huron and Perth and neighbouring counties will work together to bring a new model of healthcare that will better integrate with a seamless experience for our patients when moving between health care services, providers and setting.  
The announcement was made on December 6, 2019 and more information will be follow in the coming weeks and months.  For our residents and staff, there will be no immediate changes occurring.  2020 will be a year of implementation for the Huron Perth and Area Ontario 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. 

Friday, 29 November 2019

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


Exciting News – Completion of West Huron Care Centre Hub of Services

See attached announcement

Meals on Wheels
Do you know anyone in the Zurich and immediate area who may benefit from Meals on Wheels?  Meals are prepared onsite and delivered Monday to Friday between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m. for a cost of $8.00 per meal.  If interested, please call Patty Groot 519-236-4373 x 631.

Resident Satisfaction Survey
Every year residents or their power of attorney complete a satisfaction survey.  In 2019, the completion rate was 80.4% and 89% of residents would recommend Blue Water Rest Home to others.  We use the results from the survey to make improvements so that we continue to be a long-term care home of choice in Huron County and surrounding area. 

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, 3 November 2019

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

Welcome to Blue Water Rest Home’s Team
We are pleased to announce that we have recently hired a Registered Nurse, two Registered Practical Nurses, a Personal Support Worker, two Dietary Aides and one Activation Staff to our team of approximately 95 dedicated staff.  If you know any Personal Support Workers interested in part-time employment, please have them call Janet Thiel 519-236-4373 x 628.   

Resident Family Christmas Dinner
Blue Water Rest Home is holding our annual Resident Family Christmas on Sunday, November 17, 2019.  Entertainment by Brad Cassel.

Gentle Persuasive Approach Training 
The Alzheimer Society of Huron County is offering Gentle Persuasive Approaches to Dementia Care, Responding to Persons with Challenging Behaviours at the West Huron Care Centre on Friday, November 28, 2019.  Cost is $25 (lunch included) and register by calling the Alzheimer Society 519-482-1482. 

Rental Spaces
West Huron Care Centre has rental space and a community kitchen available for special events.  If you are interested in booking the space, please contact Patty Groot 519-236-4373 x 631. 

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. 

Monday, 16 September 2019

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

Ladies Auxiliary Donation
The Ladies Auxiliary raised $668.90 from their quilt raffle, and they added an additional $400 to purchase two new tables for the Blue Water Rest Home dining rooms.  A special thank you to the Ladies Auxiliary for this generous donation.  We appreciate it very much!   
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Inspection
On August 28, 2019, there was an inspection and no areas of concern were identified.  Special recognition goes to our entire team as this is the second inspection this year and both visits resulted in no areas of concern.
Flu Season
This is a good time to remind everyone not to visit if you have coughs, colds or are unwell in any way.  Please use hand sanitizer and wash your hands frequently.  Hand washing is the best defense against the spread of germs.  Thank you for caring!  

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, 19 July 2019

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

New Minister of Long-Term Care
The Provincial Government announced that there will be a dedicated Minister of Long-Term Care and appointed Minister Merrilee Fullerton.  The addition of this new cabinet position signals that the government is putting on a priority on senior’s care which is a very important portfolio.  

Rental Offices/Space
We are thrilled to welcome Essence of Harmony Spa, owned by Amy Regier at the West Huron Care Centre starting July 1, 2019.  This is an exciting addition to the services available at the centre.

Upcoming Event
Kids Cooking Camp – August 19-23, 2019 is being held at the West Huron Care Centre in our learning kitchen.  This camp is being hosted by Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre.