June 2024 Newsletter

June 2024 Newsletter 

In May, we celebrated our dedicated staff during Long-Term Care Week, and now, we shift our focus to our residents for Senior’s month! Not only will we be celebrating the fathers within the home on Father’s Day, but we will also be providing each resident with a unique certificate celebrating their strengths and achievements within the home during the same week. We hope to bring everyone together for the beginning of this summer through exciting activities such as our Strawberry Social and Annual Elvis night!

The reports from the Leadership Team:

Dahlia (Administrator)

Can you believe that we are already halfway through the year 2024? The month of June is special for enjoying the warmer days and marks the official start of summer. It’s a great time to make the most of the sunshine.

At LaPointe-Fisher Nursing Home, we will be celebrating “You,” our precious residents, as June is senior month. Our Activity department has created events just for you to enjoy. Relax and have fun!

Additionally, I am happy to inform you that Tina V. has joined our leadership team as the Resident Care Plan Coordinator. She started on May 27th. Please join us in welcoming Tina to our team!

Karla (Director of Nursing) 

We have been working closely with HCCSS to provide all the necessary information needed regarding the residents to ensure a smooth transition. We have also been successful in recruiting more Registered Staff. Starting June 3rd, I will be transitioning to a part-time schedule with varying days. When I am out of office, please reach out to Mary-Ann for assistance.

MaryAnn (Assistant Director of Nursing: Infection, Prevention and Control (IPAC) Lead)

It has been relatively quiet on the infection control front. During May, we focused on vaccination. Residents with consents received their COVID-19 spring boosters early May 2024. Also, residents eligible to receive Shingrix vaccine (ages 65-70) with consents received them. Because of the pandemic, the Ministry of Health extended Shingrix eligibility to those born 1949 to 1953 until the end of 2024, and these residents were also offered vaccine. Thank you for your continued excellence practicing hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette while on site and keeping away if ill.  Many wishes for a happy, healthy June!

Kathy (Business Manager) 

As anticipated, the Ministry of Long-Term Care has released the new Accommodation Rate Changes effective July 1, 2024.  Please find enclosed the updated rate sheet reflecting an inflationary increase of 2.5% to be applied to the co-payment rates for basic and preferred accommodations in Long-Term Care (LTC) Homes.

Sayward (Environmental Services/Activation Manager) 

The Environmental Services department continues to put their best foot forward to provide a clean Home for the residents. Please remember to take clothing/blankets that are new to the Home to a Registered staff member to be sent to the laundry room for labelling. This helps us clean and return resident items in a timely manner.

We are excited to welcome Claire and Taranjot, our two new Casual Activity Aides! We know they will do great in supporting the residents in one to one and group activities.

This June, the Activities department will be having lots of fun for Senior’s month, including a Choir performance on June 12th, our monthly Birthday Celebration on June 14th, and a Strawberry Social on June 22nd to commemorate the beginning of Summer. To finish the month, we have our Annual Elvis Night on June 26th at 6:45pm. We look forward to sharing these events with you!

Christine (Food Service and Nutrition Manager)

We have completed the first three-week cycle of the Spring-Summer menus, and are making some adjustments to best support the residents’ enjoyment of meals!

Reg (Maintenance Manager)  

I am continuing to keep the building and equipment in good repair, and have nothing specific to report. Have a great month!

Tina (Resident Care Plan Coordinator)

I am happy to join the leadership team here at LaPointe-Fisher! I will be focusing on maintaining the current documentation, physiotherapy, and restorative care processes within the home to ensure accuracy and create the highest possible level of care for the residents.

 

Happy Father’s Day and Enjoy the Beginning of Summer!



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