NEW GLASGOW — Glen Haven Manor is celebrating Continuing Care Month in September.
The provincial theme, Continuing Care: Your Home, Our Passion, reflects the commitment of continuing care services to help people to live well in the place they chose to call home. It also reinforces the skills and compassion of the many people who have chosen this caring field of employment.
Continuing Care Month is celebrated annually in September by the Health Association of Nova Scotia and by continuing care employers throughout the province. The goal of the annual campaign is to recognize the contributions of the thousands of Nova Scotians who work in continuing care in a variety of practice settings such as nursing homes, home care organizations, residential care facilities and adult residential centres/regional rehabilitation centres.
Glen Haven is hosting a series of events throughout the month that showcase its team as well as demonstrate extra appreciation for their work. Special ice cream treats on Sundays, scones and breakfast treats on Monday, barbecues on Thursdays, tailgate games and a scavenger hunt with prizes, clay art painting sessions are being enjoyed and the return of the Glen Haven Solemates run/walk at the end of the month will raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. There will also be a social media communications feature that will showcase a dozen members of Glen Haven’s continuing care team, who characterize all facets of the facility’s operations.
The Continuing Care Month provincial campaign is also about profiling the advances being made in Nova Scotia’s continuing care sector to improve quality of life and quality of care for the Nova Scotians who rely on these important services. Glen Haven is a Canadian Accredited long-term care facility and will undertake the accreditation process again as part of its commitment to achieving international continuing care standards. Glen Haven has received Accreditation status for nearly 20 years.
“We are very proud of the Glen Haven team each and every day and recognize the exceptional care and specialized services they provide to our residents,” says Lisa M. Smith, CEO. “This is an opportunity to celebrate our staff’s contributions and to offer extra gestures of thanks. It is also important for the community at large to be informed about the quality of care and skills we see being delivered to our residents. I am always inspired by their sense of caring, compassion and desire to make a difference in the lives of the residents and their dedication to ensure that Glen Haven is a place our residents are proud to call home.”
Darlene Izzard, left, co-ordinator of CCA Leads at Glen Haven Manor, and Marilyn Wright, CCA Lead, emjoy a conversation with resident Christine Ehrenfeld on the new outdoor patio area. Glen Haven Manor has a series of events and extra gestures of thanks prepared for staff in September as part of Continuing Care Month celebrations. (Photo by Kimberly Dickson)