NEWSLETTER

September 2019

NURSING DEPARTMENT

ACCREDITATION

Lynn Valley Care Centre will undergo its fourth accreditation cycle with Accreditation Canada October 15-18 this year. In preparation for this survey, we will be distributing the resident satisfaction survey to elicit feedback from you. The feedback is important to help us improve our services and to ensure that we are meeting your expectations and your needs.

Participation is completely voluntary. If you agree to take part in this survey, the complete form should be placed in the provided envelope and left at the Nursing station. A member of the Quality Improvement team will pick it up. Please note that you do not need to put your name on the survey.

Committee members wanted

At Lynn Valley Care Centre we view residents and their families as important members of the care team. We encourage residents and their families to actively participate in their care, as this leads to better health outcomes, increased resident and family satisfaction and improved staff morale.
We encourage residents and families to be involved in all aspects of care, including becoming partners with the care team in care planning, participating in a committee (please see below), involvement in resident and family councils and providing feedback.

Becoming Involved:

Resident & Family Council
Lynn Valley Care Centre has an active resident and family council. The Resident and Family Council provides a forum for advocacy, peer support and education. For information about how to become involved in this council please contact:
Dayami Gonzalez at 604-982-3713

Committee Membership
Lynn Valley Care Centre is initiating a number of committees that are involved in the planning, implementation and evaluation of our services. We welcome resident and family representation on these committees, as their input is essential to the work being carried out. The following committees are seeking family and resident participants.

Resident Safety Committee
Ethics Committee

Policies & Procedures Committee
Infection Control Committee
Hiring Committee for Nurses

If you are interested in joining any of these committees, please contact the Director of Care at: bettywills@nsph.ca or call Betty at 604-982-3700 for more information.

ACTIVITIES

Monday, Sept 9th  2:15   Garden Room- Lynn Valley Serenators Summer Concert
Tuesday, Sept 10th  2:15 Garden Room- Arts Way Concert by Sergei Saratovsky, piano
Thursday, Sept 19th 12:00  Garden Room- Food club
Friday, Sept 20th 10:30 Garden Room -Resident’s Council Meeting
Monday, Sept 23rd 2:00 Garden Room – Movie Matinee

Birthday Parties:
Tuesday, Sept 24th 2:00 Manor 2 Birthday Party
Wednesday, Sept 25th 2:15 Garden Room- End of summer Party
Thursday, Sept 26th 2:15 Lodge Birthday Party
Friday, Sept 27th 2:00 Manor 4 Birthday Party
Monday, Sept 30th 1:30 Manor 1 Birthday party

FOOD SERVICE

We hope you are enjoying the Summer so far! We have enjoyed two of our four BBQ’s for the Summer. The attendance has been great. Our final BBQ of the season will feature spareribs with corn on the cob. This will be held on Friday September 13th. Please sign up early for this event to avoid disappointment, as this one tends to be our most popular. Remember there is a limit of two guests per resident to ensure as many residents as possible can participate. Hopefully the weather will be fabulous for this last summer event.

We hope everyone is enjoying the seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables available on the menu, especially the fresh fruit platters offered at afternoon teatime. They are a refreshing addition to the menu, so enjoy them while they are in season!

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

We welcome Adults and Students to join our VOLUNTEER PROGRAM at Lynn Valley Care Centre. There are many Volunteer opportunities available in which you can experience giving helpful aid to our elderly Residents by assisting with simple activities.

Examples of Volunteer positions available:

⦁ Recreational Assisting – BINGO, Games, Escorting to Events
⦁ Visiting with Residents
⦁ Escorting Residents to our in-house hairdresser
⦁ Musical Entertaining
⦁ Pet Visits

As a Volunteer you will help bring an extra measure of joy, pleasure, and comfort to our Residents… which we believe will result in giving person satisfaction.

If you are interested in joining our VOLUNTEER PROGRAM, please click on the VOLUNTEER link on our website Lynnvalleycare.com and fill out the Application Form.

Please consider joining our Volunteer Program.
For more information about our Volunteer Program, please contact:

Coordinator of Volunteers: Eunice Kruse
Phone: 604-982-3709
e-mail: ekruse@nsph.ca