newsletterspring2020


Update from McCormick Care Group

Update from McCormick Care Group

The impacts to long-term care of the COVID-19 pandemic are almost too numerous to count.  Many of the strict measures imposed were taken in order to protect one of society’s most vulnerable sectors. The rapid pace of change and ever-increasing regulations mandated by our government and health officials presented an ongoing challenge to those in our care, their families and our staff members.


Bridging the Distance

Bridging the Distance

The onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic struck nearly every aspect of life with a quick and stunning blow.  Within the fallout, particularly for our more vulnerable senior population, lay a particularly impacted segment – those who are caring for someone with dementia at home.  No longer available were the adult day programs, where caregivers would send their loved ones for quality programming and respite for themselves, nor the standard in-person services, such as support groups, overnight respite, or on-site counselling.


Staying Safe and Connected

Staying Safe and Connected

Keeping families connected with their loved ones throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has been a priority at McCormick Home.  The extreme, but necessary measures enacted by the Ontario government to keep residents safe presented a number of challenges for staff, but they were quickly met head-on with the swift enactment of alternative methods to help people feel close, despite the distance.


Meeting the Challenge

Meeting the Challenge

The impacts to long-term care of the COVID-19 pandemic are almost too numerous to count.  Many of the strict measures imposed were taken in order to protect one of society’s most vulnerable sectors. The rapid pace of change and ever-increasing regulations mandated by our government and health officials presented an ongoing challenge to those in our care, their families and our staff members.


Providing Extraordinary Virtual Care

Providing Extraordinary Virtual Care

Since the closure of the McCormick Day Program back in March, we have been forced to re-think how we offer our caregiver education and support services, and how we deliver meaningful recreation programming to our clients and their caregivers.


Joyful Reunions

Joyful Reunions

On June 18, 2020, McCormick Home was featured in a story on the touching re-connection of Victor and Betty Morris, who have been married for 64 years.  The occasion was made possible by a partial lifting of the visitor restriction policy enacted by the Ministry of Long-Term Care several weeks ago.