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RSS Dimensions Newsletter February 2019

  • Joseph’s Story February 1, 2019
    There is no doubt that making the decision to live in long-term care can be stressful. It’s not uncommon to hear from families who need help – help with how to tell someone that they are moving into long-term care.This story is about Joseph, a new resident to McCormick Home. Joseph didn’t expect to be […]
  • Is It the Disease or Something Else? February 1, 2019
    When behavioural changes occur in a person with dementia, you may think to yourself, "That must be the disease.” While sometimes that may be the case, on occasion there may be an underlying medical reason for behavioural changes.
  • Honing Your Caregiving Skills February 1, 2019
    “This course is perfect for what we are going through.”“You’ve made a huge, positive difference in my life.”“I’ve learned so much…I’m feeling better now that I’ve learned some new techniques.”These are just some of the comments on a new program at McCormick Dementia Services that is helping caregivers learn practical, hands-on ways to care for […]
  • The Importance of Collaborative Relationships February 1, 2019
    I was recently reflecting on the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang and the amount of work involved in making the Winter Games happen every four years. It brought to mind the proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.” To achieve a positive outcome, it really is all about collaboration.

RSS Dimensions Newsletter April 2018

  • Avoiding Caregiver Burnout April 17, 2018
    Caring for an ill or disabled loved one is one of the most noble and rewarding things you can do. It can also be one of the most stressful—physically, mentally and emotionally. There are, however, many strategies and resources that can help you take care of your own health and enjoy life all while giving […]
  • Delivering Powerful Caregiver Tools April 17, 2018
    Helen Jevnikar has helped many people over the years in her role as social worker. While she has been involved in offering several excellent programs to help those challenged by dementia in her work at McCormick Dementia Services, her genuine enthusiasm for a new program being offered for caregivers of people with dementia is exceptional.
  • Recipient of Inaugural Employee Values Award Sets the Bar April 17, 2018
    To celebrate the successes in realizing our corporate values, the McCormick Care Group Employee Values Award was established by the organization’s Quality of Work Life Action Team to recognize employees who exemplify true compassion, accountability, respect, excellence and collaboration in their day-to-day work.
  • Monarch Butterfly Finds Friends in McCormick Home Residents April 17, 2018
    This summer, Carolyn Denstedt, a volunteer at McCormick Home, set up a butterfly display in our main common room for the second year in a row. We are very fortunate to have Carolyn, who is certified by the Ministry of Natural Resources, provide our residents with such a unique programming experience.