Dimensions Newsletter April 2018

Welcome to Dimensions!

We are most pleased to share with you our first issue of the Dimensions newsletter, where we offer insights, practical tips and updates on ways to improve dementia care as told by the people we work with and serve.

We hope that this newsletter will provide you with a better understanding of how to improve the lives of those impacted by dementia and the ways we are collaborating with other community service providers and partnering organizations who share our goal to enhance quality of life.

If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to contact us at dimensionsnewsletter@mccormickcare.ca.

Steve Crawford, CEO
McCormick Care Group

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Caregiver Corner

Avoiding Caregiver Burnout

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 your loved one the highest level of care.

Delivering Powerful Caregiver Tools

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 living with 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

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

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.