94 More Long-Term Care Beds for Seniors in Kemptville

Bayfield Manor to more than double resident capacity KEMPTVILLE, ON – FEB. 1, 2019 – The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has created 94 new long-term care beds at Bayfield Manor in Kemptville. Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, was in Kemptville to make the announcement at the existing long-term care home, alongside Southbridge Care Homes’ Managing …

Bridge to Dreams whisks Parisien Manor couple away for private evening

Not all dreams are grandiose. But thanks to Bridge to Dreams, a resident-centred program implemented at Southbridge Care Homes’ Manoir Parisien Manor in Cornwall, Ontario, two residents got the privacy they craved. Mary and Bill had expressed their desire to have a private area in the long-term care home where they can be alone. Bill lives in a three-bed room and …

Chelsey Park RN wins nursing leadership award

Southbridge is proud to announce that Laurie Wheeler (RN) from Chelsey Park Long-Term Care has won the Ontario Long-Term Care Association (OLTCA) Nursing Leadership Award at the 4th annual Awards Gala on November 15, 2018. Each year, the OLTCA recognizes two Registered Nurses or Registered Practical Nurses who have demonstrated measurable achievements in improving the quality, culture and value of …

Bridge to Dreams reconnects Regency resident to her love of skating

Ruth has always had a love of skating. It is great exercise and challenges your brain. Then there are the costumes, glamour, and the artistry. Ruth loves them all. Now thanks to a resident-centred program implemented at Regency Long-Term Care Home in Port Hope, Ruth was once again able to experience her love of the sport. Ruth, with the help of …

Bridge to Dreams reconnects resident to his passion – Blue Jays baseball

Wayne says he has been a Jays fan, “since the beginning of time.” He used to attend games with his wife, but after he began to have mobility issues, it became difficult to attend games. Now thanks to a resident-centred program implemented at Southbridge Seaforth, Wayne was able to once again experience the crack of the bat, the sound of …

Bridge to dreams reconnects mother and son

A sense of sadness used to surround Dorothy. Dorothy, now widowed, had three sons. But thanks to a resident-centred program implemented at Country Village Homes in Woodslee, Dorothy was able to fulfill her long-standing dream of reconnecting with her remaining son. Dorothy is known by the staff for never asking for anything. When assistance is offered, even in just transporting …

Pinecrest resident visits Les Mosaïques de Gatineau through Bridge to Dreams

Jean Julian was still young when he arrived at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Plantagenet, Ontario. A native of France, Jean has always enjoyed cultivating his France-related interests and spending time with his family. That’s why his wife and daughter, together with Bridge to Dreams, had the idea to take him to visit Les Mosaïques de Gatineau. Bridge to Dreams is …