December 4, 2015
The Onaping Falls Stitchery Guild donates 35 lap quilts for residents in the Vermillion neighbourhood. These quilts, made from various types of fabric, provide tactile stimulation to our residents with dementia.
(left to right): Diane Frappier, Rosella Leclair, Lisette Huneault, Audrey Armstrong, Ray Ingriselli, Site Administrator and Claire Vincent-Viau, Volunteer Coordinator
Two CARF International surveyors visited St. Joseph’s Villa on October 29 and 30, 2015. The purpose of their visit was to observe us in action, review our documentation and conduct interviews with our staff members, patient, families and partners. In doing these things, our surveyors were able to evaluate how well we meet specific standards for quality, resident-centred care, governance and administrative practices.
St. Joseph’s Villa chose to continue along the accreditation journey because doing so demonstrates that we are continually working to improve the quality of our programs and services and are committed to the satisfaction of the residents we serve.
Thanks to all your hard work, the surveyors gave us top marks for having:
- a total focus on resident centeredness with a family-like environment
- an exemplary quality framework and process
- strong volunteer and infection control programs
- excellent staff at all levels with a strong team approach and a positive energy exuded by all staff.
Now that the accreditation visit is over, CARF International will review the findings to make an accreditation decision. They will notify us of their decision by sending us a written report in early January. The written report, in addition to the decision, will highlight our strengths and identify areas for improvement.
Once the report is received, we will share the results with staff, residents, families, partners and the community at large.
Thank you and congratulations on a successful accreditation visit!
September 11, 2015
St. Joseph’s Villa, Villa St. Gabriel Villa and St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre continually strive to create opportunities for residents and patients to enrich their experience during their time at each of our facilities. In anticipation of unveiling the winners in June during Seniors Month, all three facilities launched a new program entitled “Make a Wish”.
In seeking to enhance the lives of our residents and patients, St. Joseph’s Villa, Villa St. Gabriel Villa, and St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre, granted one resident’s wish at each of the Villas and one patient’s wish at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre.
On September 11, 2015, one such wish was granted at Villa St. Gabriel Villa for Mitch Morais. Mitch’s wish was to meet a Sudbury Wolves player. The facility received an overwhelming response from the Sudbury Wolves team. Five players attended Villa St. Gabriel Villa to meet Mitch, present him with a signed jersey, hockey stick and tickets to their September 27th game when the Wolves will host the Mississauga Steelheads. This was followed by a one-on-one shoot out with the players and a howling moment with their mascot Howler.
We wish to thank all families, volunteers, and staff who took the time to provide submissions for this program and continuing to work toward putting our residents and patients at the centre of all we do…Caring Beyond the Moment!
Mitch and his family attended the game on September 27th, 2015 whereby the Sudbury Wolves hosted the Mississauga Steelheads.