Family & Friends Council Meeting (Home & Hospital) – Dec 15 @ 2:30

On December 15, 2022, 2:30pm-3:30pm, Family and Friends (Family Council) will be meeting in person. The option of attending via Microsoft TEAMS will be offered as well if you cannot attend in person. The meeting will take place in the Menno Hospital Conference Room (near the Fireside Café – behind Receptionist Leslie Calbick’s desk).

Family and Friends is a regularly scheduled meeting for family members, friends or representatives of our residents in Menno Home and Menno Hospital. Our guest speakers will be Manager of Care Feldi Navarro and Menno Home Chaplain Ann Thakker. Feldi will be sharing her new role and how she can be a support for the residents and families in Menno Home and Hospital. Ann will be discussing palliative care and end of life support, and how she can be a support for residents and families.Family Council is a great way to connect and learn about the opportunities that are on the Menno Place campus, as well as getting to know other family members that are on a similar journey with their loved ones in long term care. We hope you will be able to join us.If you plan to attend in person:• You will need to be Covid vaccinated• Please arrive early in order to conduct the rapid test in the reception lobby• Please wear masks during the meetingIf you plan to attend online through Microsoft TEAMS, please click the following link below to join the meeting by video, or call the number with the code beside it to call in to the meeting. It is recommended to download Microsoft TEAMS onto your device to benefit from all its features, but it not, you can still click the link and use TEAMS through your internet browser.Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 232 556 755 888Passcode: fnMV95

Or call in (audio only)

+1 778-731-1352,,350357991#   Canada, Port Moody

Phone Conference ID: 350 357 991#

Family & Friends Council Meeting (Home & Hospital) – Dec 15 @ 2:30

On December 15, 2022, 2:30pm-3:30pm, Family and Friends (Family Council) will be meeting in person. The option of attending via Microsoft TEAMS will be offered as well if you cannot attend in person. The meeting will take place in the Menno Hospital Conference Room (near the Fireside Café – behind Receptionist Leslie Calbick’s desk).

Family and Friends is a regularly scheduled meeting for family members, friends or representatives of our residents in Menno Home and Menno Hospital. Our guest speakers will be Manager of Care Feldi Navarro and Menno Home Chaplain Ann Thakker. Feldi will be sharing her new role and how she can be a support for the residents and families in Menno Home and Hospital. Ann will be discussing palliative care and end of life support, and how she can be a support for residents and families.Family Council is a great way to connect and learn about the opportunities that are on the Menno Place campus, as well as getting to know other family members that are on a similar journey with their loved ones in long term care. We hope you will be able to join us.If you plan to attend in person:• You will need to be Covid vaccinated• Please arrive early in order to conduct the rapid test in the reception lobby• Please wear masks during the meetingIf you plan to attend online through Microsoft TEAMS, please click the following link below to join the meeting by video, or call the number with the code beside it to call in to the meeting. It is recommended to download Microsoft TEAMS onto your device to benefit from all its features, but it not, you can still click the link and use TEAMS through your internet browser.Join on your computer, mobile app or room device

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 232 556 755 888Passcode: fnMV95

Or call in (audio only)

+1 778-731-1352,,350357991#   Canada, Port Moody

Phone Conference ID: 350 357 991#

Menno Place Resident Council Community Meeting Minutes Sept 2022

Date: Sept 27 W2, Sept 28 E2, Sept 29 E1 (Cancelled)
Building: MENNO HOSPITAL
Staff in attendance: E2 Rita (Rec), Garry Janzen (LEC)
Residents in attendance: W2: Patricia, Agatha, Allan, Anne, Linda, E2: Lola, Ed, Glen, Val, Elaine
Family in attendance: Pat Stare (GS spouse)
Minutes taken by: Garry J. LEC

 

Agenda

Discussion

Facilitated by Rec Staff
Guests and presenters invited by Rec Staff

Action
Corrective Action
Who to Complete
Target Date
Actual Date of Completion 
Successes No comments
Guest Presenter/

Speaker

No Guest speakers
Old Business

Review  the action points only from previous meeting

The minutes from our last meeting June have been posted and distributed. Are there any corrections?

Approved by: Agatha / Val

Seconded by: Linda / Ed

Review last meeting’s Action Points.

New Business Add in any unfinished Action Points. Ask for additional agenda items for this meeting.
Programs and Recreation
Get feedback from previous month’s activities / programs / special events
W2 Residents commented how much they have enjoyed the gardening program. Being able to plant, weed and water their gardens.

E2 Residents stated how much the enjoyed the Bus Trip to Harrison lake. It was noted that they even saw a bear.

The residents also commented how much they enjoyed the BBQ Hots Dogs at the events this summer.

Projects

such as renovations, gardens, etc.

It was mentioned that the AC units have been added to the buildings. Resident stated on E2 that the hallways are cool enough but sometimes their rooms are still too warm. “As the weather changes outside, we may see the difference” one resident stated.
Nursing

Questions and Comments

W2 Residents mentioned that the evening staff are not able to keep up. A resident stated she asked to be changed and was left in dirty pants for the night. A couple other resident s acknowledged that the example given was their experience as well.

Another resident shared his impression that in the evening the staff on W2 are not as attentive to the work needed on the unit. It appears that staff spend more time socializing behind the desk than looking for tasks that need to be done. Resident often told “I will be right back” by staff and then the staff don’t come back.

E2 Residents stated the care has been getting better over the last few months. No other comments shared.

E2: Resident GS stated he is still having problems with his Bath days. He said often he is put to bed and left till the next morning. Does not understand why he cannot get up after a short rest.

Action: Comments will be shared with DOC and Care Team
LEC Sent email to Manger of Care FN for the Home & Hospital – Re GS
Administrative
holidays
September 30th is Orange Shirt Day – National Day of Truth & Reconciliation.
October 10th Thanksgiving Long Weekend
No Rec staff working on the Stats.
Volunteers Resident on W2 & E2 are doing a very good job and are appreciated by the residents. Action: Comments will be shared with Volunteer Coordinator.
Therapy Programs
OT, Walking Program, Music program
W2 A MacLeod stated that she feels her wheel chair is the wrong size for her and doesn’t fit properly. Specifically she is too low at the table.

E2 – Ed stated that he is getting a new wheelchair that will be better for his posture.
No other comments, concerns or questions.

Action: Comments will be shared with Therapy Team
LEC will email OT Team
Social Work W2 – No comments, questions or concerns
E2 – Dan Janzen – Social Worker is a nice person to talk with.
Action: Comments will be shared with Social Work Team
Spiritual / Pastoral Care W2 – Residents commented that the Hospital Chaplain has a beautiful voice, when she sings.
E2 Resident appreciated the Chaplains help getting him the Daily Bread
Action: Comments will be shared with Chaplain Team
Laundry / Housekeeping W2 – No comments, questions or concerns
E2
Ed – Missing his First Nations Shirt
Val – Missing her Canucks Pajamas 
Action: Comments will be shared with Housekeeping & Laundry Team
Response: LEC Submitted Worxhub.
#503034
#503035
Maintenance W2 – No Comments Questions or Concerns
E2 – EM – Resident stated that when he pulls the light string he has to pull it at an angle, then the switch does not work. Resident has a hard time pulling cord straight down
Action: Comments will be shared with Housekeeping & Laundry Team
Response: LEC Submitted Worxhub. 503036
Safety
(Mandatory)
Residents reminded that the COVID protocols are still in place – Wash Hands, Sanitize, through away your Kleenex.

Residents also reminded to drink lots a fluids to stay hydrated as the temperatures rise.

Dining

Questions and Comments

W2 – “Food is excellent”
Residents asked how they like the coffee it was a 50/50 split between like and dislike. Resident commented “it all boils down to a person’s preferences.”

E2 – The food has had “a noticeable improvement’ stated one resident. Sometimes a bit bland and cold.

Residents asked how they like the coffee it was a 50/50 split between like and dislike. All of them enjoyed having coffee at supper time.

Action: Comments will be shared with the Dining Manager.
Programs coming up Next Month The new rec person Rita is appreciated by the residents, during the meeting she received a number of compliments on how she is doing her work.
Calendar
E2
Devotions Tuesdays
Goodie Cart Tuesdays
Keep fit Wednesdays/Fridays
Baking on ThursdaysActive games on Saturdays
Bus Trips – Oct 12
Lunch Club – Oct 19, 26
Birthday Party – Oct 22

 

W2
Men’s Group Mondays
Bus trip Oct 5
Happy Hour Thursdays
Baking Fridays.
Birthday Party Oct 12
Halloween Fun Oct 31

Next Month
Agenda Items to add for the next month
Next Month meeting details

Date, Time, Location, Speaker

Next Meeting: Oct 25, 26, 27

Guest Speaker: TBD

 

Moments of Joy

 

Quote or other for Inspiration and positive ending to the meeting

Rec Staff to prepare this beforehand

 

If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.
Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see.

Menno Place Video: Welcome Home

Watch and enjoy this joyful Menno Place video filmed last summer on our campus of care! Be sure to share the video from our Facebook page!

In Person Family & Friends Council Returns!

On September 15, 2022, 2:30pm-3:30pm, Family and Friends (Family Council) will start to meet in person again! The option of attending via Microsoft TEAMS will be offered as well if you cannot attend in person.

The meeting will take place in the Menno Hospital Conference Room (near the Fireside Café – behind Receptionist Leslie Calbick’s desk).

If you plan to attend in person:

• You will need to be vaccinated
• Please arrive early in order to conduct the rapid test in the reception lobby
• Please wear masks during the meeting

If you plan to attend online through Microsoft TEAMS, please click the following link below to join the meeting by video, or call the number with the code beside it to call in to the meeting. It is recommended to download Microsoft TEAMS onto your device to benefit from all its features, but it not, you can still click the link and use TEAMS through your internet browser.

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting
Meeting ID: 232 592 692 764
Passcode: S8MP9Z
Or call in (audio only)
+1 778-731-1352,,50679340# Canada, Port Moody
Phone Conference ID: 506 793 40#

Family and Friends is a regularly scheduled meeting for family members, friends or representatives of our residents in Menno Home and Menno Hospital. Our guest speakers will be Recreation/Volunteer Manager Linda Weatherly and Menno Home and Hospital Life Enrichment Coordinator Garry Janzen. Linda will be sharing her role, as well as discussing family volunteer opportunities at Menno Place. Garry will be sharing about the admissions process, as well wound care that is provided at Menno. We would love to hear your feedback regarding admissions and wound care.

Family Council is a great way to connect and learn about the opportunities that are on the Menno Place campus, as well as getting to know other family members that are on a similar journey with their loved ones in long term care. We hope you will be able to join us.

Menno Home Resident Council Minutes – June 7 2022

The Menno Home Resident Council met on June 2 (W2) and June 7 (W1). You can download a copy of the minutes by clicking here.

Friends and Family Council Meeting – June 16 2022 – 2:30pm

On June 16, 2022, Family and Friends (Family Council) will be meeting via Microsoft TEAMS (online Video). Please click the following link to join the meeting by video, or call the number with the code beside it to call in to the meeting. It is recommended to download Microsoft TEAMS onto your device to benefit from all its features, but it not, you can still click the link and use TEAMS through your internet browser.

JUNE 16TH AT 2:30PM PST

Join on your computer or mobile app
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Family and Friends is a regularly scheduled meeting for family members, friends or representatives of our residents in Menno Home and Menno Hospital. We will be having our Director of Community Enrichment, Sharon Simpson and Recreation/Volunteer Manager Linda Weatherly join us as our guest speakers. Sharon and Linda will be discussing their roles, as well as how families can be involved in our resident’s lives within their departments.

Family Council is a great way to connect and learn about the opportunities that are on the Menno Place campus, as well as getting to know other family members that are on a similar journey with their loved ones in long term care. We hope you will be able to join us.

Another Great Outcome!

From May 2 – 5, 2022 Menno Place was audited by the BC Municipal Safety Association to determine the status of our Occupational Health and Safety Program. This is a voluntary audit that Menno Place chooses to have done each year to ensure we meet and exceed the safety standards required by WorkSafeBC.

We are very pleased that we passed with flying colors – with a final score of 94%! This is an exceptional outcome, considering the extra staffing challenges and safety requirements we have gone through this past year.

Thanks to all our team members, supervisors, Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee members, and the entire leadership team for your dedication and commitment to Safety at Menno Place!

Come Join Us for the Summer!

Menno Place is inviting friends and family of our staff and residents to apply for various summer positions funded through the Canada Summer Jobs Program.

Each position is a temporary 8 week full time position funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program (there is a possibility of permanent employment). As with all employees, the worker in this position is required to have a commitment to the vision, mission and values of Menno Place performing duties following Menno Place policies and procedures and ensuring the provision of Resident and Family Centred Care (RFCC) while safeguarding staff and residents.

Each position requires teamwork, communication and cooperation. It is the expectation that the individual contributes to a positive, safe working environment, takes instruction well and cooperates with their supervisor and co-workers. This person manages their time well and participates in continuous quality improvement of services provided.

Please apply if you are interested in any of the following opportunities:
• Food Service Helper
• Accounting Clerk
• Recreation Therapy Assistants

Your resume must clearly state which position you are applying for. All resumes can be sent to recruitment@mennoplace.ca. If you are referred by one of our employees please write their name as well.  Learn more about these positions by downloading the info sheet here.

Required: Criminal Record Check, TB screen, COVID-19 vaccination and influenza immunization.

As per the Canada Summer Jobs requirement, the participant must be:
• Between 15-30 years of age (inclusive) at the start of employment
• A Canadian Citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
• Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.
*international students are not eligible.

Menno Home Resident Council Minutes – May 2022

The Menno Home Resident Council meeting took place in May. You can download a copy of the minutes by clicking here.