Kathrin McMath, Chief Operating Officer

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

MAL, CHE, CPA, CMA

Kathrin’s experience in healthcare accounting spans 16 years in both private sector and non-profit facilities in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, where she held Controller and Director of Finance positions. She also serves as a director of the BC Financial Healthcare Professionals Society and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation, Fraser Valley East Chapter. Kathrin was appointed as CFO of MBS in 2008. She moved into the position of Executive Director, Finance and Operations in 2012. Since April 2021, Kathrin has been serving as the Cheif Operations Officer.

Care Team – Long Term Care

Members of the Care Team work together with you and your family to plan and review appropriate care and services.

Each member offers their own particular expertise to benefit our residents.

The Care Team may include the following:

Director of Care (DOC) MENNO HOME & Infection Control Lead – Kim Scott
Provides leadership and direction for all direct resident care services. The DOC is responsible for administrative systems which manage the nursing/care departments. DOC is responsible for the overall coordination of resident care. Issues that cannot be resolved by the Resident Care Coordinator (RCC) or the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) should be directed to the DOC.

Director of Care (DOC) MENNO HOSPITAL – Smitha Vargese 
Provides leadership and direction for all direct resident care services. The DOC is responsible for administrative systems which manage the nursing/care departments. DOC is responsible for the overall coordination of resident care. Issues that cannot be resolved by the Resident Care Coordinator (RCC) or the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) should be directed to the DOC.

Residential Care Coordinator (RCC) Resident Care Coordinators are Registered Nurses who are responsible for the coordination and leadership on specific units during the day.

Registered Nurse (RN) Clinical Lead – Registered Nurses who provide direct care oversight and nursing care to the Home and Hospital on evening and night shifts.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) – LPNs provide direct care to residents regarding medications, physical & emotional needs, treatments, etc. LPNs report to the RN on their shift.

Health Care Assistants (HCA) – HCAs provide direct resident care. They assist you with personal care, bathing, meals, and transferring to and from bed/chair/toilet. HCAs report to LPNs/RNs.

Unit Clerk – Our Unit Clerk is responsible for clerical resident focused tasks.

Occupational Therapist (OT) – The O.T. provides direction over equipment needs such as specialty mattresses, wheelchairs, etc. 

Physician – All residents admitted are under the care of a local physician, who oversees their care. Our homes also have a Medical Director who is involved in medication reviews, care conferences, and oversees the physician teams.

Recreational Aide (RA) – The Recreation Department has a range of programs that provide mental, social, and physical stimulation. The recreational aides plan special events, birthday parties, small group activities and 1:1 interaction. The also coordinate ZOOM calls between the friends and families of the residents. The monthly calendar provides information on all recreation activities.  Check the activity board for the monthly calendar. Please see the website at www.MennoPlacelife.com for further information.  Manager, Recreation & Volunteers – Joanne Sweeney

Rehabilitation assistant (REHAB) – We have a walking program, which operates on a weekly basis on each unit. The Rehab Assistant, under the direction of our Occupational Therapist, strives to maintain mobility. Please note there may be a waiting list for this program.

Music Therapist (MT) – A music therapist provides limited hours of music therapy. This a special “therapy” your loved one must meet a specific criteria to be included.

Social Worker (SW) – Our Social Worker is available to assist you and your family with a variety of services.  Some of those include assistance with adjustment/transition to Long=term Care, referrals to community and government services, and communication between you, your family and staff.  Menno Home – Kim Wiebe,  Menno Hospital – Dan Janzen

Dietician – A registered Dietician ensures meals include the right nutrition, and texture to accommodate swallowing needs. She will meet with you to discuss food preferences shortly after move-in.

Receptionist – A receptionist answers our main switchboard Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. After hours, we have an automated system to guide your calls.  If you know the local/extension number of the person to whom you wish to speak, you may enter it immediately upon hearing the voice message.

Dining Experience – We desires to produce and deliver a variety of fresh, high quality nutritious meals. The menu changes on a seasonal basis to be able to access local fruits & vegetables that are in season. Residents have a regular opportunity to speak into, critic and praise the food they are served. Helping us to deliver meals that are enjoyed by the residents. Manager Dining Experience – Angela Ross-Fehr

Housekeeping – The housekeeping department is responsible for cleaning surfaces and floors and disinfecting equipment as part of our infection control program.  All resident rooms are cleaned regularly. Manager Housekeeping and Laundry – Leanne Tanner

Laundry – The laundry department launders all bed linens, towels and personal laundry.  All pieces of personal laundry must be labeled with resident first and last name to ensure clothing is accurately returned to resident.  A one-time labeling fee is charged for this task.  Labeling of personal clothing may take 1 – 3 days. Manager Housekeeping and Laundry – Leanne Tanner

Maintenance – The maintenance staff keep our residents, visitors and staff safe by servicing and maintaining the buildings and grounds on a regular basis and ensuring all equipment is working and hazard free. Manager, Environmental Services and Material Management – Bas Kerval

Volunteers – Volunteers contribute their time and energy, to enhance your quality of life. Examples of volunteer opportunities include escorting you on bus trips and to chapel services, visiting, sharing special talents, and helping at special events. Applications for volunteering may be found on our website, at www.MennoPlacelife.com