JUNE 2020
Nursing Home Week 2020
June 7th to 13th
This year, nursing home week takes on new meaning as a result of the extraordinary period of time we are all enduring. Labour unrest, funding issues, and most recently a pandemic have become part of our daily conversations on how will we all manage through and ensure residents maintain a high quality of life and care. 

As we reflect, there is something new that has emerged in our sector that we wouldn't expect after going through such trying times. We have always been proud of the work that we do everyday for our residents. However, this pride has taken on new meaning as a result of the extraordinary work that each nursing home in New Brunswick has done over the last year. This has resulted in much greater awareness by the public, and pride in what our homes have done right to prevent a COVID outbreak. This has been a unifying experience with labour and government as we were able to all come together and do what needed to be done to ensure resident and employee safety. We know there remains much work to be done, and unifying experiences only last when collaboration continues, but for this week we can celebrate the extraordinary achievement made by our sector and be thankful for all those who support us.
I personally thank all management and staff, Board members and volunteers who give tirelessly to the homes through out the year. I am so appreciatively for all you do, and celebrate you all during this special week.


Jodi Hall
Executive Director

Visits at the Résidences Jodin
In collaboration with l'École communautaire Saint-Joseph
Students in grades 3 and 5 from l'École communautaire Saint-Joseph are planning, organizing and leading activities for seniors as they volunteer at the Résidences Jodin in Edmundston. In addition to helping students better understand the importance of respecting their elders, these intergenerational interactions are them learn about their heritage and other realities.
Please click on this link to view a video in which you can see these students' points of view. Enjoy! 

NBANH's Strong and Healthy Workforce Strategy

Recruitment Resource Guide
Sergio Silva | ssilva@nbanh.com

Watch your inbox for the upcoming release of the new Recruitment Resource Guide! This guide will have helpful tips to guide your recruitment process, including access to forms and templates to make your job a little easier.
Research Study Results
Cassandra Folkins | cfolkins@nbanh.com

The results are in! See what kids had to say about Journey Through Carington House. This nationally funded research study found that playing this video game helped improve participants' attitudes towards nursing homes! This is a valuable tool in attracting youth to a career in nursing homes. Click here to view the Game Study Results!

Wellness Guide: 2nd Version
Mélanie Martin | mmartin@nbanh.com

Please click here to access second version of the Wellness Guide for NB Nursing Homes during a Pandemic. This version includes the new resources available for managers and staff shared on May 5th, 2020. We strongly encourage you to review this document and share it with the staff in your home. There are a multitude of links you can access within the document itself.

Dementia Research Opportunity
Researchers at UNB Saint John and Horizon Health are conducting an important study to learn about experiences with dementia diagnosis and post-diagnostic support in NB. Please contact ( cognisance@unb.ca) or (506-653-2863) to learn more about participation in this project.
Have you recently been diagnosed with dementia? Or support someone who was? Click here to learn more about the research.
To access the online survey, click here.
Are you a health or social care provider who supports persons with dementia and/or their care partners in NB?  Click here  to learn more about the research.
To access the online survey, click here.

Person Centred Universe
Ashley King |  aking@personcentreduniverse.com  

Struggling to care for your residents living with dementia?
Don't have time for your staff to participate in live training sessions?
Do you want to ensure that the education you're providing is relevant and tailored to the needs of your organization?

Person Centered Universe is offering personalized online webinars on a variety of topics to meet the training needs of your staff while we continue to go through Covid-19.  For a very limited time, PETL funding of 75% may be available for organizations to cover the cost of the training.  
We are offering one-on-one consulting and support to leadership (1-2 hours via Zoom) to determine the most important needs of your staff for education, and then we provide 3-4 pre-recorded webinars that you'll have access to for all staff to participate in!
Cost: $2,299 (with potential for funding up to 25% - 75%)

Contact Ashley to learn how you can access funding for customized training that will meet the needs of your staff today.

Gordon Food Service
Mark Lazaruk  |  mark.lazaruk@gfs.com 

Gordon Food Service (GFS) is a food, equipment and smallwares distributor. GFS is also a NBANH Corporate Member. 

There are lots of great tips to be considered no matter how a facility was affected by COVID-19. Please click on the links below to view two tools created by GFS during these challenging times.
If anyone has any questions, they can reach out directly to Mark. 

Room 217 Foundation  
Bev Foster |  bfoster@room217.ca

In light of COVID-19 and to support frontline healthcare workers, Room 217's Music Collections  is a great tool for much-needed end-of-life resource for this time. They have accompanied thousands of Canadians through their last days. Please click here for a promotional video
Room 217 is thrilled to be able to offer care communities FREE downloadable music resources at this time.  Using Music in Hospice Palliative Care is a 60-page guide giving useful strategies and tools for families, volunteers and allied care providers. There are 4 accompanying infographics. Feel free to share these, download them and post in your care setting.

We are just launching 12 new albums packaged into two new Collections. Please visit our website for more information. 




Acadie Nouvelle : Le temps des témoins
Acadie Nouvelle : Une vie (presque) normale
Acadie Nouvelle : Il faut déconfiner nos aînés
If you have any stories you would like to share with the sector, please communicate with Melanie Eva by email

If you have any questions, comments, or submission ideas, please forward them to Melanie Eva by  e-mail or by phone (460-6262).
Jodi and the NBANH Team

New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes Inc.
(506) 460-6262 | meva@nbanh.com  |  1133 Regent Street, Suite 206 |  Fredericton, E3B 3Z2