APRIL 2020
IN THIS ISSUE
Remarkable Leadership
Who could have imagined being critical front line leaders in a global pandemic as 2020 began? It was not on my radar at the start of the year, but it became all consuming for the last eight weeks for all of us. When I consider all that has been accomplished by the sector in a very short period of time, it is remarkable. Your leadership is being noticed across the country and certainly within our own province. I understand the great challenge of meeting expectations of government, employees, families and residents and I only have words of thanks and congratulations for your collective efforts. 
 
We will continue to collaborate with government while the pandemic remains active and look forward to the next stage of planning for how we work with public health to gradually reopen our homes. 
 
Stay safe and well.

 
Jodi Hall
Executive Director
NBANH
YOUR SUCCESS STORIES

NB Administrator Recognition
Nancy Cail, Rexton Lions Nursing Home

The Board of Directors of Rexton Lions Nursing Home would like to congratulate Nancy Cail, Administrator on her recent award from the Canadian Over 50s Housing Awards. Nancy was very proud to accept this award and feels that this is a shared acknowledgement for the great work done by all staff at Rexton Lions Nursing Home.  " We all work so hard in this sector, and I am very appreciative to be  worthy of this award. This is most definitely a Rexton Lions Nursing Home Award. I have a phenomenal group of very dedicated staff working here. I feel this is more of an award for our home than me individually." said Nancy Cail. 
 
This National Award is the only business-oriented awards for this sector in Canada and Rexton Lions Nursing Home was the only home recognized east of Ontario. The purpose of the awards is to celebrate and reward excellence in the Canadian Over 50s Housing Sector and has been created by the Canadian Over 50s Housing Weekly News. Congratulations Nancy on this special recognition!
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World InterRAI Conference 2020
 
The World interRAI Conference was hosted in Leuven, Belgium, earlier this year. The conference brought together policy, practice, and research from all over the globe, to share experiences of developing, implementing and using the interRAI suite of instruments in different care sectors. The aim is to improve care for people in home care, residential care, mental health care, rehabilitation services, palliative care, assisted living, and primary or acute care. interRAI instruments are evidence-based electronic instruments that capture a person's assessment information in order to support care planning, care delivery, quality improvement, health system management, and policy development.
 
The World interRAI Conference offered keynote talks, symposia, presentations and poster sessions on research with the interRAI instruments, use of the instruments in daily practice, implementation of interRAI systems, and evidence-based policy.

Julie Weir, Assistant Director, Responsible for Clinical and Care Innovation at NBANH and Christina Cormier, Pavillon Richard in Moncton gave a joint presentation highlighting  some of the great work happening in NB nursing homes. It is very exciting to see NB nursing homes so well represented on this international stage.

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What's Cool About My School
Losier Hall, Miramichi
 
In February, first grade students from King Street Elementary School travelled to spend time with residents at Losier Hall, Shannex in Miramichi. The kids helped seniors use iPads, play Osmo (a game-based learning system) and create Robotics. Students shared their knowledge with their new found friends, as they worked together to solve numeracy and literacy based puzzles.

Click here to view a video of Rosalie, a grade one student, interview her classmates and residents at Losier Hall (as seen in above picture). This video is shared through the Anglophone North School District.
EVENTS

National Volunteer Week
April 19-25, 2020

This is National Volunteer Week, and normally this is a week of celebration through out the nursing homes and for NBANH as we annually host a volunteer gala dinner. This year, face to face celebrations are not possible, but it doesn't limit our gratitude. We are very thankful for all nursing home volunteers who monthly provide nursing homes with over 22,000 hours of volunteer time in the province of NB. Your generosity adds so much to what we do. We look forward to when we can safely come back together!
UPCOMING EDUCATION

Dementia: Understanding the Journey
Person Centered Universe

Accelerate Your Person Centered Culture

A multi-week certificate program from healthcare organizations looking to advance their person centred culture, while reducing long-term costs. Tested and proven by healthcare professionals, this course will help facilitate leadership among care teams, and improve the quality of care provided to residents. 

Due to the current crisis surrounding Covid-19, we will be hosting sessions tentatively beginning May 2020. 

Potential funding available by PETL (up to 50%). Contact Ashley King, by email at aking@personcentreduniverse.com to be notified of our next offering.

IN THE NEWS











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