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Publication 6

Join us in welcoming Thierry and Chantale within their new roles!

We are excited to announce that Thierry Séreau will join the long-term care team as the associate director of care at Saint-Louis Residence (SLR). This will lead to restructuring the management team and will take effect on September 25.
Melissa Donskov will remain the executive director, Long-term care and will become the administrator at SLR. Chantale Cameron will become the administrator at Élisabeth-Bruyère Residence (EBR) and manager in long-term care. Susan Wendt will continue as director of care and will work closely with Thierry at RSL. Marguerite Dieudonné will continue in her director of care role at ÉBR.



Java Music Club

Java Music Club is coming to Élisabeth Bruyère Residence! The Java Memory Care program combines peer support, reminiscing, and music. The goal is to strengthen connectedness, reduce feelings of loneliness and enhance quality of life and well-being for people living with mid-stage to advanced dementia. Visit http://javagp.com for more information on this evidence-based peer support program.Through a collaboration with the Bruyère Research Institute and Carleton University, we will be able to thoroughly understand the benefits of Java Memory Care for residents. This new information will help us as we roll it out at Saint-Louis Residence as well



Humanizing Health Care Conference

As part of the Humanizing Health Care international conference that will be held Oct. 18-20, 2017, we are bringing together community specialists in aging, health, wellness and person-centred care. Join us and spread the word for the Aging Gracefully Wellness Fair on October 18, 2017, at Fairmont Château Laurier. For more information, visit bruyere.org/HHC2017 or email us at infoHHC@bruyere.org.



RemoCare TeleHealth System

This fall, Saint-Louis Residence will be testing the RemoCare TeleHealth System on the 4th floor to determine whether it can detect resident falls and help staff prevent future falls. The software uses the camera in smartphones to detect movement in a room. Join us for an open house where you can ask all your questions and learn how the application works!


  • September 27, 1 to 4 p.m.
  • October 11, 4 to 7 p.m. 
  • October 18, 7 to 10 a.m.

Cycling Without Age 

Following the unprecedented success of its Cycling Without Age program in Orléans, Bruyère Continuing Care proudly launched Cycling Without Age at its downtown location, thanks to a generous donation by the Taggart Parkes Foundation.
In its inaugural season, the program provided 193 people at Saint-Louis Residence and the Bruyère Village with the outdoor cycling experience. More than 1,500 km were travelled.


Élisabeth-Bruyère Residence



Cycling Without Age Program

We are looking for volunteers to pilot the Cycling Without Age trishaw. For more information, contact Kim Durst Mackenzie (ext. 2568 or kdurstmackenzie@bruyere.org). Visit bruyere.org to find out how this innovative program enhances the lives of seniors and provides them with an opportunity to go out on a bike ride.



Vision clinics

The vision clinics were a great success! Fourteen residents and tenants received a full eye exam from the Canadian Council of the Blind. 10 residents were also able to choose free glasses. This initiative was made possible through a grant from H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Everywhere.).



Mandatory modules

There are three mandatory online modules for long-term care employees that are currently being completed. They cover pain management, the new WHMIS and code yellow (missing resident).
Employees can register on InfoNet under the Education tab.


Happy retirement, Leona!

After more than 30 years at Bruyère, Leona Lepine retired from her clinical educator role. Thank you, Leona. You have truly enhanced lives and transformed care at Bruyère! Leona will come back part-time to help us with delivering education within long-term care.



Saint-Louis Residence   


Bed system optimization project

The bed system optimization project is coming to an end. This very large project has led to a lot of improvements! We are grateful to all the teams (clinics, auxiliary services, etc.) who continue to work hard to ensure that all residents are in a safe and individualized bed system.

We ordered 30 additional beds and should receive them by the end of September.

Please also note also that the increase in co-payment is dictated by the ministry for all LTC homes in the province and is not related to the bed system optimization project.



Compliance with the Long Term Care Homes Act
We are currently working hard on several priority areas to ensure our practices are compliant with the Long-Term Care Homes Act and to enhance the services to the residents. These priority areas include meal service delivery, restraint use, and access to non-residential areas. We want to thank all of you for your co-operation as we implement some changes to better meet the residents’ needs.



Vision clinics

The vision clinics were a great success!
33 residents and tenants received a full eye exam from the Canadian Council of the Blind. 14 residents were also able to choose free glasses. This initiative was made possible through a grant from H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Everywhere.).


Join the Volunteer Resources team
Join the Volunteer Resources team and make a difference in somebody’s life! Regardless of your availability or training, we have a volunteer position tailored to your needs. In order to attract more volunteers, please help us spread the word
For more information, please contact Mariama Diallo (ext. 2517 or mdiallo@bruyere.org).


Do you have a funny, touching, story that is worth sharing? Send it to Anne-Laure Grenier (agrenier@bruyere.org or ext. 2518).