Melissa McDermott

October 23, 2020

Grove Nursing Home COVID-19 outbreak update

October 23, 2020 – In follow-up to the COVID-19 outbreak being declared, the affected Grove Nursing Home staff member was retested for COVID-19 and the second test came back negative. As per Renfrew County and District Health Unit’s direction, our COVID-19 outbreak at the Grove is not over and all […]
October 22, 2020

The Grove Nursing Home declared on COVID-19 outbreak

October 22, 2020 – Today, the Grove Nursing Home was declared on COVID-19 outbreak. Through the biweekly surveillance, one staff member received a ‘detected’ result, which is considered a positive test. This individual has been retested and is currently self-isolating at home for 14 days. At this time, there are […]
October 22, 2020

Arnprior Regional Health’s COVID-19 community update

October 22, 2020 Dear community members, We are now in the second wave of an unprecedented pandemic that feels quite different from the first wave because of our greater preparedness, deeper knowledge of how the virus works and a proven approach to modifying behaviours. This has put us in a […]
October 22, 2020

Angela Gibbons: Inspired by the difference early breast cancer detection makes for patients’ outcomes

When Angela Gibbons was in her final years of high school deciding what to do next, it was her photography class that gave her inspiration. “I was enjoying enriched photography – developing film, printing images – so medical radiation technology fit into was I was already doing,” said Angela, who […]
October 7, 2020

The new Grove Nursing Home construction nears the halfway mark to completion

October 7, 2020 – The construction of the Grove residents’ new home is approximately halfway to completion and remains on track to open its doors to 60 per cent more residents in August 2021. “Our whole community has been a driving force behind the Grove redevelopment project from the beginning […]
October 1, 2020

Jean Riopelle: A team player who rises to each challenge

Jean Riopelle considers herself lucky to have spent the past 12 years working at ARH in the Health Records Department. “I came to ARH for a full-time position and when I got here, I was hooked,” said Jean, who previously worked part-time at other hospitals in the region in transcription […]
September 24, 2020

Michaela McClymont: A career inspired by her connection to seniors

From a young age, Michaela McClymont knew that no matter what direction her career took she wanted to work with seniors in some capacity. After first completing a Social Services diploma, Michaela ended up earning her Recreation Therapy diploma while she worked part time as a recreation assistant for the Adult […]
September 11, 2020

The Grove Nursing Home introduces new visiting options for residents and loved ones

September 11, 2020 – The Grove Nursing Home residents and their loved ones now have more ways they can connect in person safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. In accordance with the Ministry of Long-Term Care’s updated COVID-19 guidance, the Grove has further eased visitor restrictions allowing each resident to have […]
September 10, 2020

Sarah Martins: Inspired by her patients’ drive to regain a good quality of life

Sarah Martins began her nearly 20-year career as a physiotherapist in her home country, Brazil, before moving to the Ottawa area in 2011. “I always knew I wanted to work in healthcare and physiotherapy seemed right to me,” reflected Sarah. “I had experienced physio as a client – it helped […]