These Days at Grove 2

Hello from the Residents and Staff at Grove. We’re doing well and staying positive. First things first, we are grateful to report that there are no confirmed or presumptive cases of COVID-19 among our resident population. We are steadfast in our position that CLOSE THE VAULT is the best course of action for protecting our most vulnerable from this virus.
On the home units, the Life Enrichment staff are being activity-doing, fun-making, photo-taking, creative-minded champions. Everyday they are sharing beautiful photos of never-been-done-before activities. We will share them with you as often as possible. On that note, please check back here often for stories, photos, and news. If you so inclined, LIKE our Facebook Page – Grove Park Home a commitment to care – to see more of what is going on here in the home. If you don’t use Facebook, perhaps ask a family member to check into our page so they can share our stories with you. Be assured that any important information will always come to you via our GroupCast communication system. With GroupCast, we will share basic information by email only, reserving the telephone version for more important messaging.
Our care staff are doing an amazing job supporting each other while working within very strict infection control processes. Social Distancing is tough when caring for residents but we are doing our best; caring when care is needed, distancing when we can. Internally, we share reminders and updates about distancing and other infection control practices. The best thing we can tell you is that, for the residents, it is daily life as usual. The missing link, of course, is all of you. Executive Director, Paul Taylor has just shared information about SKYPE and FACETIME as well as the potential for “window visits”. We thank you for your patience as we juggle a calendar to accommodate everyone. Letters can be sent to for printing and distribution.
The amount of news is staggering and likely leaves you all with many questions. Be assured that the Leadership Team continues to be involved in, and taking direction from, daily conferences with our agencies. Our trusted sources remains AdvantAGE Ontario who advocates on our behalf with Provincial agencies. Post calls, we meet to implement new processes based on this guidance.
Going forward, we are going to gather stories from all departments to share with you. In the meantime, remember that every single thing we do is in the interest of protecting your loved one and our staff. These are unprecedented times, but the care continues to happen, beautiful moments continue to happen, and staff continue to care for residents and each other. We got this!

Comments (9)

Lynne Chiandet

Mar 26, 2020 at 3:53 PM

So incredibly thankful, more than ever, for your dedication to your profession and wonderful heartfelt care of our much loved family members. This is such a difficult time for everyone and healthcare workers don’t have the “luxury” of hunkering down at home with their families. I know, my daughter is an ICU nurse at Southlake hospital and I’m so proud but so worried about her.
Again, so much appreciation for all you are doing.


Nancy James

Mar 26, 2020 at 4:15 PM

Thank you for these stress-relieving communications and, as always, for the wonderful job you do of taking care of our loved ones. Knowing that my mom, Mary Anne on Aspen, is safe in the Vault is priceless to me. Thank you, thank you. May all your loved ones be safe and healthy.


betty bouius

Mar 26, 2020 at 4:16 PM

Thanks to all the staff and care givers for taking care and are there to take care of my mom Jessie Bouius I am grateful to all of you for a job well done and for continuing to do a great job stay safe and healthy we are all counting on you.


Nicole Mirza

Mar 26, 2020 at 5:17 PM

Debbie and I know that Desmond McGurrin is in good hands on Spruce floor. A heartfelt thank you from both of us for your continued dedication in these trying times. Please make sure you also take care of yourselves and your families. The road ahead is a long and difficult one but there is no doubt we will get through this pandemic in the end.


Janet Simpson

Mar 26, 2020 at 7:50 PM

I have recently retired from Grove Park Home and for all of you that have loved ones in there, the staff are all amazing, hard working, caring and compassionate. They are all in great care,I give them much thanks for going through these extremely hard times.Keep up the good work and Stat Safe……..Miss you all Janet Simpson


Deborah Carter

Mar 26, 2020 at 11:03 PM

I thoroughly enjoyed the “Town Hall” conference call tonight! Thank you Paul and team for answering so many informative questions. You are all to be commended for the superb job you are doing! So glad our loved ones are in your capable and caring hands❤️❤️❤️. Stay safe and again, my heartfelt thank you to all, and especially to the staff on Pine. xo


Barb Rowe

Mar 27, 2020 at 6:05 PM

Thanks so much for the info about where to email letters to and all the photographs people have been posting on Facebook of the residents. It helps to see them, even though we can’t visit. God bless you!


Cheryl & Glenn Dutka

Mar 29, 2020 at 5:09 PM

To all the staff at Grove Park,

We just wanted to say thank you to all the staff who work at Grove Park for their dedication and commitment to the care of our loved one, Chrissy. We have always appreciated the tremendous efforts that have been made to provide excellent care. At this unprecedented time, we know that everyone is doubling down to ensure the safety of residents and staff alike, at Grove Park. We thank you for all your tireless efforts and for the comfort we have in knowing that Chrissy is well cared for.

With gratitude,

Cheryl & Glenn Dutka


George Otterbein

Apr 15, 2020 at 2:34 AM

It has been some years since my Mother was a resident at Grove Park Home. She received outstanding care while there. I am so happy to hear that the same care continues during this horrible pandemic. Thank you all and stay safe.
George Otterbein


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