Continuing Care Month
Sunset Community Celebrates
Continuing Care Month “Your Home, Our Passion”
On September 24th, Sunset Community gathered in our newly accessible Patchwork Garden to celebrate Continuing Care Month. During the event we enjoyed the beauty of our garden and the creativity of our people; which was highlighted in our first Scarecrow building competition.
“Our Patchwork Garden would not be possible without the dedication of employees and residents who volunteer their time and efforts in the garden,” says Julie Matheson, executive director. Yesterday’s special event was part of the celebrations being held across the province to recognize the continuing care sector and the contributions of its employees and what that means for the Nova Scotians who require their support. Continuing Care programs and services help people to maximize their independence, promote their health and well-being, sustain or enhance their quality of life, and support families to meet the ongoing care needs of their loved ones.
Continuing Care Month is celebrated each year in September. The goal of the annual campaign is to recognize the contributions of the thousands of Nova Scotians who work in continuing care in a variety of practice settings across the province, such as nursing homes, home care organizations, residential care facilities and adult residential centres/regional rehabilitation centres.
The theme, Continuing Care: Your Home, Our Passion, reflects the aim of continuing care services to help people to live well in the place they can call home. It also reinforces the commitment and compassion of the many people who have chosen this caring field of employment.
The campaign is also about profiling the advances being made in Nova Scotia’s continuing care sector to improve quality of life and quality of care for the Nova Scotians who rely on these important services.
Please visit www.continuingcaremonth.ca to read a variety of stories highlighting this year’s campaign theme, as well as other helpful and interesting information regarding Nova Scotia’s continuing care sector.