Wow!! What a year Mountains and Meadows Care Group (MMCG) has had! We have continued to achieve and exceed many of the deliverables set out by the Board of Governance in our Strategic Plan. Over the last 18 months Mountain Lea Lodge has been preparing for its on-site Accreditation Primer Survey in October 2019.
We have implemented many quality improvement initiatives throughout the Organization, which has led to the development of new policies and procedures. We continue to strive to be a Center of Excellence in Aging and Lifelong Health for our residents.
The Meadows Community continues to be a leader in providing supports to persons with disabilities ensuring each individual reaches his/her full potential. Community reintegration is a top priority for all our residents/clients. We have obtained a one year License at both Mountain Lea Lodge and The Meadows Community which is the maximum that can be achieved. We continue to have ongoing challenges with recruitment of staff both licensed and unlicensed. We are now supporting staff to achieve their CCA Certificate onsite which has been supported by the Department of Health and Wellness.
As the CEO/Administrator of MMCG, I continue to work closely with the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Community Services (DCS) on many initiatives. I was part of the Transformation Steering Committee with DOH and DCS and also on the Pressure Injury Provincial Working Group with DOH. Currently I am the Chair of Diverse Abilities NS and Vice Chair of the Continuing Care Council. I sit on the Board of Directors for Health Association Nova Scotia (HANS) and was recently appointed to the Board of the Nova Scotia Center of Aging at Mount Saint Vincent University.
MMCG has wonderful staff, volunteers and families. Our staff works hard to support our residents and clients, always placing them at the center of everything they do. Thank you all for your hard work and dedication. You are certainly the biggest blessing to our residents/clients. To the Board of Directors at MMCG, thank you for your excellence in governance. We have faced difficult decisions in the past year but every decision made was to improve the quality of care we deliver to our residents/clients. The success of any Organization is grounded in strong governance.
The Leadership Team at MMCG is strong and resilient and I am so proud and thankful to be working with you. We have something very special and I never take this for granted. To our residents and families—you all have a very special place in my heart. Thank you!
- Joyce d’Entremont CEO/Administrator