Valley Manor Inc. - Long Term Care, 02 Dec 2019 8:03:45 +0000en-us<![CDATA[Activities Calendar]]>, 02 Dec 2019 8:03:45 +0000View / Download our monthly Residents Activities Calendar.

<![CDATA[Leadership Team]]>, 19 Nov 2019 1:25:38 +0000Trisha Sammon (CEO) - Valley Manor Inc.

Trisha Sammon
Ext.# 224

Gail Yantha (Director of Care) - Valley Manor Inc.

Gail Yantha
Director of Care
Ext.# 263

Martin Yaraskavitch (Maintenance Manager) - Valley Manor Inc.

Martin Yaraskavitch
Maintenance Manager
Ext.# 226

Amanda Pinto (Support Services Manager) - Valley Manor Inc.

Amanda Pinto
Support Services Manager
Ext.# 257

Lisa Yantha
Activities Director
Ext.# 225

Marilyn Glofcheskie (HR Co-ordinator/Admin) - Valley Manor Inc.

Marilyn Glofcheskie
HR Co-ordinator/Admin

Marlene Shulist (Resident & Family Service Co-ordinator/Executive Assistant to CEO) - Valley Manor Inc.

Marlene Shulist
Resident & Family Service Co-ordinator / Exec. Asst. to CEO

<![CDATA[Annual General Meeting]]>, 19 Nov 2019 1:21:32 +0000Please click to view the AGM Reports in PDF format

Valley Manor - AGM Report 2019
Valley Manor - AGM Report 2018
Valley Manor - AGM Report 2017
<![CDATA[Safety]]>, 19 Nov 2019 1:20:35 +0000Valley Manor Inc. is committed to providing an atmosphere of quality and safety for the residents and the dedicated staff that work here. Valley Manor has implemented many safety initiatives and through our CQI process, we continually monitor and research newer and better ways that we can ensure safety for all staff and residents is always at the forefront.

Resident and Staff Safety is a priority at Valley Manor. It is now included as one of our quadrants that make up our Strategic Framework

Valley Manor strives to create a Safety Culture that features:

  • Continuous ongoing education surrounding safe work practices, workplace harassment and the whistle blowing policy
  • A blame free environment where individuals are able to report safety concerns and  utilize the whistle blowing policy without fear of reprimand or punishment

  • Continuous Quality Improvement through the safety plan that includes action plans for all safety related goals & safety concerns for all staff and residents.

Tina O'Malley
Infection Control Co-ordinator

p: (613) 756-2643 ext 235

<![CDATA[Contact Us]]>, 19 Nov 2019 11:42:03 +0000Valley Manor Inc.

88 Mintha St., Postal Box 880
Barry's Bay, ON, K0J 1B0

TEL: (613) 756-2643 Ext #221
FAX: (613) 756-7601


<![CDATA[Ethics Consultation]]>, 18 Nov 2019 10:27:46 +0000For your convenience you may also fill out the form below to request an Ethics Consultation.

The Ethics Advisory Committee is a joint committee. The expectation of the time to resolve an issue is dependent on the nature of the matter.

The committee is comprised, at minimum, of the following members:

St. Francis Memorial Hospital

Valley Manor

Barry’s Bay & Area Home Support

Madawaska Valley Hospice

Madawaska Valley Association for Community Living

<![CDATA[Redevelopment]]>, 18 Nov 2019 9:59:46 +0000LARGEST REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT IN BARRY'S BAY HISTORY.

Long Term Care Homes within the County of Renfrew

Long Term Care Homes within the County of Renfrew

Changing Design Standards & Codes

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

Enhanced Long-Term Care Home Renewal Strategy
Design Manual

  • The Resident Home Area
  • Size of resident bedroom
  • Number of residents sharing a room and a washroom
  • Number of bathing facilities (tub and shower)
  • Number and size of lounge, program and activity rooms
  • Size of dining rooms
  • The ability to provide secure spaces or “lock-down” areas within the Home

Community and Market

  • With 140 staff, Valley Manor is the largest employer in the Madawaska Valley and injects over $6 million into the local and surrounding economy every year.
  • If Valley Manor doesn’t redevelop by 2025, the MOHLTC will close the home affecting those 140 families currently employed there, not to mention the 90 families with loved ones in Valley Manor’s care.
  • Should the Home be closed, the Ministry will take those existing bed licenses away from Valley Manor and likely the County of Renfrew.
  • Valley Manor has a consistently long waiting list for accommodations with most of the admissions coming from the Madawaska Valley, Hagarty and Richards and South Algonquin and Whitney.
  • In the next ten years, the population within the County of Renfrew that are reaching the age that they will require care is expected to increase dramatically.

Aerial View of Barry’s Bay

Aerial View of Barry’s Bay

Status of the Redevelopment

  • Planning for the redevelopment of the 96‑bed long-term care home was initiated in 2009 under the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care’s Long-Term Care Renewal Strategy program.
  • Valley Manor is now moving the process forward with the Ministry of Health under the more recent 2015 Enhanced Long-Term Care Home Renewal Strategy.
  • The new 96-bed home will be located adjacent to the St. Francis Memorial Hospital (SFMH), a 20-bed community hospital and medical building, to contribute to the town’s vision for a community healthcare hub.
  • Drawings provided by Hobin Architecture Incorporated, Ottawa,

Site Comparison

Valley Manor - Existing (Mintha) Site
Valley Manor - Existing (Mintha) Site
Valley Manor - New (Sherwood School) SiteValley Manor - New (Sherwood School) Site

Aerial View Looking North - Artist’s Concept

Aerial View Looking North - Artist's Concept

<![CDATA[Home]]>, 18 Nov 2019 9:42:11 +0000Download Valley Manor Quarterly Newsletter

Accredited CCHSAValley Manor Inc. is a private, non-profit, 90 bed long term care facility that is regulated under the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

The home is nestled in picturesque forest setting which is surrounded by nature and wildlife. It surrounds an open courtyard that is accessible to all residents and is the attractive focus in the summer when flowers are in full bloom. The fireplace lounge, assembly room, chapel and library are always bustling with our residents and staff.

Located in the village of Barry’s Bay, Valley Manor Inc. is in southwestern Renfrew County, 85 kilometres southwest of Pembroke, 95 kilometres west of Renfrew, 200 kilometres west of Ottawa, 175 kilometres north of Peterborough and 50 kilometres east of Algonquin Park.


Valley Manor Inc. is a fully accredited long term care facility by Accreditation Canada.

<![CDATA[Outbreak Status: No Outbreak]]>, 05 Nov 2019 4:05:21 +0000<![CDATA[Outbreak Status]]>, 05 Nov 2019 4:04:45 +0000<![CDATA[Board of Directors]]>, 05 Nov 2019 2:23:58 +0000<![CDATA[Valley Manor Newsletter]]>, 05 Nov 2019 2:22:57 +0000<![CDATA[CATCH THE ACE fundraiser]]>, 26 Sep 2019 6:04:44 +0000<![CDATA[Registered Nurse Position]]>, 26 Sep 2019 12:50:14 +0000<![CDATA[Rates]]>, 27 Jun 2019 4:03:34 +0000Long-term care accommodation costs and subsidy

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<![CDATA[News & Events]]>, 27 Nov 2018 2:30:06 +0000<![CDATA[Guardian Angel Program]]>, 25 Oct 2018 1:19:32 +0000Guardian Angel Program

More often than not, you have experienced one of our volunteers, caregivers, or staff  go the extra mile to ensure either you or a loved one has just what you need.

Perhaps the receptionist has gone out of their way to help you with a phone call, the administration office assisted you to get the information you need quickly, a volunteer helped you at the door and gave you that smile you needed, or the great care staff at our healthcare organizations provided you or a family member with extra special care when you needed it most.

We are so very proud of everyone who makes up our community's wonderful healthcare team!

The Guardian Angel program allows you the opportunity to show your appreciation for exceptional and compassionate care in a meaningful way that helps us change and save lives by ensuring our caregivers have the equipment and facilities they need to provide you with the best possible care.

And... Your Guardian Angel will be presented with our unique Angel pin to wear with pride.

Your kind gift, of any size, will be used for the most urgent community needs at our healthcare sites (St. Francis Memorial Hospital, Valley Manor and MV Hospice Palliative Care.)

Nominate your Guardian Angel today by contacting the St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation at 613-756-3044, ext. 217.

We'll ensure they know just how much they are noticed and appreciated!

Donate to our Guardian Angel Program

<![CDATA[Care & Services]]>, 04 Oct 2018 8:31:48 +0000Valley Manor Amenities, Care and Services
  • Large comfortable resident home areas
  • Spacious private rooms
  • Lounge and living areas with TV
  • Well-appointed multi-purpose lounge with a fireplace accented with gracious, vintage furniture.
  • Access to an enclosed outdoor courtyard and walking paths surrounded by beautiful gardens, nature and a pond.
  • Nursing and personal care on a 24-hour basis, including care given by personal support workers, registered nurses and registered practical nurses.
  • Restorative Care services with related supplies and equipment.
  • A palliative care program with access to the community Hospice.
  • Professional Foot Care services provided by the St Francis Memorial Hospital Foot Care team.
  • A robust activities program. The Activities Department at Valley Manor Inc. strives to provide high quality programs to meet the social, emotional, physical, cognitive and spiritual needs of all residents with varying capabilities. Programs are offered at convenient times seven days a week which include evening programs.
  • Numerous activities take place in the courtyard during the summer, including barbeques and gardening. A few community outings take place annually, including the Fall Colours Tour and a fishing trip to a local fish farm.
  • An extensive infection control program led by a qualified Infection Control Nurse.
  • Physiotherapy Services available for all residents.
  • Access to Six local physicians that work for Valley Manor.
  • Good nutrition and attractive, tasty meals are an essential part of our service. Nutritional goals are met through the Nutrition Care Manager in collaboration with the Registered Dietician. Three meals are served a day, plus three nutritious snacks, including homemade cookies and loaves. Alternate selections are available and residents are made aware of the choices at each meal. Special and therapeutic diets are prepared in accordance with doctors' orders. For the most part, meal service is provided in the dining room. If a resident is acutely ill, meals will be provided in their room.

View a Sample Menu (pdf)

<![CDATA[Careers]]>, 04 Oct 2018 5:12:34 +0000If we have an employment position available we will post it beneath the form.

For your convenience you may use the form below to state position of interest and upload your resume.

You may also send your resume and details by email to:

OR by mail to:

Valley Manor Inc.
Box 880, 88 Mintha St.
Barry’s Bay, ON
K0J 1B0

Valley Manor will provide excellent quality living for those needing Long Term Care.

<![CDATA[Residents & Families]]>, 04 Oct 2018 5:07:00 +0000<![CDATA[Volunteering]]>, 04 Oct 2018 4:54:09 +0000"Volunteers a Work of Heart"

Volunteer Philosophy

Volunteers significantly enhance the quality of life, community spirit, and leisure time opportunities at Valley Manor. Volunteers are a valuable human resource requiring support and encouragement to maintain and develop their skills, and to ensure their continued involvement in the provision of their valuable services throughout the home.

The Volunteer Process

  1. Fill in the Volunteer Application form you can obtain from the Activities Department, on our website or Contact the Volunteer Coordinator Bev Beanish. to schedule an interview.
  2. After completion of the interview, personal references that have been provided on the application will be checked.
  3. Upon successful completion of interview and reference checks, you will be required to complete a training session in order to begin volunteering.
  4. Every volunteer aged 18 and over will be required to provide a criminal reference check (CPIC) before they start volunteering. Upon submission of the receipt, expenses incurred from the CPIC will be reimbursed.

Call the Activities department at (613) 756-2643

Or e-mail our Activities Director, Mary Blank at for more information.

What you Gain as a Volunteer

Volunteering creates opportunities for the residents of our home. Volunteers help improve the quality of life for the residents and, in turn, improve the quality of their own lives.

Volunteering is a fun way to spend spare time, it looks great on a resume, and it’s an incredibly special way to contribute to your community.

* What you gain as a volunteer:

  • Giving to community
  • Meeting new people
  • Building your resume
  • Helping seniors
<![CDATA[Personal Support Worker Positions]]>, 02 Oct 2018 4:28:19 +0000Valley Manor is a dynamic and progressive Long-Term Care Home.  We are a rural, fully Accredited facility, offering quality nursing care in a friendly & welcoming environment.  We are committed to the safety of our residents and to compliance with the LTCHA legislation.

We are accepting resumes for the position of Personal Support Worker (part-time &  casual positions).

Applicants must have a Personal Support Worker program diploma as established by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Interested individuals who would like to submit their resume can do so by:

OR by mail to:

Valley Manor Inc.
Box 880, 88 Mintha St.
Barry’s Bay, ON
K0J 1B0

Valley Manor will provide excellent quality living for those needing Long Term Care.

<![CDATA[Registered Practical Nurse Positions]]>, 02 Oct 2018 4:27:47 +0000Valley Manor is a dynamic and progressive Long-Term Care Home.  We are a rural, fully Accredited facility, offering quality nursing care in a friendly & welcoming environment.  We are committed to the safety of our residents and to compliance with the LTCHA legislation.

We are accepting resumes for the position of Registered Practical Nurse (casual positions).

Applicant must be in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario and have the Medication Administration Certification.  Previous Long-Term Care experience is an asset.

Interested individuals who would like to submit their resume can do so by:

OR by mail to:

Valley Manor Inc.
Box 880, 88 Mintha St.
Barry’s Bay, ON
K0J 1B0

Valley Manor will provide excellent quality living for those needing Long Term Care.

<![CDATA[Family Council]]>, 02 Oct 2018 5:41:45 +0000“IT'S A NEW DAY!”

We are building for our future at Valley Manor and need YOU for our tomorrow!

Why should we have a Family Council?

  • Allows families to give each other ongoing mutual support and encouragement. Sharing thoughts and feelings with others who are in the same situation can help family members cope.
  • Provides a forum for learning.
  • Gives an opportunity to become knowledgeable about the Home’s operations, policies and rules and provide input.
  • Can help families and the Home form a positive partnership aimed at providing resident care.
  • Gives a “United voice” supporting a “united effort” for positive changes.
  • Can benefit residents who are physically or mentally unable to voice their needs and concerns as well as those without family.
  • Administration and staff may use the FC as a sounding board for new ideas.
  • Family Council does not fund raise.
  • A Family Council handles group concerns, not individual concerns. Family members with specific concerns should speak to the LTC staff an d administration.
  • Provides an outlet for new policy and practices for the LTC home discussions and implementation.

We will be forming a Family Council with your input and assistance.

Please fill out the short survey attached and come on board and join our council campaign! 

     (Return to:   Nancy Cybulskie,  Family Council Liaison by October 24th at 7 pm ).

<![CDATA[About Us]]>, 28 Sep 2018 4:07:23 +0000Valley Manor Inc. opened in May of 1978 and the primary purpose is to provide  comfortable and congenial care in a Christian environment. Within that environment we will endeavor to meet the resident’s individual physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs, in a manner that recognizes the dignity and worth of each person and their quality of life.

<![CDATA[Gallery]]>, 20 Sep 2018 2:32:24 +0000<![CDATA[Strategic Plan - Mission, Vision & Values]]>, 14 Sep 2018 1:30:17 +0000MISSION
Valley Manor will provide excellent quality living for those needing long term care.

Valley Manor will be seen as the key long term care partner in the evolution of the shared continuum of care in the Madawaska Valley.

We will conduct our important work with:

  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Leadership
  • Workplace Satisfaction & Compassion
<![CDATA[CQI Team]]>, 11 Sep 2018 8:48:08 +0000Continuous Quality Improvement - CQI

A set of activities that are carried out to set standards used to monitor and improve performance so that the care and services provided will satisfy stated or implied needs. These processes don’t “assure” quality; they are tools used to assist with the management of quality.

The CQI Team -

The CQI team at Valley Manor provides the framework for the development and implementation of our integrated Quality Management system.

We strive to provide and implement appropriate quality management systems and processes to ensure the delivery of the highest quality care and service to our residents.

The Valley Manor CQI team continues to provide the framework for continuous improvement  which improves the  resident satisfaction a at Valley Manor and with our community stakeholders.  We must share the responsibility for the delivery of high quality programs and services and for continual improvement. Ultimate responsibility for quality and risk management activities rests with the CQI team however, all stakeholders including staff, volunteers, board members, and third party service vendors have a role to play in improving quality and managing risk. Direction for the Quality and Risk Management program is provided by CQI team.

Our CQI team is  committed to continuously improving the quality of care and service that we provide. Quality means meeting the needs and expectations of our residents and by extension, their families and/or support systems. Each of us has a responsibility to ensure quality for the residents that live at  Valley Manor.

Quality is improved through a continuous process of self-assessment with targets and standards, reviewing and evaluating progress and implementing quality improvement and other action plans. The policies, procedures, implementing processes and monitoring mechanisms are made known to our residents, families and stakeholders with the aim of involving everyone in the development of our culture. In order to develop this quality culture we use a range of ways to consult and inform, and aim to continuously improve effective communications.

Quality Improvement Plan (QIP)

The Excellent Care for All Act (ECFAA) requires that every year, health care organizations including Long-Term Care develop an annual Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) for the following fiscal year and make that plan available to the public.

The QIP is an organization-owned plan that establishes a platform for quality improvement that can be used to harmonize efforts to improve quality of care across the health care system. While each organization owns, develops, and maintains their QIP, organizations share in a common agenda of improving the patient/resident experience that is guided by provincial priorities for high quality care as highlighted in Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care.

Our current QIP is accessible right here:

<![CDATA[Accessibility]]>, 11 Sep 2018 8:44:20 +0000Purpose

Under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), 2005, Valley Manor Inc. must meet the requirements of accessibility standards established by regulation. This policy establishes the accessibility standards for customer service for the organization, in accordance with Ontario Regulation 429/07. This policy applies to all employees of the organization, Board of Directors, volunteers, agents, and contracted service provider staff.


The AODA was created to ensure that goods and services provided in Ontario are accessible to people with disabilities, and that persons with disabilities are treated with respect, dignity and equality. Valley Manor Inc. is committed to providing respectful services that focus on the unique needs of the individual.

Valley Manor Inc. will ensure that all employees and volunteers are trained in compliance with the Customer Service standard requirements and AODA.

Valley Manor Inc. is committed to servicing people with disabilities who are accompanied by a service animal on the parts of our premises that are open to the public.

Valley Manor Inc. is committed to welcoming and servicing people with disabilities who are accompanied by a support person and will work with the support person to ensure access to service.

Valley Manor Inc. will communicate with people with disabilities in ways that take into account their disability.

Valley Manor is committed to ensuring that these 6 core components of the Accessibility Act are followed:

  1. Use of Service Animals Responsibility
  2. Use of Support Persons
  3. Notification of Service Disruption
  4. Accessibility Training
  5. Feedback Process
  6. Assistive Devices and Communication

External References:

Ontario Human Rights Code, Ontario Disabilities Act, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

<![CDATA[St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation]]>, 11 Sep 2018 4:12:13 +0000St. Francis Valley Healthcare Foundation


To create an opportunity for the donors of th Madawaska Valley to advance healthcare in the community by ensuring support for equipment and facility needs through the effort of one fundraising organization that will inclusively fundraise based on a long term plan for the community’s non-profit healthcare needs.

In this way, our donors are making an overall impact on all the healthcare organizations in their community, knowing that these organizations have taken the communities needs into account when planning for what we will need in the long term.

Who do we raise Funds for?

In accordance with an overall long range plan, the SFVH Foundation raises, manages and distributes funds to:

  • St Francis Memorial Hospital (including Rainbow Valley)
  • Madawaska Valley Hospice Palliative Care
  • Valley Manor Nursing Home

What do we raise money for?

The 3 non-profit Healthcare Organizations support partnerships around the current needs of patients, putting the needs of the community ahead of their independent needs and identifying their capital equipment needs as it relates to long term planning.

Based on the community’s capacity to give, fundraising strategies are developed by the SFVH Foundation to meet these with a projected 5 year plan.

Campaigns and Designated Funds

When you give to the SFVH Foundation, you are actually supporting all three healthcare organizations (SFMH, Valley Manor and Hospice) because the fundraising dollars go back to these organizations at the end of the year to support their equipment needs based all based on an overall plan that reflect the community’s needs. However and as always, the Foundation will continue to respect the wishes of its donors to designate a gift of support if requested.

Please follow this link to our new website to learn more about our programs and events.

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