NEW GLASGOW – Glen Haven Manor has launched a Facebook page for the long-term care facility.
“Our Facebook page will serve as useful communications for our stakeholders and community,” says Glen Haven Manor CEO Lisa M. Smith. "With the constant growth of social media and the ever-evolving tech abilities of residents, families and staff, it is important that we find ways to diversify our communications methods. In today's world people obtain information through their mediums of choice: whether it be traditional media such as local papers, radio or television or through social media.
“We are committed to enhancing our communications presence in both traditional and social media and recognize both as valuable."
The Facebook page will feature Glen Haven individualized quality care services, events, programs and projects and will highlight the best practices and national standards required for Glen Haven's accreditation status by Accreditation Canada.
In the one week following the launch, between March 7 and 14 the page had 5,328 post engagements and an 8,700 page reach.
“The profiles of the five staff members and one resident had a very positive response,” said Glen Haven communication consultant Kim Dickson. “Many people have told us they found the profiles interesting and motivating and that they have great admiration and appreciation for those featured. Those profiled represented a variety of positions and experiences including Linda Mayo, Resident Council President; Marnie MacDonald, LPN; Darlene Izzard, CCA Lead; Lisa MacKinnon, CCA Lead, soon to be LPN; Donna MacLane, Director, Community, Relationships and Engagement and Janice Jorden, Employee Relations Specialist.