The Manitoulin Centennial Manor board discussed the need for board elections. A decision was made to defer the election until next month’s meeting when Pat MacDonald would be present.
The board reviewed fuel tenders for the Manor. Manitoulin Fuels came in at 77.46 per/litre, New North bid 86.9/litre and McDougal Fuels bid 80.34/litre.
A motion was carried to award the tender to Manitoulin Fuels.
Manor Administrator Michelle Bond presented her report. She was happy to inform the board that the home was at full occupancy with 15 individuals on the waiting list. “We have an empty bed that we are filling now and another one we will be filling next week,” said Ms. Bond. “Both residents have been discharged to other homes.”
Ms. Bond said that the Manor had to fill out a critical incident report with the ministry recently because the walk in freezer broke. She noted that the freezer has since been fixed, but the home hasn’t received the bill yet.
“We had a lot of agency usage last month unfortunately,” said Ms. Bond. “We had to cover 28 PSW shifts but none for RNs. We are looking to fill seven PSW positions, we have a number who are off on sick leave or for surgery.”
In terms of finances, Ms. Bond said that April saw a deficiency due to the agency usage, but staff is doing the best they can to fill shifts internally as needed and to control costs.
The food budget was over budget for April, but Ms. Bond said that for year to date, the food budget is in line.
She also noted that the Case Mix Index (CMI) had decreased from 91 to 88, but that at the end of March it was at 92. The CMI is a relative value assigned to the residents based on their care needs, which is used by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care in determining the allocation of funds to each of the long term care homes in the province. The CMI at the end of March will be the base for next year’s funding.
Board member Wendy Gauthier was pleased to announce that the Manitoulin Centennial Manor Golden Gala had been a success raising $25,580.20 towards patient lifts for the home. She added that not only was the event a great fundraiser, it was also good public relations for the home. She credited her fellow gala committee members and the many volunteers for the gala’s success.
Ms. Gauthier also noted that the Manor would have a booth at the Manitoulin Trade Fair (May 26-28) and that they would have information for potential volunteers and be selling raffle tickets for the Ivan Wheale painting which had been donated earlier in the year.
The next Manitoulin Centennial board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 15.