Manitoulin Centennial Manor Minutes


The Manitoulin Centennial Manor board learned at its last meeting that Manitoulin Country Fest 2016 was organizing a fundraiser for the Manor.

Board member Wendy Gauthier explained that Country Fest organizers were hosting a dinner, concert and cruise during the week of the festival and that they would be donating the proceeds to the Manor.

Ms. Gauthier also told the board that she had already begun getting donations for the 2016 Tree of Lights Campaign.

The board as a whole discussed plans for the Manor’s 50th anniversary. They spoke of how they would like to hold a gala and should start looking at dates soon.

Administrator’s report

Michelle Bond, Manor administrator, discussed how they were extending the 12 hour nursing shift trial and that they would continue to monitor it. She noted that the trial was going well.

She said that there was a slight increase in agency use in March, but that they had just hired two new PSWs and a new student which should help.

Ms. Bond reported that the food cost was $1,000 over for the first quarter of 2016, but that a new kitchen program was being introduced that should help keep costs in line.

Ms. Bond said that two of the home’s bathtubs need replacing and that she had found out about a home in the area that was willing two sell two of their old tubs for $500 each plus $1,000 to install. She added that new the tubs would cost $30,000.

The board passed a motion granting Ms. Bond the authority to spend up to $5,000 on the used tubs, transporting them to the Manor and installing them.

She said that there were a few outdoor projects that needed completing but that they would be able to complete the work in-house.

Ms. Bond also reported that the project to replace carpet in residents’ rooms with flooring is down to only 17-18 remaining rooms.

Extendicare report

Extendicare Regional Director Keith Clement told the board that Extendicare was still reviewing the Manor’s strategic plan and would have feedback at the next meeting.

Mr. Clement also reported that the Manor had received a clawback from the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC). “We are still waiting for more detail about the reconciliation, but the MOHLTC has said that they overpaid us by $23,000 (plus interest bringing the total to $25,000),” explained Extendicare Regional Director Keith Clement. “This dates back to 2010. We aren’t happy with the $25,000, but we have no choice but to account for it this month. They are saying they overfunded us, but we are waiting for more clarification.”