COVID outbreak on Maple Street
Two Maple Street Residents have tested positive for COVID. They are in isolation. We're testing everyone on Monday, September 26th. We'll provide more details in the coming days. For now, only essen…
Piling update – Getting closer, but not here yet…
Getting closer, but not here yet… Instead of repairing the hammer portion of the piling machine [as mentioned yesterday – September 20th], a new hammer was ordered and is on its way. It’s currently a…
The piling machine has arrived. However, the actual hammer portion won't come until tomorrow [September 21, 2022] as it requires some repairs. Test piles will start tomorrow or Thursday [September 22,…
Facility-wide Enteric Outbreak
ATTENTION! An enteric outbreak has been declared facility-wide as of September 18, 2022. Symptoms include diarrhea and vomiting. Please consider postponing your visit. If you choose to visit, you m…
Construction Update (1)
The piling machine was set to arrive on redevelopment site today and piling was scheduled to start tomorrow. There was, however, a permit processing delay at the Ministry of Transportation [MTO]. The…
Redevelopment on schedule and on budget
Jamie Lowery discusses the Cassellholme redevelopment. Watch the interview
New main entrance
The new main entrance to Cassellholme opens today! Read More here
Respiratory Outbreak has Ended
Great news! After just 19 days, the respiratory outbreak has ended. We are genuinely grateful to everyone who did their part in reducing the transmission of the virus. We pride ourselves on our intern…
Construction of the new, revitalized Cassellholme is well under way. Thank you for your support and patience throughout the spring and now, into the summer. This is a quick overview of where we are: …
The respiratory rhinovirus detected on two units was upgraded to a facility-wide outbreak. Symptoms include cough, runny nose, congestion, tiredness, fever and a sore throat. Test results are positive…
Job Fair – April 7, 2022
Thursday April 7th1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Elk’s Lodge325 Trout Lake Road* Are you ready for a rewarding career working with seniors? Cassellholme is hiring. We’re looking for Registere…
Aging Your Way
Cassellholme’s Spiritual & Cultural Engagement Lead, Tracy Davis Brewer, will be participating in the “Aging your Way” event on April 27, 2022. As an End of Life Doula, Tracy will be there to s…
Sod turning day
Today was sod turning day for the long-awaited redevelopment of Cassellholme! We're excited to share the news and views as the project begins. The current building [constructed in 1961], will be r…
During recent regular rapid testing, fourteen Residents tested positive for COVID-19. Three are confirmed positive and the eleven are suspect cases. Some have very mild symptoms and the rest feel fine…
Apple Street in COVID Outbreak
The Public Health Unit has just declared Apple Street in COVID outbreak.We don’t have details yet, but will update this posting as soon as we do. As with any outbreak at Cassellholme, please consid…
Doors Reopen to General Visitors
The Ministry allows general visitors to enter Long-Term Care Homes as of Monday, February 21st, 2022. Join us, as we take another step in our 'reopening'. Visiting guidelines are here
COVID Outbreak Over
We're happy to announce that Public Health has declared that our outbreak is over! Congratulations to all of our essential caregivers, staff and Residents who were so diligent in reducing the sprea…
COVID Outbreak Update
We remain in a COVID-19 outbreak. On the Visiting Cassellholme webpage, we'll post these figures weekly, or more often if there are changes. READ THE UPDATED VISITING GUIDELINES
Public Health Unit declares COVID outbreak
A Respiratory outbreak has been upgraded to a COVID-19 outbreak at Cassellholme. During routine screening, tests revealed the presence of the virus in two Residents and two staff members. T…
General visits and social absences paused
Today, the Ministry announced that general visitors and Resident social absences will be paused temporarily, due to a surge in COVID-19 cases [Omicron variant].This will take affect on Thursday [De…
Cassellholme Commits to Work with City
Cassellholme Board Commits to Work with City on Proposed Restructuring. Urges consultations with residents, families and broader community. Read the press release
Respiratory Outbreak - Facility wide
ATTENTION! A facility wide Respiratory Outbreak has been declared as of December 6, 2021. Symptoms include cough, nasal discharge and sore throat. Please consider postponing your visit. As always…
Train to be a PSW
Train to be a PSW in the living classroom. NNDSB has partnered with Cassellholme in North Bay and Belvedere Heights and Lakeland Long-Term Care in Parry Sound to provide Personal Support Worker (PSW)…
Job Fair this coming weekend
Are you ready for a rewarding career working one-on-one with seniors in their own homes? Saturday November 13th10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.400CLUB entrance [off Drew Street] Visit our Care…
New Chats@Holme group starts next week
Join us and a small group of family and friends at the next Chats@Holme group, starting October 13th. This is a chance to meet in a relaxed, confidential setting to connect with others who are suppo…
Our Community Needs Homemakers
With the help of a homemaker, seniors may be able to stay in their own homes longer. Find out more about being a Homemaker Visit our careers page for other opportunities
Residents' vote on September 15th!
Residents' voter cards have arrived for the upcoming Federal Election! Long-Term Care is a very important issue in this election – everyone should have their say. Activity staff will take Cassel…
The stalled Cassellholme project is causing a lot of local angst.
The stalled Cassellholme project is causing a lot of local angst. It could be a while before it's solved. YourTV North Bay interviews Jamie Lowery. Watch the video here.
Chats@Holme is Back!
Join one of our new relaxed, confidential and fun discussion groups. There's a lot to learn when a loved one enters Long-Term Care. Their routine is new. Your routine is new – plenty of adjustments…
Claudette is Back!
Claudette is BACK! Call 705-495-3453 or 705-474-4250 ext. 269 to schedule an appointment. Visit her webpage!
Cassellholme redevelopment is ON!
The plans are ready, design and engineering is complete, our stakeholders are behind it. The province has announced funding for the build and our partner municipalities agree the project is a top prio…
Outdoor visits can be booked!
Starting Wednesday, May 26, you can book an appointment to visit outdoors, once or twice a week Click here to book your appointment.Or call 705-474-4250 ext. 341 to reach Molly Punnett, Monday to F…
Board of Management Meeting update
The next Board Meeting will be on Thursday June 3, 2021 @ 5:00 p.m. Topic: Board of Management MeetingTime: Jun 3, 2021 - 05:00 PMJoin Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/89683425190?pwd=L3QycXFPUG…
General visits are coming!
We are all excited that the province is slowly relaxing rules around general visits to Long-Term Care Homes. Soon you’ll be able to visit with your loved one outdoors at Cassellholme! Remarkably, M…
Cassellhomies recognized for fundraising effort
"For us and the staff it is really about the giving back," said Lowery. Read more at Bay Today Read more at The Nugget
No more bad hair days!
Claudette is back! We're so happy she has returned to Cassellholme. Here are a few happy "Before & After" snaps to mark the occasion.
Cassellholme and the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit are working with experts in laboratory medicine at the North Bay Regional Health Centre and Public Health Ontario to understand the test…
A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Cassellholme by the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit. Please read the Press Release.
COVID-19 vaccines are coming to Cassellholme soon!
As soon as we receive a vaccination schedule from the Province [first and second dose], we'll let you know. Please read the fact sheet on the website.
Proof required of negative COVID test
Effective December 26th all essential caregivers to Cassellholme will be required to show proof of their negative COVID-19 test results. This also includes essential caregivers who were tested at Ca…
An Important COVID update - Revised
The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit has followed up with Cassellholme; the visitor has retested NEGATIVE for COVID-19. As a result, all risk to exposure has been eliminated. Effective Dece…
An Important COVID update
A visitor to Cassellholme has tested positive for COVID-19.The Health Unit has not recommended an outbreak at this time and have said that the risk of exposure is low. The visitor is being re-tested t…
Updated Visiting Guidelines
Due to the impending provincial lockdown visiting has changed. DETAILS HERE.
New Send-A-Cards are available for the holidays! Try them out!
2020 Holiday Menus!
The Christmas and New Years' Eve menus have been released! To tantalized your taste buds, view them here!
Ring! Ring! New phone system launched!
We’ve changed our phone greeting to help you reach the person you’re looking for more easily. Extensions 217 and 218 have been discontinued. When you call, you’ll hear these prompts: if you kn…
Auger Family Donation
We would like to express our deep gratitude to the Auger family for their donation of $20,000 to the 400CLUB in memory of their beloved Kim. This generous gift was delivered on Kim's birthday. She wou…
Cassellholme tender a 'significant step'
'These long-term care beds are part of the government's commitment to create new capacity and update existing beds to modern standards' Read more about this on nugget.ca
Redevelopment tender documents released
Cassellholme has received official word that the Honourable Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Ontario Minister of Long-Term Care, has signed the final documents that allow the Long-Term Care facility’s…
Cassellholme expansion going to tender
A project at Cassellholme which was expected to be completed by the spring of 2020 is now going to tender. Read about it on baytoday.ca
New ways to visit at Cassellholme
Thank you for your patience. Ministry Directive #3 has provided a significant shift to our visitation policies. As a multidisciplinary team, we've taken time to ensure that we are fully compliant with…
Families and caregivers will have greater access to Residents.
"Today's announcement will ensure that guidelines on [caregivers'] visits are applied consistently across homes so that all residents get the support they deserve," Long-Term Care Minister Merrilee Fu…
Visit Policy Update
The Ontario Government announced on Friday [August 28] that Residents in Long-Term Care Homes may soon be allowed short absences. The details are not yet clear and there are a number of unanswered qu…
Visiting in September
We want to thank you for your ongoing patience as we continue to develop our Visiting policy. Our first priority is always the health and safety of our Residents. CLICK HERE TO READ THE CURRENT GUIDEL…
We want to thank you for your ongoing patience as we continue to develop our Visiting policy. Our first priority is always the health and safety of our Residents. Click here to read the current guidel…
Cassellholme offers COVID testing to family members
The Cassellholme long term care facility is hoping to help its patients by offering free COVID-19 testing on a regular basis for visiting family members. Read more on My North Bay Now
One step closer to a hug
Sewell says she was elated when Cassellholme informed her the province was allowing in-person outdoor visits at long-term care homes. Read more on The Nugget
Visitor restrictions lifting on nursing homes
Jamie Lowery, CEO of North Bay's Casselholme, is calling it a "tremendous day" for the home's 220 residents. Read more at CBC
Indoor visits are coming!
We've got a plan! We are all so happy to make in-person visiting possible at Cassellholme. Please understand that we are obligated to follow directions from many different government and health agen…
Claudette's hairdressing is open!
Claudette is back and ready to start trimming! She is currently working floor by floor. All COVID 19 safety measures are in place. Click here for more information
New rules for visitors
Great news! The Provincial Government announced changes to the rules for visitors to Cassellholme. We are working diligently to resume indoor visits, starting on July 22nd. We know that you are…
The Royal Canadian Legion donated
The Royal Canadian Legion District H Charitable Foundation donated $6,500 to Cassellholme today towards the purchase of four high intensity needs mattresses with air pumps.
North Bay health centre performing 1,500 COVID-19 tests weekly
“It’s a huge endeavour,” he said during a testing clinic Friday at Cassellholme Home for the Aged, where the health centre’s outreach team was performing COVID-19 swabs on staff. Read more
Visit ‘feels good’
Bob and Sharon Hopper sit at either end of a six-foot table in the visiting area outside Cassellholme, smiling as they chat. Read more at the North Bay Nugget
Ontario LTC visiting guidelines
Cassellholme is free from COVID-19. For the safety of residents and staff, only outdoor visits are allowed at this time in the designated outdoor visiting area. Before you can visit, you must have ha…
Resuming Resident Visits
As you may be aware, the Provincial Government has given the okay for Long-Term Care homes to proceed with outdoor visits. This is very exciting news for our Residents and for you as our family member…
Live performance today!
TODAY! Monday June 15th from 2-3pm, Ryan Problems & the Solutions will be performing a socially distanced concert for for the residents, from just beyond the oval garden gate! This event is being…
Ontario plans to allow visitors at some Long-Term Care homes
Cassellholme will soon be allowing visitors with all the guidelines noted in the article. More details will follow as information becomes available. Read more at CBC Read more at The Nugget
Parade - Monday June 1, 2:30 p.m.
Attention all families and friends of residents of Cassellhollme! On Monday, June 1st, come out and show your support for our residents and staff! Join Family Council's parade around Cassellholme. Li…
Municipal involvement keeps Cassellholme standards high
As a ‘District Nursing Home’ Cassellholme is governed by a board made up of representatives from surrounding municipalities who contribute hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to ensure the healt…
Davedi delivers to frontline workers
The lasagnas and salad are enough to feed all 160 employees at Cassellholme in all three shifts. Read more See more on Cassellholme's Facebook page
Ten iPods gifted to Cassellholme
“You know they hear the music. Their eyes just light up and they’re so excited,” she says. The Nugget The Bay Today
National Nursing Week
"Nurses work hard day and night, serving Canadians and protecting our health and well-being. They support us through some of our best and worst moments, providing their skills, expertise, and care w…
Positive test turns out negative
"It turns out it is NEGATIVE (the swab was taken the same day that the results were revealed –Sunday May 3rd), " says Jamie Lowery, Chief Executive Officer. Bay Today North Bay Nugget
Cassellholme Resident confirmed positive for COVID-19
Jamie Lowery, chief executive officer for Cassellholme Home for the Aged, said the Resident was asymptomatic, meaning he didn’t have any symptoms, and was put in an isolation wing. CBC North Bay Nug…
COVID-19 testing underway at Cassellholme
The outreach team from the North Bay Regional Health Centre, made up of physicians, nurse practitioners, community paramedics, respiratory therapists and lab technicians, is performing swabs on all 32…
Show of support ‘amazing’ - Cassellholme workers
The parade, a show of support for the workers at the facility, was organized by the Family Council at Cassellholme. Read more
Pandemic not enough to stop 100th birthday celebration
“I’ve never seen anything like this in my life ever,” said Booth who was shaking her head in awe, as family, friends, and staff acknowledged the milestone with balloons and posters all while respectin…
Staff at Cassellholme have a chance to win a paid day off for donating to a food drive at a local church. Read the article
705-474-4250 Ext. 300 If you are calling Cassellholme to check on a loved one’s health, use extension 300. This extension is answered 7 days a week, between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. As you can…
Getting in touch during COVID-19
We know that being in touch with your loved one during this challenging time is important. Please contact Mandy Gilchrist to help you navigate the best time and way to reach out -- by phone, email,…
Media Release PDF
Tender soon to be issued on Cassellholme work
Chief executive officer Jamie Lowery says a tender for construction will likely go out in a few weeks in the hopes of getting the work well underway this summer. Read more.
ATTENTION! An Enteric Outbreak has been declared on the 2nd floor (Birch Street & Cherry Lane) as of March 4, 2020. Symptoms include diarrhea and vomiting. Please consider postponing your visi…
Cassellholme's pea soup wins competition.
... this year Cassellholme Home for the Aged’s pea soup was the clear winner. Read the full story here.
North Bay council prioritizes senior care in budget increase.
North Bay Nugget articleBay Today article
Cassellholme RN gets international press
Get to know Registered Nurse, Debbie L. Ball, who serves patients in North Bay, Ontario, Canada. Read all about her, here.
Go ahead, give a click and check out the fun photos from 2019 Halloween at Cassellholme!
Attention All Family Members & Visitors Cassellholme will be having a planned power outage to make a necessary repair to our back-up generator. Tuesday September 24, 2019 10:00 a.m. until appro…
Open House June 19. 11am - 3pm.Launching 400CLUB... a joyful place to make new friends. View the Press Release.
Cassellholme promotes new initiative
Part of Cassellholme’s long-range vision to become a vital community hub for good health and happy outcomes and with that comes 400Club. Read the article
Spring and Summer menus are here!
Spring/Summer Menus have arrived... yum! Check out the new daily choices on the website cassellholme.ca (next to Activities). Love lemon meringue pie? Don't miss dinner on Thursday, May 30! Invite…
Facility wide Respiratory Outbreak
ATTENTION! A Respiratory Outbreak has been declared facility wide as of April 27, 2019. Symptoms include productive cough, nasal draining, sore throat, fatigue, muscle aches and headache. Please c…
Cassells Street Reconstruction
Tenders have been issued for the Reconstruction of Cassells Street from King Street to Provincial Highway 11/17 with construction anticipated to start mid-May 2019. The entire project is estimated to…
Cassellholme CEO fulfills bet
The chief executive officer at Cassellholme Home for the Aged fulfilled his end of the bargain when staff raised more than $500 to see him get his head shaved. Here's the full article.
Council approves redevelopment
North Bay council has given unanimous approval to a motion to get the Cassellholme redevelopment underway as soon as possible. Read the article here.
Next steps to redevelopment
'Realistically, we would hope we would be meeting with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care within the next two to six weeks, subject to their availability.' Chris Mayne Cassellholme board chair…
Cassellholme deals with flood
Cassellholme staff had a wet mess on their hands Monday morning. Read the article here.
The Giving tree
Sharing the Christmas spirit... This year Cassellholme has decided to have a gift giving Christmas tree for our residents. On this tree are a number of ornaments that display a personal item th…
We've decked the Halls!
Santa Claus Parade
We showed off our new Cassellholme bus in the Santa Claus Parade!
The Honourable Filomena Tassi visited Cassellholme
Cassellholme hosted a meeting yesterday with the Honourable Filomena Tassi. Very interested in helping seniors live a quality life, Ms. Tassi listened intently to all the participants. In attendance: …
Cassellholme residents find freedom on bus
“Getting out in the public is a wonderful feeling, it makes you forget all your troubles.” North Bay Nugget article
New Cassellholme Bus Wrap in Progress
Shark mobile is currently in the process of wrapping the Bus donated by Thompson Financial. Look for it on the streets of North Bay SOON!
A Fresh New Look!
Cassellholme is reimagining care in our community. We're creating a modern and efficient healthcare hub for the region. The new facilities will expand our services and outreach, building on Cassellhol…
Thomson Financial Donates Bus to Cassellholme
The bus, which can accommodate up to 11 passengers or can be configured to accommodate eight wheelchairs, read the article here.