WINCHESTER — A chance meeting with two Dundas Manor staff members led to a new role for Ursula Lamoureux. She has recently joined the Dundas Manor team as the new Director of Care.
“I met Jennifer Hill and Kerrie Charlebois at a leadership course and was really intrigued by the passion they showed when talking about Dundas Manor and its residents,” explains Ursula. “I was very excited to hear all about it.”
In her first few weeks on the job, Ursula says she is seeing that passion throughout the home. “Everyone is living the Commitment Statement value of ‘one family’. You feel it when you walk into a room.”
Ursula’s career has focused exclusively on care of the elderly. She has worked in long-term care and geriatric psychiatry. She also has a certification in gerontological nursing from the Canadian Nurses Association. Most recently, Ursula was a manager at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre, responsible for four units caring for 160 residents. “My passion is long-term care because I get to use all of my skills as a clinician, but I also get to build relationships that aren’t always possible in acute care. It’s wonderful to provide holistic care for residents.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Ursula to Dundas Manor,” says Administrator Susan Poirier. “She is a professional leader dedicated to quality and brings a wealth of experience to the role. We are excited to see her vision bring new initiatives to the residents in our home.”
Ursula says she is very impressed with what she has seen so far: “Dundas Manor has an excellent reputation for quality and caring. Susan has done a great job leading the team.”
For now, Ursula says her first job is to get to know the residents and their families. “I want to put a face to a name,” she says. “I’m honoured to be in their home.”