Written by Remi Adejumo, Ergonomist, Workplace Health

As part of the annual celebration of residents and staff during Residential Care Week, the leadership team at Queen’s Park put on a show: "Simply the Best!"

Led by managers Senija Kolocka and Davinda Renke and supported by Lira Astronomo (CNE), Raquel Tejada (RCC), Loretta Hughes (RCC), Charo Papa (RA), and Revi Ross (CS Rec.T), they serenaded the staff to a stirring rendition of an adaptation of Tina Turner’s iconic “The Best”. Impressively all disciplines were acknowledged; health care assistants, nurses, unit clerks, physiotherapists, social work, dietary, occupational therapists, rehab assistants, recreation therapy department and a major strategic imperative decreasing polypharmacy also worked into the lyrics.

What a lovely way to show appreciation to our caring staff for their commitment and dedication in providing the best possible care for our residents. It was also a wonderful example of how passionately Queen’s Park team works together, a great example of partnering as the words of the song were compiled by the leadership team.

Congratulations to the Queen Park Care Centre staff for their commitment making Queen’s Park a great place to be.

 

Lyrics: Simply the Best - Queen's Park

I call you when I need you, my bladder is full
You come to me, come to me willing to help
Oh, you come to me, give me everything I need

Give me a life full of caring and a world of smiles
Speak the language of care, you know what my needs are
Mm, and it can't be wrong, take my hand, and take me to the toilet.

You're simply the best, better than all the rest
Better than any place, Queens Park staff is the best
You’re happy when I say, I had a wonderful day.
You don’t want me to fall coz you care, you make sure my hip protector is on

In your heart I see the start of every night and every day
In Maple room is where we have fun and where we play
Just as long I’m here in your care I could be in no better place

You're simply the best, better than all the rest
Better than any place, Queens Park rec is the best
You’re happy when I say, I had an active day.
You don’t want me to be gray, you plan my activities each day

Each time you leave me I undo my lap belt
You're walking away you are sure I am safe
I know you’ll answer my call bell every time
Oh nurses please……… I need my pain pill.

You're simply the best, better than all the rest
Better than any place, Queens Park staff is the best

We do our daily walks in pairs, you make sure my wheelchair’s in good repair
‘Coz our social workers care, I have enough money for my hair

Oh you are the best

Ohhh simply the best, better than all the rest
Better than any place, Queens Park staff is the best
My weight is taken to the tee and my meds are down to three, (I wish)
Unit clerks are the best, thanks for booking appointments and tests

Coz you’re the best, better than all the rest
better than any place, Queens Park staff is the best

Ohhh you're the best


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