Don’t forget to take a Coffee Break

Springdale Country Manor residents Ruth Maw and Jean Sargant helped organize Coffee Break at the Cavan Monaghan long-term care home in 2013.

Springdale Country Manor residents Ruth Maw and Jean Sargant helped organize Coffee Break at the Peterborough County long-term care home in 2013.

Alzheimer Society kicking off 20th annual campaign

Buying a cup of coffee can once again make a difference to people living with Alzheimer’s disease. Read more

(VIDEO) Woodland Villa enlivened by its annual country fair

Children, animals, entertainers and vendors all helped create an energetic spirit and atmosphere at the 10th annual Woodland Villa country fair Sept. 3. Read more

Action plan helps Country Terrace improve pain management

Country Terrace

                                                                                                                              Country Terrace

Close observation, engaging all staff members, have been key to this success

Country Terrace has enacted an action plan to improve pain management that resulted in a sharp decrease of residents experiencing worsening pain at the Komoka long-term care home in July. Read more

Being proactive has helped Burnbrae Gardens eliminate pressure ulcers

Burnbrae Gardens

‘Prevention is first and foremost, but if you see something, it’s crucial to be proactive’

Closely monitoring residents and being proactive has helped ensure people living at Burnbrae Gardens do not have Stage 2 to 4 pressure ulcers. Read more

Volunteer underscores the power of music in LTC

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‘Music is international and feeds the mind and the soul’

Rosebridge Manor volunteer Joyce Lindsay says she has seen first-hand the positive impact music can have on long-term care home residents, and stories in The OMNIway about music programs highlight the difference music makes in people’s lives, she says. Read more

Long-term care home hosts 10th annual ‘real country fair’

The Woodland Villa country fair has become a signature community event in Long Sault, Ont.

The Woodland Villa country fair has become a signature community event in Long Sault, Ont.

Event draws people from across rural community

LONG SAULT, Ont. — It had all the sights, sounds and smells of a country fair: Smoky barbecue scents; farm animals; bright jumpy castles alive with children; country music ringing across the bustling grounds; colourful vending tents; even a pie-throwing contest. Read more

(VIDEO) RN’s pet rescue farm meets Woodland Villa

LONG SAULT, Ont. — A small furry guest in a wheelchair had eyes lighting up at the Woodland Villa country fair last week. Read more

Residents’ Council funds pavilion at Woodland Villa

Woodland Villa residents are enjoying the outdoors, courtesy of a new pavilion at the home.

Woodland Villa residents are enjoying the outdoors, courtesy of a new pavilion at the home.

‘It’s quite nice out there,’ resident says

Heber Robertson is enjoying the fresh air and cool breeze a new pavilion at Woodland Villa provides. Read more

Sarah Whyte’s passion for nursing brings her to different roles

Sarah Whyte

Sarah Whyte embraces a multi-faceted role at Almonte Country Haven.

RPN studying to be an RN takes on role of personal support worker

After enjoying five years as a registered practical nurse (RPN) at Almonte Country Haven, Sarah Whyte is now in the middle of completing her studies to become a registered nurse (RN). Read more

Are you going to Long Sault fair?

Woodland Villa hosts a fall fair Sept. 3

Woodland Villa hosts a fall fair Sept. 3

Woodland Villa hosts 10th community event Sept.3

With a pie-throwing contest, a petting zoo and vendors selling their wares, Woodland Villa will be a community hub Sept. 3. Read more