Forest Hill’s Diner’s Club going strong after 6 years

Pictured above, a scene from one of Forest Hill’s Diner’s Club nights. The events, held on the fourth Friday of each month, provide an opportunity for residents and their loved ones to enjoy meals together.

Pictured above, a scene from one of Forest Hill’s Diner’s Club nights. The events, held on the fourth Friday of each month, provide an opportunity for residents and their loved ones to enjoy meals together.

Monthly meal program features takeout food and a chance for residents and families to enjoy dinner together

Since 2010, Forest Hill’s monthly Diner’s Club has been effective at engaging residents and their family members in life at the Kanata long-term care home, while providing networking opportunities. Read more

Riverview Manor physician makes heartfelt address to staff

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‘This team is amazing. I love coming here,’ says Dr. Tom Millar

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – During a June 9 award ceremony at Riverview Manor, Dr. Tom Millar, the Peterborough long-term care home’s physician, shared his thoughts on the high-quality care and compassion he sees when he visits. Read more

Streamway’s Susan Kellar recognized for her resident focus and strong work ethic

Streamway Villa RN Susan Kellar (left) holds her Inspired Leader Award alongside Kylie Szczebonski, the home’s administrator and director of care. Kellar was presented with the award at a June 9 ceremony at the Cobourg long-term care home.

Streamway Villa RN Susan Kellar (left) holds her Inspired Leader Award alongside Kylie Szczebonski, the home’s administrator and director of care. Kellar was presented with the award at a June 9 ceremony at the Cobourg long-term care home.

RN receives Cobourg LTC home’s Inspired Leader Award

COBOURG, Ont. – Susan Kellar is known around Streamway Villa as a staff member who is resident focused, keeps up to date on education and best practices, and who works hard to maintain a safe environment for everyone at the Cobourg long-term care home. Read more

Being an ‘everyday hero’ is all in a day’s work for Valerie Foster

Streamway Villa environmental services staff member Valerie Foster (left) holds her Everyday Hero Award alongside Kylie Szczebonski, the home's administrator and DOC. Foster was presented with the award at a June 9 ceremony at the Cobourg long-term care home.

Streamway Villa environmental services staff member Valerie Foster (left) holds her Everyday Hero Award alongside Kylie Szczebonski, the home’s administrator and director of care. Foster was presented with the award at a June 9 ceremony at the Cobourg long-term care home.

Streamway Villa team member ‘very honoured’ to receive Everyday Hero Award

COBOURG, Ont. – For Valerie Foster, being an “everyday hero” is part of her job. Read more

VIDEO: Strong data, preparing for new residents and efficient care highlight this week’s quality skits

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Team members from Woodland Villa, Country Terrace and Riverview Manor provide informative and entertaining skits in this week’s series of quality-focused videos. Read more

Fun fair sparks smiles in children and residents

Maplewood resident Nancy Hanks is seen here playing catch with two of the children attending the Brighton long-term care home's June 11 fun fair.

Maplewood resident Nancy Hanks is seen here playing catch with two of the children attending the Brighton long-term care home’s June 11 fun fair.

Organizer LEA Rosanne Blackburn says she will definitely plan one for next year

It was the bright smiles on the faces of both children and residents that energized Maplewood life enrichment aide (LEA) Rosanne Blackburn most at a fun fair she recently organized. Read more

Living at Country Terrace inspires resident poet

Pictured above, Country Terrace resident Gloria Marks holds a copy of her poetry book.

Pictured above, Country Terrace resident Gloria Marks holds a copy of her poetry book.

‘Please Don’t Forget Us’ is composition about the importance of being remembered

Gloria Marks has been writing poetry for most of her life, and one of her recent poems caught the eye of Country Terrace life enrichment co-ordinator Christie Patterson, who sent it to The OMNIway. Read more

Diane Fife receives Inspired Leader Award for her compassion, resident focus

Riverview Manor RPN Diane Fife (right) is seen here holding her Inspired Leader Award alongside OMNI's western director of operations Aimee Merkley during a June 10 ceremony at the home.

Riverview Manor RPN Diane Fife (right) is seen here holding her Inspired Leader Award alongside OMNI’s western director of operations Aimee Merkley during a June 10 ceremony at the home.

‘Riverview Manor and OMNI Health Care are most fortunate to have an RPN of Diane’s ethical, moral and compassionate nature’

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – For 31 years, registered practical nurse (RPN) Diane Fife has been a dedicated team member at Riverview Manor who has worked hard to enhance the quality of residents’ lives and has shared her knowledge of best practices with her peers. Read more

(VIDEO) Sculptor Frances Gage receives OMNI’s Lifetime Achievement Award

COBOURG, Ont. – World-renowned sculptor Frances Gage is the recipient of OMNI Health Care’s first annual Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more

(VIDEO) ‘Fun with Flags’ and other quality focused videos from OMNI

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Team members from Village Green, Willows Estate and West Lake Terrace can be seen showcasing their knowledge of quality and quality improvement in the latest group of video skits from OMNI Health Care’s leadership forum.

The focus of Village Green’s skit is identifying “flags” or risk factors pertaining to individual residents, such falling or continence issues. Village Green’s skit, which is a parody of a newscast, can be seen here.

Meanwhile, team members from Willows Estate and West Lake Terrace explained the importance of setting priorities and how this relates to quality in long-term care in their skits. The folks from the Willows used a storytelling theme for their video, while the West Lake Terrace team used a question-and-answer session as their prop.

The Willows Estate video can be seen here.

The West Lake Terrace video can be seen here.

OMNI’s 18 long-term care homes were each tasked to create a skit focused on an area of quality. The skits were performed at the forum, which was held in Kingston May 17-19. The skits were judged in three categories: information value, entertainment value and their relevance to long-term care.

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