OMNI, Medical Pharmacies work collaboratively to ensure medication safety

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Staff education and strict protocols eliminate errors

OMNI Health Care long-term care homes and pharmacy services supplier Medical Pharmacies work together using strict protocols to ensure residents are kept safe from medication harm, says Carla Beaton, Medical Pharmacies’ vice-president of clinical innovations and quality improvement. Read more

Maplewood residents’ enthusiasm for Christmas decorating attests to everyone feeling ‘at home’

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‘It was an activity, but not with the usual activity mindset’

Christmas is right around the corner, and Maplewood residents have been busy chipping in to help decorate the Brighton long-term care home in the spirit of the season. Read more

(VIDEO) Medication safety in LTC, Part 3: Reducing narcotics to enhance safety

In Part 3 of The OMNIway’s video series on medication safety in long-term care, we hear about how homes work to eliminate administration of unnecessary prescription pharmaceuticals. Read more

Adaptability and helpfulness are two of Country Terrace Everyday Hero’s top strengths

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Country Terrace

Michelle Mohaupt is also a much-loved team member, says administrator

Country Terrace administrator Karen Dann says two of Michelle Mohaupt’s top strengths are her ability to adapt to any situation and her willingness to help her co-workers. Read more

Rosebridge Manor volunteer Gillian Organ praises staff members’ dedication to residents

Rosebridge Manor volunteer Gillian Organ is seen here working with residents on creating place cards for the home's Halloween party.

Rosebridge Manor volunteer Gillian Organ is seen here working with residents on creating place cards for the home’s Halloween party.

‘The reason I continue to volunteer is because I am so impressed with the care the residents are getting here’

Gillian Organ began volunteering at Rosebridge Manor earlier this year when her friend was a resident. Her friend passed away this summer, but Gillian says she has continued to volunteer because of the passion staff members have for residents. Read more

It was a ‘bazaar’ Saturday at Streamway Villa

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More than $600 raised during annual Christmas sale; proceeds will support residents’ council

The success of Streamway Villa’s annual Christmas bazaar on Saturday, which raised more than $600 for the Cobourg long-term care home’s residents’ council, was the result of strong engagement from families, the community and staff members who came together to support a good cause, says Christina Verleysen. Read more

Allison Fairweather’s compassion, dedication are an inspiration to others

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Country Terrace

Country Terrace Inspired Leader recipient is also a fan-favourite with residents

Country Terrace registered practical nurse (RPN) Allison Fairweather is known around the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home as a caregiver who is compassionate, responsible and dedicated. Read more

(VIDEO) Medication safety in LTC, Part 2: Medication reconciliation

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In Part 2 of an OMNIway video series on medication safety in long-term care homes, we hear about the importance of medication reconciliation and how long-term care homes have strict guidelines when it comes to administering pharmaceuticals. Read more

Enhancing quality of life is a team effort, Streamway Villa case study demonstrates

Streamway Villa BSO-RPN Sarah Wilson (left) is seen here holding the Elisabeth Hinton Memorial Award, alongside the home’s administrator and DOC Kylie Szczebonski in June. Sarah presented a case study on

Streamway Villa BSO-RPN Sarah Wilson (left) is seen here holding her Elisabeth Hinton Memorial Award, alongside the home’s administrator and DOC Kylie Szczebonski, in June. Sarah presented a case study on managing end-stage dementia and irreversible delirium during an Oct. 27 Central East LHIN BSO meeting.

Streamway BSO-RPN and NP present success story during Central East BSO meeting

Streamway Villa RPN-BSO Sarah Wilson and nurse practitioner (NP) Dmitri Goold presented a case study Oct. 27 focused on managing end-stage dementia and irreversible delirium during a Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) meeting on Oct. 27. Read more

Rosebridge Manor art program engaging residents’ strengths

Rosebridge Manor volunteer Gillian Organ is seen here working with residents on creating place cards for the home's Halloween party.

Rosebridge Manor volunteer Gillian Organ is seen here working with residents on creating place cards for the home’s Halloween party.

Volunteer-led program aimed at helping residents make choices and create items that can be used in the home

A new volunteer-led art program at Rosebridge Manor is proving to be an excellent vehicle for engaging residents’ strengths. Read more