Residents get a big kick out of watching Riverview Manor ‘waterfall’

Unique experiences people don’t get to see very often can cause a lot of excitement, and this was the case July 19 when MCC Fire Equipment flushed out the fire hose connections at the front door. Read more

Village Green BSO team members making a positive impact on residents and families

Village Green health-care aide Sylvia O’Brien (left) and RPN Denise Simpson (right) work on the home’s Behavioural Supports Ontario team.

The work BSO team does improving quality of life for LTC home’s residents is also getting noticed in the community

Village Green’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team is not only improving the lives of the Greater Napanee long-term care home’s residents, the team is also getting noticed in the community. Read more

Diversion doors are preventing exit-seeking behaviours at Garden Terrace

Bookshelf murals on 3 doors are having a positive impact, say staff and families

Since three “diversion doors” were painted at Garden Terrace 16 months ago, agitation caused by exit-seeking has been reduced in residents with cognitive impairment who are living at the Ottawa-area long-term care home, say staff members. Read more

Backyard garden helps Country Terrace prepare ‘farm-to-table’ meals

Pictured above, a plate of zucchini-chocolate-chip-coconut muffins recently prepared for Country Terrace residents.

Project brings 3 departments together to deliver fresh vegetables to residents

Country Terrace is embracing a social movement among restaurants and foodies called “farm-to-table” which encourages cooking with local ingredients. Read more

Frost Manor residents make 4th trip to family farm for a day of fun and relaxation

‘This is an event that I love to organize, and I like to have as many people come as possible,’ says Tanya Smith

Frost Manor residents made their fourth trip in nearly two years to Nancy DeGeer’s farm on July 12, where they spent the day visiting Nancy’s family and interacting with the many horses, chickens, rabbits, ducks and goats living on the farm. Read more

How a personalized events calendar changed the life of a Village Green resident

Village Green health-care aide Sylvia O’Brien (left) and RPN Denise Simpson (right) work on the home’s Behavioural Supports Ontario team.

Resident enjoying enhanced quality of life, thanks to simple intervention

SELBY, Ont. – Two Village Green Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team members say there are many great success stories resulting from the initiative but there is one that stands out. Read more

Wildwood Care Centre celebrates the Middle Ages

Team members don period dress, host a joust and even encourage everyone to eat with their hands during medieval-themed event

A court jester, fair maidens and even an axe-wielding, hooded executioner were strolling around Wildwood Care Centre July 17 when the St. Marys, Ont. long-term care home hosted a medieval-themed event for residents. Read more

(VIDEO) Village Green staff treated to spa-like activities during Nursing Week

SELBY, Ont. – People working in long-term care homes work hard caring for others, but they sometimes don’t take enough time to care for themselves, says Debbie McTaggart. Read more

New program drumming up excitement at West Lake Terrace

Ruth Dwight is seen here leading a drum circle at West Lake Terrace.

Biweekly drum circle engaging residents of all abilities

A biweekly drum circle program that was launched at West Lake Terrace in May continues to snowball in popularity with the Prince Edward County long-term care home’s residents, says life enrichment co-ordinator Janie Denard. Read more

Maplewood plays host to Brighton Cruise Night

Cook Diana Payne and resident Stanley Veinnot enjoy checking out a 1914 Ford Model T.

Resident gets in driver’s seat of vintage car

Maplewood resident Stanley Veinnot was grinning from ear-to-ear July 9 as he took to the wheel of a 1914 Ford Model T. Read more