Life enrichment aide (LEA) Shannon Lynch says she engages Forest Hill’s residents’ family members in programming for two reasons: it makes everyone happy and family members get to see first-hand how their loved one’s quality of life is being enhanced.
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Forest Hill life enrichment aide (LEA) Shannon Lynch says leading programming with residents who have cognitive impairment requires team members to focus on preventing responsive behaviours while being a multitasker who is caring for each resident’s needs.
It can be challenging to encourage people living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia to eat full meals, but Bob DeMarco, an expert on Alzheimer’s disease and founder of the Alzheimer’s Reading Room, has provided some ideas to help caregivers.
PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Everyone was a bit Irish at Riverview Manor on the evening of March 16, as the Peterborough long-term care home celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with food and entertainment.
On March 26, life enrichment aide (LEA) Nancy Williams will retire after spending nearly 28 years working at Streamway Villa, but she plans to remain a face around the Cobourg long-term care home.
Frost Manor resident Gerald Hefferon used to work as a carpenter and is an all-around handy guy. So when he was looking for work to do around the Lindsay long-term care home, staff members were more than happy to accommodate him.
Frost Manor resident Joy Dobson has experience managing a laundry facility, so it’s no surprise she has brought some of her expertise to help out the laundry department at the Lindsay long-term care home.
Pleasant Meadow Manor residents can travel around the world with the help of a program the Norwood long-term care home has created to foster discussion and help people reminisce.
Village Green is one of six long-term care homes in the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) to recently receive funding to help support Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO), and this funding will help enhance quality of life for the home’s residents, says Debbie McTaggart.
West Lake Terrace life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Janie Denard says programming aimed at enhancing quality of life for residents affected by cognitive impairment is not only preventing agitation, it’s also increasing appetites.
OMNI Health Care
2020 Fisher Drive, Suite 1
Peterborough ON K9J 6X6
Telephone: 705 748-6631
Facsimile: 705 742-9197