Almonte Country Haven receives Workplace of the Year award from OLTCA

Almonte Country Haven team members are seen here after the Lanark County long-term care home received the OLTCA’s Workplace of the Year award.

Award recognizes outstanding LTC homes for commitment to staff engagement, staff recognition and workplace culture

Almonte Country Haven has been named the Ontario Long Term Care Association’s (OLTCA’s) Workplace of the Year for its commitment to staff engagement, staff recognition and workplace culture. Read more

Homemade baking: it’s the Almonte Country Haven way

Pictured above, just a few examples of the many homemade foods prepared at Almonte Country Haven every day.

Baking everything from scratch is a cornerstone of the home’s quality commitment to residents

If there’s one thing nutritional care manager Dave Benn takes great pride in, it’s the fact that virtually all of the baked goods he and his team serve each day at Almonte Country Haven are made from scratch. Read more

(VIDEO) Quality Forum 2017: Interactive game highlights role quality plays in every corner of OMNI homes

CALABOGIE, Ont. – One of the major events at OMNI Health Care’s 2017 Quality Forum was the Quest for Quality, an interactive outdoor game designed by the Almonte Country Haven team that combined education, fun and competition. Read more

Almonte Country Haven stirs up old memories for resident nurses

Pictured above is the display the Almonte Country Haven team has created to recognize nurses – past and present – during National Nursing Week.

Home creates display honouring resident nurses during Nursing Week

An Almonte Country Haven resident was elated this week when she was presented with a photograph of her from when she graduated nursing school 76 years ago. Read more

Almonte Country Haven embraces value of creativity in 2016

Pictured above: Some of the artwork Almonte Country Haven LEA Mary O’Reilly has been creating on a whiteboard in the home. These drawings are proving to be excellent resident engagement tools.

Almonte Country Haven truly embraced OMNI Health Care’s core value of creativity in 2016 through a variety of initiatives that engaged people inside and outside of the Lanark County long-term care home. Read more

Journalist praises Almonte Country Haven for its green thumb

Pictured above are cherry tomatoes from Almonte Country Haven's garden.

Pictured above are cherry tomatoes from Almonte Country Haven’s garden. (Photo courtesy of David Hinks/The Millstone. Used by permission)

Life enrichment department also gets kudos for the resident engagement the home’s garden creates

A chance meeting between Almonte Country Haven administrator Carolyn Della Foresta and local newspaper columnist David Hinks led to the journalist and avid green thumb taking a tour of the home, where he marvelled at its garden and praised the people who created it. Read more

OMNI team members know a good idea when they see one

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Creative, meaningful initiatives sparked by ideas from other places

The innovative initiatives introduced by team members at several OMNI Health Care homes this year have this in common: They came about because someone at the home recognized a good idea from somewhere else. Read more

Heart of the Haven program provides everlasting messages of staff appreciation

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Staff recognition initiative having a positive impact at Almonte Country Haven

When Almonte Country Haven personal support worker Debbie Boal recently received a message of appreciation from a resident at the Lanark County long-term care home, she was “deeply touched.” Read more

Back-to-school display gets Almonte residents reminiscing

Almonte Country Haven's life enrichment team worked with residents to create a back-to-school display that sparked a lot of reminiscing on Tuesday.

Almonte Country Haven’s life enrichment team worked with residents to create a back-to-school display that sparked a lot of reminiscing on Tuesday.

Staff members’ creativity sparks surprising results

Almonte Country Haven’s life enrichment team decided on a whim to create a back-to-school display in a common area of the Lanark County long-term care home on Tuesday in recognition of the first day of school. What no one anticipated was the amount of reminiscing among residents the display sparked. Read more

Manager Bonnie Duff’s upbeat outlook causes ‘outbreak’

‘Bonnie’s spirit is contagious,’ say peers of Inspired Leader awardee

When music starts playing at Almonte Country Haven, you can be sure that if Bonnie Duff is nearby, her feet will start twitching. Soon enough, she’ll up and ready to dance and looking for a dance partner in a resident or fellow staff member. Read more