New NCM says working in LTC is a chance to make a difference

John Wickert brings restaurant experience to new role at Burnbrae Gardens

Thursday, July 31, 2014 — Deron Hamel

While John Wickert has only been the nutritional care manager (NCM) at Burnbrae Gardens for about a week and a half, he says he’s enjoying his new job, largely because it’s a chance to make a difference to others. Read more

Laundry aide handles residents’ clothes with TLC

Debbie Meiklejohn earns Burnbrae’s ‘Everyday Hero’ award

ORILLIA, Ont. – Whether they need a pair of delicate stockings laundered or just want to say hello, residents often poke their heads into the doorway of environmental services to see Debbie Meiklejohn. Read more

‘Inspired Leader’ transforms residents’ breakfasts, dietary department

Burnbrae Gardens ‘proud’ to have Adam Brand on its team

ORILLIA, Ont. – From frying eggs residents rave about to motivating employees by example, Burnbrae Gardens is grateful to have Adam Brand on staff. Read more

Forum mixes fun and education

Managers’ gathering concludes today

Fun and celebration are mixing with valuable educational opportunities at this year’s OMNI Health Care Managers’ Forum, which began May 6 and concludes today at Fern Resort in Orillia. Read more

Visit from DOC’s baby granddaughter sparks program

Lunch with Lady Violet a favourite event

When Burnbrae Gardens director of care (DOC) Lesley Dale’s daughter Emily and baby granddaughter Violet stopped in to visit the Campbellford long-term care home recently a brand-new program was born. Read more

NPs are a valuable educational resource for LTC staff

Burnbrae Gardens team members discuss how NPs are sharing knowledge

The value nurse practitioners (NPs) bring to long-term care homes has been discussed extensively by the OMNIway recently, but as Burnbrae Gardens team members point out these health-care professionals also bring valuable educational resources to homes. Read more

More LTC NPs will pave way for enhanced seniors care

Burnbrae Gardens’ participation in NPSTAT one example of reduced hospital transfers

Having access to a nurse practitioner (NP) is enhancing quality of life for residents living at Burnbrae Gardens, and by adding 75 new NPs to Ontario long-term care homes, the province is paving the way for better seniors’ health care while reducing burden on emergency rooms, says April Faux. Read more

Resident-to-resident relations can create grey areas

But residents’ rights must be central in decision-making, says DOC

When a long-term care home resident expresses romantic interest in another resident, it sometimes creates a grey area. What’s important, says Lesley Dale, is that residents’ rights are top of mind for home staff and family members. Read more

New Burnbrae Gardens DOC a familiar face

Lesley Dale promoted to position after 11 months as casual nurse

One of the benefits to being promoted to a management position in a long-term care home is that you’re a familiar face with residents and staff members right from the get-go. Read more

Roots of resident’s interests found in early station days

Frank Trombley’s latest endeavour: a wooden diorama

CAMPBELLFORD, Ont. – Frank Trombley has no problem finding something to occupy his time. The Burnbrae Gardens resident is enthralled by a wide variety of things. Read more