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

Former RPN returns as RAI/CCC co-ordinator

Becky Brownson has good vibes about OMNI

Becky Brownson reluctantly left Burnbrae Gardens nine years ago; a health ministry guideline had made it impossible for her to continue her job as RPN and care for her family. Read more

Chef whips up creative concoctions

Brings restaurant lessons into long-term care

CAMPBELLFORD, Ont. – If you’ve been to Ricky’s All Day Grill in Peterborough, you’ve probably eaten Adam Brand’s culinary creations; he was the chef from the time they opened until just recently when he took the job of nutritional services manager at OMNI Health Care’s Burnbrae Gardens. Read more