Country Terrace resident keeps busy gardening and making sure home is looking tip-top

Country Terrace resident Tracey Welles is pictured here working in the home’s yard. Tracey has created a job for herself at the home by working in the gardens, tidying up the yard and keeping the pathways neat and tidy.

Tracey Welles says these activities also help her mobility

Tracey Welles says she was once told that “being active is the best medicine for physical and mental health,” and this is advice the Country Terrace resident has taken to heart. Read more

Team members collaborate to ensure Country Terrace couples get their Valentine’s luncheon

Pictured above, Country Terrace residents and spouses enjoy a Valentine’s Day lunch on Feb. 27.

A mid-February outbreak interrupts Valentine’s Day, but couples still get to celebrate day of love

Although Country Terrace had an outbreak in mid-February and was unable to provide the Komoka, Ont., long-term care home’s residents with a Valentine’s Day luncheon, team members wanted to make sure couples still had an opportunity to celebrate the day. Read more

Country Terrace hosts ‘fun in the sun’ themed town-hall meeting

Celebratory event is another chapter in the home’s culture-change journey

Team members at Country Terrace are on a culture-change journey to enhance quality all around at the Komoka, Ont., long-term care home, and they recently hosted a town-hall meeting with a “fun in the sun day” theme to celebrate and thank staff. Read more

Talent show highlights Country Terrace residents’ many gifts

Saundra, a resident at Country Terrace, is seen here singing during the home’s Aug. 2 talent show.

‘We are a very talented group here,’ says organizer

Country Terrace life enrichment aide Alysha Verhoeven was recently inspired to create a resident talent show at the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home to showcase people’s gifts. Read more

Country Terrace RPN Edriane Abad demonstrates leadership at every corner

Country Terrace RPN Edriane Abad and life enrichment aide Rachael LeBlanc pose with a congratulatory cake during a ceremony at the home. Edriane received this year’s Inspired Leadership Award, while Rachael received the home’s Everyday Hero Award.

Commitment to helping others earns him the home’s 2017 Inspired Leadership Award

Country Terrace’s 2017 Inspired Leader is being commended by his peers at the Komoka, Ont., long-term care home for his leadership skills and his ability to put himself into any situation to help his colleagues. Read more

Dr. John Biehn retires after serving Country Terrace residents for 25 years

Pictured above, Dr. John Biehn, who served Country Terrace residents for 25 years, speaks during the Komoka long-term care home’s annual family barbecue on June 17. Dr. Biehn was recognized by the home for his service to residents.

‘On a daily basis, I saw that staff members were very dedicated to the care of the residents’

Dr. John Biehn, who served as physician to Country Terrace residents for 25 years, says one episode that stands out in his career is when his father was a resident at the Komoka long-term care home. Read more

Teamwork, commitment overcome wet weather during Country Terrace family BBQ

Pictured above, Country Terrace team members pose for a photo during the home’s annual family barbecue June 17.

Annual landmark event celebrating the ‘roaring ’20s’ brings residents, families and staff together

Dark clouds and rain were no match for teamwork and commitment at Country Terrace June 17, when the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home hosted its annual family barbecue. Read more

Country Terrace Everyday Hero brings humour, compassion, commitment to work each day

Country Terrace LEA Rachael LeBlanc is seen here with her Everyday Hero Award. The award was presented to Rachael June 17 during a ceremony at the home.

Rachael LeBlanc ‘is always going above and beyond what is required, (and includes) everyone in the home’

Life enrichment aide Rachael LeBlanc always wanted to work with seniors, and her passion for working with Country Terrace’s residents shows in her work, says Christie Patterson, the Komoka long-term care home’s life enrichment co-ordinator. Read more

LEC discusses effective programs to engage residents with cognitive impairment

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Christie Patterson says sensory programming, Montessori and Java Music Club have all been successful

Country Terrace has discovered several meaningful programs to engage residents living with cognitive impairment that are being customized to meet individual residents’ needs. Read more

Country Terrace celebrates Valentine’s with a luncheon and visit from Elvis

Country Terrace residents and their spouses are seen here during the home’s Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day lunch.

Family involvement in home’s culture credited to strong turnout

Country Terrace hosted the largest couples’ Valentine’s Day luncheon in four years, says life enrichment co-ordinator Christie Patterson. The event included a specially-made meal and a visit from the King of Rock ‘N’ Roll. Read more