Eunice Howe says Frost Manor’s ‘resident focus’ kept her working there 29 years

Frost Manor life enrichment aide Eunice Howe is seen here with her retirement party cake on April 5. Eunice will be retiring after serving the home for 29 years.

LEA says she plans to volunteer at Lindsay LTC home in her retirement

Life enrichment aide (LEA) Eunice Howe will soon be retiring after working 29 years at Frost Manor, but she says she does not plan to stray too far from the Lindsay long-term care home – she would just miss everyone too much. Read more

Forest Hill revamping Snoezelen room to better meet residents’ needs

Staff plans to use Snoezelen interventions to prevent agitation as well as teach families how they can use the room

Forest Hill has been busy revamping its Snoezelen room to better meet residents’ needs, and staff members say they’re planning to have the freshly renovated room completed in the coming weeks. Read more

Forest Hill remembers resident Joan Leclaire as a ‘true inspiration’

Joan Leclaire is seen here with the Lifetime Achievement Award she received from Forest Hill in September.

Residents, families and staff are saddened by her sudden passing

Joan Leclaire is being remembered as a much-loved Forest Hill resident who was a “true inspiration” as an outspoken advocate for others living at the Kanata, Ont. long-term care home and as someone who made a profound impact on people. Read more

LEA underscores value of including families in programming

Life enrichment aide Shannon Lynch (left) and personal support worker Becky Smith (right) join outreach worker France Jalbert (centre) as she plays her ukulele for residents at Forest Hill.

‘I have so many family members who want to come in for certain programs, just because they see the joy that the programming is giving their loved ones’

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. Read more

LEA discusses strengths needed when leading programming for residents with cognitive impairment

‘You have to adapt to the environment, the situation and the behaviour at the moment’

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. Read more

Family member commends Forest Hill’s Diner’s Club for bringing residents and families together

A scene from one of Forest Hill’s monthly Diner’s Club get-togethers. Pictured clockwise from left: Annette Bisson-Soroka, Christine Soroka, Brian Osborne and Linda Osborne.

Christine Soroka says monthly program is an excellent social tool

Christine Soroka says Forest Hill’s monthly Diner’s Club provides a unique atmosphere for the Kanata long-term care home’s residents and families to break bread and get to know one another. Read more

Trip to War Museum reunites Forest Hill resident with WW2 tank

Marty Joiner is seen here with the tank he rode in during the Second World War, Forceful III, at the Canadian War Museum.

Forest Hill resident Marty Joiner is seen here with the tank he rode in during the Second World War, Forceful III, at the Canadian War Museum.

Veteran Marty Joiner says outing ‘brought back a lot of memories’ of the Sherman tank he called home during war

A Sept. 29 outing to the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa was a trip back in time for Marcel “Marty” Joiner, the Forest Hill resident says. Read more

Joan Leclaire’s dedication to her fellow residents earns her a Lifetime Achievement Award

Forest Hill resident Joan Leclaire is seen here with the Lifetime Achievement Award she recently received from the home.

Forest Hill resident Joan Leclaire is seen here with the Lifetime Achievement Award she recently received from the home.

Forest Hill resident is a vocal advocate for others

Since Joan Leclaire moved into Forest Hill in January 2015 she has been active in the Kanata long-term care home’s residents’ council and a vocal advocate for quality improvement to the long-term care sector. Read more

Fresh corn, entertainment and lots of family participation creates special yearly event

Forest Hill residents Ruth Antoniades and Marilyn Orr (left) are seen here with Bob and Shirley Howard during the Kanata long-term care home's Aug. 26 corn roast.

Forest Hill residents Ruth Antoniades and Marilyn Orr (left) are seen here with Bob and Shirley Howard during the Kanata long-term care home’s Aug. 26 corn roast.

Forest Hill’s annual corn roast a favourite gathering for residents

Forest Hill’s annual corn roast was once again a smashing success with more than 70 residents and family members turning up at the Kanata long-term care home Aug. 26 to enjoy time together and, of course, fresh corn on the cob. Read more

Dedicated Forest Hill PSW is an Everyday Hero to residents, families and staff

Forest Hill PSW (right) is seen here receiving her Everyday Hero Award from administrator Susan Bell.

Forest Hill PSW (right) is seen here receiving her Everyday Hero Award from administrator Susan Bell.

‘My philosophy is if the residents have a good day, then I have a good day,’ says Kelly Shaver

Last year, a resident moved into Forest Hill who had not had a shower in a month. When staff members tried to bathe the resident, the resident exhibited responsive behaviours. Then personal support worker (PSW) Kelly Shaver stepped in and tried some approaches she knew. She bathed the resident without incident. Read more