Door murals adding to community feel at Garden Terrace while guiding residents to their rooms

Hallway has ‘become a vibrant neighbourhood with residents living behind their unique front door’

The OMNIway recently told you about how murals of bookshelves painted on three doors at Garden Terrace have helped reduce exit-seeking behaviours and agitation in residents with cognitive impairment. Today’s story is about how murals on doors are also helping residents find their way at the Ottawa-area long-term care home. Read more

Diversion doors are preventing exit-seeking behaviours at Garden Terrace

Bookshelf murals on 3 doors are having a positive impact, say staff and families

Since three “diversion doors” were painted at Garden Terrace 16 months ago, agitation caused by exit-seeking has been reduced in residents with cognitive impairment who are living at the Ottawa-area long-term care home, say staff members. Read more

Door decorating contest takes Garden Terrace Christmastime festivities taken up a notch

Pictured above, two door decorations at Garden Terrace. The gingerbread house design was created by team member Ania Skirlo, and the Santa is the work of Melanie Llagas.

The Garden Terrace team hosted a door-decorating challenge to add to the festivities at the Kanata, Ont., long-term care home this year as well as to spruce up rooms with creative yuletide decorations. Read more

Everyday Hero Kellie Bennett recognized for her residents-first approach at Garden Terrace

Garden Terrace 2017 Inspired Leadership Award recipient Karen Paquette (left) and Everyday Hero recipient Kellie Bennett (right) hold their awards alongside assistant director of care Michelle Dawson.

Garden Terrace life enrichment co-ordinator Sylvia Monette sits in her office, watching life enrichment aide Kellie Bennett leading the Moving to Music program. Sylvia sees that the activity room is full of residents who are loudly singing with Kellie. All are doing their exercises and smiling. Read more

Garden Terrace residents team up with local students to carve Halloween pumpkins

Pictured above, Garden Terrace residents and Holy Trinity Catholic High School students spent the afternoon of Oct. 31 carving pumpkins.

Intergenerational activity results in fun and laughter for everyone

A group of 24 students from Holy Trinity Catholic High School stopped by Garden Terrace on Oct. 31 to help residents carve pumpkins and get into the Halloween spirit ahead of the annual party at the Kanata long-term care home. Read more

Office manager Karen Paquette brings strong professionalism and positivity to Garden Terrace

Garden Terrace 2017 Inspired Leadership Award recipient Karen Paquette (left) and Everyday Hero recipient Kellie Bennett (right) hold their awards alongside assistant director of care Michelle Dawson.

Administrator Christine Schyf recalls how these qualities were shining bright the first day she met Karen

Christine Schyf recalls how she knew Garden Terrace “would be a great place to work” as soon as she met office manager Karen Paquette. Read more

Common thread among Everyday Hero recipients is their resident focus

Staff members share common traits

From their caring nature to their strong work ethic, OMNI Health Care’s Everyday Heroes have similar characteristics. Read more

Garden Terrace toasts staff members during National Nursing Week

Pictured above, team members from Garden Terrace pose in nursing hats made by director of care Michelle Dawson during National Nursing Week.

Managers host daily events to acknowledge staff and their work

Front-line staff members at Garden Terrace were celebrated for their hard work and dedication to residents and to each other during National Nursing Week. Read more

Christmas season is in full swing at Garden Terrace

Garden Terrace resident Connie MacCallum is seen here with Santa and Mrs. Claus during the Ottawa-area long-term care home’s annual Light Up the Courtyard event.

Garden Terrace resident Connie MacCallum is seen here with Santa and Mrs. Claus during the Ottawa-area long-term care home’s annual Light Up the Courtyard event.

Residents, family members and staff celebrating the holidays together

The Christmas season is in high gear at Garden Terrace, where residents and staff members have embraced spirit of the holidays by decorating the Ottawa-area long-term care home and hosting its annual Christmas-light celebration. Read more

Appreciating Jeff Bedley’s dependability, loyalty – and contagious smile

Jeff Bedley enjoying a recent Family Fun Day at Garden Terrace.

Jeff Bedley enjoying a recent Family Fun Day at Garden Terrace.

Garden Terrace’s resident services co-ordinator chosen as Inspired Leader

Jeff Bedley says he likes to smile and have fun at work – and then watch that energy spread. “If the staff see (you smiling and having fun), then they will do it as well and then it spreads through the home,” the Garden Terrace resident services co-ordinator tells The OMNIway. Read more