Jayne Harvey discusses maximizing resident care and safety at Quality Forum

The Riverview Manor team is pictured here stacking cups into a pyramid using elastic bands during a presentation from Jayne Harvey at OMNI’s Quality Forum on Sept. 27. The exercise was aimed at demonstrating the challenge of balancing care and safety.

Longtime favourite forum presenter says balancing care and safety ‘requires eyes wide open all the time’

ORILLIA, Ont. – Resident safety is everyone’s responsibility when providing care in a long-term care home, and safety focus is not something that should be separated by departments – it needs to be a concerted effort from all team members. This was the key message in Jayne Harvey’s presentation at OMNI Health Care’s Quality Forum, entitled Maximizing Resident Care and Safety. Read more

OMNI team members create videos showcasing their homes’ strengths

A major highlight at this year’s Quality Forum was a series of videos created by OMNI homes that highlighted many points of quality.

The videos, which were driven by managers and front-line staff, also harnessed core value of creativity. The videos were screened at OMNI’s Quality Forum

ORILLIA, Ont. – A new feature at OMNI Health Care’s 2018 Quality Forum was the screening of a series of videos produced by team members to showcase the strengths the organization’s long-term care homes have, their commitment to quality and the things residents like best about living in OMNI homes. Read more

Teamwork and sense of family among OMNI homes leaves impression on two new Quality Forum attendees

Nutritional care managers Zach Jarvis (left) and Eli Thompson (right) are pictured here at Fern Resort on Sept. 28.

Eli Thompson and Zach Jarvis say events like the Quest for Quality highlighted these aspects of OMNI’s culture at the three-day forum

ORILLIA, Ont. – Two first-time attendees at OMNI Health Care’s 2018 Quality Forum say what impressed them most about the three-day conference at Fern Resort was the sense of family and teamwork they experienced. Read more

EDITORIAL: Quality Forums have not just evolved, they’ve become increasingly important

OMNI Health Care hosted its 2018 Quality Forum at Fern Resort Sept. 26-28, an event that brought managers from the organization’s 18 long-term care homes together to learn from others, share ideas with colleagues and experience the solidarity of the OMNI family. Read more

New ideas, fan-favourite sessions, resident focus, creativity and fun come together at Quality Forum

Managers from OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes were back at Fern Resort for the first time since 2014 to attend this year’s annual Quality Forum.

Team members from OMNI’s 18 LTC homes return to Fern Resort for three days of learning and teamwork to help advance quality in every aspect of the organization’s culture

ORILLIA, Ont. – OMNI Health Care’s 2018 Quality Forum returned to scenic Fern Resort Sept. 26-28 and married vibrant new ideas with tried and proven favourite sessions to deliver a high-energy event to managers from the organization’s 18 long-term care homes that focused on bringing the best possible service to residents while highlighting the strengths homes already have. Read more

OMNI homes make summer of 2018 memorable

Resident Helen Knowlton is pictured here giving a kiss to a baby goat that was at Springfield Country Manor Aug. 24 along with several other animals from Woolley Wonderland Farm.

Bonfires, boat cruise, petting zoo among highlights

From hugging a goat to taking a Lift Lock boat cruise, the summer of 2018 will be one to remember for residents of several OMNI long-term care homes. Read more

People living with dementia have created the first-ever Canadian Charter of Rights for People with Dementia

Mary Schulz, the Alzheimer Society of Canada’s director of education.

Alzheimer Society of Canada has launched the charter to raise awareness surrounding the unique rights people with dementia have

The Alzheimer Society of Canada today (Sept. 5) launched the Canadian Charter of Rights for People with Dementia, a first-of-its-kind framework outlining the rights people with dementia have. The charter was created by an advisory board of people living with dementia. Read more

Every three seconds someone develops dementia. Awareness can help stem this

People and organizations asked to share important info about Alzheimer’s and dementia during World Alzheimer’s Month campaign

By the time you finish reading this sentence, one person somewhere in the world will have developed dementia. This is the key message behind the 2018 World Alzheimer’s Month campaign, entitled Every Three Seconds. Read more

Alzheimer Society underscores value gardening programs bring to people with dementia

OMNI homes have also found success using gardens to curb agitation and enhance quality of life for residents

The Alzheimer Society of Canada says gardening programs can be effective tools to help ease the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. Read more

Study: music therapy effective at reducing agitation in people with dementia

Researchers say receptive music therapy is a viable nonpharmacologic option to decreasing agitation and anxiety in people with dementia

A recent study conducted by scientists at the Chinese University of Hong Kong indicates that listening to music is more effective at curbing agitation and anxiety in people with dementia than interactive music therapy or no music therapy. Read more