Making the shift from ‘me’ to ‘we’ when caring for people with Alzheimer’s

Blogger shares how changing language enhances quality of life

Caring for a person living with cognitive impairment requires caregivers to be selective about the words they use, and substituting the words “you” and “me” with “we” is one important step in this process, says Alzheimer’s expert and blogger Bob DeMarco. Read more

Editorial: Canada’s new dementia strategy creates opportunity for LTC sector

With the passing of Bill C-233 in June, Canada became the 30th country to launch a national dementia strategy. This, of course, is welcomed news for people living with dementia and their families as well as for the long-term care sector. Read more

Advocate underscores important role language plays to people living with Alzheimer’s

Jim Mann, who was was diagnosed 10 years ago, says ‘responsible language’ makes a positive impact

Jim Mann makes it clear that he is “living” with Alzheimer’s disease – he is not “suffering” from the condition. Read more

‘Positive language’ helps increase quality of life for people with dementia, say experts

Authors note changing language is an important part of Montessori methodology

Using positive language when working with people living with dementia is an important step in enhancing quality of life, say two authors of a book examining the positive impact of Montessori methodology on people who have cognitive impairment. Read more

OMNI core value of creativity helping to drive quality at homes

OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes are focused on quality, and it’s OMNI’s core value of creativity that often generates quality outcomes. Read more

OMNI’s Chris Weber elected president of CSNM

OMNI’s operations manager of nutrition and food service Chris Weber is seen here delivering his acceptance speech for the presidency of the Canadian Society of Nutritional Management (CSNM). Weber was elected during organization’s June 16 conference.

‘I was really excited because I felt it was my chance to give back to an organization which has given me so much education and professional development over the years’

OMNI Health Care’s Chris Weber has been elected president of the Canadian Society of Nutritional Management (CSNM). Read more

Jayne Harvey: Don’t get caught up in fast-pace working environments

Nurse and motivational speaker Jayne Harvey is seen here giving a presentation on how mindfulness relates to quality in long-term care homes. Harvey was one of the guest speakers at OMNI’s 2017 Quality Forum.

Presentation at Quality Forum 2017 delves into the role mindfulness plays in enhancing quality

CALABOGIE, Ont. – Working in a long-term care home often means working in a fast-paced environment with a heavy workload. But people cannot afford to be caught up in the fast pace and they need to be mindful of how actions affect others. Read more

(VIDEO) Quality Forum 2017: Interactive game highlights role quality plays in every corner of OMNI homes

CALABOGIE, Ont. – One of the major events at OMNI Health Care’s 2017 Quality Forum was the Quest for Quality, an interactive outdoor game designed by the Almonte Country Haven team that combined education, fun and competition. Read more

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day focusing on preventing financial abuse of seniors


12th annual WEAAD drawing attention to one of the least talked about forms of abuse

Do you know today (June 15) is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)? Do you know that abuse comes in many forms, including physical, emotional and financial, as well as neglect and abandonment? Read more

OMNI working to standardize food service for residents on dysphagia diets

Pictured above, a diagram of the IDDSI framework, which OMNI is working towards implementing.

Organization will become an early adopter of IDDSI framework, in an effort to enhance quality and safety

OMNI Health Care is embarking on a project to adopt the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI), a worldwide framework for creating consistent definitions of thickened fluids and texture-modified foods, in an effort to enhance food quality and safety in its 18 long-term care homes. Read more