Falls Prevention Month campaign offers ideas, resources to keep people on their feet

Campaign also helps LTC homes and other organizations promote their falls prevention initiatives

November is Falls Prevention Month, and a national campaign to help long-term care homes and caregivers of seniors keep people on their feet is offering valuable resources and information. Read more

Inspired Leaders demonstrate passion for work, commitment to others

OMNI Health Care’s 2017 Inspired Leadership recipients are not just proving their leadership qualities each day, they’re also demonstrating a passion for their careers and a commitment to others. Read more

EDITORIAL: Every day is Seniors Day at OMNI

National Seniors Day was recognized across Canada on Oct. 1. The day, which is endorsed annually by the Government of Canada, is aimed at honouring older adults and celebrating their achievements and gifts. Read more

Are you taking a Coffee Break tomorrow?

LTC homes can help support programs and services for people with Alzheimer’s during national campaign

Feel like taking a Coffee Break? If so, the Alzheimer Society of Canada is hosting its annual Coffee Break fundraiser tomorrow (Sept. 21) to help support people living with Alzheimer’s disease in communities nationwide. Read more

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