Casino trip hits the jackpot for Village Green residents

Village Green residents, their families and staff members are seen here in front of Shorelines Casino in Belleville on June 12. The group went to the casino for an outing that included lunch and, of course, time spent playing the slot machines.

‘Everyone is asking when we can do this again’

A June 12 trip to Shorelines Casino in Belleville had such a positive impact on a group of Village Green residents and their families that many are still talking about the outing. Read more

Careful planning, keeping things simple can create happy travels for people with dementia

Alzheimer Society offers suggestions to help families create enjoyable holidays for loved ones with cognitive impairment

Summer is now in full swing, and for many people, this is a time to take a family holiday. But what if one of your loved ones travelling with you has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia? Read more

Streamway’s new RPN-BSO’s experience has made new role a ‘smooth transition’

Administrator Kylie Szczebonski discusses the strengths Kristyn Skitch brings to the position

Streamway Villa administrator and director of care Kylie Szczebonski says Kristyn Skitch has made a “smooth transition” into her new role as the Cobourg long-term care home’s RPN-BSO. Read more

Meet Kristyn Skitch, Streamway Villa’s new RPN-BSO

Streamway Villa’s new RPN-BSO, Kristyn Skitch (left), is seen here with the Cobourg long-term care home’s administrator and director of care, Kylie Szczebonski.

Kristyn says seeing BSO’s positive impact on residents helps drive her in her new role

Kristyn Skitch has been named Streamway Villa’s new RPN-BSO (registered practical nurse for the Behavioural Supports Ontario program). Read more

Homemade baking: it’s the Almonte Country Haven way

Pictured above, just a few examples of the many homemade foods prepared at Almonte Country Haven every day.

Baking everything from scratch is a cornerstone of the home’s quality commitment to residents

If there’s one thing nutritional care manager Dave Benn takes great pride in, it’s the fact that virtually all of the baked goods he and his team serve each day at Almonte Country Haven are made from scratch. Read more

Streamway’s Everyday Hero exemplifies resident focus and going above and beyond

PSW Valerie Baggaley’s co-workers commend her for everything she does

Valerie Baggaley, a seven-year team member at Streamway Villa, has been named the Cobourg long-term care home’s 2017 Everyday Hero. Read more

Frost Manor combines education and fun to raise awareness of LTC safety

Frost Manor

Frost Manor

‘It has been nice to do something fun and different and to get everyone involved’

Frost Manor recently hosted a health and safety week that married safety awareness with OMNI Health Care’s core values of knowledge, creativity, and fun and laughter. Read more

Streamway Inspired Leader Mary Willis is an example to others, colleagues say

‘Mary inspires me to always keep pushing if I’m having a rough day and to always help my teammates,’ says co-worker

If you ask Streamway Villa staff and management what Mary Willis is like to work with, they’ll tell you she leads by example, provides selfless care to residents and is respectful, professional and committed to everyone living and working at the Cobourg long-term care home. Read more

Dr. John Biehn retires after serving Country Terrace residents for 25 years

Pictured above, Dr. John Biehn, who served Country Terrace residents for 25 years, speaks during the Komoka long-term care home’s annual family barbecue on June 17. Dr. Biehn was recognized by the home for his service to residents.

‘On a daily basis, I saw that staff members were very dedicated to the care of the residents’

Dr. John Biehn, who served as physician to Country Terrace residents for 25 years, says one episode that stands out in his career is when his father was a resident at the Komoka long-term care home. Read more

VIDEO: Pleasant Meadow volunteer Ann Carlow receives Circle of Excellence Award


Pleasant Meadow Manor volunteer Ann Carlow is a recipient of a 2017 Circle of Excellence Award from the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA). Read more