Family thanks Wildwood Care Centre team for care and support provided to mother

Pictured seated above, Ruth Kelly, who has been staying at Wildwood Care Centre as a respite admission, was recently joined by her husband at the home to celebrate their 72nd anniversary. The couple’s four daughters, pictured standing, joined their mom and dad for the celebration.

Children of Ruth Kelly say the team has also helped the family navigate the system and even hosted an anniversary celebration for parents

The family of Ruth Kelly, who came to Wildwood Care Centre last month on a respite admission while she awaits a long-term care bed, is thanking the team at the St. Marys, Ont. home for their care and support. Read more

LEA says Village Green’s residents and atmosphere have made for an enjoyable first 6 months

Village Green LEA Chris Jenkins shares a moment with resident Marie Champagne.

LEC Karen Coulter says Chris Jenkins has been an excellent fit for the home

Chris Jenkins says he has enjoyed his first six months working as a life enrichment aide (LEA) at Village Green. He says what has made his experience enjoyable has been the residents and the Greater Napanee long-term care home’s atmosphere. 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

Creative minds introducing innovative ideas at OMNI homes

Woodland Willa resident Eileen Hunt is seen here seated with PSW Karen Brennan in the home’s Triobike, surrounded by her family.

Creativity is one of OMNI Health Care’s core values, and when creativity is harnessed in long-term care homes the result is often innovative ideas that enhance quality of life for residents. Read more

‘We want to be known as the long-term care home that rocks’

Country Terrace is launching a music program for younger residents interested in classic rock

Anyone who has been to a long-term care home knows that golden oldies from the 1930s and 1940s have long been the choice of music for residents who enjoy reminiscing about their youth. But there’s also increasing demand for Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd. Read more

VIDEO: Village Green BSO team shares successes

SELBY, Ont. – In the year and a half since Village Green was awarded funding from the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) for a part-time registered practical nurse (RPN) and personal support worker (PSW) to add to the Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team, the Greater Napanee long-term care home has been able to stem responsive behaviours and also share valuable knowledge. Read more

Sign-making fundraiser brings in $180 for Frost Manor’s residents’ council

Paint night events at other OMNI homes inspire LEC to host similar event

Recent articles in The OMNIway about “paint night” events at Pleasant Meadow Manor and Maplewood inspired Frost Manor life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Lyndsay Irwin to organize a similar fundraising activity at the Lindsay long-term care home. Read more

Reflections on three decades of change at Village Green

Linda Pierce has been Village Green’s administrator since 1991.

‘It’s a changing environment but it is extremely rewarding,’ says administrator Linda Pierce

Linda Pierce says she has seen a lot of changes in her 28 years as Village Green’s administrator, both to the Greater Napanee home itself and to the long-term care sector, but what has remained constant is the high level of resident care and the family atmosphere. Read more

New RN hours will help enhance quality of life for Burnbrae Gardens’ residents

Burnbrae Gardens

RAI co-ordinator says additional hours will assist home with falls prevention program, reducing anti-psychotic medication and other quality indicators

Burnbrae Gardens’ RAI co-ordinator says the newly acquired 75 biweekly hours the Campbellford long-term care home has received from the ministry to put towards additional time for a registered nurse will help enhance the quality of life for its 43 residents. Read more

Linda Pierce attributes supportive atmosphere to her 28 years of success as Village Green’s administrator

Linda Pierce has been a member of the Village Green team since 1988.

‘It has been an incredible story with an amazing team’

Administrator Linda Pierce, who is celebrating 30 years of serving the residents of Village Green this year, says her journey for the past three decades has been marked by strong support from OMNI Health Care, her colleagues, family and the community. Read more