(VIDEO) Volunteering at Village Green is the ‘most rewarding thing I’ve ever done,’ says Jeanne Irvine

For 22 years, Jeanne has been donating her time to help residents and staff members at the Greater Napanee long-term care home. Read more

Village Green takes new approach to serving pureed meals

Village Green nutritional care manager Miranda Ray stands with other team members, holding a plate of pureed turkey, mashed potatoes and carrots that look very different from the usual pureed turkey, mashed potatoes and carrots.

Nutritional care team is serving purees shaped like meat and vegetables. This is having a positive impact on food intake

The Village Green nutritional care team recently introduced pureed meat and vegetables that are shaped like the real thing, and it’s having a positive impact on meal intake. Read more

Easter brings intergenerational programming to Burnbrae Gardens

‘The look on the residents’ faces was worth every ounce of energy that it took to put together’

It was a busy Easter season this year at Burnbrae Gardens, with the Campbellford long-term care home hosting an Easter-egg hunt and inviting local schoolchildren to engage with residents. Read more

OMNI applauding 2018-19 budget for addressing small LTC homes, providing funding increases

But while funding earmarked in the budget will help make Ontario LTC homes more viable, there are still improvements that need to be made, says OMNI president and CEO

OMNI Health Care is applauding the Ontario government for commitments made in the 2018-19 budget to support the province’s long-term care sector and for the fact this year’s budget pays attention not seen before to small long-term care communities. Read more

West Lake’s partnership with hospice creates a positive outcome for resident affected by depression

Since one-on-one visits began three months ago, resident’s quality of life has improved

A West Lake Terrace resident who was suffering from depression is now eating better, socializing and participating in programming since he started getting one-on-one visits from a Hospice Prince Edward volunteer. Read more

Rosebridge Manor’s Belinda Sarmiento ‘captures the essence of who we are and who we are cable of being’

Rosebridge Manor

RN receives home’s 2017 Inspired Leadership Award

Registered nurse (RN) Belinda Sarmiento demonstrates each day the leadership qualities that are crucial in a long-term care home, and it’s for this reason Belinda received Rosebridge Manor’s Inspired Leadership Award. Read more

Willows Estate hosts trip to Medieval Times

Willows Estate

‘It’s a bigger, exciting outing’

Residents will step back in time today (March 28), into the period of sword-donning knights in shining armour. Read more

Working at a small home has been a welcomed change for Village Green NCM

Village Green nutritional care manager Miranda Ray is pictured here holding a plate of pureed turkey, mashed potatoes and carrots.

‘You really get to know the residents on a personal level, and it’s such a cozy home,’ says Miranda Ray

Before starting her position as nutritional care manager (NCM) at Village Green in November, Miranda Ray was working at a long-term care home with more than 250 residents. Working at Village Green, which has only 66 residents, has been a big change, she says. Read more

(VIDEO) Kimberley Wickens discusses her ‘exciting’ journey as Village Green’s residents’ council president

The day after Kimberley Wickens moved into Village Green, she went around introducing herself to her fellow residents, thanking them for letting her live in their home. Read more

Rosebridge PSW retires but not before colleagues present her with Everyday Hero Award

Rosebridge Manor PSW Rose Thompson received the home’s 2017 Everyday Hero Award on her last day on the job after 15 years.

Rose Thompson reflected OMNI’s mission, vision and values for 15 years

As a personal support worker (PSW) at Rosebridge Manor, Rose Thompson reflected OMNI Health Care’s mission, vision and values for the 15 years she worked at the Jasper, Ont., long-term care home, her colleagues say. Read more