New ideas, fan-favourite sessions, resident focus, creativity and fun come together at Quality Forum

Managers from OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes were back at Fern Resort for the first time since 2014 to attend this year’s annual Quality Forum.

Team members from OMNI’s 18 LTC homes return to Fern Resort for three days of learning and teamwork to help advance quality in every aspect of the organization’s culture

ORILLIA, Ont. – OMNI Health Care’s 2018 Quality Forum returned to scenic Fern Resort Sept. 26-28 and married vibrant new ideas with tried and proven favourite sessions to deliver a high-energy event to managers from the organization’s 18 long-term care homes that focused on bringing the best possible service to residents while highlighting the strengths homes already have. Read more

Maplewood ‘has a lot of heart’

Tegan McNeill paints a child’s face during staff appreciation day at Maplewood.

Brighton home hosts staff appreciation day, fundraiser

BRIGHTON, Ont. – When those who take care of the vulnerable become vulnerable themselves, a community steps up to support them. Read more

Village Green celebrates 40 years of serving community

Greater Napanee LTC home lauded at celebration for its family atmosphere and the value its people bring residents and the local region

SELBY, Ont. – Village Green on Sept. 21 hosted a celebration to mark the long-term care home’s 40th anniversary serving residents and the community of Greater Napanee. Read more

Nature’s bounty inspires local events in Brighton

Maplewood to celebrate AppleFest with outing, fruit crisp

The small town of Brighton is gearing up for its signature event of the year. Read more

Camping trip delivers 3 days of excitement and new experiences to Frost Manor residents

Frost Manor residents Gloria Woodcock (left) and Marion Cain (right) are pictured here boating with RN Sharon Birmingham during the Lindsay long-term care home’s recent camping trip.

Frost Manor partners with Extendicare Kawartha Lakes to give residents an ‘awesome’ excursion

Six Frost Manor residents recently spent three days enjoying camping, bonfires, entertainment, great food, and fun and laughter as part of a 14-year annual tradition organized by the Lindsay long-term care home. Read more

OMNI homes make summer of 2018 memorable

Resident Helen Knowlton is pictured here giving a kiss to a baby goat that was at Springfield Country Manor Aug. 24 along with several other animals from Woolley Wonderland Farm.

Bonfires, boat cruise, petting zoo among highlights

From hugging a goat to taking a Lift Lock boat cruise, the summer of 2018 will be one to remember for residents of several OMNI long-term care homes. Read more

VIDEO: Woodland Country Fair brings local community together

LONG SAULT, Ont. – Woodland Villa’s annual Country Fair saw about 300 people pass through on Aug. 22, a testament to the value the event brings to the small community each year, says Lisa Doran, the home’s life enrichment co-ordinator and one of the fair’s organizers. Read more

Tiffany Maynes promoted to NCM within a year of joining Burnbrae team

Burnbrae Gardens nutritional care manager Tiffany Maynes.

She says support from her colleagues helped ease her transition from dietary aide to managerial position

CAMPBELLFORD, Ont. – Tiffany Maynes jumped from being a food service worker at Burnbrae Gardens to becoming the Campbellford long-term care home’s nutritional care manager (NCM) in less than a year – a change she says was both “scary” and exciting. Read more

Burnbrae Gardens helps resident Madeline McCarthy celebrate 106th birthday

Burnbrae Gardens resident Madeline McCarthy poses during her 106th birthday party with the home’s administrator April Faux on Sept. 17.

CAMPBELLFORD, Ont. – The activity room at Burnbrae Gardens was packed on the afternoon of Sept. 17 with about 45 residents, staff and family members as everyone gathered to wish resident Madeline McCarthy a happy 106th birthday. Read more

Lift lock tour a new experience for some Streamway residents, a time to reminisce for others

Streamway Villa residents show off their big smiles as they make their way down the Otonabee River towards the Peterborough Lift Lock.

17 residents from Cobourg LTC home take visit world’s tallest hydraulic boat lift

Streamway Villa residents and staff members went on the famed Peterborough Lift Lock cruise on Sept. 11. The outing was a new experience for some residents, while others found themselves reminiscing about times they had spent on the water. Read more