Village Green BSO team stemming responsive behaviours, sharing knowledge

Village Green health-care aide Sylvia O’Brien (left) and RPN Denise Simpson (right) work on the home’s Behavioural Supports Ontario team.

The referral process the home uses is making everyone’s job easier and creating a stronger team

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

Knitting club delivers fidget blankets, fidget muffs and shawls to Springdale Country Manor

From left to right, Gloria Nadeau, Mary Lynn Gerhardt and Sandy Bradley of the Ennismore Knitting and Crochet Seniors Club hold fidget muffs they recently made and donated to Springdale Country Manor residents.

Residents immediately start enjoying the items delivered by the Ennismore Knitting and Crochet Seniors Club

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – A Springdale Country Manor resident sits with a fidget blanket on the table in front of him. He feels its texture and smiles at the hookless fishing lure dangling from the blanket. Read more

Architects consulting with residents, staff, community stakeholders ahead of redevelopment of 4 OMNI homes

Architects from G architects, pictured above, will be working on designs for four OMNI long-term care homes.

‘We understand that there is a lot of great work being done in these buildings, and we can’t assume that there are not lessons to be learned from the residents, staff, families and health-care stakeholders about each community’s unique needs’

G architects, the Toronto architecture firm commissioned by OMNI Health Care to design a new Riverview Manor and expansions for Pleasant Meadow Manor, Almonte Country Haven and Woodland Villa, will be consulting with residents, families, staff and community stakeholders before construction begins on the projects in autumn 2019. Read more

Village Green: a long-term care ‘family’

Home’s team members reflect on the closeness everyone feels

During a recent visit to Village Green to conduct interviews and make videos in honour of the Selby, Ont., long-term care home’s 40th anniversary, I kept hearing staff members use the same word to describe their workplace: “family.” Read more

Royal wedding fever comes to Forest Hill

Forest Hill residents Shirley Howard and Ruth Antoniades are pictured here wearing fascinators while watching the May 19 wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Residents and staff spend two weeks preparing to celebrate the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Royal fever was in full swing at Forest Hill during the two weeks leading up to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, and the Kanata, Ont. long-term care home hosted a wide variety of activities aimed at celebrating the couple’s big day. Read more

Food, photos, trivia and teamwork mark Nursing Week at Forest Hill

Home celebrates team members from all departments during five days of fun and laughter

Forest Hill celebrated National Nursing Week with a variety of activities that both engaged staff members from all departments and reflected OMNI Health Care’s core value of fun and laughter. Read more

Volunteer ‘phenomenal with residents with dementia’

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Rosebridge Manor honours volunteers during recent luncheon

From the woman who visits one-to-one with residents to the lady who helps facilitate the residents’ council, Rosebridge Manor is blessed with a crew of valuable volunteers. Read more

Redeveloped OMNI homes will accommodate present and future LTC needs

Architects from G architects, pictured above, will be working on designs for four OMNI long-term care homes.

Wider corridors and doorways, greater privacy and more homelike environments are among the major improvements residents and staff will see, says architect

Wider corridors and doorways, greater privacy and more homelike environments – these are among the improved features residents and staff members will first notice once four OMNI Health Care long-term care homes complete their redevelopment in 2022, says Matt Galvin. Read more

Riverview Manor residents served ‘gourmet meal’ of roasted rack of lamb

Nutritional care team prepared the meal at residents’ request

When Riverview Manor residents requested a “gourmet meal” of roasted rack of lamb for dinner, the Peterborough long-term care home’s nutritional care team delivered. Read more

Woodland Villa to add 17 beds by 2022

Local MPP says addition will help improve access to LTC in the region

Woodland Villa in Long Sault has been approved by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for a redevelopment project that will add 17 long-term care beds by December 2022 to help alleviate waiting lists in the largely rural region. Read more