Residents’ Bill of Rights educational sessions helps keep quality at the forefront: LEC

Educational sessions with staff have wrapped up; sessions with residents to start in November

Frost Manor has been educating its team members on the Residents’ Bill of Rights to ensure everyone understands the bill’s importance. The next step will be educating residents on the Bill of Rights so people living at the Lindsay long-term care home know what their rights are. This initiative ties in with OMNI Health Care’s commitment to quality and quality improvement, notes life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Lyndsay Irwin. Read more

Keeping Residents’ Bill of Rights top of mind at Frost Manor

Frost Manor life enrichment co-ordinator Lyndsay Irwin and residents’ council president Diane Hickman, pictured above, are educating residents and staff members at the Lindsay long-term care home about the Residents’ Bill of Rights.

LEC and resident are working on education sessions for residents and staff to ensure everyone has an understanding of what residents’ rights are

To ensure everyone at Frost Manor understands the Residents’ Bill of Rights, the Lindsay long-term care home’s life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) and president of the residents’ council have joined forces to host information sessions that change the way everyone is looking at the Bill of Rights. Read more

Corn roast whets resident appetites at Willow Estate

Willows Estate enjoy a corn roast at the Aurora, Ont. long-term care home Aug. 31.

‘It was such a huge success’

Sweet corn fresh from the cob and garnished with real butter is residents to reach for a second helping in more ways than one.

Willows Estate residents recently enjoyed a “corn roast” and some people enjoyed two or three cobs of corn. And, the event was such a hit, residents are now asking for an encore before summer’s end.

Willows Estate hosted its first gathering for the Aurora long-term care home residents Aug. 31 on the home’s patio. At least 20 residents took part and 48 cobs of corn were consumed.

“It was such a huge success,” life enrichment co-ordinator Teddy Mazzuca tells The OMNIway.

“It’s something different” adds Teddy about why the event was so popular. And there’s more to the story than a meal. “It’s a social event.”

On the day of the affair, amidst beautiful weather, residents who wished to participate gathered in the long-term care home’s kitchen to husk the corn. The corn was then cooked in large pots of boiling water and prepped to be served outdoors.

The cobs of corn were purchased from a local farm. Teddy says it has proven to be an especially good year for flavourful corn on the cob.

At a residents’ council meeting Sept. 6, residents requested another corn roast before the summer officially ends in a few weeks.

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Retiring LEA Delores Pollard is saying goodbye but not farewell to Frost Manor

Frost Manor life enrichment aide Delores Pollard is pictured here with resident Dorothy Burrows.

11-year team member will be volunteering at Lindsay LTC home

Delores Pollard may be retiring on Sept. 21, but the Frost Manor life enrichment aide (LEA) says she plans to continue to come to the Lindsay long-term care home to volunteer and help with special events. Read more

Who wants poutine? Springdale Country Manor residents get served their requested lunch

Resident Lorna Hillan enjoys a plate of poutine at Springdale Country Manor on Sept. 5.

Chip truck stopped by the home Sept. 5 to dish up french fries topped with cheese curds and gravy

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – Springdale Country Manor residents recently requested poutine for lunch, so that’s what they got on Sept. 5. In fact, the Peterborough-area long-term care home’s staff members even arranged for a chip truck to pull up to the home over the lunch hour that day to dish up residents’ orders. Read more

New Charter of Rights for People with Dementia can be used to complement existing Bill of Rights in LTC homes

Mary Schulz, the Alzheimer Society of Canada’s director of education.

Understanding the new charter can help LTC homes enhance quality of life for people with dementia, says the Alzheimer Society’s Mary Schulz

While Ontario long-term-care home residents have a Bill of Rights, the Alzheimer Society of Canada has launched the Charter of Rights for People with Dementia which was created by an advisory group of people with dementia. The charter can be used by homes to complement the existing rights residents have while creating an understanding of the “unique rights” of persons with dementia, says Mary Schulz. Read more

Springdale residents get special visit from hobby farm animals

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.

Nearly all of the home’s 68 residents visited with goats, bunnies and birds brought to the home from Woolley Wonderland Farm

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – Springdale Country Manor residents recently had a memorable visit from some furry and feathery friends when animals from Woolley Wonderland Farm in Lakehurst stopped by the Peterborough-area long-term care home with their owners. Read more

Campfires have proven to be the perfect summertime resident engagement tool at Frost Manor

Frost Manor resident Mike Lane toasts a marshmallow during one of the Lindsay long-term care home’s biweekly campfire nights.

Residents have been enjoying themselves by sharing stories and even discussing how to make the perfect toasted marshmallow

Frost Manor residents have answered the age-old question: how do you toast the perfect marshmallow around a campfire? The answer: you hold it over the flames just long enough to get a nice golden colour. Read more

People living with dementia have created the first-ever Canadian Charter of Rights for People with Dementia

Mary Schulz, the Alzheimer Society of Canada’s director of education.

Alzheimer Society of Canada has launched the charter to raise awareness surrounding the unique rights people with dementia have

The Alzheimer Society of Canada today (Sept. 5) launched the Canadian Charter of Rights for People with Dementia, a first-of-its-kind framework outlining the rights people with dementia have. The charter was created by an advisory board of people living with dementia. Read more

Every three seconds someone develops dementia. Awareness can help stem this

People and organizations asked to share important info about Alzheimer’s and dementia during World Alzheimer’s Month campaign

By the time you finish reading this sentence, one person somewhere in the world will have developed dementia. This is the key message behind the 2018 World Alzheimer’s Month campaign, entitled Every Three Seconds. Read more