Willows Estate a zoo for a day

Program offers residents interaction with exotic animals

What a zoo.

Willows Estate has gone wild, well at least it did for one day recently when the Aurora-based long-term care home hosted an activity for residents featuring a variety of exotic animals. Read more

OMNI recognized by Sysco for being an early adopter of state-of-the-art menu program

Operations manager of nutrition and food service Chris Weber, pictured second from left, accepts a Pioneer Award during Sysco’s 20th-anniversary gala.

Synergy on Demand program has been an important tool in helping enhance quality meal services

OMNI Health Care was recently recognized by Sysco Canada with a Pioneer Award for being an early adopter of the Synergy on Demand menu program, which has been an important tool in helping OMNI ensure high-quality meal service in its long-term care homes. Read more

Making communities ‘dementia-friendly,’ encouraging relationships, enhances quality of life for everyone: Alzheimer Society

LTC homes can – and do – play part in movement to bridge gap between communities and people with dementia

Encouraging community members to come into long-term care homes and engaging local businesses and government to increase accessibility and make communities more “dementia-friendly” are some of the things that can be done to decrease dementia’s stigma and enhance quality of life for people, says Mary Schulz. Read more

Frost Manor’s new way-finding signs helping residents navigate the home

Pictured above, one of the new signs at Frost Manor directing people to the dining room.

Arrows pointing to dining room and hallways are a new idea from BSO team

Frost Manor’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team has been busy recently coming up with solutions to make navigating the Lindsay long-term care home easier for residents. Read more

LTC homes have role to play to help end stigma surrounding dementia: Alzheimer Society

Alzheimer Society director of education Mary Schulz

Encouraging friendships between residents with and without dementia is an important step, says Alzheimer Society education director Mary Schulz

The Alzheimer Society of Canada’s 2018 awareness campaign is focused on ending the stigma surrounding dementia, and the organization’s director of education says long-term care homes have a role to play in achieving this goal. Read more

Time is now to end dementia’s stigma: Alzheimer Society

Survey shows negative – and false – stereotypes of condition are prevalent in Canada

Results of a recent survey from the Alzheimer Society of Canada indicate a significant number of Canadians are concerned they would face discrimination or even be avoided by family if they had Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Read more

Taking on new challenges is helping Frost Manor resident increase mobility

Frost Manor resident Mike Lane and Achieva Health physiotherapy assistant Debbie Ellison are seen here walking the halls of the Lindsay long-term care home.

Mike Lane’s persistence helps him accomplish new goals

Frost Manor resident Mike Lane is always ready for a new challenge when he’s working with the Lindsay long-term care home’s physiotherapy team. Read more

Alzheimer Society’s 2018 campaign aiming to end dementia’s stigma

Alzheimer Society of Canada director of education Mary Schulz, pictured above, says the goals of this year’s awareness campaign are to eliminate the stigma surrounding dementia and encourage Canadians to think carefully about how they view people living with the condition.

‘The goal of the campaign this year is to really help Canadians pause and think about how they think about people with dementia’

The Alzheimer Society of Canada’s 2018 awareness campaign is working to end the stigma surrounding dementia, encourage Canadians to rethink their perceptions of the condition and spread an understanding of the fact that people with cognitive impairment have crucial roles to play in society. Read more

Naomi Redner’s resident focus, innovation, dedication to others earns her Inspired Leadership Award

Almonte Country Haven

Almonte Country Haven administrator Carolyn Della Foresta says Naomi lives these qualities every day

Every day, life enrichment co-ordinator Naomi Redner lives the qualities that make an excellent leader at Almonte Country Haven, says administrator Carolyn Della Foresta. Read more

Physiotherapy increases independence for Frost resident who set goal to walk

Resident Ala Kruszynska and Achieve Health physiotherapy assistant Debbie Ellison are seen here spending time together. Ala has been successful in FrostManor’s physiotherapy program.

Ala Kruszynska was recently able to walk, with the assistance of physio team, to her son’s car for shopping trip

When Frost Manor resident Ala Kruszynska was recently invited on a shopping trip with her son, she was able to walk to his car with the help of the Lindsay long-term care home’s physiotherapy team. Read more