Maplewood’s garden attracts variety of visitors


Flowers, veggies come to life in tranquil space

With vibrant red roses, a meandering stone path and a charming gazebo, Maplewood’s garden space is a draw for residents, staff and family members alike. Read more

OMNI ‘in really great shape’ with IDDSI implementation plan

Organization on pace to have framework in place by 2019 that will create universal terminology surrounding liquid and texture-modified diets for residents with dysphagia

OMNI Health Care’s operations manager of nutrition and food service Chris Weber says the nutritional care departments in OMNI’s 18 long-term care homes have entered the awareness phase of the implementation of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) framework, and the organization is on pace to have implementation complete by the end of 2019. Read more

Kentwood Park gets rave Google review

Kentwood Park

Family member shares experience with Picton home

The daughter of a resident living at Kentwood Park is giving the OMNI Health Care long-term care home five stars. Read more

Chris Weber sworn in as CSNM president

OMNI Health Care’s operations manager of nutrition and food service Chris Weber, pictured at centre with the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management (CSNM) board, was sworn in as CSNM president at the organization’s annual general meeting and conference in Moncton on June 14.

OMNI’s operations manager of nutrition and food service says he will focus his presidency on increasing membership, enhancing social media presence and attracting more students to association

OMNI Health Care’s Chris Weber was sworn in as president of the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management (CSNM) during the organization’s 2018 conference and annual general meeting on June 14 in Moncton, N.B. Read more

‘Lobster fest’ comes to Streamway Villa

Residents jokingly request steak and lobster for lunch – and then staff members prepare it for them

A while back, two Streamway Villa residents jokingly suggested at a residents’ council meeting at the Cobourg long-term care home that the nutritional care team serve steak and lobster tails for lunch. This gave staff members an idea. Read more

Co-op students say interacting with residents has been their favourite part of their placement

Placements are also opening students’ eyes to career opportunities in the long-term care sector

LINDSAY, Ont. – Two students from St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School who have been doing their co-op placements at Frost Manor say working with the Lindsay long-term care home’s residents has been their favourite aspect of their placement. Read more

Art session picture-perfect for residents

Brighton home hosts paint night experience

Residents put their brushes to canvas during a recent paint night experience at Maplewood. Read more

Resident’s daughter thanks Frost Manor team for hosting mom’s 104th birthday party

Mary Lou Tompkins says the celebration of Vi Quibell’s life ‘never would have happened’ without the mindfulness of LEC Lyndsay Irwin

The daughter of Frost Manor resident Vi Quibell recently penned a letter thanking the home’s team, particularly life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Lyndsay Irwin, for hosting a June 5 celebration honouring her mother’s life. Read more

(VIDEO) Linda Pierce talks about her 30-year career at Village Green

Administrator Linda Pierce has worked at Village Green for 30 years. While she has seen lots of changes at the Selby, Ont. long-term care home during her tenure, one thing has remained constant: there has always been a family atmosphere with lots of support from the community. Read more

Homes toast their fathers

Maplewood, Pleasant Meadow host Father’s Day socials

Spirits were both high and being served this past Father’s Day at two OMNI Health Care homes.

Maplewood in Brighton and Pleasant Meadow Manor in Norwood toasted their male residents by hosting Father’s Day social events on June 17.

Maplewood ran a Baileys Father’s Day social, inviting residents and their family members to gather for a visit over a cup of Baileys Irish Cream.

“It’s a crowd favourite,” says Rachel Corkery, administrator and life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) at Maplewood.

Sixteen of the home’s 49 residents are male and the majority of them are fathers. The event was inclusive. “We celebrated all of our men,” she notes.

The Brighton home hosts a social event every Sunday and encourages all family members to join their loved ones for a casual visit.

Meanwhile, Pleasant Meadow Manor also honoured its men this past Father’s Day. The home hosted a Father’s Day pub, which included drinks and munchies.

“Anyone that wanted to come join their dad was able to come in,” Chris Garden, LEC, tells The OMNIway.

In the small dining room, residents and family members gathered for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beer, deli meat and cheese and crackers. “It was a little bit more of a guys’ menu.”

She says the home has about 25 male residents.

Each year Pleasant Meadow Manor hosts a Father’s Day Pub and a Mother’s Day tea in recognition of their residents.

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