Renowned sculptor and Streamway Villa resident Frances Gage ‘was truly an inspiration’

Frances Gage is seen here during a ceremony in June 2016 where she received OMNI Health Care’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

She had a connection with the Group of Seven, her artwork is featured in public places across Ontario and she received OMNI’s first Lifetime Achievement Award

Frances Gage, one of Canada’s most celebrated sculptors who created hundreds of pieces in her lifetime, passed away at Streamway Villa in Cobourg on Nov. 26. She was 93. Read more

Wildwood Care Centre kicks off Christmas season with annual open house

More than 100 residents, families and staff members attend event that created ‘a real feeling of togetherness’

Wildwood Care Centre hosted its annual Christmas open house Dec. 3, with more than 100 people attending. Read more

EDITORIAL: OMNI’s people demonstrate what it means to bring hope, purpose and belonging to health care

 

The main ingredient that makes OMNI Health Care’s culture vibrant and the quality of care high in the organization’s 18 long-term care homes has always been its people. Read more

Riverview LEA spearheads another successful Movember campaign, raising $1,926

Life enrichment aide Adam Wicklum (far right, back row) poses with some of the Riverview Manor residents who participated in this year’s Movember fundraiser at the home.

Since 2012, Adam Wicklum and his team have raised $6,191 to support men’s health projects

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Riverview Manor life enrichment aide Adam Wicklum once again spearheaded a successful campaign in November to support the Movember Foundation. Read more

Almonte Country Haven receives Workplace of the Year award from OLTCA

Almonte Country Haven team members are seen here after the Lanark County long-term care home received the OLTCA’s Workplace of the Year award.

Award recognizes outstanding LTC homes for commitment to staff engagement, staff recognition and workplace culture

Almonte Country Haven has been named the Ontario Long Term Care Association’s (OLTCA’s) Workplace of the Year for its commitment to staff engagement, staff recognition and workplace culture. Read more

Spirit Days helps build morale, strengthen camaraderie at Kentwood Park

Kentwood Park team members are seen here during one of the Picton long-term care home’s recent Spirit Days.

New initiative brings OMNI’s core value of fun and laughter to the forefront

After Kentwood Park team members completed a WorkLife Plus survey to help prepare for next year’s accreditation, the Picton long-term care home’s managers noticed staff morale scores were low, so they created an action plan to make coming to work a more enriching experience. Read more

Streamway Villa receives OLTCA award for success with OMNI’s diabetes program

Streamway Villa administrator and director of care Kylie Szczebonski (left) and RAI co-ordinator Kerrie Chapple (right) are seen here accepting a Clinical Protocol Excellence Award during the OLTCA’s This is Long Term Care conference in Toronto Nov. 29.

Daily huddles, where staff talk about diabetes issues, have helped keep hypoglycemic events at near nil

Streamway Villa is one of the recipients of the Ontario Long Term Care Association’s (OLTCA’s) Clinical Protocol Excellence Award for its success with OMNI Health Care’s diabetes protocol. Read more

Marty Joiner’s life reflective of what Lifetime Achievement Award represents

Pictured above, Blanche Joiner, the wife of former Forest Hill resident Marty Joiner, holds Marty’s Lifetime Achievement Award, surrounded by her family.

Former Forest Hill resident was dedicated to his country, family and other residents

It’s fitting Forest Hill resident Marcel “Marty” Joiner received the Ottawa-area long-term care home’s 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award, as he was the epitome of a person whose life reflected all areas of what the award represents. Read more

Village Green Everyday Hero lauded for the difference she makes to residents

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PSW Alison DeMarsh is an asset to residents and co-workers, and ‘contributes to the success of Village Green’

For 25 years, personal support worker (PSW) Alison DeMarsh has been a major asset to the Village Green team and is “very caring and hard working on the floor with the residents,” says Linda Pierce, the Greater Napanee long-term care home’s administrator. Read more

Physio helps most LTC residents maintain mobility, but Joan Taylor has improved hers

Frost Manor resident Joan Taylor and physiotherapy assistant Debbie Ellison are seen here taking a walk.

Frost Manor physiotherapy assistant Debbie Ellison says Joan is walking ‘almost perfect’ with her walker

Since she started participating in Frost Manor’s physiotherapy program, resident Joan Taylor has improved her mobility and her quality of life, says Achieva Health physiotherapy assistant Debbie Ellison. Read more