Frost Manor’s ‘rock of the kitchen’ honoured with Everyday Hero Award

Frost Manor cook and dietary aide Judy Keenan (right) and PSW Sue Cardona (left) cut the cake at the award ceremony honouring them. Judy is the recipient of the home’s 2017 Everyday Hero Award; Sue received the Inspired Leadership Award.

Judy Keenan brings outstanding teamwork and dedication to quality each day, says manager

If there’s one key strength Frost Manor cook and dietary aide Judy Keenan brings to her colleagues each day, it’s teamwork, says her supervisor, nutritional care manager Neil MacDonald. Read more

Inspired Leaders demonstrate passion for work, commitment to others

OMNI Health Care’s 2017 Inspired Leadership recipients are not just proving their leadership qualities each day, they’re also demonstrating a passion for their careers and a commitment to others. Read more

Kentwood Park ‘tree’ is honouring residents – past and present

Pictured above, a tree designed by Kentwood Park life enrichment aides is honouring residents, both past and present, and enhancing the Picton long-term care home’s family atmosphere.

Life enrichment aides’ idea falls in line with two areas of OMNI’s focus: quality and mindfulness

Kentwood Park’s residents and life enrichment team have created a way to celebrate people living at the Picton long-term care home as well as honouring past residents. Read more

Tanya Smith’s ‘mindfulness’ a major benefit to Frost Manor, says manager

Tanya Smith (pictured in the centre, wearing black) is seen here with her family at the farm owned by her mother-in-law, Nancy DeGeer (pictured front row at right), on Oct. 5. Tanya, who works in Frost Manor’s environmental services department, has organized three resident outings to Nancy’s farm.

Organizing trips to family farm for residents is just one of the many ways she shows her dedication

LINDSAY, Ont. – Frost Manor environmental services and maintenance manager Rick Riel is praising Tanya Smith for her “mindfulness” following the third trip for residents she has organized to her mother-in-law Nancy DeGeer’s farm on Oct. 5. Read more

‘Some residents chose to eat off the vine’

Residents reap benefits of home-grown produce

From their gardens to their plates, Maplewood residents recently enjoyed vegetables they grew earlier this summer. Read more

AppleFest a sweet event for Maplewood residents

Brighton long-term care home celebrates community affair

A recent community event in Brighton, Ont. had Maplewood residents and staff bobbing. Read more

Riverview Manor, Comstock-Kaye partner to make end-of-life care planning easier

Riverview Manor administrator Mary Anne Greco and Comstock-Kaye Life Celebration Centre family service counsellor Daryl Shaughnessy are pictured here on Sept. 22, during an open house at the Peterborough long-term care home.

LTC home and funeral provider working together to help residents and families with difficult discussions

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Riverview Manor and a local funeral provider are partnering to help make difficult discussions about end-of-life wishes a little easier for the Peterborough long-term care home’s residents and their families. Read more

Frost Manor PSW organizes trip to Blue Jays game for resident

Resident Joan Taylor is seen here with staff members from Frost Manor during a Toronto Blue Jays game at Rogers Centre on Sept. 19.

Baseball fan Joan Taylor cheers on Jays with six Frost Manor staff members

Frost Manor resident Joan Taylor enjoyed a girls’ night out with six staff members Sept. 19 when the group drove to Toronto to take in a Blue Jays game at the Rogers Centre. Read more

Hayride, animals and friendly faces highlight Frost Manor residents’ third farm visit

 

Frost Manor residents and staff members are seen here getting ready to leave on a hayride around Nancy DeGeer’s farm on Oct. 5.

‘I love seeing the residents getting out and about and coming here,’ says Nancy DeGeer, farm’s owner

LINDSAY, Ont. – Sixteen Frost Manor residents returned to Nancy DeGeer’s farm Oct. 5 to have a day of outdoor fun in what is quickly becoming one of the Lindsay long-term care home’s signature outings. Read more

Common thread among Everyday Hero recipients is their resident focus

Staff members share common traits

From their caring nature to their strong work ethic, OMNI Health Care’s Everyday Heroes have similar characteristics. Read more