(VIDEO) How a summer job 29 years ago turned into a career

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – It was the summer of 1985 when Sarah Roote took a job at Springdale Country Manor, thinking it would just be a temporary position. Read more

Kimberley Noftle’s band helps raise money for cat charity

Country Terrace CCC Kimberley Noftle (centre) is seen here performing with her band Blue Mojo during a fundraiser for the Alzheimer Society.

Country Terrace CCC Kimberley Noftle (centre) is seen here performing with her band Blue Mojo during a fundraiser for the Alzheimer Society.

Second fundraiser in three months for Country Terrace CCC’s group raises more than $1,400

Country Terrace clinical care co-ordinator (CCC) Kimberley Noftle jokes that her band, Blue Mojo, is on the fast track to becoming known as a charity fundraising group — and that’s OK with her. Read more

Best not to interfere with relationships between LTC residents with dementia: Alzheimer’s society

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An earlier OMNIway series revisited to discuss British charity’s claim

The U.K.’s Alzheimer’s Society has a message for long-term care home staff members when they see romantic relationships developing between residents with dementia: don’t interfere. Read more

Two OMNI homes partner to bring residents exotic animal show

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Wildwood Care Centre and Country Terrace building on ‘positive relationship’

Wildwood Care Centre and Country Terrace recently partnered to bring residents an animal therapy program that successfully engaged residents. Read more

West Lake Terrace working to minimize restraints

Home aims to reduce numbers by 50%

Continuous quality improvement is important to caregivers at West Lake Terrace, and this focus is helping the Prince Edward County long-term care home in its mission to reduce restraints. Read more

Country Terrace seeing high rate of staff flu vaccinations

Vaccination rate has already surpassed last year’s number

With 93 per cent of staff members having received a flu shot, Country Terrace is hoping to surpass last year’s number of employees who were vaccinated, says registered practical nurse (RPN) and infection control lead Brenna Slota. Read more

November is Seniors’ Falls Prevention Month

But falls prevention is important year-round

Did you know that November is Seniors’ Falls Prevention Month? Read more

Resident recalls years on the frontlines in England

Willows Estate ‘thankful’ for veterans’ sacrifices

Dulcie Forcht remembers taking cover as the German planes circled overhead. Read more

(VIDEO) Longtime staff discusses why they stay at Streamway Villa

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For Streamway Villa’s longtime staff members, it’s the sense of family and community they have with residents that keeps them at the Cobourg long-term care home. Read more

Data showing OMNI’s strengths in many areas of quality

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Low restraint use, falls prevention and reduced agitation are some of the strong points

Recent data shows OMNI Health Care long-term care homes are exceeding ministry benchmarks in many areas of care, a positive reflection on the organization’s focus on quality. Read more