(VIDEO) Medication safety in LTC: What families should know

In Part 4 of The OMNIway’s video series on medication safety in long-term care, we speak with Carla Beaton, Medical Pharmacies’ vice-president of clinical innovations and quality improvement, about what families should now about medication safety when their loved ones move into long-term care. Read more

(VIDEO) Medication safety in LTC, Part 3: Reducing narcotics to enhance safety

In Part 3 of The OMNIway’s video series on medication safety in long-term care, we hear about how homes work to eliminate administration of unnecessary prescription pharmaceuticals. Read more

(VIDEO) Medication safety in LTC, Part 2: Medication reconciliation

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In Part 2 of an OMNIway video series on medication safety in long-term care homes, we hear about the importance of medication reconciliation and how long-term care homes have strict guidelines when it comes to administering pharmaceuticals. Read more

(VIDEO) Medication safety in LTC, Part 1: From delivery to administration

In Part 1 of an OMNIway video series on medication safety in long-term care homes, we hear from Streamway Villa registered nurse Lynn Thompson about the protocols involved with receiving and administering pharmaceuticals. Read more

(VIDEO) Wildwood Care Centre’s key strength is in its family atmosphere

In today’s OMNIway video, Wildwood Care Centre administrator Scott Walsh shares the history of the St. Marys, Ont. long-term care and retirement home, which celebrated its 22nd anniversary at its present location Sept. 18-24. Read more

(VIDEO) Music and Memory program enhancing quality of life for Streamway Villa residents

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Streamway Villa’s Music and Memory program has been an excellent tool to help the Cobourg long-term care home curb the administration of antipsychotic and antidepressant medications, as well as reducing sundowning and increasing socialization among residents with cognitive impairment. Read more

(VIDEO) Music and Memory: see the positive impact this program has on Streamway Villa resident

When Streamway Villa resident Marion Carey puts on a pair of headphones and listens to Johnny Cash on an iPod, her face immediately lights up, her toes start tapping and she begins to sing along. Read more

(VIDEO) Strong teamwork is enhancing quality of life for Streamway Villa residents

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COBOURG, Ont. – Enhancing quality of life for Streamway Villa residents takes a collaborative, team approach, says Sarah Wilson, the Cobourg long-term care home’s Behavioural Supports Ontario registered practical nurse (BSO RPN). Read more

VIDEO: Riverview Manor hosts carnival week for residents

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Riverview Manor hosted a weeklong carnival for residents last week to make the most of the warm summer weather and bring OMNI Health Care’s core value of fun and laughter to the forefront. Read more

VIDEO: Have a dance party or a quality meeting? Check out this week’s quality skits!

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To have a dance party or a quality meeting? This is the question a puppet named Reta Rector asked during OMNI Health Care’s manager’s forum. Read more