Village Green residents attend barefoot waterskiing championships in Selby

Being outdoors and watching unique event scores big points with residents

Selby, Ont. hosted the 2018 International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation’s (IWWF’s) world barefoot waterski championships last week, and residents and staff members from nearby Village Green were on hand to watch some of the action on Aug. 16. Read more

LEA says Village Green’s residents and atmosphere have made for an enjoyable first 6 months

Village Green LEA Chris Jenkins shares a moment with resident Marie Champagne.

LEC Karen Coulter says Chris Jenkins has been an excellent fit for the home

Chris Jenkins says he has enjoyed his first six months working as a life enrichment aide (LEA) at Village Green. He says what has made his experience enjoyable has been the residents and the Greater Napanee long-term care home’s atmosphere. Read more

VIDEO: Village Green BSO team shares successes

SELBY, Ont. – In the year and a half since Village Green was awarded funding from the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) for a part-time registered practical nurse (RPN) and personal support worker (PSW) to add to the Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team, the Greater Napanee long-term care home has been able to stem responsive behaviours and also share valuable knowledge. Read more

Linda Pierce attributes supportive atmosphere to her 28 years of success as Village Green’s administrator

Linda Pierce has been a member of the Village Green team since 1988.

‘It has been an incredible story with an amazing team’

Administrator Linda Pierce, who is celebrating 30 years of serving the residents of Village Green this year, says her journey for the past three decades has been marked by strong support from OMNI Health Care, her colleagues, family and the community. Read more

How a personalized events calendar changed the life of a Village Green resident

Village Green health-care aide Sylvia O’Brien (left) and RPN Denise Simpson (right) work on the home’s Behavioural Supports Ontario team.

Resident enjoying enhanced quality of life, thanks to simple intervention

SELBY, Ont. – Two Village Green Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team members say there are many great success stories resulting from the initiative but there is one that stands out. Read more

(VIDEO) Village Green staff treated to spa-like activities during Nursing Week

SELBY, Ont. – People working in long-term care homes work hard caring for others, but they sometimes don’t take enough time to care for themselves, says Debbie McTaggart. Read more

Village Green resident keeps everyone’s hands clean during recent outbreak

Village Green resident Karen Traczyk is seen here dispensing hand sanitizer during a recent outbreak at the home.

RPN Denise Simpson encouraged Karen Traczyk to help with infection-control practices

When Village Green recently went into outbreak, the Greater Napanee long-term care home’s team members turned to resident Karen Traczyk to help with infection-control duties. 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

Village Green BSO team stemming responsive behaviours, sharing knowledge

Village Green health-care aide Sylvia O’Brien (left) and RPN Denise Simpson (right) work on the home’s Behavioural Supports Ontario team.

The referral process the home uses is making everyone’s job easier and creating a stronger team

SELBY, Ont. – In the year and a half since Village Green was awarded funding from the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) for a part-time registered practical nurse (RPN) and personal support worker (PSW) to add to the Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team, the Greater Napanee long-term care home has been able to stem responsive behaviours and also share valuable knowledge. Read more

Village Green: a long-term care ‘family’

Home’s team members reflect on the closeness everyone feels

During a recent visit to Village Green to conduct interviews and make videos in honour of the Selby, Ont., long-term care home’s 40th anniversary, I kept hearing staff members use the same word to describe their workplace: “family.” Read more