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

PSWs commend Village Green for health-and-wellness themed Nursing Week

Left to right, PSWs Sarah Perry, Wanda McCumber and Anne Marie Scott are commending Village Green for the health-and-wellness themed activities the home hosted during National Nursing Week.

All team members offered sessions that included hypnotherapy, yoga and reflexology

SELBY, Ont. – Three Village Green personal support workers (PSWs) say the Nursing Week activities hosted at the Greater Napanee long-term care home May 7-13 brought team members from all departments together to promote health and wellness. Read more

Village Green focusing on health and wellness this Nursing Week

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Home hosting a variety of activities that marry health awareness with fun and laughter

Health and wellness is the focus of National Nursing Week at Village Green. Read more

Local students stop by Village Green to help honour volunteers

‘All the students were so amazing, such beautiful talent’

A group of students from Cornerstone Christian Academy paid a visit to Village Green on April 18 to help the Greater Napanee long-term care home pay tribute to its volunteers. Read more

Village Green team member praised for his ‘meow-nificent’ work with residents

Casey, a cat who has lived at Village Green for many years, is pictured here with Brianna MacPherson, the daughter of Village Green maintenance manager Brian MacPherson, in this photo taken in 2004.

Casey the cat has spent most of his 18 years at the home

One of Village Green’s longtime team members plays a unique but important role at the Greater Napanee long-term care home – and you might be surprised to learn who that is. Read more

(VIDEO) ‘Oh, I just love it in here’: Village Green resident discusses what she loves about her home

SELBY, Ont. – Maxine Saunders, 99, says she’s enjoying every aspect of life at Village Green. Read more

(VIDEO) Volunteering at Village Green is the ‘most rewarding thing I’ve ever done,’ says Jeanne Irvine

For 22 years, Jeanne has been donating her time to help residents and staff members at the Greater Napanee long-term care home. Read more

Village Green takes new approach to serving pureed meals

Village Green nutritional care manager Miranda Ray stands with other team members, holding a plate of pureed turkey, mashed potatoes and carrots that look very different from the usual pureed turkey, mashed potatoes and carrots.

Nutritional care team is serving purees shaped like meat and vegetables. This is having a positive impact on food intake

The Village Green nutritional care team recently introduced pureed meat and vegetables that are shaped like the real thing, and it’s having a positive impact on meal intake. Read more

Working at a small home has been a welcomed change for Village Green NCM

Village Green nutritional care manager Miranda Ray is pictured here holding a plate of pureed turkey, mashed potatoes and carrots.

‘You really get to know the residents on a personal level, and it’s such a cozy home,’ says Miranda Ray

Before starting her position as nutritional care manager (NCM) at Village Green in November, Miranda Ray was working at a long-term care home with more than 250 residents. Working at Village Green, which has only 66 residents, has been a big change, she says. Read more