(VIDEO) Wildwood PSW’s individualized approach to care earns her Everyday Hero Award

Personal support worker (PSW) Michelle Bellamy describes working at Wildwood Care Centre as her “calling.” Her colleagues at the St. Marys, Ont. long-term care and retirement home call Michelle an “everyday hero” for her individualized approach to resident care. 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

Wildwood Care Centre celebrates 22 years at current location

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Wildwood Care Centre

But this long-term care home’s story goes back much further, and its history is all about family

ST. MARYS, Ont. – Wildwood Care Centre had its 22nd anniversary at its current location last week, tying the weeklong celebrations in with its staff appreciation week. Read more

Inspired Leader came to Wildwood looking for a job, ended up with a career

RPN Stephanie Bauman, far left, is seen here after receiving her Inspired Leader Award Sept. 21 at Wildwood Care Centre.

RPN Stephanie Bauman, far left, is seen here after receiving her Inspired Leader Award Sept. 21 at Wildwood Care Centre.

RPN Stephanie Bauman recognized for her willingness to learn and take on any task

ST. MARYS, Ont. – Shortly after she became a registered practical nurse (RPN), Stephanie Bauman was looking for a job and found work at Wildwood Care Centre. 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

Despite the snow, spring plans are blooming bright at Wildwood Care Centre

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Residents making birdfeeders, anticipating weekly campfires and outings

Though snow may be falling this week, the life enrichment department at Wildwood Care Centre in St. Mary’s is determinedly thinking spring.
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Wildwood Care Centre proving successful at mitigating pain issues

Wildwood Care Centre

Wildwood Care Centre

Data shows home has exceptionally strong pain-management program

Wildwood Care Centre is showing the lowest incidence of residents with pain issues in OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes, according to the organization’s quality indicator chart. Read more

Wildwood environmental services staffer’s positive work ethic commended

Environmental services staff member Helene Near (second from right) received Wildwood Care Centre's Everyday Hero award this year. The home recently hosted a ceremony to honour her and administrator Scott Walsh (far left) who received the home's Inspired Leader award.

Environmental services staff member Helene Near (second from right) received Wildwood Care Centre’s Everyday Hero award this year. The home recently hosted a ceremony to honour her and administrator Scott Walsh (far left) who received the home’s Inspired Leader award.

Helene Near is what an Everyday Hero is all about, says co-worker

When environmental services worker Helene Near walks down the hallways at Wildwood Care Centre she’s always smiling, a reflection of the positive attitude with which she approaches her work. Read more

Administrator ‘cares about everybody and he treats everybody like family’

Wildwood Care Centre administrator Scott Walsh holds his Inspired Leader award during a ceremony at the St. Marys, Ont. long-term care home. Standing next to Walsh is housekeeping staff member Helene Near, who received the home’s Everyday Hero award.

Wildwood Care Centre administrator Scott Walsh holds his Inspired Leader award during a ceremony at the St. Marys, Ont. long-term care home. Standing second from right is housekeeping staff member Helene Near, who received the home’s Everyday Hero award this year.

Scott Walsh has many qualities that make him well suited for the Inspired Leader award

If you ask Lisa Schellenberger what makes Scott Walsh a great team leader, she’ll tell you there are many things. Read more

Wildwood Care Centre celebrates staff, home’s birthday

Wildwood Care Centre staff members are seen here wearing Toronto Blue Jays gear to show their support for the team, which finished first place in Major League Baseball’s American League East. The long-term care home hosted a Blue Jays day as part of its 21st birthday celebrations.

Wildwood Care Centre staff members are seen here wearing Toronto Blue Jays gear to show their support for the team, which finished first place in Major League Baseball’s American League East. The long-term care home hosted a Blue Jays day as part of its 21st birthday celebrations.

Variety of activities mark annual celebration

Wildwood Care Centre gave thanks to its employees as part of the St. Marys, Ont. long-term care home’s 21st birthday celebrations Sept. 20 to Sept. 26.

Each day saw a different activity to celebrate the home’s birthday and to say thanks to staff members. Pizza was ordered for the team on Monday; there was a barbecue on Tuesday; administrator Scott Walsh made breakfast for everyone on Wednesday; there was a chicken lunch on Thursday; and staff members were treated to coffee and doughnuts from Tim Hortons on Friday.

There were also daily prize draws and games, including the annual “bubble-gum draw,” where pieces of gum and sweets are placed into a container and staff members guess how many pieces of a particular candy are inside.

This year registered practical nurse Stephanie Bauman was awarded the grand prize – a paid day off and all the candy in the container – for the best guess. There were 82 Jolly Ranchers in the sweets container and Bauman guessed 77.

On Friday, staff members paid tribute to the Toronto Blue Jays, who finished in first place in Major League Baseball’s American League East division. Staff members showed up to work wearing Blue Jays uniforms and caps to show their support.

Activities were held on every shift to ensure all staff members could participate.

Wildwood Care Centre administrative assistant Lisa Schellenberger says the home’s birthday and Employee Appreciation Week are important celebrations for the home.

“This is a great way (for the home’s management) to say thanks to the staff for all the hard work they do,” she says.

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