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
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
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
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
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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.
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
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
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
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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