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Here are the latest news stories from OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes across southern Ontario.

RPN Stephanie Bauman, far left, is seen here after receiving her Inspired Leader Award Sept. 21 at Wildwood Care Centre.
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Inspired Leader came to Wildwood looking for a job, ended up with a career

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.
Pictured above, Frost Manor residents and staff are en route to Camp Cherokee on Rice Lake on Aug. 30.
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Frost Manor residents live it up at Camp Cherokee

Frost Manor resident Grace Leslie says her first trip to Rice Lake with seven other residents of the Lindsay long-term care home was memorable.
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(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.
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(VIDEO) Strong teamwork is enhancing quality of life for Streamway Villa residents

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).
Jeff Bedley enjoying a recent Family Fun Day at Garden Terrace.
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Appreciating Jeff Bedley’s dependability, loyalty - and contagious smile

Jeff Bedley says he likes to smile and have fun at work – and then watch that energy spread. “If the staff see (you smiling and having fun), then they will do it as well and then it spreads through the home,” the Garden Terrace resident services co-ordinator tells The OMNIway.
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OMNI team members know a good idea when they see one

The innovations introduced by team members at several OMNI Health Care homes this year have this in common: They came about because someone at the home recognized a good idea from somewhere else.
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Leadership in a LTC home often comes from the front lines

Many of this year’s Inspired Leader Award recipients are proving that leadership in a long-term care home comes from those working on the front line setting examples.
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Pleasant Meadow applies for funding to hire PSW to bolster BSO program

Pleasant Meadow Manor has applied to the province for a full-time personal support worker (PSW) to bolster the Norwood long-term care home’s involvement with the Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) initiative.
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Staff encouragement helps Pleasant Meadow family council grow

After many months of encouragement from staff, Pleasant Meadow Manor has seen its family council increase from two to eight members.