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

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Making the shift from ‘me’ to ‘we’ when caring for people with Alzheimer’s

Caring for a person living with cognitive impairment requires caregivers to be selective about the words they use, and substituting the words “you” and “me” with “we” is one important step in this process, says Alzheimer’s expert and blogger Bob DeMarco.
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Streamway Carnival Day brings residents and children together

Carnival Day brought an afternoon of fun, laughter and good times to Streamway Villa, but it also proved to be a valuable forum for intergenerational programming, which the Cobourg long-term care home’s residents loved, organizers say.
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VIDEO: Woodland Villa Country Fair serves up fun and stellar entertainment

There was no shortage of fun and outstanding entertainment at Woodland Villa’s Aug. 16 Country Fair.
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Woodland Villa's annual Country Fair creates strong community atmosphere

LONG SAULT, Ont. - Woodland Villa resident Gladys Atchison and her daughter Donna Krites had big smiles on their faces as they strolled around the grounds of the Cornwall-area long-term care home during its 11th annual Country Fair Aug. 16.
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OMNI homes embrace summer activities

OMNI Health Care long-term care homes are embracing all things summer, ranging from barbecued food to baseball caps.
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Talent show highlights Country Terrace residents’ many gifts

Country Terrace life enrichment aide Alysha Verhoeven was recently inspired to create a resident talent show at the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home to showcase people’s gifts.
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Sometimes location is everything, says Streamway Villa LEC

There is a lot going on in downtown Cobourg during summer, and Streamway Villa’s central location makes it easy to deliver fun, meaningful activities to residents, says life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Christina Doughty.
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When communicating, be a ‘guide’ to people with dementia: expert

Imagine you’re caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and you are trying to convince them to bathe. Quite often, caregivers and long-term-care home staff find the person does not want to get into the tub.
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Rosebridge residents and staff won’t let rain ruin their fun

When Kathy Barr arrived at Rosebridge Manor on the morning of July 27, it was pouring rain. The Jasper, Ont. long-term care home’s annual resident and family party was scheduled for that afternoon, and Kathy did not want to postpone the event.