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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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Family thanks Wildwood Care Centre team for care and support provided to mother

The family of Ruth Kelly, who came to Wildwood Care Centre last month on a respite admission while she awaits a long-term care bed, is thanking the team at the St. Marys, Ont. home for their care and support.
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LEA says Village Green’s residents and atmosphere have made for an enjoyable first 6 months

Chris Jenkins says he has enjoyed his first six months working as a life enrichment aide (LEA) at Village Green. He says what has made his experience enjoyable has been the residents and the Greater Napanee long-term care home’s atmosphere.
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Study: music therapy effective at reducing agitation in people with dementia

A recent study conducted by scientists at the Chinese University of Hong Kong indicates that listening to music is more effective at curbing agitation and anxiety in people with dementia than interactive music therapy or no music therapy.
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Creative minds introducing innovative ideas at OMNI homes

Creativity is one of OMNI Health Care’s core values, and when creativity is harnessed in long-term care homes the result is often innovative ideas that enhance quality of life for residents.
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‘We want to be known as the long-term care home that rocks’

Anyone who has been to a long-term care home knows that golden oldies from the 1930s and 1940s have long been the choice of music for residents who enjoy reminiscing about their youth. But there’s also increasing demand for Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd.
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VIDEO: Village Green BSO team shares successes

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.
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Sign-making fundraiser brings in $180 for Frost Manor’s residents’ council

Recent articles in The OMNIway about “paint night” events at Pleasant Meadow Manor and Maplewood inspired Frost Manor life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Lyndsay Irwin to organize a similar fundraising activity at the Lindsay long-term care home.

Reflections on three decades of change at Village Green

Linda Pierce says she has seen a lot of changes in her 28 years as Village Green’s administrator, both to the Greater Napanee home itself and to the long-term care sector, but what has remained constant is the high level of resident care and the family atmosphere.
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New RN hours will help enhance quality of life for Burnbrae Gardens’ residents

Burnbrae Gardens’ RAI co-ordinator says the newly acquired 75 biweekly hours the Campbellford long-term care home has received from the ministry to put towards additional time for a registered nurse will help enhance the quality of life for its 43 residents.