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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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Social worker learning about impact of depression, anxiety in LTC residents to prevent agitation

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - Depression and anxiety are conditions that can lead to responsive behaviours in long-term care residents. A social worker who has joined Riverview Manor’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team is trying to learn more about the impact of these conditions in order to prevent agitation and enhance quality of life.
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Willows perseveres during outbreak

With a little TLC and creativity, Willows Estate made Valentine’s Day a sweet occasion for its residents.
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Residents’ choice lunch program brings Forest Hill residents their favourite meals

A lunch program at Forest Hill started with a simple request in 2016. Some of the Ottawa-area long-term care home’s residents were craving club sandwiches and asked for them to be available on the lunch menu.
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Family member says support from Wildwood team has made wife’s transition into LTC easier

Moving his wife of 57 years into a long-term care home was a difficult decision for Chuck Armstrong, who says he felt guilt and anxiety about the situation. Eight months after Chuck’s wife moved into Wildwood Care Centre, however, Chuck says the home’s staff members and management have put his concerns to rest.

OMNI ‘saw a lot of success’ in 2017

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - OMNI Health Care president and CEO Patrick McCarthy characterizes 2017 as a year where the organization “saw a lot of success” in areas of quality improvement, adding these successes were recognized by the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA).
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‘You can really tell why Sam became a nurse’

From her cat, named Edgar Allan Pilon, to her geriatric nursing expertise, Samantha Pilon’s presence at Maplewood is benefiting residents and staff alike.
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Jay Allen song Blank Stares strikes a chord with LEC

In a recent conversation with The OMNIway, Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Christina Doughty asked that we share a YouTube link to a video by country music recording artist Jay Allen.
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Social worker says she’s learning more about dementia through her role with BSO team

Laura Johnstone says the key thing she’s learning in her role as a social worker with the Riverview Manor Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team is the impact dementia has on the Peterborough long-term care home’s residents.
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Fred Pym’s creativity flourishing at Village Green

Resident Fred Pym is wowing everyone at Village Green with the plastic canvas art he has been making.