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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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Country Terrace IDDSI team attends workshop to help prepare for upcoming framework implementation

Country Terrace’s nine-member International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) team attended a Sept. 19 workshop hosted by Complete Purchasing to help prepare the Komoka long-term care home for when IDDSI is fully implemented by OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes in January.
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How do you embed good infection-control practices? RN says, ‘education, education, education’

What is the key to improving hand hygiene and other infection-control practices in long-term care homes? If you ask Village Green registered nurse Donna Chandu-Lall, she’ll tell you it’s “education, education, education.”
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Combining Country Terrace’s annual pie social with fundraiser nets $155 for Alzheimer Society

Country Terrace team members combined the home’s annual Thanksgiving pie social with a well-known fundraiser to support the local branch of the Alzheimer Society of Canada on Oct. 9, raising $155.25.
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7 Pleasant Meadow residents earn ribbons for entries at Norwood Fall Fair

Not only did Pleasant Meadow Manor residents have a lot of fun making crafts and baking treats to enter in contests at the Norwood Fall Fair over the Thanksgiving weekend, seven of their 22 entries won ribbons.
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Residents swing by Elsie’s Diner

From the swish of the poodle skirt to the crooning of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll on the jukebox, Rosebridge Manor residents stepped back into the 1950s recently.
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Jayne Harvey discusses maximizing resident care and safety at Quality Forum

ORILLIA, Ont. - Resident safety is everyone’s responsibility when providing care in a long-term care home, and safety focus is not something that should be separated by departments – it needs to be a concerted effort from all team members. This was the key message in Jayne Harvey’s presentation at OMNI Health Care’s Quality Forum, entitled Maximizing Resident Care and Safety.
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Village Green’s co-founder among attendees at LTC home’s 40th anniversary celebration

SELBY, Ont. - Vera Richards recalls how she was working for the telephone company in Duncan, B.C. in the 1970s and would periodically have to ring the number of a local hotel called the Village Green Inn.
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Streamway Villa hosts BBQ to thank volunteers for their dedication to residents

Volunteers are an integral part of providing high quality of life to the residents of Streamway Villa, so the Cobourg long-term care home hosted its annual volunteer appreciation barbecue on Sept. 23 to thank the people who generously give their time to help residents.
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OMNI team members create videos showcasing their homes’ strengths

ORILLIA, Ont. - A new feature at OMNI Health Care’s 2018 Quality Forum was the screening of a series of videos produced by team members to showcase the strengths the organization’s long-term care homes have, their commitment to quality and the things residents like best about living in OMNI homes.