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

Forest Hill managers gather prior to OMNI Health Care's second annual Awards and Recognition Night at Fern Resort.
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Birru Firew an employee 'you'd love to clone'

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ORILLIA, Ont. - Through his “authentic” and “genuine” ways, Birru Firew brings a sense of peace to the residents of Garden Terrace.
Forest Hill managers gather prior to OMNI Health Care's second annual Awards and Recognition Night at Fern Resort.
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CCC's work ethic 'second to none'

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ORILLIA, Ont. - While bedside nursing was her calling, Vanessa Labrecque’s work ethic and leadership traits propelled her career in a slightly different direction.
Forest Hill managers gather prior to OMNI Health Care's second annual Awards and Recognition Night at Fern Resort.
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Check out this unique version of roast chicken

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When it comes to serving meals for long-term care home residents, presentation is almost as important as taste, so kitchen staff must pay keen attention to culinary preparations to ensure meals are appetizing to both the palate and the eye.
Forest Hill managers gather prior to OMNI Health Care's second annual Awards and Recognition Night at Fern Resort.
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Ont. dementia strategy a would be a great start: King

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A petition was recently launched to encourage the Ontario government to create a provincewide dementia strategy, and while Maureen King says a national strategy is needed, the Springdale Country Manor administrator notes this is a “great start.”
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Shannon Lynch 'lives the OMNIway vision'

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On a daily basis, Shannon Lynch personifies OMNI Health Care’s mission, vision and values. It’s the reason Forest Hill has crowned Lynch, a life enrichment aide (LEA), as its Everyday Hero.
Forest Hill managers gather prior to OMNI Health Care's second annual Awards and Recognition Night at Fern Resort.
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Anna Gagnon 'an inspiration to us all'

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With “a huge heart” and a deep devotion to residents, Anna Gagnon is an inspiration to her colleagues at Forest Hill.
Forest Hill managers gather prior to OMNI Health Care's second annual Awards and Recognition Night at Fern Resort.
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Garden Terrace cook has scored a winner with unique take on Salisbury steak

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When most people think of Salisbury steak, a plain ground-beef patty topped with gravy likely comes to mind. But if you think you’ll find something like this on Garden Terrace’s dinner menu, think again.
Forest Hill managers gather prior to OMNI Health Care's second annual Awards and Recognition Night at Fern Resort.
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Devoted LEA brings serenity, activities to residents

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ORILLIA, Ont. - Streamway Villa’s Nancy Williams “is one of those staff members you want to clone.” The highly-regarded, long-time life enrichment aide (LEA) is the 59-bed Cobourg long-term care home’s Everyday Hero.
Forest Hill managers gather prior to OMNI Health Care's second annual Awards and Recognition Night at Fern Resort.
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Springdale recognizes special caregiver, mentor to registered staff

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ORILLIA, Ont. - Springdale Country Manor staff wouldn’t hesitate to put its own loved ones in the caring and capable hands of Sandra Munro.