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

Burnbrae Gardens' new director of care, Lesley Dale with administrator April Faux.
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Streamway Villa residents pay it forward

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Council helping people near and far

At their first meeting of 2014, members of the residents' council were ecstatic to learn that council's $300 donation to the Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in the Philippines was matched by OMNI Health Care and the federal government. The council also discussed the Christmas gifts they purchased for two local children in need through the Northumberland Mall Giving Tree program. The idea came from council vice-president Barb LeBlanc in consultation with other residents.
Burnbrae Gardens' new director of care, Lesley Dale with administrator April Faux.
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Videos will discuss changes in LTC, demonstrate how OMNI is accommodating

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OMNI Health Care president and CEO Patrick McCarthy recently stopped by the newsroom to talk about the changing landscape in long-term care and what OMNI is doing to better accommodate those the changes.
Burnbrae Gardens' new director of care, Lesley Dale with administrator April Faux.
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Residents' individual rights top of mind at Woodland

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Long-term care residents have the right to explore their feelings and can and do pursue relationships in their own home, an administrator says.
Burnbrae Gardens' new director of care, Lesley Dale with administrator April Faux.
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OMNI CEO discusses safety in long-term care

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OMNI Health Care president and CEO Patrick McCarthy dropped by the Axiom News offices this afternoon to discuss how the organization keeps residents safe in an environment that’s seeing more residents with aggressive behaviours.
Burnbrae Gardens' new director of care, Lesley Dale with administrator April Faux.
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A look at what's new with the OMNIway

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A video interview with OMNI Health Care’s president and CEO, the launch of a WordPress news website and the continuation of a story series exploring the issue of safety and sexuality in long-term care are some of the things to look out for in upcoming editions of the OMNIway.
Burnbrae Gardens' new director of care, Lesley Dale with administrator April Faux.
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Home uses external expert to help with sexuality-related issues

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When two residents living in long-term care both willingly pursue a relationship together, it’s not Rosebridge Manor’s place to intervene, the home’s life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) says.
Burnbrae Gardens' new director of care, Lesley Dale with administrator April Faux.
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Falls reduced by 30% at Country Terrace in 2013

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When Country Terrace recently did an audit on the number of falls at the Komoka long-term care home, team members were surprised to see how well their many falls-prevention strategies are working.
Burnbrae Gardens' new director of care, Lesley Dale with administrator April Faux.
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Residents' council helps to make Streamway Villa home

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To be heard and respected is important to Barb LeBlanc who, as a long-time member of Streamway Villa’s residents’ council, has helped to enrich the lives of residents at the Cobourg long-term care home.
Burnbrae Gardens' new director of care, Lesley Dale with administrator April Faux.
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New Burnbrae Gardens DOC a familiar face

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One of the benefits to being promoted to a management position in a long-term care home is that you’re a familiar face with residents and staff members right from the get-go.