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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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‘Positive language’ helps increase quality of life for people with dementia, say experts

Using positive language when working with people living with dementia is an important step in enhancing quality of life, say two authors of a book examining the positive impact of Montessori methodology on people who have cognitive impairment.
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OMNI core value of creativity helping to drive quality at homes

OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes are focused on quality, and it’s OMNI’s core value of creativity that often generates quality outcomes.
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Art program instilling a sense of creative pride in Village Green residents

An art program at Village Green has instilled a sense of creative pride among residents at the Greater Napanee long-term care home, while encouraging people to try their hand at something new.
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VIDEO: Frost Manor resident Bill White playing piano again, thanks to physio program

Frost Manor resident Bill White is playing the piano again, thanks to his determination and some help from the physiotherapy team at the Lindsay long-term care home.
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Casino trip hits the jackpot for Village Green residents

A June 12 trip to Shorelines Casino in Belleville had such a positive impact on a group of Village Green residents and their families that many are still talking about the outing.
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Careful planning, keeping things simple can create happy travels for people with dementia

Summer is now in full swing, and for many people, this is a time to take a family holiday. But what if one of your loved ones travelling with you has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia?
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Streamway’s new RPN-BSO’s experience has made new role a ‘smooth transition’

Streamway Villa administrator and director of care Kylie Szczebonski says Kristyn Skitch has made a “smooth transition” into her new role as the Cobourg long-term care home’s RPN-BSO.
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Meet Kristyn Skitch, Streamway Villa’s new RPN-BSO

Kristyn Skitch has been named Streamway Villa’s new RPN-BSO (registered practical nurse for the Behavioural Supports Ontario program).
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Homemade baking: it’s the Almonte Country Haven way

If there’s one thing nutritional care manager Dave Benn takes great pride in, it’s the fact that virtually all of the baked goods he and his team serve each day at Almonte Country Haven are made from scratch.