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Frost Manor is trying out a new program to keep residents' minds active

July 16, 2013

Eight residents sit around a table in the common room, sipping tea or coffee from fine-china cups.  They're joined by restorative care aide Maria Avery, who is topping the cups. Clearly the group has been going for at least the length of one cuppa java. There's chatter; not a lot, but enough. This is far from a ladies' tea party; the conversation is serious.
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Long-term care home is a 'nest' for community

Village Green is a community-within-a-community

July 15, 2013

What makes working at Village Green particularly remarkable is that it’s really like being amongst family, says environmental services manager and office manager Jane Hughes.
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Inspired Leader has key to working in long-term care

Regardless of position, you must love the residents: Kerrie Chapple

July 12, 2013

Kerrie Chapple has one goal every day she comes to work.

"If I can make someone smile and laugh, or just listen to their stories, I have had a great day," says Streamway Villa's RAI co-ordinator. 

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Curiosity leads Inspired Leader to new challenges

Willows Estate DOC wonders how to make long-term care homes the jewels of the community

July 11, 2013

Rosemary Ferraro is curious - so curious that she is completing seven years as the director of care at Willows Estate so she can investigate and experience a new form of long-term care.

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'It won't happen to me" attitude pervades thinking

Conversations about aging are crucial: experts

July 10, 2013

Growing old is not a subject that usually makes it to social conversation, but those who study aging say we need to change.
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Woodland staff wins lunch for doing what they do best

Resident service and a workplace environment clinch prize from radio station

July 9, 2013

A Cornwall radio station toasted the Woodland Villa team yesterday (July 8) with a pizza lunch for delivering exceptional customer service, providing a great workplace environment and being deserving of a free lunch.
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Long-term care must undergo change: Samir Sinha

The answer is in more skills, not more beds, he says

July 8, 2013

An interview with the lead for the Ontario Senior Strategy.
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Resident praises home, compares it to a resort

Perfect environment to write her autobiography, says Sylvia Eriksson

July 5, 2013

Sylvia Eriksson throws out more pages than she keeps, but the autobiography she is writing is helped considerably, she says, by the extraordinary environment of Willows Estate.
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News Analysis: New Physio Funding Formula a Challenge

'So what about the residents living in long-term care homes, come Aug. 1?'

July 4, 2013

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Family praises administrator for dream come true

Resident of Almonte Country Haven enjoys limo ride to visit grandchildren

July 3, 2013

In 94 years of her life, Marjorie Armstrong never had a ride in a limousine.

So when she heard about the wish-come-true program at Almonte Country Haven, where she lives, she called her daughter Janice Konrad in Waterloo and asked about putting forward her dream, just to see if it could come true.

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