Making it easier to talk about dementia

Alzheimer Society launches campaign, and everyone can join

January 14, 2013

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and the Alzheimer Society of Canada has launched a nationwide campaign aimed at addressing myths and changing attitudes about Alzheimer’s disease and making it easier to talk about cognitive impairment.
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Singing helps heal

OMNI Health Care homes expanding the benefits of music therapy

January 11, 2013

KOMOKA, Ont. - Its benefits have been anecdotally and scientifically, recorded for decades – music therapy helps healing – in children with cancer, veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder, people with mental illness and even post-operative patients.
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Data benchmarking will help push quality agenda forward: McCarthy

Posting quality indicators ensures accountability, provides incentives for quality focus

January 10, 2013

OMNI Health Care president and CEO Patrick McCarthy says benchmarking of data will help enhance quality throughout the organization in 2013.
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Streamway Villa making wishes come true

'Wish box' open to suggestions starting today

January 9, 2013

In May 2011, Streamway Villa granted resident Elmer Arsenault’s last wish to attend a Toronto Blue Jays game. This kind gesture inspired another resident, Barb LeBlanc, to suggest before a recent residents’ council meeting the home do more to ensure people’s last wishes come true.
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Positive reinforcement pays off for Burnbrae managers

Front-line staff surprises home leaders with Christmas presents to show appreciation

January 8, 2013

Burnbrae Gardens administrator and life enrichment co-ordinator April Faux is extending her thanks to the Campbellford long-term care home’s front-line staff for the personalized gift baskets she and other managers received before Christmas.
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Friendliness and compassion abound in OMNI homes

Looking back at core value in 2012

January 7, 2013

Whether it’s for strangers in another country or the people OMNI Health Care teams work with every day, there’s no shortage of compassion emanating from OMNI Homes, and stories highlighting the organization’s core value of friendliness were abundant throughout 2012.
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8 Wing Trenton, Legion know how to throw a party

Maplewood residents treated to food, refreshments, music

January 4, 2013

BRIGHTON, Ont. - From singing in their seats to spinning staff around on an impromptu dance floor, Maplewood residents’ spirits were bright Dec. 12.
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Fair, camping and Hawaiian day: highlights of fun and laughter

2012 sees core OMNI value resonate throughout organization

January 3, 2013

An annual fair, a three-day camping trip for residents and a Hawaiian day are examples of how OMNI Health Care long-term care homes basked in fun and laughter in 2012.
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Quality recognized in OMNI homes throughout 2012

Awards offered to entire teams and individuals highlight successes

January 2, 2013

Providing outstanding service and care to people living in OMNI Health Care’s 17 long-term care homes isn’t done for recognition or awards, but it’s nice when that outstanding service turns a few heads.
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A community of 'elves' supporting Riverview Manor

Generous donations roll in just in time for Christmas

December 21, 2012

When Riverview Manor life enrichment co-ordinator Sonia Murney met up with Jay Lough Hayes from Peterborough Realty to collected donated gifts, she was blown away by how much there was.
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