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Communication makes home comfortable for family

Wedding vows renewed at Frost Manor with staff, residents in attendance

April 18, 2013

The morning of her wedding-vow renewal ceremony, Frost Manor resident Sheila Brough got to sleep in.
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PSW, RPN offer ideas to mitigate caregiver burnout

Enhanced training tops the list

April 17, 2013

Two Almonte Country Haven staff members say enhanced training in dementia care would help alleviate some of the stress brought on by caring for people living with dementia.
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A call to move from restrictive to vibrant dining

Ending restrictive diets can mean more resident choice, improved health

April 16, 2013

TORONTO - What would happen across the long-term care sector if homes moved away from restrictive dining to mealtime experiences that focused only on what residents wanted to eat?
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Education key to addressing caregiver stress: PSW

Caring for people with dementia brings on several challenges

April 15, 2013

Almonte Country Haven personal support worker (PSW) Donna Taylor says education is the key to addressing stress brought on by caring for people who have dementia.
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Competition sidelined in the face of elder care

20 Northumberland homes collaborate on behaviour supports

April 12, 2013

Twenty Northumberland County long-term care homes have pledged to collaborate on a program that promises huge rewards for people living with dementia.
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Forest Hill honoured by OLTCA for restraint reduction

Home sees restraint use decline 61.9%; falls decline 44%

April 11, 2013

TORONTO - Forest Hill was honoured by the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) for the home’s success reducing restraints and preventing falls.
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Resident-centred environment crucial to LTC culture change

Workshop underscores importance of addressing individual needs

April 10, 2013

TORONTO - People working in long-term care homes recently got a first-hand look at how important it is to address residents’ individual needs during a workshop aimed at fostering culture change in the sector.
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Anxiety high when new program began

New program took time to implement

April 9, 2013

Sarah Wilson was fresh out of school when she started at Streamway Villa almost two years ago. The administrator who hired her was also fresh, at least to Streamway and to dementia issues.
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Chicks chirp their way into residents' hearts

Riverview Manor enjoys Easter Sunday egg-hatch

April 8, 2013

With their eyes as big as “saucers,” residents at Riverview Manor lift back a towel from a basket, and behold a chatter of little chicks.
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Montessori activities make residents calmer, more engaged

Streamway Villa 'transformed' after adoption of behavioural support program

April 5, 2013

If you walk into Streamway Villa, the halls are quiet, not with the feel of a depressed long-term care residence, but rather with the sense of fulfillment and focus.

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