Daughter credits Almonte for providing care her mother needs

Caring staff put guilt and anxiety to rest

May 31, 2013

Diane Côté cared for her mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease, for three years until it became too difficult for her. That’s when Côté’s local Community Care Access Centre found a home for her mother at Almonte Country Haven. As difficult of a decision as it was to move her mother into long-term care, it’s a decision she does not regret.
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Burnbrae residents reap benefits of physiotherapy

Exercises promotes socialization, better range of motion, says aide

May 30, 2013

While she was once unable to throw a ball, today a Burnbrae Gardens resident can toss, catch and kick it – all with a smile on her face.
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Homes collaborate to host resident tea

Event another example of how local homes can work together, says Frost Manor LEC

May 29, 2013

Approximately 100 residents from five Lindsay long-term care homes, including OMNI health Care’s Frost Manor, used Queen Victoria’s 194th birthday celebrations as an opportunity to build the homes’ community partnership.
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Info aims to ease children's anxieties about Alzheimer's

U.K. Alzheimer's Society provides valuable pointers to help youngsters learn about dementia

May 28, 2013

The Alzheimer’s Society in the U.K. has recently created an information package specially aimed at helping young children and youths who know someone living with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Inspired Leader takes it 'day by day'

Anna Penny identifies trust, communication as keys to future of long-term care

May 27, 2013

There's no doubt the long-term care sector will face increasingly challenging times, especially as funding and resources wane, but a nursing manager at Garden Terrace says she has no doubt the future for OMNI Health Care will be bright.
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Residents shake it up for Internet video

Harlem Shake video transforms home

May 24, 2013

West Lake Terrace residents have been taking on their own version of the Internet phenomenon known as the Harlem Shake.
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How to avoid caregiver stress? Staffers offer ideas

Teamwork, education, tending to your own needs top list

May 23, 2013

Caring for long-term care residents brings a unique set of challenges that can result in stress, however, several staff members from OMNI Health Care homes are offering suggestions to help avoid what has become known as “caregiver burnout.”
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Refreshing surprises brighten this DOC's day

Staying open-minded helps her see them, she says

May 22, 2013

For Kaitlyn Cavanagh, working as director of care at Riverview Manor in Peterborough is like working in a universe of bright, shining stars.
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Assurance of safety must be the priority: OMNI CEO

Long-term care sector responds to allegations of abuse against Peterborough resident

May 21, 2013

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - Recent media reports outlining what OMNI Health Care president and CEO Patrick McCarthy calls “very disturbing” acts at a Peterborough long-term care home are highlighting the opportunity for more intentional collaboration in sector processes, he says.
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Streamway PSW makes fresh corsages for 45 residents

Teri-Lee Donnelly 'went above and beyond' her duties, LEC says

May 17, 2013

Using lilies, carnations and other fresh flowers, Teri-Lee Donnelly recently spent her free time making 45 corsages for Streamway Villa residents.
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