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RN says Frost Manor’s white board is streamlining communication among staff to prevent behaviours

Brittney Sharpe commends BSO team for creating multidisciplinary communication tool

Frost Manor RN Brittney Sharpe says the new white board created by the Lindsay long-term care home’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team is streamlining communication among staff members and fostering a strong team effort to prevent responsive behaviours from residents with cognitive impairment. Read more

BSO team creates communication tools to share information, enhance residents’ quality of life

Frost Manor RN Brittney Sharpe is seen here looking at the home’s new white board.

New communication boards at Frost Manor helping all staff members prevent responsive behaviours

Frost Manor’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team has created new communication tools to help share information with other staff members from all departments to enhance quality of life for residents living with cognitive impairment. Read more

Frost Manor BSO team working to decrease wandering with new hallway murals

Pictured above, Frost Manor recently used money provided from the BSO initiative to have murals painted on the walls of the home to help residents navigate hallways.

Murals will make it easier for residents with cognitive impairment to navigate the home

Frost Manor’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team is working towards decreasing wandering in residents with cognitive impairment with a new project to help make navigating the Lindsay long-term care home’ s hallways easier. Read more

Unbelievably realistic pets bringing unbelievable joy to Burnbrae residents

Burnbrae Gardens resident Frank Trombley is seen here holding one of the Companion Pets the Campbellford long-term care home recently purchased.

Companion Pets enhancing quality of life for residents of all cognitive abilities

CAMPBELLFORD, Ont. – A Burnbrae Gardens resident sits with a life-size mechanical cat on her lap. She softly strokes the cat, which happily purrs in response. Read more

Streamway’s new RPN-BSO’s experience has made new role a ‘smooth transition’

Administrator Kylie Szczebonski discusses the strengths Kristyn Skitch brings to the position

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. Read more

Meet Kristyn Skitch, Streamway Villa’s new RPN-BSO

Streamway Villa’s new RPN-BSO, Kristyn Skitch (left), is seen here with the Cobourg long-term care home’s administrator and director of care, Kylie Szczebonski.

Kristyn says seeing BSO’s positive impact on residents helps drive her in her new role

Kristyn Skitch has been named Streamway Villa’s new RPN-BSO (registered practical nurse for the Behavioural Supports Ontario program). Read more

Streamway Villa helping other LTC homes implement BSO interventions

With BSO embedded in Streamway’s culture, team members are positioned to help others

Since implementing the Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) initiative in 2012, Streamway Villa has had many successes improving the quality of life for residents with responsive behaviours. Read more

Enhancing quality of life is a team effort, Streamway Villa case study demonstrates

Streamway Villa BSO-RPN Sarah Wilson (left) is seen here holding the Elisabeth Hinton Memorial Award, alongside the home’s administrator and DOC Kylie Szczebonski in June. Sarah presented a case study on

Streamway Villa BSO-RPN Sarah Wilson (left) is seen here holding her Elisabeth Hinton Memorial Award, alongside the home’s administrator and DOC Kylie Szczebonski, in June. Sarah presented a case study on managing end-stage dementia and irreversible delirium during an Oct. 27 Central East LHIN BSO meeting.

Streamway BSO-RPN and NP present success story during Central East BSO meeting

Streamway Villa RPN-BSO Sarah Wilson and nurse practitioner (NP) Dmitri Goold presented a case study Oct. 27 focused on managing end-stage dementia and irreversible delirium during a Central East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) meeting on Oct. 27. Read more

Riverview RPN-BSO says best part of her work is enhancing residents’ quality of life

Vanessa Soto-Ward, pictured at right with BSO lead Becky Dennie, has been an RPN-BSO at Riverview Manor since July. Vanessa has worked at the Peterborough long-term care home since 2013. She says her previous experience working with residents has been an asset to her new role.

Vanessa Soto-Ward, pictured at right with BSO lead Becky Dennie, has been an RPN-BSO at Riverview Manor since July. Vanessa has worked at the Peterborough long-term care home since 2013. She says her previous experience working with residents has been an asset to her new role.

‘To see that change and to see them smiling is really nice,’ says Vanessa Soto-Ward

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Vanessa Soto-Ward says her favourite part of her job as a registered practical nurse (RPN) for Riverview Manor’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) program is seeing the difference team members make when they enhance residents’ quality of life. Read more

Living OMNI’s values earns Logan Burrows an Everyday Hero Award

Riverview Manor PSW Logan Burrows (right) is seen here accepting the Peterborough long-term care home's Everyday Hero Award from OMNI president and CEO Patrick McCarthy on June 10.

Riverview Manor PSW Logan Burrows (right) is seen here accepting the Peterborough long-term care home’s Everyday Hero Award from OMNI president and CEO Patrick McCarthy on June 10.

PSW has also been a champion at making Riverview Manor’s BSO program successful

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Logan Burrows is always living OMNI Health Care’s values and is a resident-focused personal support worker (PSW) who enhances quality of life for the 124 people living at Riverview Manor, say her co-workers. It’s these attributes that earned her an Everyday Hero Award. Read more