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Students get Frost Manor maintenance department ‘sorted’ out

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School students Andrew Coons (left) and Nick Jeffrey (centre) sort through a box of nuts, bolts and other hardware at Frost Manor on June 13 as educational assistant Fred Hobbs looks on.

Nick Jeffrey and Andrew Coons have been organizing hardware, which is making maintenance department more efficient

A few weeks ago, the maintenance room at Frost Manor was overflowing with nuts, bolts, washers, nails and brackets, packed to the hilt in boxes and disorganized. Read more

Forest Hill residents ‘can’t help falling in love’ with Elvis impersonator

Elvis impersonator Bruce Stewart is seen here with Forest Hill residents Shirley Howard (left) and Maureen Johnson (right) following a recent performance.

Bruce Stewart’s performance of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s famous numbers wows residents and staff

Renowned Elvis impersonator Bruce Stewart recently played a performance at Forest Hill, and residents were nothing short of amazed at his talents, says life enrichment co-ordinator Craig Forrest. Read more

Village Green BSO team stemming responsive behaviours, sharing knowledge

Village Green health-care aide Sylvia O’Brien (left) and RPN Denise Simpson (right) work on the home’s Behavioural Supports Ontario team.

The referral process the home uses is making everyone’s job easier and creating a stronger team

SELBY, Ont. – In the year and a half since Village Green was awarded funding from the South East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) for a part-time registered practical nurse (RPN) and personal support worker (PSW) to add to the Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team, the Greater Napanee long-term care home has been able to stem responsive behaviours and also share valuable knowledge. Read more

Rosebridge salutes RNs, RPNs

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Home marks National Nursing Week with celebration, prizes

Rosebridge Manor is giving a shout-out to its registered staff. Read more

PSWs commend Village Green for health-and-wellness themed Nursing Week

Left to right, PSWs Sarah Perry, Wanda McCumber and Anne Marie Scott are commending Village Green for the health-and-wellness themed activities the home hosted during National Nursing Week.

All team members offered sessions that included hypnotherapy, yoga and reflexology

SELBY, Ont. – Three Village Green personal support workers (PSWs) say the Nursing Week activities hosted at the Greater Napanee long-term care home May 7-13 brought team members from all departments together to promote health and wellness. Read more

Almonte receives approval for redevelopment; news brings back memories for administrator

Home will be expanded from 82 to 96 beds by 2022. Carolyn Della Foresta remembers the day Almonte Country Haven opened

Carolyn Della Foresta remembers being a little girl in 1981 when Almonte Country Haven moved into its current site at 333 Country St. in Almonte, Ont., from its previous location at the local hospital. Read more

OMNI homes put ‘plating with pride’ into practice

Village Green nutritional care manager Miranda Ray stands with dietary team members, holding a plate of pureed turkey, mashed potatoes and carrots.

Nutritional care staff’s creativity impacting appetites

From serving a pureed carrot in the actual shape of a carrot to piping chocolate cheesecake dessert into an edible “tulip,” OMNI Health Care nutritional care team members are becoming increasingly creative in the kitchen. Read more

Village Green team member praised for his ‘meow-nificent’ work with residents

Casey, a cat who has lived at Village Green for many years, is pictured here with Brianna MacPherson, the daughter of Village Green maintenance manager Brian MacPherson, in this photo taken in 2004.

Casey the cat has spent most of his 18 years at the home

One of Village Green’s longtime team members plays a unique but important role at the Greater Napanee long-term care home – and you might be surprised to learn who that is. Read more

Gardening program at Frost Manor is curbing agitation for residents with cognitive impairment

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The program, which was created by the home’s BSO team, is particularly having a positive impact on a resident who wanders

An indoor gardening program created by Frost Manor’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team that’s aimed at curbing agitation in residents with cognitive impairment is making a positive impact, especially on one resident. Read more

Village Green takes new approach to serving pureed meals

Village Green nutritional care manager Miranda Ray stands with other team members, holding a plate of pureed turkey, mashed potatoes and carrots that look very different from the usual pureed turkey, mashed potatoes and carrots.

Nutritional care team is serving purees shaped like meat and vegetables. This is having a positive impact on food intake

The Village Green nutritional care team recently introduced pureed meat and vegetables that are shaped like the real thing, and it’s having a positive impact on meal intake. Read more