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LTC homes have role to play to help end stigma surrounding dementia: Alzheimer Society

Alzheimer Society director of education Mary Schulz

Encouraging friendships between residents with and without dementia is an important step, says Alzheimer Society education director Mary Schulz

The Alzheimer Society of Canada’s 2018 awareness campaign is focused on ending the stigma surrounding dementia, and the organization’s director of education says long-term care homes have a role to play in achieving this goal. Read more

Taking on new challenges is helping Frost Manor resident increase mobility

Frost Manor resident Mike Lane and Achieva Health physiotherapy assistant Debbie Ellison are seen here walking the halls of the Lindsay long-term care home.

Mike Lane’s persistence helps him accomplish new goals

Frost Manor resident Mike Lane is always ready for a new challenge when he’s working with the Lindsay long-term care home’s physiotherapy team. Read more

Physiotherapy increases independence for Frost resident who set goal to walk

Resident Ala Kruszynska and Achieve Health physiotherapy assistant Debbie Ellison are seen here spending time together. Ala has been successful in FrostManor’s physiotherapy program.

Ala Kruszynska was recently able to walk, with the assistance of physio team, to her son’s car for shopping trip

When Frost Manor resident Ala Kruszynska was recently invited on a shopping trip with her son, she was able to walk to his car with the help of the Lindsay long-term care home’s physiotherapy team. Read more

Initiative to provide LTC residents with Christmas presents comes to Streamway Villa

Vicky Davis, right, and Lynn Stewart, left, are seen here with Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator Christina Doughty, holding stockings they made and stuffed for the Cobourg long-term care home’s residents as part of their Stuff a Stocking for a Senior campaign.

Cobourg resident Vicky Davis launched Stuff a Stocking for a Senior project to ensure people living in local LTC homes received gifts Dec. 25

A project launched by two Ontario women to ensure residents at Cobourg long-term care homes receive Christmas presents touched Streamway Villa during the holiday season. Read more

Resident gets her wish to have PSW’s Jeep ‘parked’ beside her bed

Sherry Danilko commended by Frost Manor’s administrator for coming up with innovative idea

A Frost Manor personal support worker (PSW) is being commended for thinking outside the box and coming up with an idea to brighten the day of one of the Lindsay long-term care home’s residents. Read more

‘I am beyond proud of our team’

Maplewood diabetes management skills shine, enhance residents’ quality of life

Maplewood administrator Rachel Corkery has a sense of pride about her team members and their abilities to enhance quality of life for the Brighton long-term care home’s residents who are living with diabetes. Read more

Renowned sculptor and Streamway Villa resident Frances Gage ‘was truly an inspiration’

Frances Gage is seen here during a ceremony in June 2016 where she received OMNI Health Care’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

She had a connection with the Group of Seven, her artwork is featured in public places across Ontario and she received OMNI’s first Lifetime Achievement Award

Frances Gage, one of Canada’s most celebrated sculptors who created hundreds of pieces in her lifetime, passed away at Streamway Villa in Cobourg on Nov. 26. She was 93. Read more

Riverview LEA spearheads another successful Movember campaign, raising $1,926

Life enrichment aide Adam Wicklum (far right, back row) poses with some of the Riverview Manor residents who participated in this year’s Movember fundraiser at the home.

Since 2012, Adam Wicklum and his team have raised $6,191 to support men’s health projects

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Riverview Manor life enrichment aide Adam Wicklum once again spearheaded a successful campaign in November to support the Movember Foundation. Read more

Streamway Villa receives OLTCA award for success with OMNI’s diabetes program

Streamway Villa administrator and director of care Kylie Szczebonski (left) and RAI co-ordinator Kerrie Chapple (right) are seen here accepting a Clinical Protocol Excellence Award during the OLTCA’s This is Long Term Care conference in Toronto Nov. 29.

Daily huddles, where staff talk about diabetes issues, have helped keep hypoglycemic events at near nil

Streamway Villa is one of the recipients of the Ontario Long Term Care Association’s (OLTCA’s) Clinical Protocol Excellence Award for its success with OMNI Health Care’s diabetes protocol. Read more

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