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Careful planning, keeping things simple can create happy travels for people with dementia

Alzheimer Society offers suggestions to help families create enjoyable holidays for loved ones with cognitive impairment

Summer is now in full swing, and for many people, this is a time to take a family holiday. But what if one of your loved ones travelling with you has Alzheimer’s disease or dementia? 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

Frost Manor combines education and fun to raise awareness of LTC safety

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‘It has been nice to do something fun and different and to get everyone involved’

Frost Manor recently hosted a health and safety week that married safety awareness with OMNI Health Care’s core values of knowledge, creativity, and fun and laughter. Read more

VIDEO: Pleasant Meadow volunteer Ann Carlow receives Circle of Excellence Award

 

Pleasant Meadow Manor volunteer Ann Carlow is a recipient of a 2017 Circle of Excellence Award from the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA). Read more

Local mayor drops in to wish Rosebridge Manor residents a happy Canada Day

Resident Joyce Edgeley (centre) poses with Merrickville-Wolford Mayor Dave Nash and his wife at Rosebridge Manor on Canada Day.

Unexpected visit from Dave Nash brings round of smiles from residents

Rosebridge Manor residents and staff members were enjoying an ice-cream social during the afternoon on Canada Day, when a top-hatted familiar face strode into the long-term care home. Read more

VIDEO: Pleasant Meadow honours volunteers with tea

NORWOOD, Ont. – Pleasant Meadow Manor honoured its volunteers on May 17 with a tea to thank them for the work they do enhancing the quality of life for residents of the Norwood long-term care home. 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

Country Terrace Everyday Hero brings humour, compassion, commitment to work each day

Country Terrace LEA Rachael LeBlanc is seen here with her Everyday Hero Award. The award was presented to Rachael June 17 during a ceremony at the home.

Rachael LeBlanc ‘is always going above and beyond what is required, (and includes) everyone in the home’

Life enrichment aide Rachael LeBlanc always wanted to work with seniors, and her passion for working with Country Terrace’s residents shows in her work, says Christie Patterson, the Komoka long-term care home’s life enrichment co-ordinator. Read more

Riverview Manor hosts barbecue to thank volunteers

Riverview Manor life enrichment aide Rosemary Roseborough cuts into volunteers’ “thank-you” cake during a June 14 barbecue at the Peterborough long-term care home.

‘Each and every one of you plays a very special role here’

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Riverview Manor honoured its volunteers on June 14 with a barbecue to thank them for their service to the Peterborough long-term care home’s residents. Read more

Frost Manor residents enjoy a day of ‘horsing around’

Frost Manor resident Jean Gibb is seen here giving a kiss to a horse during a visit to a local farm, as Tanya Smith looks on. Tanya, who works in Frost Manor’s environmental services department, organized the trip to the farm, which is owned by her mother-in-law, Nancy DeGeer.

15 residents take 2nd trip to staff member’s in-laws’ family farm to visit horses and enjoy a day in the country

LINDSAY, Ont. – The day may have started off with pouring rain, but even that didn’t dampen the spirits of the 15 Frost Manor residents and staff members who paid a visit to Tanya Smith’s mother-in-law’s farm near Lindsay on June 13. Read more