Posts

Rosebridge salutes RNs, RPNs

Rosebridge Manor

Home marks National Nursing Week with celebration, prizes

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

Country Terrace resident keeps busy gardening and making sure home is looking tip-top

Country Terrace resident Tracey Welles is pictured here working in the home’s yard. Tracey has created a job for herself at the home by working in the gardens, tidying up the yard and keeping the pathways neat and tidy.

Tracey Welles says these activities also help her mobility

Tracey Welles says she was once told that “being active is the best medicine for physical and mental health,” and this is advice the Country Terrace resident has taken to heart. 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

A taste of Mexico comes to Forest Hill for Cinco de Mayo

Forest Hill resident Margaret Bryce and LEA Karime Chavolla are seen here during the home’s Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Residents treated to celebration of Mexican culture

Forest Hill residents celebrated Mexican culture May 5 when the Ottawa-area long-term care home hosted a Cinco de Mayo party that featured Mexican food, music and even a presentation about Mexico’s national holiday. Read more

Village Green focusing on health and wellness this Nursing Week

Village Green

Village Green

Home hosting a variety of activities that marry health awareness with fun and laughter

Health and wellness is the focus of National Nursing Week at Village Green. Read more

Three more OMNI homes approved by ministry for renovations

Northumberland-Quinte MPP Lou Rinaldi (pictured third from right) was at Pleasant Meadow Manor on May 4 to announce the province will be funding an additional 35 beds at the Norwood long-term care home. The expansion is slated to be complete by December 2022.

Expanding Pleasant Meadow Manor, Woodland Villa and Almonte Country Haven will help these homes better serve their communities

NORWOOD, Ont. – OMNI Health Care is excited to announce that three of its long-term care homes serving small communities – Pleasant Meadow Manor, Woodland Villa and Almonte Country Haven – were approved for redevelopment by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care last week. 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

Pleasant Meadow values, honours volunteers

Norwood long-term care home hosts appreciation tea

Whether they’re helping residents enjoy a game of bingo or sitting down for a one-to-one conversation, volunteers are an integral part of the fabric of Pleasant Meadow Manor. Read more

Volunteer duo gives a ‘double boost’ to Frost Manor’s infection control

Frost Manor volunteers Carol Gadsden (left) and Christine Rose (right) are seen here with the home’s environmental services manager Rick Riel.

Christine Rose and Carol Gadsden ‘are an integral part of improving the residents’ quality of life’

LINDSAY, Ont. – Frost Manor volunteers Christine Rose and Carol Gadsden will offer their help anywhere it’s needed at the Lindsay long-term care home, but the duo plays a particularly important role keeping the 62 residents safe.

Working together, Christine and Carol help environmental services manager Rick Riel and his team with infection control. They pay extra attention to sanitizing high-risk areas of the home, such as hand rails, baseboards and doorknobs.

“They play a very important part (of infection control),” Rick tells The OMNIway. “We have only had one outbreak this year, and that’s a testament to all of the staff, but Christine and Carol come in and they do extra cleaning that the staff probably wouldn’t get to. … They give a double boost to the infection control process.

“They are an integral part of improving the residents’ quality of life,” Rick adds.

Christine and Carol also help with the laundry. Having two sets of extra hands helping with laundry ensures the laundry team never falls behind schedule, which is important since the home has a policy of getting residents their clean clothes returned to them within 24 hours, Rick notes.

“They help make that possible,” Rick says, adding, “I like having them here, and they enjoy coming here, and we have a lot of fun.”

“And Rick always keeps us involved in things, too,” Carol adds.

Christine and Carol were among the volunteers honoured with a special luncheon on April 19. Nutritional care manager Zach Jarvis and his team prepared a lunch of pork chops with a rosemary-sage cream sauce, roasted potatoes and vegetables, with cheesecake for dessert. Lyndsay gave a speech thanking all volunteers for their work and dedication to residents.

April 15-21 was National Volunteer Week 2018. The week is marked by events nationwide that celebrate volunteers and all they do to enrich the lives of others. This year marked the 77th National Volunteer Week.

Anyone interested in volunteering at an OMNI Health Care long-term care home can call 1-705-748-6631 for more information.

If you have a story you would like to share with The OMNIway, please contact the newsroom at e-mail deron(at)axiomnews.com.

If you have feedback on this story, please call the newsroom at e-mail deron(at)axiomnews.com.