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Residents swing by Elsie’s Diner

Rosebridge Manor nutritional care manager Kori Bigelow and resident Rony Pere enjoy a 1950s theme day.

Rosebridge hosts ’50s-themed event

From the swish of the poodle skirt to the crooning of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll on the jukebox, Rosebridge Manor residents stepped back into the 1950s recently. Read more

Jayne Harvey discusses maximizing resident care and safety at Quality Forum

The Riverview Manor team is pictured here stacking cups into a pyramid using elastic bands during a presentation from Jayne Harvey at OMNI’s Quality Forum on Sept. 27. The exercise was aimed at demonstrating the challenge of balancing care and safety.

Longtime favourite forum presenter says balancing care and safety ‘requires eyes wide open all the time’

ORILLIA, Ont. – Resident safety is everyone’s responsibility when providing care in a long-term care home, and safety focus is not something that should be separated by departments – it needs to be a concerted effort from all team members. This was the key message in Jayne Harvey’s presentation at OMNI Health Care’s Quality Forum, entitled Maximizing Resident Care and Safety. Read more

Village Green’s co-founder among attendees at LTC home’s 40th anniversary celebration

Vera Richards, pictured above, gave Village Green its name in 1978.

‘Things have changed, naturally, but as far as the people who work here, they are still as kind and as nice as always,’ says Vera Richards

SELBY, Ont. – Vera Richards recalls how she was working for the telephone company in Duncan, B.C. in the 1970s and would periodically have to ring the number of a local hotel called the Village Green Inn. Read more

Streamway Villa hosts BBQ to thank volunteers for their dedication to residents

‘Streamway Villa would not be the comfortable, fun and hopeful home it is without our volunteers’

Volunteers are an integral part of providing high quality of life to the residents of Streamway Villa, so the Cobourg long-term care home hosted its annual volunteer appreciation barbecue on Sept. 23 to thank the people who generously give their time to help residents. Read more

OMNI team members create videos showcasing their homes’ strengths

A major highlight at this year’s Quality Forum was a series of videos created by OMNI homes that highlighted many points of quality.

The videos, which were driven by managers and front-line staff, also harnessed core value of creativity. The videos were screened at OMNI’s Quality Forum

ORILLIA, Ont. – A new feature at OMNI Health Care’s 2018 Quality Forum was the screening of a series of videos produced by team members to showcase the strengths the organization’s long-term care homes have, their commitment to quality and the things residents like best about living in OMNI homes. Read more

Teamwork and sense of family among OMNI homes leaves impression on two new Quality Forum attendees

Nutritional care managers Zach Jarvis (left) and Eli Thompson (right) are pictured here at Fern Resort on Sept. 28.

Eli Thompson and Zach Jarvis say events like the Quest for Quality highlighted these aspects of OMNI’s culture at the three-day forum

ORILLIA, Ont. – Two first-time attendees at OMNI Health Care’s 2018 Quality Forum say what impressed them most about the three-day conference at Fern Resort was the sense of family and teamwork they experienced. Read more

Residents, start your engines

Rosebridge Manor life enrichment aide Sue Malanka and resident Jean Evans enjoy a car show.

Rosebridge Manor hosts antique car show

From being in a Corvette to perusing cars from days gone by, residents got all revved up about a recent car show at Rosebridge Manor. Read more

EDITORIAL: Quality Forums have not just evolved, they’ve become increasingly important

OMNI Health Care hosted its 2018 Quality Forum at Fern Resort Sept. 26-28, an event that brought managers from the organization’s 18 long-term care homes together to learn from others, share ideas with colleagues and experience the solidarity of the OMNI family. Read more

New ideas, fan-favourite sessions, resident focus, creativity and fun come together at Quality Forum

Managers from OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes were back at Fern Resort for the first time since 2014 to attend this year’s annual Quality Forum.

Team members from OMNI’s 18 LTC homes return to Fern Resort for three days of learning and teamwork to help advance quality in every aspect of the organization’s culture

ORILLIA, Ont. – OMNI Health Care’s 2018 Quality Forum returned to scenic Fern Resort Sept. 26-28 and married vibrant new ideas with tried and proven favourite sessions to deliver a high-energy event to managers from the organization’s 18 long-term care homes that focused on bringing the best possible service to residents while highlighting the strengths homes already have. Read more

Village Green celebrates 40 years of serving community

Greater Napanee LTC home lauded at celebration for its family atmosphere and the value its people bring residents and the local region

SELBY, Ont. – Village Green on Sept. 21 hosted a celebration to mark the long-term care home’s 40th anniversary serving residents and the community of Greater Napanee. Read more