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West Lake-hospice partnership launched to enhance Prince Edward County palliative care

Meeting with family council to formalize collaboration ‘turned into a little support group’

West Lake Terrace and Hospice Prince Edward formally launched a partnership Sept. 10 during a meeting leaders from the long-term care home and hospice had with West Lake Terrace’s family council. Read more

Sometimes location is everything, says Streamway Villa LEC

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Being near downtown Cobourg means Streamway residents get lots of high-quality outings

There is a lot going on in downtown Cobourg during summer, and Streamway Villa’s central location makes it easy to deliver fun, meaningful activities to residents, says life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Christina Doughty. Read more

Art program instilling a sense of creative pride in Village Green residents

Village Green residents are seen here painting away in the home’s Art with Martha program, which is overseen by volunteer Martha de Bruyn.

Residents will soon see their paintings adorning the halls

An art program at Village Green has instilled a sense of creative pride among residents at the Greater Napanee long-term care home, while encouraging people to try their hand at something new. Read more

VIDEO: Frost Manor resident Bill White playing piano again, thanks to physio program

 

Frost Manor resident Bill White is playing the piano again, thanks to his determination and some help from the physiotherapy team at the Lindsay long-term care home. 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

Meet Kristyn Skitch, Streamway Villa’s new RPN-BSO

Streamway Villa’s new RPN-BSO, Kristyn Skitch (left), is seen here with the Cobourg long-term care home’s administrator and director of care, Kylie Szczebonski.

Kristyn says seeing BSO’s positive impact on residents helps drive her in her new role

Kristyn Skitch has been named Streamway Villa’s new RPN-BSO (registered practical nurse for the Behavioural Supports Ontario program). Read more

Homemade baking: it’s the Almonte Country Haven way

Pictured above, just a few examples of the many homemade foods prepared at Almonte Country Haven every day.

Baking everything from scratch is a cornerstone of the home’s quality commitment to residents

If there’s one thing nutritional care manager Dave Benn takes great pride in, it’s the fact that virtually all of the baked goods he and his team serve each day at Almonte Country Haven are made from scratch. 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

‘Hats off’ to Streamway Villa for creating fun, engaging program for residents

Pictured above, Streamway Villa residents were treated to their second Red Hat Tea Social on Feb. 16.

Recent donation inspires home to start a Red Hat club

When a friend of Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator Christina Verleysen recently donated a large bag of hats she had collected over the years to the Cobourg long-term care home, the chapeaus were put to good use. Read more

New Burnbrae Gardens colouring program is proving beneficial to residents with dementia

‘I’ve never seen the residents so engaged and focused’

A resident at Burnbrae Gardens who is living with cognitive impairment sometimes becomes agitated and upset. But when life enrichment staff hand the resident some pencil crayons and pages from a colouring book, she will immediately become calm and focused. Read more