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Country Terrace IDDSI team attends workshop to help prepare for upcoming framework implementation

The Country Terrace IDDSI team is seen here during a recent workshop in London, Ont. hosted by Complete Purchasing.

NCM Alex Achillini says workshop will help team be proactive about staying ahead of the curve

Country Terrace’s nine-member International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) team attended a Sept. 19 workshop hosted by Complete Purchasing to help prepare the Komoka long-term care home for when IDDSI is fully implemented by OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes in January. Read more

How do you embed good infection-control practices? RN says, ‘education, education, education’

Village Green RN Donna Chandu-Lall, pictured above, has been hosting activities focused on infection control this week that are both fun and educational.

Village Green RN Donna Chandu-Lall has organized activities this week that are fun and educate team members about good practices surrounding hand hygiene and personal protective equipment

What is the key to improving hand hygiene and other infection-control practices in long-term care homes? If you ask Village Green registered nurse Donna Chandu-Lall, she’ll tell you it’s “education, education, education.” Read more

Combining Country Terrace’s annual pie social with fundraiser nets $155 for Alzheimer Society

Event also proved to be the perfect venue for bringing residents, families and friends together

Country Terrace team members combined the home’s annual Thanksgiving pie social with a well-known fundraiser to support the local branch of the Alzheimer Society of Canada on Oct. 9, raising $155.25. Read more

7 Pleasant Meadow residents earn ribbons for entries at Norwood Fall Fair

Crafts and baked goods made by residents wow fair’s judges

Not only did Pleasant Meadow Manor residents have a lot of fun making crafts and baking treats to enter in contests at the Norwood Fall Fair over the Thanksgiving weekend, seven of their 22 entries won ribbons. Read more

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