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OMNI homes make summer of 2018 memorable

Resident Helen Knowlton is pictured here giving a kiss to a baby goat that was at Springfield Country Manor Aug. 24 along with several other animals from Woolley Wonderland Farm.

Bonfires, boat cruise, petting zoo among highlights

From hugging a goat to taking a Lift Lock boat cruise, the summer of 2018 will be one to remember for residents of several OMNI long-term care homes. Read more

Residents’ Bill of Rights educational sessions helps keep quality at the forefront: LEC

Educational sessions with staff have wrapped up; sessions with residents to start in November

Frost Manor has been educating its team members on the Residents’ Bill of Rights to ensure everyone understands the bill’s importance. The next step will be educating residents on the Bill of Rights so people living at the Lindsay long-term care home know what their rights are. This initiative ties in with OMNI Health Care’s commitment to quality and quality improvement, notes life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Lyndsay Irwin. Read more

Keeping Residents’ Bill of Rights top of mind at Frost Manor

Frost Manor life enrichment co-ordinator Lyndsay Irwin and residents’ council president Diane Hickman, pictured above, are educating residents and staff members at the Lindsay long-term care home about the Residents’ Bill of Rights.

LEC and resident are working on education sessions for residents and staff to ensure everyone has an understanding of what residents’ rights are

To ensure everyone at Frost Manor understands the Residents’ Bill of Rights, the Lindsay long-term care home’s life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) and president of the residents’ council have joined forces to host information sessions that change the way everyone is looking at the Bill of Rights. Read more

Springdale residents get special visit from hobby farm animals

Resident Helen Knowlton is pictured here giving a kiss to a baby goat that was at Springfield Country Manor Aug. 24 along with several other animals from Woolley Wonderland Farm.

Nearly all of the home’s 68 residents visited with goats, bunnies and birds brought to the home from Woolley Wonderland Farm

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – Springdale Country Manor residents recently had a memorable visit from some furry and feathery friends when animals from Woolley Wonderland Farm in Lakehurst stopped by the Peterborough-area long-term care home with their owners. Read more

Volunteers keep coming back to help make Woodland Villa Country Fair a success

Mary Lalonde (left) and Denise Legault volunteered once again at Woodland Villa’s annual Country Fair.

Denise Legault and Mary Lalonde say the annual event brings smiles to everyone’s faces – and that’s a good enough reason to volunteer

LONG SAULT, Ont. – Two volunteers who returned to help Woodland Villa team members with this year’s Country Fair say the enjoyment residents and guests experience at the event is what keeps them coming back. Read more

Village Green residents attend barefoot waterskiing championships in Selby

Being outdoors and watching unique event scores big points with residents

Selby, Ont. hosted the 2018 International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation’s (IWWF’s) world barefoot waterski championships last week, and residents and staff members from nearby Village Green were on hand to watch some of the action on Aug. 16. Read more

Family thanks Wildwood Care Centre team for care and support provided to mother

Pictured seated above, Ruth Kelly, who has been staying at Wildwood Care Centre as a respite admission, was recently joined by her husband at the home to celebrate their 72nd anniversary. The couple’s four daughters, pictured standing, joined their mom and dad for the celebration.

Children of Ruth Kelly say the team has also helped the family navigate the system and even hosted an anniversary celebration for parents

The family of Ruth Kelly, who came to Wildwood Care Centre last month on a respite admission while she awaits a long-term care bed, is thanking the team at the St. Marys, Ont. home for their care and support. Read more

How a personalized events calendar changed the life of a Village Green resident

Village Green health-care aide Sylvia O’Brien (left) and RPN Denise Simpson (right) work on the home’s Behavioural Supports Ontario team.

Resident enjoying enhanced quality of life, thanks to simple intervention

SELBY, Ont. – Two Village Green Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team members say there are many great success stories resulting from the initiative but there is one that stands out. Read more

Fresh-baked buns wowing Country Terrace residents

Country Terrace nutritional care manager Alex Achillini is seen here rolling out dough to make fresh, from-scratch dinner rolls.

Every Wednesday the nutritional care team is baking fresh dinner rolls for residents, and the residents are loving it

As part of Country Terrace’s mission to continually improve the quality of food service at the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home, the nutritional care team is baking homemade buns every Wednesday to serve with dinner. Read more

Alzheimer Society creates new resources to help families and LTC staff collaborate on care

‘Families may have never been to a long-term care home before, so we’re trying to help them understand that they have a very important role to play’

The Alzheimer Society of Canada has recently created a new set of resources to help ease the transition for people living with cognitive impairment into long-term care homes. The resources are also aimed at helping long-term-care home staff and families work together to make the transition easier for new residents. Read more