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Village Green resident keeps everyone’s hands clean during recent outbreak

Village Green resident Karen Traczyk is seen here dispensing hand sanitizer during a recent outbreak at the home.

RPN Denise Simpson encouraged Karen Traczyk to help with infection-control practices

When Village Green recently went into outbreak, the Greater Napanee long-term care home’s team members turned to resident Karen Traczyk to help with infection-control duties. Read more

New Triobike helps Woodland resident make a surprise visit home

Woodland Willa resident Eileen Hunt is seen here seated with PSW Karen Brennan in the home’s Triobike, surrounded by her family.

Eileen Hunt surprises her husband during her first time home in four years

On July 7, Woodland Villa resident Eileen Hunt made a surprise visit to her husband Ed at the house they shared prior to her moving into the Cornwall-area long-term care home. The visit was made possible thanks to the Triobike Woodland recently purchased. Read more

Frost Manor working with local school to create more partnership opportunities

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School student Hunter Grozelle (centre) is pictured here with Grant Thurston (left) and Rick Riel (right).

Students are gaining valuable experience; residents are enjoying the interaction from current collaboration

Frost Manor and St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School are working together to try to create more partnerships to enhance opportunities for students as well as for residents and staff members at the Lindsay long-term care home. Read more

OMNI receives four-year accreditation

Accreditation Canada surveyors note that all 18 homes met 100 per cent of the required organizational practices, improvements made from last accreditation in 2014

OMNI Health Care has received a four-year accreditation from Accreditation Canada. Read more

Petting zoo gets Streamway Villa residents reminiscing

Goats, a pony and an alpaca get residents talking about their farming days

Streamway Villa residents and staff members had a visit recently from Kristie’s Little Portable Petting Zoo, a travelling animal handler, which brought goats, a pony and an alpaca, an animal native to South America that’s similar to a llama, to the Cobourg long-term care home. Read more

Streamway Villa residents engaged in the issues ahead of election day

Candidate Lou Rinaldi meets with residents, and residents’ council and current events program helped inform everyone

Streamway Villa team members and residents collaborated to help educate people living at the Cobourg long-term care home on the issues surrounding the June 7 Ontario election to help them make informed decisions. Read more

Workshop helps ease NCMs’ concerns surrounding implementation of IDDSI framework

‘I think everyone left feeling more comfortable with IDDSI, and I think that was a really big step forward for us’

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Chris Weber says the major successes stemming from a May 17 workshop focused on helping OMNI Health Care nutritional care managers (NCMs) implement the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) framework were that everyone left feeling less anxiety about the implementation process and managers got to see how IDDSI will look in their homes, once it’s adopted in 2019. 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

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