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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

Volunteer musical trio honoured with OLTCA awards for work with Forest Hill residents

Left to right, Forest Hill volunteer musicians Pat Hennessey, Andrew McWeeny and Gerry Armstrong hold the OLTCA Circle of Excellence awards they were presented with on April 18.

Gerry Armstrong, Andrew McWeeny and Pat Hennessey are not only favourite entertainers at the home, their music helps residents affected by cognitive impairment

Forest Hill on April 18 presented three of its volunteer musicians with Circle of Excellence awards from the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA) to honour their contributions to residents. Read more

OMNI applauding 2018-19 budget for addressing small LTC homes, providing funding increases

But while funding earmarked in the budget will help make Ontario LTC homes more viable, there are still improvements that need to be made, says OMNI president and CEO

OMNI Health Care is applauding the Ontario government for commitments made in the 2018-19 budget to support the province’s long-term care sector and for the fact this year’s budget pays attention not seen before to small long-term care communities. Read more

Volunteer Jeanne Irvine has been making Village Green residents smile for 22 years

Village Green volunteer Jeanne Irvine is seen here playing bingo with residents.

Volunteering started as a way for Jeanne to spend her time during her retirement. It has turned into a mission of love

SELBY, Ont. – Jeanne Irvine has been a dedicated volunteer at Village Green for about 22 years. What began as a pursuit to keep busy in her retirement has turned into a passion for helping people living at the Greater Napanee long-term care home. Read more

Riverview Manor receives funding to determine benefits of social work in BSO program

Social worker Laura Johnstone, pictured above, is working with Riverview Manor’s BSO team.

Social worker Laura Johnstone will be working with residents and BSO team until the end of March

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – As a social-work student, Laura Johnstone did her placement at Riverview Manor last summer and got to know many of the Peterborough long-term care home’s residents. Read more

Time is now to end dementia’s stigma: Alzheimer Society

Survey shows negative – and false – stereotypes of condition are prevalent in Canada

Results of a recent survey from the Alzheimer Society of Canada indicate a significant number of Canadians are concerned they would face discrimination or even be avoided by family if they had Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Read more

Almonte Country Haven receives Workplace of the Year award from OLTCA

Almonte Country Haven team members are seen here after the Lanark County long-term care home received the OLTCA’s Workplace of the Year award.

Award recognizes outstanding LTC homes for commitment to staff engagement, staff recognition and workplace culture

Almonte Country Haven has been named the Ontario Long Term Care Association’s (OLTCA’s) Workplace of the Year for its commitment to staff engagement, staff recognition and workplace culture. Read more

RN says Frost Manor’s white board is streamlining communication among staff to prevent behaviours

Brittney Sharpe commends BSO team for creating multidisciplinary communication tool

Frost Manor RN Brittney Sharpe says the new white board created by the Lindsay long-term care home’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team is streamlining communication among staff members and fostering a strong team effort to prevent responsive behaviours from residents with cognitive impairment. Read more