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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

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

EDITORIAL: Quality Forums have not just evolved, they’ve become increasingly important

OMNI Health Care hosted its 2018 Quality Forum at Fern Resort Sept. 26-28, an event that brought managers from the organization’s 18 long-term care homes together to learn from others, share ideas with colleagues and experience the solidarity of the OMNI family. Read more

New ideas, fan-favourite sessions, resident focus, creativity and fun come together at Quality Forum

Managers from OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes were back at Fern Resort for the first time since 2014 to attend this year’s annual Quality Forum.

Team members from OMNI’s 18 LTC homes return to Fern Resort for three days of learning and teamwork to help advance quality in every aspect of the organization’s culture

ORILLIA, Ont. – OMNI Health Care’s 2018 Quality Forum returned to scenic Fern Resort Sept. 26-28 and married vibrant new ideas with tried and proven favourite sessions to deliver a high-energy event to managers from the organization’s 18 long-term care homes that focused on bringing the best possible service to residents while highlighting the strengths homes already have. 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

Backyard garden helps Country Terrace prepare ‘farm-to-table’ meals

Pictured above, a plate of zucchini-chocolate-chip-coconut muffins recently prepared for Country Terrace residents.

Project brings 3 departments together to deliver fresh vegetables to residents

Country Terrace is embracing a social movement among restaurants and foodies called “farm-to-table” which encourages cooking with local ingredients. 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

OMNI ‘in really great shape’ with IDDSI implementation plan

Organization on pace to have framework in place by 2019 that will create universal terminology surrounding liquid and texture-modified diets for residents with dysphagia

OMNI Health Care’s operations manager of nutrition and food service Chris Weber says the nutritional care departments in OMNI’s 18 long-term care homes have entered the awareness phase of the implementation of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) framework, and the organization is on pace to have implementation complete by the end of 2019. Read more

‘Lobster fest’ comes to Streamway Villa

Residents jokingly request steak and lobster for lunch – and then staff members prepare it for them

A while back, two Streamway Villa residents jokingly suggested at a residents’ council meeting at the Cobourg long-term care home that the nutritional care team serve steak and lobster tails for lunch. This gave staff members an idea. 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