Pleasant Meadow car show raises over $2K for residents

Money to be spent on Christmas presents this holiday season

A car show hosted at Pleasant Meadow Manor Sept. 18 raised more than $2,000, with all proceeds going towards ensuring every resident at the Norwood long-term care home has a Christmas present this holiday season. Read more

LEA ensures resident attends family wedding

Marion Jerome impressed with the technology that made the special day possible

When Pleasant Meadow Manor resident Marion Jerome was unable to attend a recent family wedding, life enrichment aide (LEA) Tiffany Martell came to the rescue — and introduced a piece of technology that made an impression. Read more

Keeping it real: Accurate data crucial for quality care (VIDEO)

Providing exceptional care is the essence of OMNI Health Care.

The organization aims to give its long-term care residents the highest quality of care by determining specific areas for improvement and assessing several key indicators of health and care. Data collection plays a vital role in this process and the accuracy of the data is a must. Read more

Village Green 100% restraint-free

Assessments, staff and family education make the difference

Village Green has no residents using restraints, a success director of care (DOC) Debbie McTaggart attributes to stringent assessments coupled with educating family members and staff. Read more

Homes ready for public reporting (VIDEO)

OMNI Health Care has demonstrated its commitment to quality in preparation for public reporting next April.

Each long-term care home generated a quality improvement working plan and a narrative statement of goals and priorities Sept. 10-11. Sarah Ferguson, OMNI’s director of operations for eastern region, says it was a “great learning experience” for the homes, which now have “a better understanding of what’s needed” for public reporting. Read more

Family atmosphere makes Wildwood Care Centre a great place to work: Staff

Long-time staff looks back on careers at the home

Last week, Wildwood Care Centre celebrated its 20th year at its current site in St. Marys, Ont. Several longtime staff members say it’s the family-like atmosphere and supportive management that’s kept them there. Read more

‘Awesome’ RN ‘a true leader’

Willows Estate recognizes Lilly Martin with award

Lilly Martin’s efforts to make residents her first priority are being recognized by Willows Estate. Read more

Setting the stage for success (VIDEO)

OMNI Health Care utilizes tools to determine the priorities for enhancing quality of care. It’s an informed decision making process that clarifies significant issues to address. Read more

It’s time again for a Coffee Break

LTC homes can help support programs and services for people with Alzheimer’s

September is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month across the globe, and the Alzheimer Society of Canada is once again sponsoring Coffee Break, a nationwide fundraiser for its local branches. Read more

Forest Hill team raises $500 for ALS research

Eight Forest Hill staff managers were on the receiving end of some ice-cold water recently when they took the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research. Read more