(VIDEO) Creativity will bring quality to life

Each of OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes are being asked to create a piece of media focused on a quality indicator that will be presented at the managers’ forum in May. Read more

Corporate policy a must once assisted suicide legislation becomes effective: CCC


‘I think it’s also going to take people looking at their own beliefs on this,’ says Kimberley Noftle

Kimberley Noftle says the Supreme Court of Canada’s recent decision to lift the ban on assisted suicide will almost certainly impact the long-term care sector at some point, and when it does, she’s confident OMNI Health Care will have a policy in effect to address the landmark legislation. Read more

‘Crazy hat day’ continues Pleasant Meadow’s mission to end winter blues

Pleasant Meadow Manor residents and staff pose with their “crazy hats” on Feb. 24.

Pleasant Meadow Manor residents and staff pose with their “crazy hats” on Feb. 24.

‘Residents and staff have been interacting more and having fun’

“Crazy hat day” is the latest instalment in Pleasant Meadow Manor’s ongoing program to fend off the winter blues at the Norwood long-term care home. Read more

Rosebridge Manor working to create program that uses residents’ recipes


OMNIway story sparks idea to replicate Country Terrace initiative

A recent OMNIway story about a unique program adopted by Country Terrace’s nutritional-care department has received the exact response the home’s dietary manager Alex Achillini was hoping to see. Read more

LEA brings unique skill to Riverview Manor

Riverview Manor

Trevor Davis’s background in social services work is proving beneficial to residents

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Life enrichment aide (LEA) Trevor Davis brings a unique skill set to Riverview Manor. Read more

Riverview ladies get treated to an in-home beauty salon

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – The activity room in Riverview Manor’s north wing was turned into a beauty salon Feb. 20 when students from Fleming College’s recreation and leisure services program hosted “Ladies Primp and Pamper Day.” Read more

When married people with dementia begin new relationships


Author offers advice on handling this situation

It’s a common occurrence. A person with dementia moves into a long-term care home, while their spouse, who may have cared for them for years, remains at home. But once in their new environment, the long-term care resident forgets they are married – and begins a relationship with another resident. Read more

Family tensions can raise ethical concerns in LTC homes


Staff members are there to care and offer support, not to judge

One of the ethical issues caregivers working in long-term care are sometimes faced with is what to do when family arguments involving residents occur inside the home. Read more

Country Terrace puts a new twist on dining program


Home now cooking residents’ favourite recipes – exactly how they prepared them

Country Terrace has created a successful dining program its staff members hope other long-term homes can replicate for their residents. Read more

Riverview Manor toasts couples for Valentine’s Day

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Riverview Manor hosted its annual Valentine’s Day luncheon on Feb. 13 with one of the largest turnouts in the event’s history. Read more