Developing a Canadian dementia strategy: the time is now

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Action plan needed to meet the needs of a growing number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, says Alzheimer Society CEO

With the number of Canadians living with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia expected to double over the next 15 years, it is crucial Canada develop a national strategy to better understand, prevent and manage these neurodegenerative conditions, says Alzheimer Society of Canada CEO Mimi Lowi-Young, in an interview with The OMNIway. Read more

Maplewood PSW underscores importance of increasing staffing levels

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‘If there is more staff, you will see more happy residents,’ says Serena Hall

Maplewood personal support worker (PSW) Serena Hall says increasing front-line staffing levels in long-term care homes would not only alleviate the workload for PSWs and nurses, it would also result in greater resident satisfaction. Read more

Springdale’s new Friendship Club intrigues residents

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New multi-activity program is sparking curiosity

People who live at Springdale Country Manor have had their curiousity piqued by a new weekly program at the long-term care home called the Friendship Club. Read more

Funding for more staffing means more time with residents, fewer behaviours, says LEC

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Ongoing Better Seniors’ Care letter-writing campaign can help send this message to MPPs

A resident recently walked up to a poster on a wall at Country Terrace advertising the Ontario Long Term Care Association’s (OLTCA’s) Better Seniors’ Care advocacy campaign, read it, and said, “Yes, that’s right, we need more funding.” Read more

Blackout provides quality improvement experience for Almonte

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Home realizes need for generator after losing electricity for 6 hours during storm

While a six-hour power outage during a recent snowstorm galvanized camaraderie among team members at the Lanark County long-term care home, the event also proved to be a learning experience, says administrator Carolyn Della Foresta. Read more

Video will showcase Streamway Villa’s interdisciplinary team approach to quality

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Project aims to demonstrate a strong, multifaceted approach enhances resident satisfaction

COBOURG, Ont. – Streamway Villa is embarking on a project with Axiom News to create videos showcasing the interdisciplinary team approach the Cobourg long-term care home embraces to enhance quality and the resident experience. Read more

Almonte team spirit isn’t dimmed by blackout

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Residents, staff and families join together to get home through 6 hours without power

When a six-hour blackout rendered Almonte Country Haven without power on March 1, residents, staff members and families pulled together to minimize the impact on residents and demonstrate the community spirit that thrives at the Lanark County long-term care home. Read more

PSW’s musical ties enliven Village Green

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Residents have deepened appreciation for staff member who also performs with her husband

The special “extra” singers Bill and Marlene Dunn bring to Village Green is that residents also know Marlene as a personal support worker (PSW) at the Greater Napanee long-term care home. Read more

Dedicated West Lake Terrace staff keeping residents, families happy in face of challenges

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Small, rural long-term care home’s success the result of caring, dedicated staff

West Lake Terrace has managed to maintain a high level of resident and family-member satisfaction for the care the home provides – and administrator Neil Peterson says this success comes down to dedicated staff members that listen to residents. Read more

Resident finds ‘world of joy’ in helping and caring at Rosebridge Manor

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Rosebridge Manor resident Joyce Edgeley, pictured above, can often be found helping others.

Joyce Edgeley seeks to ensure residents’ concerns are addressed through resident’s council

Describing herself as fortunate to be as well as she is, Joyce Edgeley has been making her mark at Rosebridge Manor as a resident who constantly goes out of her way to help out and ensure her fellow residents are well cared for. Read more