OMNI’s core value of creativity enhances quality in 2016

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Team members’ ingenuity enhances nursing, programming and mealtimes

Creativity is one of OMNI Health Care’s core values. Encouraging creativity, as OMNI says on its website, gives people “the freedom to use their imagination in tackling everyday issues, obstacles and responsibilities.” Read more

Christmas at the Willows: Great food and fun mark annual resident and family dinner

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Staff members from all departments worked together to make event successful

Willows Estate’s Dec. 5 resident and family Christmas dinner provided an evening of great food and great fun while raising money for the Aurora long-term care home’s residents’ council. Read more

(VIDEO) Medication safety in LTC: What families should know

In Part 4 of The OMNIway’s video series on medication safety in long-term care, we speak with Carla Beaton, Medical Pharmacies’ vice-president of clinical innovations and quality improvement, about what families should now about medication safety when their loved ones move into long-term care. Read more

‘It’s a jolly time’

Rusty Mac Millan, Sergeant-at-Arms for the Brighton branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, says hello to Maplewood resident Corina Dempsey.

Rusty Mac Millan, Sergeant-at-Arms for the Brighton branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, says hello to Maplewood resident Corina Dempsey.

Military community hosts Christmas party for Maplewood residents

BRIGHTON, Ont. – With live entertainment, a fine spread and an appearance by the jovial man in red, members of the local military community made spirits bright recently for Maplewood residents. Read more

Editorial: OMNI homes demonstrate commitment to quality in 2016

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A major goal for OMNI Health Care in 2016 was to “embed the notion of how we improve the resident experience.” Throughout 2016, OMNI’s 18 long-term care homes demonstrated that this goal was top of mind through the results they achieved. Read more

OMNI residents improving their quality of life through physiotherapy programs

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Recent success stories showcase the value physiotherapy brings to long-term-care home residents

One of the ways OMNI Health Care long-term care homes enhance quality of life for residents is through the physiotherapy programs they offer. Read more

Christmas season is in full swing at Garden Terrace

Garden Terrace resident Connie MacCallum is seen here with Santa and Mrs. Claus during the Ottawa-area long-term care home’s annual Light Up the Courtyard event.

Garden Terrace resident Connie MacCallum is seen here with Santa and Mrs. Claus during the Ottawa-area long-term care home’s annual Light Up the Courtyard event.

Residents, family members and staff celebrating the holidays together

The Christmas season is in high gear at Garden Terrace, where residents and staff members have embraced spirit of the holidays by decorating the Ottawa-area long-term care home and hosting its annual Christmas-light celebration. Read more

Willows residents help volunteer send Christmas cards to Canadian soldiers overseas

Willows Estate volunteer Dianne Harrison, pictured here standing, poses for a photo with some of the Aurora long-term care home's residents who helped send signed Christmas cards to Canadian troops stationed overseas. Dianne has collected about 3,500 Christmas cards from the community this year.

Willows Estate volunteer Dianne Harrison, pictured here standing, poses for a photo with some of the Aurora long-term care home’s residents who helped send signed Christmas cards for Canadian troops stationed overseas. Dianne has collected about 3,500 Christmas cards from the community this year as part of an annual initiative to wish Armed Forces personnel a merry Christmas.

Residents sign 56 of the more than 3,500 cards Dianne Harrison will be sending

For 12 years, Aurora, Ont. resident and Willows Estate volunteer Dianne Harrison has been involved in an initiative to send as many Christmas cards as possible to troops serving in the Canadian Armed Forces overseas. Read more