Streamway Villa helping other LTC homes implement BSO interventions

With BSO embedded in Streamway’s culture, team members are positioned to help others

Since implementing the Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) initiative in 2012, Streamway Villa has had many successes improving the quality of life for residents with responsive behaviours. Read more

Legion volunteer fulfilling unique role in LTC homes

Patricia Byatt, pictured in the bottom right-hand corner, is seen here with other volunteers from the Royal Canadian Legion during Riverview Manor’s June 14 volunteer appreciation barbecue.

Patricia Byatt visits residents who are veterans at homes throughout SE Ont., including Riverview Manor

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – For the past 10 years, Patricia Byatt has fulfilled a unique but important volunteering role at long-term care homes throughout southeastern Ontario. Read more

Country Terrace Everyday Hero brings humour, compassion, commitment to work each day

Country Terrace LEA Rachael LeBlanc is seen here with her Everyday Hero Award. The award was presented to Rachael June 17 during a ceremony at the home.

Rachael LeBlanc ‘is always going above and beyond what is required, (and includes) everyone in the home’

Life enrichment aide Rachael LeBlanc always wanted to work with seniors, and her passion for working with Country Terrace’s residents shows in her work, says Christie Patterson, the Komoka long-term care home’s life enrichment co-ordinator. Read more

OMNI’s Chris Weber elected president of CSNM

OMNI’s operations manager of nutrition and food service Chris Weber is seen here delivering his acceptance speech for the presidency of the Canadian Society of Nutritional Management (CSNM). Weber was elected during organization’s June 16 conference.

‘I was really excited because I felt it was my chance to give back to an organization which has given me so much education and professional development over the years’

OMNI Health Care’s Chris Weber has been elected president of the Canadian Society of Nutritional Management (CSNM). Read more

VIDEO: Pleasant Meadow volunteer Bessie Couchman: ‘As long as I am able, I will be here’

Bessie Couchman began volunteering at Pleasant Meadow Manor a few years ago when a volunteer friend asked her to join her one day during a visit to the Norwood long-term care home. Read more

Frost Manor’s Rick Riel proves to be a handy jeweler for resident

In the spur of the moment, maintenance manager fixes two earrings for Marie Evanoff

LINDSAY, Ont. – Frost Manor maintenance and environmental services manager Rick Riel recently demonstrated his resident focus when Marie Evanoff asked him to repair an earring. Read more

Frost Manor’s Rick Riel wouldn’t rest until resident could … rest

Frost Manor resident Dean Smith points to his bed, which maintenance manager Rick Riel recently fixed.

Dean Smith praises maintenance manager for persistence in fixing bed issue

LINDSAY, Ont. – When Frost Manor resident Dean Smith had a mechanical issue with his bed, maintenance and environmental services manager Rick Riel was there to help – and wouldn’t leave until the issue was resolved. Read more

Jayne Harvey: Don’t get caught up in fast-pace working environments

Nurse and motivational speaker Jayne Harvey is seen here giving a presentation on how mindfulness relates to quality in long-term care homes. Harvey was one of the guest speakers at OMNI’s 2017 Quality Forum.

Presentation at Quality Forum 2017 delves into the role mindfulness plays in enhancing quality

CALABOGIE, Ont. – Working in a long-term care home often means working in a fast-paced environment with a heavy workload. But people cannot afford to be caught up in the fast pace and they need to be mindful of how actions affect others. Read more

Riverview Manor hosts barbecue to thank volunteers

Riverview Manor life enrichment aide Rosemary Roseborough cuts into volunteers’ “thank-you” cake during a June 14 barbecue at the Peterborough long-term care home.

‘Each and every one of you plays a very special role here’

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Riverview Manor honoured its volunteers on June 14 with a barbecue to thank them for their service to the Peterborough long-term care home’s residents. Read more

Frost Manor residents enjoy a day of ‘horsing around’

Frost Manor resident Jean Gibb is seen here giving a kiss to a horse during a visit to a local farm, as Tanya Smith looks on. Tanya, who works in Frost Manor’s environmental services department, organized the trip to the farm, which is owned by her mother-in-law, Nancy DeGeer.

15 residents take 2nd trip to staff member’s in-laws’ family farm to visit horses and enjoy a day in the country

LINDSAY, Ont. – The day may have started off with pouring rain, but even that didn’t dampen the spirits of the 15 Frost Manor residents and staff members who paid a visit to Tanya Smith’s mother-in-law’s farm near Lindsay on June 13. Read more