(VIDEO) Quality Forum 2017: Interactive game highlights role quality plays in every corner of OMNI homes

CALABOGIE, Ont. – One of the major events at OMNI Health Care’s 2017 Quality Forum was the Quest for Quality, an interactive outdoor game designed by the Almonte Country Haven team that combined education, fun and competition. Read more

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day focusing on preventing financial abuse of seniors

 

12th annual WEAAD drawing attention to one of the least talked about forms of abuse

Do you know today (June 15) is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD)? Do you know that abuse comes in many forms, including physical, emotional and financial, as well as neglect and abandonment? Read more

Entertainer inspires residents to ‘shimmy and shake’

‘He has always liked older people’

Harvey Bujold was living in Florida when an opportunity came to mind. He wanted more from his later years than sitting on a beach. Read more

OMNI working to standardize food service for residents on dysphagia diets

Pictured above, a diagram of the IDDSI framework, which OMNI is working towards implementing.

Organization will become an early adopter of IDDSI framework, in an effort to enhance quality and safety

OMNI Health Care is embarking on a project to adopt the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI), a worldwide framework for creating consistent definitions of thickened fluids and texture-modified foods, in an effort to enhance food quality and safety in its 18 long-term care homes. Read more

Petting zoo engages Streamway residents on many levels

Pictured above, scenes from the petting zoo that Streamway Villa hosted on June 3.

‘The residents didn’t want to go back inside. It was one of those magical days where everything just worked out perfectly’

The return visit of Kristie’s Little Portable Petting Zoo to Streamway Villa brought about a lot of fun, laughter and reminiscing for residents, while providing a conversation piece for the surrounding community. Read more

(VIDEO) Former Great Big Sea member Sean McCann performs at 2017 Quality Forum

CALABOGIE, Ont. – Singer-songwriter and former Great Big Sea member Sean McCann was the keynote speaker on Day 1 at OMNI Health Care’s 2017 Quality Forum. Read more

Gourlie: ‘Quality positive attitudes bring quality positive behaviours’ in LTC

Former Almonte Country Haven administrator Rick Gourlie delivered a presentation aimed at building “a quality culture” in long-term care homes, during OMNI’s 2017 Quality Forum.

Former Almonte Country Haven administrator delivers presentation on embedding culture of quality in LTC

CALABOGIE, Ont. – A familiar face was on hand at OMNI Health Care’s 2017 Quality Forum to deliver a presentation centred on building “a quality culture” in long-term care homes. Read more

Editorial: OMNI team members demonstrate culture of quality at 2017 forum

OMNI team members are seen here participating in the Quest for Quality, a take on the Amazing Race. The event was held at the 2017 Quality Forum. The Quest for Quality was a competitive event designed to be fun and to underscore the importance of quality in OMNI homes.

OMNI Health Care team members working in the organization’s 18 long-term care homes demonstrated at the 2017 Quality Forum their understanding of what quality is, how important quality is to the residents they serve and their eagerness to deliver quality experiences. Read more

Link between quality and care delivery strengthened at 2017 Quality Forum

Presentations highlight this important connection

CALABOGIE, Ont. – There is a strong link between quality and care delivery in long-term care, and one of the goals of OMNI Health Care’s 2017 Quality Forum was to highlight this connection. Read more

Outstanding participation a major highlight of 2017 OMNI Quality Forum

‘Those meddling kids’! Rosebridge Manor team members dressed up as characters from the Scooby Doo cartoon series as part of a 1970s-themed evening at OMNI Health Care’s 2017 Quality Forum at Calabogie Peaks Resort.

‘Everybody who came was here to participate. Nobody held back’

CALABOGIE, Ont. – Asked what stands out most for him about the 2017 OMNI Health Care Quality Forum, Patrick McCarthy, the organization’s president and CEO, says it’s the high level of participation and engagement from the more than 130 team members attending. Read more