OMNI homes embrace summer activities

Riverview Manor life enrichment aide Trevor Davis and environmental services manager Crystal Post are seen here during Mexican Day on Aug. 4 at the Peterborough long-term care home.

Barbecues, spirit days on the calendar

OMNI Health Care long-term care homes are embracing all things summer, ranging from barbecued food to baseball caps. Read more

Talent show highlights Country Terrace residents’ many gifts

Saundra, a resident at Country Terrace, is seen here singing during the home’s Aug. 2 talent show.

‘We are a very talented group here,’ says organizer

Country Terrace life enrichment aide Alysha Verhoeven was recently inspired to create a resident talent show at the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home to showcase people’s gifts. Read more

Sometimes location is everything, says Streamway Villa LEC

Streamway Villa

Being near downtown Cobourg means Streamway residents get lots of high-quality outings

There is a lot going on in downtown Cobourg during summer, and Streamway Villa’s central location makes it easy to deliver fun, meaningful activities to residents, says life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Christina Doughty. Read more

When communicating, be a ‘guide’ to people with dementia: expert

Imagine you’re caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and you are trying to convince them to bathe. Quite often, caregivers and long-term-care home staff find the person does not want to get into the tub. Read more

Rosebridge residents and staff won’t let rain ruin their fun

Pictured above, scenes from Rosebridge Manor’s July 27 indoor garden party.

Teamwork ensures annual resident and family party goes on as planned, despite the weather

When Kathy Barr arrived at Rosebridge Manor on the morning of July 27, it was pouring rain. The Jasper, Ont. long-term care home’s annual resident and family party was scheduled for that afternoon, and Kathy did not want to postpone the event. Read more

Riverview Manor hosts spirit-boosting fun week

Riverview Manor team members are seen here dressed in their favourite sports team gear on July 31 for Jersey Day. Jersey Day was part of a themed fun week at the Peterborough long-term care home.

With many staff members away on holidays, ESM came up with an idea to liven things up

To “beat the heat” last week, Riverview Manor hosted a week of fun activities that engaged residents and staff members at the Peterborough long-term care home. Read more

Editorial: Canada’s new dementia strategy creates opportunity for LTC sector

With the passing of Bill C-233 in June, Canada became the 30th country to launch a national dementia strategy. This, of course, is welcomed news for people living with dementia and their families as well as for the long-term care sector. Read more

Country Terrace RPN Edriane Abad demonstrates leadership at every corner

Country Terrace RPN Edriane Abad and life enrichment aide Rachael LeBlanc pose with a congratulatory cake during a ceremony at the home. Edriane received this year’s Inspired Leadership Award, while Rachael received the home’s Everyday Hero Award.

Commitment to helping others earns him the home’s 2017 Inspired Leadership Award

Country Terrace’s 2017 Inspired Leader is being commended by his peers at the Komoka, Ont., long-term care home for his leadership skills and his ability to put himself into any situation to help his colleagues. Read more

Effective Alzheimer’s communication means reducing stress

How do you reduce stress? Rethink your language, says Bob DeMarco

A fundamental key to successfully communicating with a person living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia is to mitigate stress for both the caregiver and the person living with cognitive impairment, says Bob DeMarco. Read more

Woodland administrator has well-rounded background that has readied her for position

Janna Sabourin says OMNI’s culture of promoting from within enhances continuity of care, makes people feel valued

In her 14 years working at Woodland Villa, Janna Sabourin has worn many hats. She has been a personal support worker, a registered nurse, the RAI co-ordinator and director of care. Read more