Kelly Desjardins’ work ethic, willingness to help others earns her Inspired Leadership Award

Forest Hill office manager Kelly Desjardins, pictured above, received the Ottawa-area long-term care home’s 2017 Inspired Leadership Award at a recent ceremony. Kelly was nominated for the honour because she incorporates OMNI’s mission, vision and values into her work every day.

Forest Hill’s office manager is always going above and beyond to make sure everything is running smoothly, says administrator

Office manager Kelly Desjardins demonstrates leadership by incorporating OMNI Health Care’s mission, vision and values into her work each day at Forest Hill. Read more

A ‘true resident advocate,’ PSW Barb Koshowski named Riverview Manor’s Everyday Hero

Riverview Manor’s Everyday Hero Barb Koshowski, left, and Inspired Leader Kristen Blundell, right, are pictured here holding their awards during an Oct. 25 ceremony.

‘Barb has been devoted to OMNI and to Riverview Manor; we appreciate her devotion’

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Personal support worker (PSW) Barb Koshowski is known around Riverview Manor as a staff member who is always going above and beyond for residents, family members and her colleagues at the Peterborough long-term care home. Read more

Maplewood dishes out pasta, cash for residents’ council


‘We had a good turnout for our first year’

After serving up spaghetti for a crowd, Maplewood residents will now have the opportunity to venture out on more community outings. Read more

Lifelong volunteer Pat Hill receives Wildwood Care Centre’s Lifetime Achievement Award

OMNI director of western operations Aimee Merkley (far left) is seen here with Wildwood Care Centre’s 2017 Circle of Radiance award recipients. From left to right, Holly Williams (Inspired Leadership), Pat Hill (Lifetime Achievement) and Chiara Van Galen (Everyday Hero).

Pat has spent years helping others through community programs, schools and her church

Pat Hill has dedicated much of her life to volunteering in her community. She has generously donated her time to a wide variety of community organizations, including Meals on Wheels, schools, a hospital and her church. Read more

Office manager Karen Paquette brings strong professionalism and positivity to Garden Terrace

Garden Terrace 2017 Inspired Leadership Award recipient Karen Paquette (left) and Everyday Hero recipient Kellie Bennett (right) hold their awards alongside assistant director of care Michelle Dawson.

Administrator Christine Schyf recalls how these qualities were shining bright the first day she met Karen

Christine Schyf recalls how she knew Garden Terrace “would be a great place to work” as soon as she met office manager Karen Paquette. Read more

Frost Manor’s Inspired Leader creates a quality environment for residents, staff, families

Frost Manor PSW Susan Cardona (left) cuts the cake at the award ceremony for her and nutritional care worker Judy Keenan (right). Susan is the recipient of the home’s 2017 Inspired Leadership Award; Judy received the Everyday Hero Award.

Susan Cardona praised for her many attributes that help make Frost Manor a home and employer of choice

Frost Manor personal support worker (PSW) Susan Cardona is being hailed by her peers for her ability to know the needs, preferences and routines of the Lindsay long-term care home’s residents as well as her leadership on the floor. Read more

PSW’s ‘big heart,’ ‘caring’ nature and ‘relentless’ commitment to residents, earns her Everyday Hero Award

Pictured above, Forest Hill PSW Maria Moskito holds her Everyday Hero Award in front of a cake dedicated in her honour at a recent ceremony.

Forest Hill’s Maria Moskito brings OMNI’s mission, vision and values to the home each day, co-workers say

Having a “big heart,” being “caring” and “relentless” – these are some of the words Maria Moskito’s colleagues use to describe the Forest Hill personal support worker (PSW). Read more

Frost Manor’s ‘rock of the kitchen’ honoured with Everyday Hero Award

Frost Manor cook and dietary aide Judy Keenan (right) and PSW Sue Cardona (left) cut the cake at the award ceremony honouring them. Judy is the recipient of the home’s 2017 Everyday Hero Award; Sue received the Inspired Leadership Award.

Judy Keenan brings outstanding teamwork and dedication to quality each day, says manager

If there’s one key strength Frost Manor cook and dietary aide Judy Keenan brings to her colleagues each day, it’s teamwork, says her supervisor, nutritional care manager Neil MacDonald. Read more

Inspired Leaders demonstrate passion for work, commitment to others

OMNI Health Care’s 2017 Inspired Leadership recipients are not just proving their leadership qualities each day, they’re also demonstrating a passion for their careers and a commitment to others. Read more

Kentwood Park ‘tree’ is honouring residents – past and present

Pictured above, a tree designed by Kentwood Park life enrichment aides is honouring residents, both past and present, and enhancing the Picton long-term care home’s family atmosphere.

Life enrichment aides’ idea falls in line with two areas of OMNI’s focus: quality and mindfulness

Kentwood Park’s residents and life enrichment team have created a way to celebrate people living at the Picton long-term care home as well as honouring past residents. Read more