Love in the air at OMNI homes

Pictured above, scenes from the Valentine’s Day celebrations at Rosebridge Manor and Frost Manor.

Rosebridge Manor and Frost Manor make Valentine’s Day extra-special

From “Cupid” handing out flowers and stuffed animals to pureed chocolate cheesecake piped into “tulips,” Rosebridge Manor made Valentine’s Day an affair to remember. Read more

Best friends of 76 years are united at Pleasant Meadow Manor

United: Mary Elliott (left) and Hazel Savary (right) have been close friends for nearly 76 years. Today, they are both living at Pleasant Meadow Manor.

Hazel Savary and Mary Elliott have been friends since they met in 1942. Now they’re both living at the Norwood long-term care home

NORWOOD, Ont. – Hazel Savary and Mary Elliott remember the day they met – May 22, 1942. On that day, the two were in the maternity ward at Toronto East General Hospital, their beds next to each other. Read more

Village Green’s Jane Hughes shares insights on 26 years of LTC experience

Village Green

Village Green

Office manager/ESM discusses everything from media’s impact on LTC to changes she has seen in sector

SELBY, Ont. – If there’s one thing Jane Hughes says she’s learned after 26 ½ years of working at Village Green it’s that the mainstream media does not do enough “feel-good stories” about long-term care. Read more

Working for Village Green is like working for family, says long-time employee

Mary Esterbrook, pictured above, has been serving Village Green residents for 38 years.

Mary Esterbrook, who has worked at the home 38 years, also says she has learned a lot and has seen many positive changes

Mary Esterbrook says one of the reasons she has remained a Village Green team member for 38 years is because working at the Selby, Ont., long-term care home is like working for family – literally. Read more

‘We’re following the OMNIway’

Maplewood anticipates, preps for accreditation

“Excited” is not the first adjective that naturally comes to mind to describe the accreditation process. Read more

Springdale team members rally to support LEA’s mission work in Belize

Springdale Country Manor organized a lunchtime chili sale Feb. 15 to support missionary work LEA Trish Mills (pictured far right) is undertaking in Belize. Trish and her husband will be joining Andy and Maureen Harjula (pictured at left). The fundraiser was organized by Springdale life enrichment co-ordinator Sonia Murney (pictured second from right).

The chili fundraiser they organized brings in $182 that Trish Mills and others will use to help children and churches

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Trish Mills’ colleagues at Springdale Country Manor rallied to her side Feb. 15 when they hosted a chili sale to help support a two-week mission in Belize she and her husband are undertaking. Read more

Social worker learning about impact of depression, anxiety in LTC residents to prevent agitation

Laura Johnstone spending one-on-one time with residents to learn more about their history

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Depression and anxiety are conditions that can lead to responsive behaviours in long-term care residents. A social worker who has joined Riverview Manor’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team is trying to learn more about the impact of these conditions in order to prevent agitation and enhance quality of life. Read more

Willows perseveres during outbreak

Home brings Valentine’s Day goodies to residents, staff

With a little TLC and creativity, Willows Estate made Valentine’s Day a sweet occasion for its residents. Read more

Residents’ choice lunch program brings Forest Hill residents their favourite meals

Life enrichment and dietary departments work together to enhance quality mealtimes

A lunch program at Forest Hill started with a simple request in 2016. Some of the Ottawa-area long-term care home’s residents were craving club sandwiches and asked for them to be available on the lunch menu. Read more

Family member says support from Wildwood team has made wife’s transition into LTC easier

Wildwood Care Centre

Chuck Armstrong applauds the home’s team members for their dedication to residents

Moving his wife of 57 years into a long-term care home was a difficult decision for Chuck Armstrong, who says he felt guilt and anxiety about the situation. Eight months after Chuck’s wife moved into Wildwood Care Centre, however, Chuck says the home’s staff members and management have put his concerns to rest. Read more