OMNI ‘saw a lot of success’ in 2017

Almonte Country Haven team members are seen here after the Lanark County long-term care home received the OLTCA’s Workplace of the Year award in November.

President and CEO Patrick McCarthy cites focus on Quality Matters program and recognition of homes as indicators of a fruitful year

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – OMNI Health Care president and CEO Patrick McCarthy characterizes 2017 as a year where the organization “saw a lot of success” in areas of quality improvement, adding these successes were recognized by the Ontario Long Term Care Association (OLTCA). Read more

‘You can really tell why Sam became a nurse’

Maplewood DOC makes ‘great transition’ from hospital to long-term care

From her cat, named Edgar Allan Pilon, to her geriatric nursing expertise, Samantha Pilon’s presence at Maplewood is benefiting residents and staff alike. Read more

Jay Allen song Blank Stares strikes a chord with LEC

Christina Doughty says the song is a reminder of the realities of Alzheimer’s disease

In a recent conversation with The OMNIway, Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Christina Doughty asked that we share a YouTube link to a video by country music recording artist Jay Allen. Read more

Social worker says she’s learning more about dementia through her role with BSO team

Social worker Laura Johnstone, pictured above, is working with Riverview Manor’s BSO team.

Laura Johnstone says a greater understanding of the condition can lead to preventing responsive behaviours

Laura Johnstone says the key thing she’s learning in her role as a social worker with the Riverview Manor Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team is the impact dementia has on the Peterborough long-term care home’s residents. Read more

Fred Pym’s creativity flourishing at Village Green

Village Green resident Fred Pym is seen here working on a plastic canvas.

Resident works tirelessly on his plastic canvas artwork, often taking requests from others

Resident Fred Pym is wowing everyone at Village Green with the plastic canvas art06 he has been making. Read more

Jackie Rose ‘an integral member of the nursing department’

Willows Estate

Willows Estates names clinical care co-ordinator as Inspired Leader

From championing wound care excellence to clocking in early for her shift, Jackie Rose’s leadership at Willows Estate is an inspiration. Read more

EDITORIAL: Accreditation, advocacy, continued quality improvement will highlight 2018

We’re in a new year, and 2018 is stacking up to a busy one for OMNI Health Care, with a lot going on within the organization and the long-term care sector at large. Read more

Country Terrace hosts ‘fun in the sun’ themed town-hall meeting

Celebratory event is another chapter in the home’s culture-change journey

Team members at Country Terrace are on a culture-change journey to enhance quality all around at the Komoka, Ont., long-term care home, and they recently hosted a town-hall meeting with a “fun in the sun day” theme to celebrate and thank staff. Read more

Forest Hill LEA comes up with a ‘picture-perfect’ surprise for residents’ families

Forest Hill resident Barbara McWeeny poses for a Christmas photo that was taken by LEA Rita Gurova.

Rita Gurova photographs 144 residents and sends the pictures to families as gifts

Just before Christmas, Forest Hill life enrichment aide (LEA) Rita Gurova decided to marry her passion for photography with her passion for working with the Ottawa-area long-term care home’s residents. Read more