When Frost Manor lost its fish-tank funding, LEA Jesse Fraser created an aquarium program for residents

Frost Manor LEA Jesse Fraser is pictured here standing next to the home’s aquarium. Jesse recently started a program that engages residents in helping care for the aquarium’s fish.

‘This is a great example of how Jesse embraces the OMNIway’

After Frost Manor lost the funding an anonymous donor had provided for the maintenance of the Lindsay, Ont. long-term care home’s fish tank for several years, life enrichment aide (LEA) Jesse Fraser came to the rescue. Read more

Helping residents and staff members is all in a day’s work for Phyllis Smith

Phyllis Smith, pictured at far left, is Frost Manor’s recipient of the 2018 Everyday Hero Award.

She jokes it has taken her ‘only 38 years’ to receive Frost Manor’s Everyday Hero Award

LINDSAY, Ont. – With her sharp sense of humour, Phyllis Smith, who has been working at Frost Manor since 1980, jokes that it took her “only 38 years” to receive OMNI Health Care’s Everyday Hero Award. Read more

OMNI homes shepherd in autumn

AppleFest, fall fair among resident activities

A crispness in the air, a fall fair and the apple harvest are sure signs of a change of season in Ontario. Read more

106-year-old Madeline McCarthy receives Burnbrae Gardens’ Lifetime Achievement Award

Burnbrae Gardens resident Madeline McCarthy is pictured here receiving her Lifetime Achievement Award from April Faux, the Campbellford long-term care home’s administrator.

The resident, a much-loved community member, is honoured for her rich and busy life

CAMPBELLFORD, Ont. – If you ever find yourself about five kilometres northwest of Havelock, Ont., you will see a road called Madeline Lane. It just so happens Madeline Lane is named after Burnbrae Gardens resident Madeline McCarthy. Read more

Frost Manor hosts health and safety week

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Five days dedicated to promoting safe practices inside and outside of work

Frost Manor hosted a health and safety week Sept. 17-21 with five days of education, fun and food to help raise awareness of health and safety issues – both at work and at home – and to increase knowledge of preventative measures. Read more

VIDEO: Amazing Quest for Quality Care makes its second appearance at OMNI’s Quality Forum

For the second straight year, OMNI Health Care’s 2018 Quality Forum hosted the Amazing Quest for Quality Care, a competition that focuses on the core value of fun and laughter while underscoring the importance of quality resident care. Read more

Volunteers a sweet asset for Maplewood

Brighton home hosts appreciation event

Volunteering is a sweet affair at Maplewood.

From jelly beans to Swedish berries, the Brighton long-term care home expressed its appreciation for its volunteers with a number of sugary treats and a special event recently. Read more

Country Terrace IDDSI team attends workshop to help prepare for upcoming framework implementation

The Country Terrace IDDSI team is seen here during a recent workshop in London, Ont. hosted by Complete Purchasing.

NCM Alex Achillini says workshop will help team be proactive about staying ahead of the curve

Country Terrace’s nine-member International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) team attended a Sept. 19 workshop hosted by Complete Purchasing to help prepare the Komoka long-term care home for when IDDSI is fully implemented by OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes in January. Read more

How do you embed good infection-control practices? RN says, ‘education, education, education’

Village Green RN Donna Chandu-Lall, pictured above, has been hosting activities focused on infection control this week that are both fun and educational.

Village Green RN Donna Chandu-Lall has organized activities this week that are fun and educate team members about good practices surrounding hand hygiene and personal protective equipment

What is the key to improving hand hygiene and other infection-control practices in long-term care homes? If you ask Village Green registered nurse Donna Chandu-Lall, she’ll tell you it’s “education, education, education.” Read more

Combining Country Terrace’s annual pie social with fundraiser nets $155 for Alzheimer Society

Event also proved to be the perfect venue for bringing residents, families and friends together

Country Terrace team members combined the home’s annual Thanksgiving pie social with a well-known fundraiser to support the local branch of the Alzheimer Society of Canada on Oct. 9, raising $155.25. Read more