Generous donation from local church will support Frost Manor therapeutic music programs

Frost Manor

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church donates more than $1,100 to residents. Their first music program will be on Feb. 4

A generous donation from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Lindsay is helping support music therapy programs at Frost Manor. Read more

‘Quiet star’ who leads by example named Riverview’s Everyday Hero

Riverview Manor

Tammy Delong is lauded by her co-workers for living OMNI’s mission, vision and values

Quite often, the greatest heroes are the quiet ones who lead by example, and Riverview Manor cook Tammy Delong is no exception. Read more

When Burnbrae residents or staff need help, Janet McInroy is always there

Burnbrae Gardens administrator/life enrichment co-ordinator April Faux (left) and dietary aide Janet McInroy (right) are seen here during the Campbellford long-term care home’s cotton-candy fundraiser on Nov. 9, 2016.

Dietary aide is presented with Everyday Hero Award for her dedication to others

If Burnbrae Gardens residents or staff members need something, dietary aide Janet McInroy is always there to help, even if that means using up her personal time, say two of her colleagues, registered practical nurse Kim Jones and personal support worker Juanita Baird. Read more

Student says Riverview placement has opened her eyes to LTC career opportunities

Fleming College occupational therapy assistant/physiotherapy assistant students Peterann Gray (left) and Mina Tran (right) are pictured here with their instructor, Natasha Annette-Lawrence. Four Fleming students are participating in a seven-week placement at Riverview Manor.

Peterann Gray says she’s seeing first-hand how occupational therapy can enhance residents’ quality of life

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Fleming College student Peterann Gray says she’s known for a long time she wanted to work in a health-care discipline, and since starting a placement at Riverview Manor she says she’s now eyeing long-term care as a career option. Read more

New robotic cats bringing out Frost Manor residents’ ‘nurturing, caring nature’

From left, Frost Manor administrator and director of care Doneath Stewart and family members Lisa Hughes and Pat Finney pose with the home’s new robotic cats.

LEC notes that wandering and restlessness are reduced in residents who have cognitive impairment when they spend time with the cats

Thanks to a generous donation from two family members, Frost Manor residents are enjoying the company of some new furry friends. Read more

Riverview Manor ESM is always taking the lead on activities promoting home’s spirit

Riverview Manor environmental services manager Crystal Post, dressed as the “quiz master,” poses in front of the home’s “hand tree” on Oct. 21, 2016 during Infection Control Week. Crystal recently received the home’s Inspired Leadership Award. 

Crystal Post is always showing initiative, and her dedication to the home has earned her the Inspired Leadership Award

You can often find environmental services manager (ESM) Crystal Post demonstrating leadership in activities and events that help promote the spirit of Riverview Manor, her colleagues at the Peterborough long-term care home say. Read more

Rosebridge Manor receives $300 donation from Christmas in Merrickville committee

Christmas in Merrickville organizer Mark Scullino is seen here presenting a cheque for $300 to Rosebridge Manor resident Glenda Wagar. The Christmas in Merrickville committee chose to donate some of its fundraising proceeds to the home.

‘It was a nice community gesture that made us happy to be thought of in the township’

Rosebridge Manor team members are tipping their hats to the Christmas in Merrickville committee for donating $300 from its fundraising proceeds to the Jasper, Ont. long-term care home. Read more

OT/PT students gaining valuable experience through Riverview placement

Fleming College occupational therapy assistant/physiotherapy assistant students Peterann Gray (left) and Mina Tran (right) are pictured here with their instructor, Natasha Annette-Lawrence (centre). Four Fleming students are participating in a seven-week placement at Riverview Manor.

‘Without Riverview embracing us so much, the students would not have this clinical experience,’ says instructor

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Four students from Fleming College’s occupational therapy assistant and physiotherapy assistant (OP/PT) program are gaining valuable hands-on experience working with Riverview Manor residents, their instructor tells The OMNIway. Read more

Ending the Alzheimer’s stigma: what LTC homes can do

Mary Schulz, director of education for the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Engaging residents, families and local communities is the key to helping others understand the condition

Alzheimer Society of Canada director of education Mary Schulz says long-term care homes are well-positioned to help end the stigma attached to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia because they are “communities within communities” that can engage others to debunk myths about the condition. Read more

Proposed Riverview Manor design gets thumbs up from new neighbours, family members

Bird’s eye view of proposed development for the new Riverview Manor by G architects.

About 20 people attend public meeting to learn about redevelopment plan

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – OMNI Health Care and G architects hosted a public meeting Jan. 15 in Peterborough to share the proposed redevelopment plans for the new Riverview Manor which is slated to be built by December 2022. Read more