Country Terrace’s 2018 third-quarter quality indicators show strong points

Country Terrace

Restraint reduction, wound care, fall reduction and pain management are some of the areas where the home is shining

Providing high-quality care is everyone’s responsibility at Country Terrace, and it’s this shared responsibility that clinical care co-ordinator (CCC) Kimberley Noftle attributes to the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home’s successes with some of its 2018 third-quarter quality indicators. Read more

VIDEO: Plans for new Riverview Manor unveiled

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – OMNI Health Care and G architects, the Toronto-based firm designing the new Riverview Manor, unveiled conceptual images and the architectural plan for the new 160-bed, three-storey home at an information session at Riverview on Dec. 12. Read more

Forest Hill’s Larry Leslie praised for his leadership on many fronts

Forest Hill ESM/maintenance manager Larry Leslie is pictured here holding his Inspired Leadership Award.

Home’s ECM/maintenance manager presented with Inspired Leadership Award

Larry Leslie is known around Forest Hill as a team leader who doesn’t leave work until he knows the Kanata, Ont. long-term care home is safe and that residents and staff members have everything they need. He also takes on the dual role of environmental services manager (ESM) and maintenance manager at the home. Read more

Riverview residents enjoy pasta lunch they created with Fleming students

Riverview Manor residents are pictured here enjoying homemade spaghetti and meatballs they prepared at a Feb. 14 luncheon.

Being able to eat a meal they made was a mark of independence for residents, says NCM

Riverview Manor residents got to reap the fruits of their labour at a Feb. 14 luncheon where meatballs and tomato sauce they previously made in cooking classes with Fleming College students were served up with pasta. Read more

OMNI starts first phase of IDDSI rollout in its homes

Pictured above, a diagram of the IDDSI framework.

Adopting the IDDSI framework will help OMNI homes enhance safety for residents with swallowing difficulty

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – OMNI Health Care has started the first of three phases of its rollout of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) to enhance safety for residents with dysphagia, the medical term for swallowing difficulty, which is often caused by neurological conditions including dementia or stroke. Read more

Leadership by design: how one PSW is making Burnbrae Gardens a brighter place

Burnbrae Gardens

Lianne Meyers is an ‘inspirational’ team member deserving of special recognition, says colleague

Burnbrae Gardens personal support worker (PSW) Juanita Baird says when she looks around the Campbellford long-term care home she can tell when her colleague, Lianne Meyers, has been adding her personal touch. Read more

Residents’ family members, friends invited to join Frost Manor’s Valentine’s Day lunch

Frost Manor resident Joan Charlebois (left) and her friend Deanna Holliganer are seen here during the home’s Feb. 14 luncheon.

Team members wanted to make event inclusive for residents without spouses

Valentine’s Day can be a lonely occasion for those residents without spouses, so Frost Manor encouraged residents to invite a friend or family member to attend this year’s sweetheart luncheon with them. Read more

Springdale Country Manor gives residents a Valentine’s Day to remember

George and Shirley Mather hold hands while being serenaded by the Aces of Harmony during Springdale Country Manor’s Valentine’s Day sweetheart luncheon.

Food, wine and song accompany couples celebrating their love

Seven couples celebrated their love Feb. 14 during Springdale Country Manor’s annual Valentine’s Day “sweetheart luncheon”. Read more

War hero and resident advocate Alex Classen receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Forest Hill resident Alex Classen is pictured here receiving his Lifetime Achievement Award from administrator Susan Bell.

‘I can think of no one who is more deserving of this award,’ says LEC in nominating the Second World War veteran for the honour

Forest Hill resident Alex Classen served Canada in the Second World War and today serves as an advocate for his fellow residents at the Kanata, Ont. long-term care home by being active in its residents’ council. For his commitment to Canada and to his fellow residents, Alex was recently presented with the home’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more

Veteran PSW receives Everyday Hero accolade

Almonte Country Haven

Joanne Neill ‘loved and respected by all’

With more than two and a half decades of caring for residents of Almonte Country Haven, Joanne Neill is being recognized for her devotion and compassion. Read more