OMNI working hard to stay ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic

‘Situation is extremely fluid; all of our homes have been very well prepared’

In an effort to keep residents and staff members safe in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, OMNI Health Care has been enacting Public Health Ontario protocols to reduce the chance of exposure to the virus in the organization’s 18 long-term care homes. Read more

Golden retriever Duffy is making a difference at Streamway Villa, one visit at a time

Duffy, a British golden retriever, is a St. John Ambulance therapy dog who regularly visits Streamway Villa with his owner, Lisa Denvir.

‘When we go in, everybody is happy to see him, it’s kind of like walking in with a rock star’

When Lisa Denvir and her British golden retriever, Duffy, walk into Streamway Villa for one of their visits, residents’ faces light up and everyone wants to know what Duffy has been up to since they last saw him. Read more

Riverview Manor BSO team trialling innovative chair to chart its impact preventing agitation

So far, 9 of 11 residents have experienced decreased agitation. The residents are also providing favourable feedback

The Riverview Manor Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team is in the process of trialling an innovative chair to help prevent agitation in residents affected by cognitive impairment. Read more

Forest Hill grows its partnership with local group of parents and their babies

Forest Hill residents Lilo Hellwig (left) and Vera Ellerington (right) spend time with one of the babies from Babies Who Volunteer.

Residents have taken to programming with Babies Who Volunteer so well the home has scheduled six months of regular visits

Forest Hill residents have benefited so much from visits with a group of babies and toddlers and their parents that the Kanata, Ont. long-term care home has scheduled regular visits with Babies Who Volunteer for the next six months. Read more

Willows Estate celebrates International Women’s Day March 8

‘We are forever indebted but grateful for all that they contribute to this world’

From the female caregivers to the women who reside at Willows Estate, the Aurora long-term care home joined the worldwide effort to celebrate International Women’s Day March 8. Read more

Rosebridge Manor PSW praises Village Green BSO program, training session

‘It was a very informative day’

As Rosebridge Manor builds its Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team, personal support worker (PSW) Richard Barr says the best training he has received by far was during a session at Village Green. Read more

Forest Hill is working on a makeover to enhance quality of life for residents with dementia

Secured units will soon feature brighter colours and items that bring back memories

Forest Hill is in the process of adding new colours and images to the walls in the Kanata, Ont. long-term care home’s secured areas in an effort to decrease agitation and increase the quality of life for residents affected by cognitive impairment. Read more

‘We’re pretending the snow is sand today’

Frost Manor residents, staff members and families dressed in their favourite tropical clothing March 4 to help blow away the winter blues with an all-day Hawaiian-themed party.

Frost Manor blows away the winter blues with all-day Hawaiian-themed party

Yes, it’s that time of year again; the time of year when most Canadians have had their fill of winter and start looking forward to sunshine and warmer weather when the seasons change. Read more

Healthy eating also means adopting healthy habits around eating, say dietitians

2020 Nutrition Month campaign, More than Food, focuses on concepts such as enjoying food with others and meal preparation

While eating healthy is important for Canadians, it’s also important that people adopt healthy habits that surround eating. That’s the key message behind this year’s Nutrition Month, which is acknowledged across Canada throughout March. Read more

Country Terrace departments collaborate to create memorable Valentine’s luncheon

10 couples celebrated their love at this year’s event

Country Terrace’s nutritional care and life enrichment departments collaborated to help 10 couples celebrate their love on Feb. 14 during the Komoka, Ont. Long-term care home’s annual Valentine’s Day lunch. Read more