Strong community spirit is alive at Country Terrace, inside and outside the home

Country Terrace

‘There have been a lot of good things happening, and people have been really nice to us as staff’

While the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for Country Terrace residents and staff members, Kimberley Noftle, the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home’s clinical care co-ordinator, says she’s also seen an outpour of strong support from within Country Terrace and from the surrounding community during this trying time. Read more

Community’s love helping Almonte Country Haven through pandemic

‘The ongoing demonstrations of support and kind words provide the fuel our team needs to continue on in our efforts to provide the excellent care and support that our little home is known for’

The cards pinned to the Almonte Country Haven bulletin board and the hand-painted signs adorning the garden tell the story of a community that’s rallying to support the residents who live at the Lanark County long-term care home and the staff members who work there during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Pandemic shows us why people work in OMNI homes

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of our lives in some way. Many Canadians are now working from home. We’re self-isolating. We’re practising social distancing. We are taking precautions on a scale that most of us have not seen in our lifetime. Read more

Streamway Villa residents, staff dance their stressors away

Streamway Villa

Cook, LEA host dance party to boost spirits during global pandemic

When she’s in the dining room, Streamway Villa cook Litsa Christodoulou can’t help but notice how music during meals inspires humming and singing by some of the residents (click here to watch video). Read more

Community’s support is having a positive impact at Kentwood Park

Individuals and groups have been demonstrating random acts of kindness for residents and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic

Kentwood Park interim life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Brandy Courtney says staff members are “feeling the love and support” from the local community, thanks to the many kind gestures individuals and groups have shown for those working at the Picton long-term care home during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Maplewood puts hydration on tap


Home purchases bedside thermal water cups with lids

Maplewood is tapped into hydration during Nutrition Month. Read more

Dog’s visit through windows brings West Lake Terrace residents joy

Pet therapy volunteers Lesley Campbell and her dog, Gibson, visit residents through the windows of West Lake Terrace.

Acts of kindness ‘mean so much to us during this time,’ LEC says

The doggie in the window caused some residents to shed tears of joy recently at West Lake Terrace. Read more

COVID-19: How OMNI is responding to the pandemic, Part 2

In Part 2 of this two-part story, we examine how preparedness has been key to dealing with the crisis. We also look at the important role collaboration between homes and families has played at this time

As the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic continues, the No. 1 priority for OMNI Health Care continues to be keeping residents and staff members safe. Read more

COVID-19: How OMNI is responding to the pandemic

In Part 1 of a two-part story, we look at how OMNI has stayed ahead of the curve during this crisis as well as pay tribute to the people who have been ‘the true heroes of the pandemic’ – the staff members

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has tested OMNI Health Care and everyone connected to its 18 long-term care homes, but thanks to a dedicated team of staff members, diligent planning and steady, strong support from families, the organization is meeting the challenges faced by this crisis. Read more

Frost BSO team planning to help with project to determine virtual reality’s impact on reducing depression, boredom

Frost Manor

If the project shows favourable results, virtual reality simulators could be used to prevent agitation in residents with cognitive impairment

Frost Manor’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team is planning to embark on a pilot project to help gather measurable data for a company that offers virtual reality services to seniors to enhance their quality of life. Read more