OMNI keeps residents, families connected during pandemic

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

Streamway Villa uses FaceTime, Maplewood residents write letters

OMNI Health Care homes are prioritizing keeping residents’ spirits up during the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring they still connect with family members. Read more

Woodland Villa’s new safe visitation patio is proving to be a big success

‘We have had nearly every day booked with families who have been able to visit their loved ones’

Woodland Villa’s revamped patio, which is fitted with a wood and Plexiglas barrier to allow the Long Sault, Ont. long-term care home’s residents to have safe visits with their loved ones during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, has been booked solid since opening May 27. Read more

Artist Lynn Melbourne honours Almonte Country Haven residents by sketching their portraits

Peppy Mocko holds a portrait of his mother that was sketched by artist Lynn Melbourne (left).

‘She has no affiliation with the home, and the fact that she just reached out of compassion and kindness and concern, it was such a beautiful gesture’

Before the COVID-19 pandemic began in March, Lynn Melbourne, an artist from Almonte, Ont., was inspired to sketch portraits of people living in long-term care homes. Read more

Community support helping OMNI homes through challenging time

While the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges for the long-term care sector, the crisis has also brought out kindness, compassion and unwavering support for OMNI Health Care long-term care homes from neighbours and businesses. Read more

The sister of a new Maplewood resident is applauding staff for their care during a challenging time

Betty Wagner says the Maplewood team has provided a safe, loving environment for her sister

Moving into a long-term care home is often a big change for new residents, and during a global pandemic there are even more changes to adapt to. Read more

Local Lions Club puts on parade for Springdale residents and staff

Members of the East Peterborough Lions Club and Springdale Country Manor staff are pictured here outside the Peterborough County long-term care home on June 1. The Lions Club organized a parade to show support for residents and staff that day.

Springdale Country Manor residents and staff were recently treated to a 10-car parade, courtesy of members of the East Peterborough Lions Club who drove by honking their horns, ringing bells, blowing whistles and cheering. Read more

E-mail updates praised by Country Terrace family members for keeping them informed

Country Terrace resident Lorraine Bullas is pictured here in a photo administrator Karen Dann recently sent to her family.

Administrator Karen Dann is also sending photos of residents to their families to help give them peace of mind

Country Terrace administrator Karen Dann says family members of residents living at the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home have been supportive of an initiative she’s launched to provide regular updates about the COVID-19 situation and about family members’ loved ones. Read more

Springdale centenarian gets a family window visit to celebrate her 100th birthday

Springdale Country Manor resident Lillian de Bassecourt waves to the camera while her family members wave from outside her window. Lillian’s family paid her a visit on May 21 to wish her a happy 100th birthday.

Lillian de Bassecourt also had a video call with family members and received a plaque from the Queen and Governor General

Although Lillian de Bassecourt wasn’t able to have a traditional birthday celebration with her family to mark her 100th birthday, the Springdale Country Manor resident did have a window visit with her loved ones at the Peterborough County long-term care home on May 21. Read more

Norwood long-term care home residents ‘all scream for ice cream’

Pleasant Meadow Manor life enrichment co-ordinator Kim Williams pauses with an ice cream cart she decorated recently.

Pleasant Meadow Manor LEC decorates treat cart, makes rounds

As the temperatures rise, Pleasant Meadow Manor is helping residents keep their cool with cold treats and beverages. Read more

Snapshots of My Life program provides interesting insight into Frost Manor residents’ lives

Residents and staff are learning more about the people who call Frost Manor home

When people living or working at Frost Manor want to learn more about residents they can now go to a wall at the Lindsay long-term care home to read resident biographies and see some of the photos that are most dear to the person. Read more