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BSO an example of LHIN engagement success: McCarthy

Responsive behaviours reduced when resources applied December 3, 2013 — Deron Hamel  MARKHAM – OMNI Health Care president and CEO Patrick McCarthy says the province’s Behavioural Supports Ontario initiative is an example of the positive things that come from long-term care homes engaging with the 14 Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs). McCarthy’s comments were made Nov. […]

Helping others is the OMNIway

Streamway Villa’s annual Christmas bazaar is an important event at the Cobourg long-term care home. Proceeds from this year’s event will go towards relief in the Philippines as well as to providing presents for two children in need through the Northumberland Mall’s Giving Tree. Spirit of giving shining through at homes December 2, 2013 — Deron […]

From part-time RPN to administrator

Neil Peterson reflects on his career path at West Lake Terrace
When Neil Peterson took a part-time registered practical nurse (RPN) position at West Lake Terrace in May 2012 he didn’t anticipate he’d become the Prince Edward County long-term care home’s administrator less than a year and a half later.

Frost Manor shows OMNI pride during local parade

Participation in event draws attention from community November 22, 2013 — Deron Hamel  Once again, Frost Manor participated in the annual Lindsay & District Chamber of Commerce Santa Claus Parade, which served as an opportunity to bring the home to the forefront in the Lindsay community, while offering a good time for some residents and staff […]

Garden Terrace staff, OMNI come together for typhoon relief

Administrator commends resulting team effort November 20, 2013 — Deron Hamel  Garden Terrace and OMNI Health Care have come together to support relief efforts in the Philippines in the wake of the typhoon that claimed the lives of approximately 4,000 people and displaced as many as four million others. Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines Nov. 8. […]

What happens when you combine luck, fabulous people and even a small glitch?

Maplewood hosts ‘astounding’ live auction November 19, 2013 — Michelle Strutzenberger  The night before Maplewood long-term care home’s inaugural live auction, Rachel Corkery dreamed the event had raised more than $5,000. Though she knew there was no way that would happen, the life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) headed into work that day energized to think this could […]

Students and residents collaborate on Remembrance Day

The Willows hosts an innovative multisensory program honouring veterans November 15, 2013 — Deron Hamel  Residents at Willows Estate collaborated with a group of York University nursing students Nov. 8 in an innovative, multisensory program that honoured those who have served in the Armed Forces. Residents were provided with visual and auditory PowerPoint presentations incorporating photos; […]

Work placement steers students towards LTC

Willows Estate’s environment of respect helped one student decide on her career November 18, 2013 — Deron Hamel  Three York University nursing students says their work placement at Willows Estate has been a guiding light in helping them choose a career when they graduate. The students are currently doing their work placement at the Aurora long-term […]