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Pleasant Meadow flu-vaccination campaign rolling along

Most residents, staff members receive immunization November 13, 2013 — Deron Hamel Almost all of the 61 residents and about 80 per cent of staff members at Pleasant Meadow Manor have received the flu shot this year as part of OMNI Health Care’s corporate-wide vaccination campaign. Pleasant Meadow Manor registered nurse Shelley Vandenberg says all the […]

Garden Terrace caregivers star in information video

YouTube video explores caregivers’ work November 11, 2013 — Deron Hamel Two Garden Terrace front-line staff members have helped create a YouTube video providing insight into experiences if working with people who have a cognitive impairment. Personal support workers (PSWs) Ashley Astle and Dieune Simplice worked as actors in Caregivers, a video made by Interplay Creative Media on […]

Village Green hosts community bazaar

‘It was one of our best ever,’ LEC says November 12, 2013 — Natalie Hamilton Hand-knit sweaters, jewelry, baked goods and unique crafts were among the items that helped draw a large crowd through the doors of Village Green recently. The 66-bed OMNI long-term care home in the hamlet of Selby, Ont. hosted its annual […]

West Lake residents’ faces ‘lit up the dining room’

Picton home takes part in Halloween November 8, 2013 — Natalie Hamilton Janie Butler teared up when she saw how excited residents were to see children in costumes. West Lake Terrace was her first stop when she took her daughter trick-or-treating Oct. 31. Butler, acting life enrichment co-ordinator, and two other staff members with their children […]

Rosebridge Manor nearing 100% flu vaccination rate for residents, staff

The organization is offering its homes draws for $25 Loblaws gift certificates. Every staff member who gets the flu shot will have their name placed in the draw. November 7, 2013 — Deron Hamel  Since launching its flu-shot campaign Oct. 25, the Rosebridge Manor team has administered the vaccination to nearly all of the Jasper long-term care […]

RPN underscores importance of flu shot

Country Terrace sees 90% vaccination rate November 5, 2013 — Deron Hamel  While getting the flu shot is an option for long-term care home residents, there are many benefits to getting vaccinated this time of year, says Country Terrace registered practical nurse (RPN) and infection control lead Brenna Slota. For starters, the vaccination reduces the chance […]

How could the right-to-die issue impact long-term care?

Government interest could spark possibility of future change in laws October 8, 2013 — Deron Hamel  There’s been much talk recently among provincial health ministers about people’s right to die with dignity. While this conversation isn’t new, it has been getting a lot more attention, due to Canada’s Health Minister Rona Ambrose sitting down last week […]

Halloween comes to OMNI homes

Homes host parties to celebrate a favourite tradition November 4, 2013 — Deron Hamel OMNI Health Care long-term care homes celebrated Halloween, a favourite holiday amongst residents and staff members, on Oct. 31 and residents and staff members had a ball, say organizers. Streamway Villa and Frost Manor were busy last week planning activities for […]

Residents give back through Christmas Bazaar

Streamway Villa seniors support Philippines relief, the Giving Tree November 28, 2013 — Jennifer Neutel  Streamway Villa’s annual Christmas Bazaar has a new element this year that Christina Verleysen says may make it the best yet – the residents’ council is putting all proceeds towards two good causes. Some of the funds raised will be donated […]

‘It’s certainly Christmas at Riverview Manor’

 Baking, decorations and special events lead up to the holidays November 26, 2013 — Jennifer Neutel With Christmas a month away, residents at Riverview Manor have been busy baking goodies for their bake sale this Friday, just one of several events taking place at the Peterborough long-term care home leading up to the holidays. Life enrichment […]