Entries by Deron Hamel

Turning WanderGuard into a brooch is keeping Riverview resident safe and happy

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – When a Riverview Manor resident who exit-seeks was forgetting or refusing to keep her WanderGuard bracelet on her person, the Peterborough long-term care home’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team came up with a clever idea that has since ensured the resident not only wears the device at all times, she also wants to be seen with it.

Riverview pen-pal program an example of creating social inclusion for residents

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – A recent OMNIway story about the importance of social inclusion for seniors caught the eye of Riverview Manor registered practical nurse (RPN) and Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) lead Becky Dennie, who notes how a pen-pal program two team members at the Peterborough long-term care home recently created ties in with this message.