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COBOURG, Ont. – From the town park and art gallery near her home at Streamway Villa in Cobourg to the Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, Frances Gage’s artistry graces many spaces for all to see.
Maclean’s story steers clear of laying blame
When a violent act occurs in a long-term care home, too often media outlets will cover the story, explain the incident in great detail but miss the bigger picture. The result is that fingers start pointing at the home and its staff members while the cause of the incident is ignored.
When Country Terrace clinical care co-ordinator Kimberley Noftle had to lead an in-service recently focused on abuse, she didn’t want the session to be her merely standing in a room and talking in front of her co-workers. Because of the importance of the subject, she wanted everyone to be engaged and to walk away with an understanding of what abuse is so it can be recognized.
Council helping people near and far
At their first meeting of 2014, members of the residents’ council were ecstatic to learn that council’s $300 donation to the Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in the Philippines was matched by OMNI Health Care and the federal government.
The council also discussed the Christmas gifts they purchased for two local children in need through the Northumberland Mall Giving Tree program. The idea came from council vice-president Barb LeBlanc in consultation with other residents.
OMNI Health Care president and CEO Patrick McCarthy recently stopped by the newsroom to talk about the changing landscape in long-term care and what OMNI is doing to better accommodate those the changes.
Long-term care residents have the right to explore their feelings and can and do pursue relationships in their own home, an administrator says.
OMNI Health Care president and CEO Patrick McCarthy dropped by the Axiom News offices this afternoon to discuss how the organization keeps residents safe in an environment that’s seeing more residents with aggressive behaviours.
A video interview with OMNI Health Care’s president and CEO, the launch of a WordPress news website and the continuation of a story series exploring the issue of safety and sexuality in long-term care are some of the things to look out for in upcoming editions of the OMNIway.
When two residents living in long-term care both willingly pursue a relationship together, it’s not Rosebridge Manor’s place to intervene, the home’s life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) says.
- VIDEO: Company donates video of Streamway Villa residents having safe fun during the pandemicAugust 7, 2020 - 6:45 am
- ‘Parade’ of cars turns up to support Riverview Manor residents and staffApril 28, 2020 - 6:45 am
- VIDEO: Forest Hill residents make video thanking Trinity Presbyterian Church for Christmas giftsFebruary 20, 2020 - 6:45 am
OMNI Health Care
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Peterborough ON K9J 6X6
Telephone: 705 748-6631
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