Entries by Deron Hamel

Fleming OT/PT students wrap up 7-week placement by organizing a fun event for residents

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – A group of students from Fleming College’s occupational therapy assistant and physiotherapy assistant (OP/PT) program wrapped up a seven-week placement at Riverview Manor by treating the Peterborough long-term care home’s residents to a “tournament day” that featured competitive activities that were also fun and had physical benefits.

OMNI starts first phase of IDDSI rollout in its homes

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – OMNI Health Care has started the first of three phases of its rollout of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) to enhance safety for residents with dysphagia, the medical term for swallowing difficulty, which is often caused by neurological conditions including dementia or stroke.