One of the greatest challenges the global COVID-19 pandemic has presented for long-term care homes is determining the balance between maintaining quality of life for residents while adhering to safety protocols to keep the extremely contagious virus out of homes.
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While the COVID-19 virus has presented the greater health-care sector with a level of challenges unseen during other pandemics in recent years, having a strong pandemic plan in place has helped OMNI Health Care navigate these difficult times.
If you’ve been reading the papers or watching the evening news in recent months, you’ve probably noticed a narrative emerging that questions the safety of long-term care homes during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic.
While the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges for the long-term care sector, the crisis has also brought out kindness, compassion and unwavering support for OMNI Health Care long-term care homes from neighbours and businesses.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of our lives in some way. Many Canadians are now working from home. We’re self-isolating. We’re practising social distancing. We are taking precautions on a scale that most of us have not seen in our lifetime.
In an effort to keep residents and staff members safe in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, OMNI Health Care has been enacting Public Health Ontario protocols to reduce the chance of exposure to the virus in the organization’s 18 long-term care homes.
The Alzheimer Society of Canada is now in the third year of its awareness campaign, “I live with dementia. Let me help you understand”. Through this initiative, Canadians who are living with cognitive impairment are coming forward to share their stories of living with dementia in an effort to stop the stigma attached to the condition.
The OMNIway would like to wish all of our readers a happy and healthy holiday season. We will resume publishing on Thursday, Jan. 2.
If you’ve been regularly reading The OMNIway throughout 2019, you will have noticed there has been a strong focus on how OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes have been engaging with their local communities.
The recently released annual report from the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario for 2019 outlines areas for improving meal service in the province’s 626 long-term care homes, and OMNI Health Care is responding to these aspects of the report.
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