Home nurtures residents’ gardening roots

Almonte Country Haven residents recently enjoyed a picnic on the Lanark County long-term care home’s front patio. Residents got to enjoy a well-shaded lunch prepared by residents which included onions and fresh herbs
from the home’s gardens.

Almonte Country Haven gardens boast flowers, herbs, vegetables

Whether plucking a carrot from the garden or enjoying the colourful sight of flowers at their peak, the gardens at Almonte Country Haven offer plenty for residents and staff alike. Read more

Summer days of barbecues, ice cream a hit at Almonte Country Haven

Freda, an Almonte Country Haven resident, is pictured here enjoying an ice cream cone on the patio of the Lanark County long-term care home.

Residents enjoying the great outdoors: LEC

From enjoying ice cream on the patio to watching kids ride their bicycles, residents are embracing all-things summer at Almonte Country Haven. Read more

VIDEO: A look at how Almonte Country Haven prepares from-scratch cooking for residents

Preparing nearly every menu item from scratch is what Almonte Country Haven’s residents expect from the Lanark County long-term care home’s nutritional care team, so that’s what they get each and every day. Read more

Riverview NCM’s visit to Almonte Country Haven provides ideas to enhance meal service

Riverview Manor nutritional care manager Neil MacDonald (left) and Almonte Country Haven nutritional care manager Dave Benn (right) are pictured here in the Almonte kitchen Feb. 27.

Neil MacDonald says he is impressed with how the home is able to prepare so much from-scratch cooking for residents

Neil MacDonald says a key benefit to being a nutritional care manager (NCM) in an OMNI Health Care long-term care home is that there are opportunities to visit sister homes to learn how others are improving residents’ quality of life through meal service and incorporate those learnings. Read more

Staying organized is key to successfully creating scratch-made meals in LTC homes: NCM

Almonte Country Haven’s Dave Benn discusses how his team stays ahead of the curve to prepare the meals residents want

When it comes to successfully preparing made-from-scratch meals residents love, Dave Benn has two words of advice for nutritional care managers (NCMs): stay organized. Read more

Almonte Country Haven residents want from-scratch cooking, so that’s what they get

Almonte Country Haven nutritional care manager Dave Benn holds a tray of made-from-scratch chocolate eclairs his team prepared for residents.

Serving homemade food results in high intake and happy residents at the Lanark County LTC home

ALMONTE, Ont. – Whether Almonte Country Haven residents are tucking into a traditional Sunday dinner of roasted prime rib with Yorkshire pudding, enjoying crème brûlée for dessert or snacking on a chocolate eclair with a cup of tea, they can count on the food being made from scratch. Read more

Veteran PSW receives Everyday Hero accolade

Almonte Country Haven

Joanne Neill ‘loved and respected by all’

With more than two and a half decades of caring for residents of Almonte Country Haven, Joanne Neill is being recognized for her devotion and compassion. Read more

New Almonte design’s strongest points are more privacy with continued ‘sense of community’: administrator

Matt Galvin of G architects is pictured here presenting Almonte Country Haven’s new design on Jan. 31.

Architects unveil new design to residents, families and staff

Almonte Country Haven residents, families and staff members got a preview on Jan. 31 of what the new Lanark County long-term care home will look like once its redevelopment project is complete in December 2022. Read more

Almonte receives approval for redevelopment; news brings back memories for administrator

Home will be expanded from 82 to 96 beds by 2022. Carolyn Della Foresta remembers the day Almonte Country Haven opened

Carolyn Della Foresta remembers being a little girl in 1981 when Almonte Country Haven moved into its current site at 333 Country St. in Almonte, Ont., from its previous location at the local hospital. Read more

Naomi Redner’s resident focus, innovation, dedication to others earns her Inspired Leadership Award

Almonte Country Haven

Almonte Country Haven administrator Carolyn Della Foresta says Naomi lives these qualities every day

Every day, life enrichment co-ordinator Naomi Redner lives the qualities that make an excellent leader at Almonte Country Haven, says administrator Carolyn Della Foresta. Read more