Community’s love helping Almonte Country Haven through pandemic

‘The ongoing demonstrations of support and kind words provide the fuel our team needs to continue on in our efforts to provide the excellent care and support that our little home is known for’

The cards pinned to the Almonte Country Haven bulletin board and the hand-painted signs adorning the garden tell the story of a community that’s rallying to support the residents who live at the Lanark County long-term care home and the staff members who work there during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Creative thinking ensures a safe, fun St. Patrick’s Day for Almonte residents during pandemic

Residents receive room-to-room visits from team, while one resident’s family serenaded her from the garden

While Almonte Country Haven’s annual St. Patrick’s Day party was cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lanark County long-term care home’s residents were still able to safely enjoy a celebration of all things Irish, thanks to the creativity of staff and some family members. Read more

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