Country Terrace hosts WALK-IT fundraiser for Parkinson Society

Country Terrace resident Rose Kirk and administrator Karen Dann take to the walking trail at Country Terrace during the home’s WALK-IT for Parkinson’s fundraiser Sept. 13.

Residents and staff members raise $62 to help the organization with support services, education, advocacy and research

Residents and team members from Country Terrace took to the walking trail outside the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home Sept. 13 to help raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease and support the Parkinson Society of Southwestern Ontario’s annual WALK-IT for Parkinson’s campaign. Read more

Lots of ‘oh wow’ moments during Country Terrace zoo trip

Country Terrace resident Peter Mulcair feeds a goat during a recent visit to Greenview Aviaries Park and Zoo.

Residents especially enjoyed interacting with animals during outing to Greenview Aviaries Park and Zoo

A group of 15 residents and staff members got to see a variety of animals, from lions and bears to potbellied pigs, during an Aug. 15 outing to Greenview Aviaries Park and Zoo in Morpeth, Ont. Read more

When the beach called, Country Terrace answered

12 residents enjoy a summer day in Port Stanley

Is there a better way to spend a warm summer day than on a beach?

A dozen Country Terrace residents didn’t think so when they headed 45 kilometres south of the Komoka long-term care home July 25 to relax on the sand and in the water at Port Stanley’s beach. Read more

Country Terrace hosts country-and-western themed barbecue

Country Terrace’s annual family barbecue event is a hit for all.

Residents, guests enjoy horses, entertainment, meal

A country-and-western-themed barbecue event complete with visiting horses provided a grand old time for residents and family members at Country Terrace. Read more

Country Terrace managers donning scrubs on weekends to help front-line staff

Country Terrace administrator Karen Dann

Extra help is enhancing quality of life for residents while alleviating PSWs’ workload

Country Terrace managers have been donning scrubs and helping front-line team members on the floor on weekends for the past five months in an effort to enhance resident care and reduce an often heavy work for front-line staff, especially personal support workers (PSWs). Read more

Country Terrace becomes first home in South West LHIN approved to provide peritoneal dialysis

Country Terrace administrator Karen Dann is pictured here with resident Sharon Hanneman.

Providing in-home peritoneal dialysis will help improve quality of life for residents with renal failure while easing burden on the health-care system, says administrator

Country Terrace has been approved by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to provide in-home peritoneal dialysis to residents at the Komoka long-term care home who are living with renal failure in an effort to relieve stress on the health-care system and improve quality of life for people by avoiding hospital transfers. Read more

Country Terrace’s 2018 third-quarter quality indicators show strong points

Country Terrace

Restraint reduction, wound care, fall reduction and pain management are some of the areas where the home is shining

Providing high-quality care is everyone’s responsibility at Country Terrace, and it’s this shared responsibility that clinical care co-ordinator (CCC) Kimberley Noftle attributes to the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home’s successes with some of its 2018 third-quarter quality indicators. Read more

Country Terrace team creates Award of Appreciation honouring outstanding RN

Country Terrace 2018 Circle of Excellence Award recipients, from left to right, Brenda Ring (Everyday Hero), Christina Kissoondath (Leadership), Pat Wysman (Elisabeth Hinton Memorial Award) and Maria Noorenberghe (Award of Appreciation).

Maria Noorenberghe is described as ‘the backbone of Country Terrace’

In addition to the Circle of Excellence Awards for the Everyday Hero, Inspired Leadership, Lifetime Achievement and Elisabeth Hinton Memorial Award recipients that Country Terrace presented in late 2018, team members created a unique accolade to honour RN Maria Noorenberghe. Read more

OMNI residents show dedication to each other and their homes in 2018

Residents helping engage others about Bill of Rights, sanitizing hands during an outbreak and keeping yards in top shape were among the stories we saw this year

People living in OMNI Health Care long-term care homes demonstrated commitment to their fellow residents and to their homes in 2018 in a variety of ways that were meaningful and enhanced quality of life.
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Christina Kissoondath is a ‘positive force’ on Country Terrace nursing team

Night shift RN presented with Inspired Leadership Award for her ability to mentor new staff and build a strong, cohesive team

Country Terrace registered nurse Christina Kissoondath has been named the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home’s 2018 recipient of the Inspired Leadership Award.

In nominating Christina for the honour, administrator Karen Dann and director of care Lynda DeBuck cite Christina’s ability to mentor new staff members and build a strong resident-centred front-line team on the night shift.

“Christina is a long-time RN who quietly empowers and mentors the staff,” Karen says. “She works alongside them building a cohesive strong team. She is respected by all the staff, (and) she cares deeply about the residents and ensures she gives the best care always.”

Karen adds that Christina is a “positive force” at Country Terrace who reflects the characteristics of a strong leader every day.

Lynda notes that Christina also embodies OMNI Health Care’s mission, vision and values through her work, adding the RN is a “role model on the night shift at Country Terrace” who provides hope, purpose and belonging to all residents.“

Christina demonstrates OMNI’s vision by how she mentors new nurses,” Lynda says. “She shows support and understanding as new staff transitions to their new roles. She also provides resident-centred care, supporting Country Terrace residents and their choices. … She is confident in her role as a leader.”

OMNI’s Inspired Leadership Award is presented to staff members from each of the organization’s 18 long-term care homes. The accolade recognizes people who demonstrate OMNI’s mission, vision and values. Inspired Leaders also possess outstanding leadership skills and are committed to their work.

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