Maria Noorenberghe is not just an RN, she’s ‘the backbone of Country Terrace’

Registered nurse Maria Noorenberghe, pictured above, is the recipient of Country Terrace’s 2019 Inspired Leadership Award.

This is how administrator Karen Dann describes the home’s 2019 Inspired Leadership recipient

Country Terrace administrator Karen Dann characterizes registered nurse Maria Noorenberghe as having a strong work ethic and as being a team member who’s always there for residents, their families and her co-workers at the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home. Read more

Country Terrace physician Dr. Andrew Whynot receives OLTCC Long-Term Care Physician of the Year Award

Dr. Andrew Whynot, pictured above, recently received the 2019 Long-Term Care Physician of the Year Award from the Ontario Long Term Care Clinicians.

Home administrator Karen Dann says it takes a special kind of doctor to work in LTC, and Dr. Whynot is perfect for the job

Dr. Andrew Whynot, who has been Country Terrace’s physician for more than 10 years, recently received the 2019 Long-Term Care Physician of the Year Award from the Ontario Long Term Care Clinicians (OLTCC). Read more

‘Every day is better when Maria is working’

PSW Maria Medeiros, pictured above, is the recipient of Country Terrace’s 2019 Everyday Hero Award.

Country Terrace PSW Maria Medeiros is commended for her resident-centred approach with a 2019 Everyday Hero Award

Country Terrace administrator Karen Dann describes the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home’s 2019 Everyday Hero recipient Maria Medeiros as being a staff member who is a “caring and compassionate … team player.” Read more

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