Country Terrace RN Pat Wysman receives prestigious Elisabeth Hinton Memorial Award

RN Pat Wysman (middle) is pictured here with OMNI director of western operations Aimee Merkley (left) and Country Terrace administrator Karen Dann (right) receiving the Elisabeth Hinton Memorial Award at a recent ceremony.

‘Pat is very dedicated to the residents at Country Terrace and strongly advocates for each one to live a life of dignity and quality’

Country Terrace registered nurse Pat Wysman is the recipient of OMNI Health Care’s 2018 Elisabeth Hinton Memorial Award. Read more

Country Terrace IDDSI team attends workshop to help prepare for upcoming framework implementation

The Country Terrace IDDSI team is seen here during a recent workshop in London, Ont. hosted by Complete Purchasing.

NCM Alex Achillini says workshop will help team be proactive about staying ahead of the curve

Country Terrace’s nine-member International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) team attended a Sept. 19 workshop hosted by Complete Purchasing to help prepare the Komoka long-term care home for when IDDSI is fully implemented by OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes in January. Read more

Combining Country Terrace’s annual pie social with fundraiser nets $155 for Alzheimer Society

Event also proved to be the perfect venue for bringing residents, families and friends together

Country Terrace team members combined the home’s annual Thanksgiving pie social with a well-known fundraiser to support the local branch of the Alzheimer Society of Canada on Oct. 9, raising $155.25. Read more

Fresh veggies, anyone? Country Terrace delivering more meals made from home-grown produce

Pictured above, Country Terrace has been serving pizza topped with veggies grown in the home’s garden.

Pizza, pizza buns and colourful garnishes are some of the latest offerings from the kitchen

Imagine biting into a slice of homemade pizza topped with fresh tomatoes, peppers and onions, grown in your own garden. Or tearing into a warm, fresh-from-the-oven pizza bun made with the same vine-ripened tomatoes. Read more

‘We want to be known as the long-term care home that rocks’

Country Terrace is launching a music program for younger residents interested in classic rock

Anyone who has been to a long-term care home knows that golden oldies from the 1930s and 1940s have long been the choice of music for residents who enjoy reminiscing about their youth. But there’s also increasing demand for Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd. Read more

Backyard garden helps Country Terrace prepare ‘farm-to-table’ meals

Pictured above, a plate of zucchini-chocolate-chip-coconut muffins recently prepared for Country Terrace residents.

Project brings 3 departments together to deliver fresh vegetables to residents

Country Terrace is embracing a social movement among restaurants and foodies called “farm-to-table” which encourages cooking with local ingredients. Read more

Teamwork once again ensures Country Terrace annual BBQ goes off without a hitch

Despite unfavourable weather and a last-minute entertainment cancellation, the landmark event carried on without any bumps

For the second straight year, the Country Terrace team pulled together to make sure unfavourable weather didn’t get in the way of everyone having a great time at the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home’s annual family and friends barbecue on June 16. Read more

Fresh-baked buns wowing Country Terrace residents

Country Terrace nutritional care manager Alex Achillini is seen here rolling out dough to make fresh, from-scratch dinner rolls.

Every Wednesday the nutritional care team is baking fresh dinner rolls for residents, and the residents are loving it

As part of Country Terrace’s mission to continually improve the quality of food service at the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home, the nutritional care team is baking homemade buns every Wednesday to serve with dinner. Read more

Country Terrace resident keeps busy gardening and making sure home is looking tip-top

Country Terrace resident Tracey Welles is pictured here working in the home’s yard. Tracey has created a job for herself at the home by working in the gardens, tidying up the yard and keeping the pathways neat and tidy.

Tracey Welles says these activities also help her mobility

Tracey Welles says she was once told that “being active is the best medicine for physical and mental health,” and this is advice the Country Terrace resident has taken to heart. Read more

Team members collaborate to ensure Country Terrace couples get their Valentine’s luncheon

Pictured above, Country Terrace residents and spouses enjoy a Valentine’s Day lunch on Feb. 27.

A mid-February outbreak interrupts Valentine’s Day, but couples still get to celebrate day of love

Although Country Terrace had an outbreak in mid-February and was unable to provide the Komoka, Ont., long-term care home’s residents with a Valentine’s Day luncheon, team members wanted to make sure couples still had an opportunity to celebrate the day. Read more