Doughnuts and safe family time mark Father’s Day at Country Terrace

Pictured above, Country Terrace’s resident dads were treated to coffee and doughnuts on Father’s Day.

‘For Father’s Day we wanted to make sure every dad got a treat as sweet as they are’

Although there were no family gatherings to celebrate Father’s Day at Country Terrace on June 21, the life enrichment team at the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home still managed to make the day “sweet” for all the dads. Read more

E-mail updates praised by Country Terrace family members for keeping them informed

Country Terrace resident Lorraine Bullas is pictured here in a photo administrator Karen Dann recently sent to her family.

Administrator Karen Dann is also sending photos of residents to their families to help give them peace of mind

Country Terrace administrator Karen Dann says family members of residents living at the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home have been supportive of an initiative she’s launched to provide regular updates about the COVID-19 situation and about family members’ loved ones. Read more

Mother’s Day lunch makes a big difference to Country Terrace residents during a challenging time

Staff members from different departments worked together to prepare and serve a special meal

Although Country Terrace residents stayed in their rooms and couldn’t be with their spouses, children or grandchildren on Mother’s Day (May 10), staff members at the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home worked together to make sure moms had a special day on Sunday. Read more

Strong community spirit is alive at Country Terrace, inside and outside the home

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‘There have been a lot of good things happening, and people have been really nice to us as staff’

While the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for Country Terrace residents and staff members, Kimberley Noftle, the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home’s clinical care co-ordinator, says she’s also seen an outpour of strong support from within Country Terrace and from the surrounding community during this trying time. Read more

Alex Achillini and his co-workers praised for Valentine’s luncheon organized for Country Terrace couples

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

‘The world needs more people like Alex,’ says family member Kelly Rath in an e-mail to The OMNIway

Kelly Rath was inspired to contact The OMNIway recently after reading a story about the Valentine’s Day luncheon nutritional care manager Alex Achillini and his co-workers organized for couples at the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home, where Kelly’s father is a resident. Read more

Country Terrace departments collaborate to create memorable Valentine’s luncheon

10 couples celebrated their love at this year’s event

Country Terrace’s nutritional care and life enrichment departments collaborated to help 10 couples celebrate their love on Feb. 14 during the Komoka, Ont. Long-term care home’s annual Valentine’s Day lunch. Read more

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