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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Everyday Hero Brenda Ring’s commitment to others shines through

Country Terrace Everyday Hero recipient Brenda Ring is pictured here with her award.

‘She is one of our best PSWs who comes to work every day determined to give 100 per cent to her residents’

Country Terrace personal support worker (PSW) Brenda Ring is described by residents and her co-workers as being kind, dedicated and always available to help others at the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home. She also does her job each day with a smile that others notice. Read more

Country Terrace chooses three residents for Lifetime Achievement Award

Pictured clockwise, Margaret Ward, Maria Beadle and Michael Bird were chosen as Country Terrace’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients.

Maria Beadle, Margaret Ward and Michael Bird share the honour, which is awarded annually to acknowledge outstanding resident achievement

When it came time to select a recipient for Country Terrace’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award, team members at the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home couldn’t decide on one. Read more

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