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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Christmas Craft and Bake Sale raises $3K-plus for Frost Manor’s residents’ council

LEC attributes success to the work of residents, families and staff who helped prepare for the event

Frost Manor life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Lyndsay Burton organized her first Christmas Craft and Bake Sale at the Lindsay, Ont. long-term care home, and with “many weeks of preparation” and help from residents, families and staff members, the Dec. 1 event raised $3,000 and the money is still coming in.

As with every year, money raised from the event will help fund resident outings and special purchases throughout the next 12 months.

“The craft sale has always been our biggest event held at our home and traditionally the largest source of income the residents’ council will earn throughout the year,” Lyndsay tells The OMNIway.

This year’s event featured 15 vendors selling a variety of crafts, jewelry, Tupperware and Scentsy items. The team also sold hot apple cider for guests and offered homemade chili or soup lunch. There was also an array of baked goods ranging from the very popular meat pies to cookies, squares and 10-inch fruit pies.

Lyndsay says residents and others did a top-notch job of ensuring the day was successful.

“We are so pleased with the outpouring of support for our residents here at Frost; we had so many families and friends of Frost offer their time, gift baskets for raffle, items for auction and donations of crafted items as well,” she says.

“The Christmas Craft Sale really helped to bring our Frost Manor family together with the community to make this event a big success.”

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Resident Chris Todd receives Frost Manor’s Lifetime Achievement Award for her dedication to nursing

Frost Manor resident Chris Todd is pictured here after receiving the Lindsay long-term care home’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Chris is seen here with her son, Gerry, and Frost Manor administrator Doneath Stewart.

Chris’s nursing career began during WW2. She moved to Canada after the war and continued her career in health care

Frost Manor resident Chris Todd worked for many years as a nurse, and her career began with her caring for victims of war. For her career in nursing and her dedication to the profession, Chris received Frost Manor’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award at an Oct. 19 ceremony held at the Lindsay long-term care home. Read more

Environmental services worker Tanya Smith is always striving to make people’s day a little brighter

Frost Manor Inspired Leadership Award recipient Tanya Smith (left) is seen here with environmental services manager Rick Riel and Everyday Hero Award recipient Phyllis Smith.

Her enthusiasm and mindfulness has been recognized by her peers, who nominated Tanya for Frost Manor’s Inspired Leadership Award

Since 2016, environmental services team member Tanya Smith has been organizing day trips for Frost Manor residents to her mother-in-law Nancy DeGeer’s farm just outside of Lindsay. There are many ways Tanya demonstrates leadership at Frost Manor, but this is one way that stands out for many of her colleagues and residents. Read more

New LEA commended for bringing lots of creativity and ideas to Frost Manor

Frost Manor residents Marion Cain, Jean Gibb and Sheila Serksnas are pictured here with LEA Kim Williams in the Halloween masks they recently made.

Most recently, Kim Williams played a large role in helping organize Halloween party

Frost Manor life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Lyndsay Burton says Kim Williams, a new member of the life enrichment team, has already come up “with plenty of fun and exciting programs” for residents to enjoy in her short time at the home. Read more

Resident and staff costume contest highlights Frost Manor’s Halloween party

Frost Manor team members are seen here showing off their costumes during the Lindsay long-term care home’s Halloween party and costume contest.

Event combines OMNI Health Care values of fun and laughter and creativity

The Frost Manor team took this year’s Halloween party up a notch when the Lindsay long-term care home hosted a resident and staff costume contest. Read more

When Frost Manor lost its fish-tank funding, LEA Jesse Fraser created an aquarium program for residents

Frost Manor LEA Jesse Fraser is pictured here standing next to the home’s aquarium. Jesse recently started a program that engages residents in helping care for the aquarium’s fish.

‘This is a great example of how Jesse embraces the OMNIway’

After Frost Manor lost the funding an anonymous donor had provided for the maintenance of the Lindsay, Ont. long-term care home’s fish tank for several years, life enrichment aide (LEA) Jesse Fraser came to the rescue. Read more

Helping residents and staff members is all in a day’s work for Phyllis Smith

Phyllis Smith, pictured at far left, is Frost Manor’s recipient of the 2018 Everyday Hero Award.

She jokes it has taken her ‘only 38 years’ to receive Frost Manor’s Everyday Hero Award

LINDSAY, Ont. – With her sharp sense of humour, Phyllis Smith, who has been working at Frost Manor since 1980, jokes that it took her “only 38 years” to receive OMNI Health Care’s Everyday Hero Award. Read more

Frost Manor hosts health and safety week

Frost Manor

Frost Manor

Five days dedicated to promoting safe practices inside and outside of work

Frost Manor hosted a health and safety week Sept. 17-21 with five days of education, fun and food to help raise awareness of health and safety issues – both at work and at home – and to increase knowledge of preventative measures. Read more

Teamwork and sense of family among OMNI homes leaves impression on two new Quality Forum attendees

Nutritional care managers Zach Jarvis (left) and Eli Thompson (right) are pictured here at Fern Resort on Sept. 28.

Eli Thompson and Zach Jarvis say events like the Quest for Quality highlighted these aspects of OMNI’s culture at the three-day forum

ORILLIA, Ont. – Two first-time attendees at OMNI Health Care’s 2018 Quality Forum say what impressed them most about the three-day conference at Fern Resort was the sense of family and teamwork they experienced. Read more