Frost Manor hosts party to celebrate resident Vi Quibell’s 104th birthday

Frost Manor resident Vi Quibell is joined by her grandson, Jeff Tompkins, during her 104th birthday celebration at the Lindsay long-term care home on June 5.

‘This is what it’s all about here – family and friendships’

LINDSAY, Ont. – Frost Manor went all out to host a party for resident Vi Quibell to help her celebrate her 104th birthday on June 5. Read more

Connie Abrams retires after illustrious 27-year career with OMNI

Connie Abrams is seen here cutting the cake at her May 3 farewell party. Connie retired from her position as Frost Manor’s administrator to spend more time working with her husband on their Internet business. Connie spent 27 years working with OMNI.

No matter which home she worked at, Frost Manor administrator says strong teamwork is what always made a difference

LINDSAY, Ont. – After serving the residents of three OMNI Health Care homes during the past 27 years, Connie Abrams is opening a new chapter in life. Read more

‘From the moment I started working at OMNI, I knew wanted to stay with OMNI’

Pictured above, Lyndsay Irwin (left) recently became the life enrichment co-ordinator at Frost Manor. Lyndsay is seen here with volunteer Laurie Brooks.

Frost Manor’s new LEC, Lyndsay Irwin, reflects on her career with OMNI

Frost Manor’s new life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC), Lyndsay Irwin, says she knew she wanted a career at an OMNI Health Care long-term care home from the day she interviewed for her first job with the organization in 2013. Read more

NCM says he’s enjoying taking on new challenges at Frost Manor

Frost Manor nutritional care manager Zach Jarvis is seen here at work in the Lindsay long-term care home.

Zach Jarvis brings food-service experience in restaurant and retirement homes to his position

LINDSAY, Ont. – Zach Jarvis is four months into his position as nutritional care manager (NCM) at Frost Manor, and he says he’s enjoying the challenges his new role presents. Read more

Volunteer duo gives a ‘double boost’ to Frost Manor’s infection control

Frost Manor volunteers Carol Gadsden (left) and Christine Rose (right) are seen here with the home’s environmental services manager Rick Riel.

Christine Rose and Carol Gadsden ‘are an integral part of improving the residents’ quality of life’

LINDSAY, Ont. – Frost Manor volunteers Christine Rose and Carol Gadsden will offer their help anywhere it’s needed at the Lindsay long-term care home, but the duo plays a particularly important role keeping the 62 residents safe.

Working together, Christine and Carol help environmental services manager Rick Riel and his team with infection control. They pay extra attention to sanitizing high-risk areas of the home, such as hand rails, baseboards and doorknobs.

“They play a very important part (of infection control),” Rick tells The OMNIway. “We have only had one outbreak this year, and that’s a testament to all of the staff, but Christine and Carol come in and they do extra cleaning that the staff probably wouldn’t get to. … They give a double boost to the infection control process.

“They are an integral part of improving the residents’ quality of life,” Rick adds.

Christine and Carol also help with the laundry. Having two sets of extra hands helping with laundry ensures the laundry team never falls behind schedule, which is important since the home has a policy of getting residents their clean clothes returned to them within 24 hours, Rick notes.

“They help make that possible,” Rick says, adding, “I like having them here, and they enjoy coming here, and we have a lot of fun.”

“And Rick always keeps us involved in things, too,” Carol adds.

Christine and Carol were among the volunteers honoured with a special luncheon on April 19. Nutritional care manager Zach Jarvis and his team prepared a lunch of pork chops with a rosemary-sage cream sauce, roasted potatoes and vegetables, with cheesecake for dessert. Lyndsay gave a speech thanking all volunteers for their work and dedication to residents.

April 15-21 was National Volunteer Week 2018. The week is marked by events nationwide that celebrate volunteers and all they do to enrich the lives of others. This year marked the 77th National Volunteer Week.

Anyone interested in volunteering at an OMNI Health Care long-term care home can call 1-705-748-6631 for more information.

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Volunteer Laurie Brooks ‘brings a lot of life’ to Frost Manor

Pictured above, Laurie Brooks (right) has been volunteering at Frost Manor for 10 years. Life enrichment co-ordinator Lyndsay Irwin (left) says Laurie is a “bright, bubbly personality who always brings a lot of life to the home.”

Laurie has been a dedicated volunteer at the home for 10 years

LINDSAY, Ont. – Laurie Brooks says she “always wanted to look after people,” so she decided to try her hand at volunteering at Frost Manor. Ten years later, Laurie is still a regular volunteer at the Lindsay long-term care home. Read more

Gardening program at Frost Manor is curbing agitation for residents with cognitive impairment

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The program, which was created by the home’s BSO team, is particularly having a positive impact on a resident who wanders

An indoor gardening program created by Frost Manor’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team that’s aimed at curbing agitation in residents with cognitive impairment is making a positive impact, especially on one resident. Read more

Much-loved LEC Vi O’Leary retires after serving Frost Manor for 37 years

Pictured above, life enrichment co-ordinator Vi O’Leary is seen here during her retirement celebration on April 5. Vi served Frost Manor residents for 37 years.

Scores of guests attend a tea hosted at the home to wish Vi a happy retirement

After 37 years serving Frost Manor residents, Vi O’Leary, the much-loved life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) at the Lindsay long-term care home, has retired. Read more

Frost Manor’s new dining-room sign stemming congestion, confusion for residents

BSO team’s intervention pays off immediately

When it was discovered that some residents were finding the congestion in Frost Manor’s lounge area confusing while walking to the dining room at mealtimes, the Lindsay long-term care home’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team came up with a solution. Read more

Frost Manor’s new washroom signs decreasing confusion

BSO team comes up with solution to end washroom-tub room confusion

When Frost Manor’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team noticed some residents were trying to enter the tub room while trying to find the washroom, they came up with an idea in December to get new signage to make things simple. Read more