OMNI teams continue tapping into their creativity to enhance quality of life during pandemic

Maplewood life enrichment aide Rosanne Blackburn, pictured above, recently dressed as Elvis and danced to one of the King’s songs for the home’s residents.

Staff members are coming up with ideas to keep residents happy while adhering to safety policies

While OMNI Health Care long-term care homes continue to navigate through the changes that have come with the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization’s team members have been demonstrating their creativity to keep quality of life high for residents. Read more

Balancing the risks and benefits of visitation during a pandemic

One of the greatest challenges the global COVID-19 pandemic has presented for long-term care homes is determining the balance between maintaining quality of life for residents while adhering to safety protocols to keep the extremely contagious virus out of homes. Read more

Pandemic planning and staying ahead of the COVID curve

While the COVID-19 virus has presented the greater health-care sector with a level of challenges unseen during other pandemics in recent years, having a strong pandemic plan in place has helped OMNI Health Care navigate these difficult times. Read more

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown LTC homes’ strengths

If you’ve been reading the papers or watching the evening news in recent months, you’ve probably noticed a narrative emerging that questions the safety of long-term care homes during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Seniors’ Month theme – ‘Stay Safe, Stay in Touch’ – has been embraced by OMNI homes

Forest Hill resident Sandra Presley is pictured here enjoying a video chat with her daughter Lori in March.

June is officially designated as Seniors’ Month in Ontario, and this year’s theme – Stay Safe, Stay in Touch – is especially meaningful, given the impact the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic is having on seniors. Read more

OMNI keeps residents, families connected during pandemic

Pet therapy volunteers Lesley Campbell and her dog, Gibson, visit residents through the windows of West Lake Terrace.

Streamway Villa uses FaceTime, Maplewood residents write letters

OMNI Health Care homes are prioritizing keeping residents’ spirits up during the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring they still connect with family members. Read more

Community support helping OMNI homes through challenging time

While the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges for the long-term care sector, the crisis has also brought out kindness, compassion and unwavering support for OMNI Health Care long-term care homes from neighbours and businesses. Read more

Pandemic shows us why people work in OMNI homes

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of our lives in some way. Many Canadians are now working from home. We’re self-isolating. We’re practising social distancing. We are taking precautions on a scale that most of us have not seen in our lifetime. Read more

COVID-19: How OMNI is responding to the pandemic, Part 2

In Part 2 of this two-part story, we examine how preparedness has been key to dealing with the crisis. We also look at the important role collaboration between homes and families has played at this time

As the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic continues, the No. 1 priority for OMNI Health Care continues to be keeping residents and staff members safe. Read more

COVID-19: How OMNI is responding to the pandemic

In Part 1 of a two-part story, we look at how OMNI has stayed ahead of the curve during this crisis as well as pay tribute to the people who have been ‘the true heroes of the pandemic’ – the staff members

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has tested OMNI Health Care and everyone connected to its 18 long-term care homes, but thanks to a dedicated team of staff members, diligent planning and steady, strong support from families, the organization is meeting the challenges faced by this crisis. Read more