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

OMNI working hard to stay ahead of the COVID-19 pandemic

‘Situation is extremely fluid; all of our homes have been very well prepared’

In an effort to keep residents and staff members safe in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, OMNI Health Care has been enacting Public Health Ontario protocols to reduce the chance of exposure to the virus in the organization’s 18 long-term care homes. Read more

Healthy eating also means adopting healthy habits around eating, say dietitians

2020 Nutrition Month campaign, More than Food, focuses on concepts such as enjoying food with others and meal preparation

While eating healthy is important for Canadians, it’s also important that people adopt healthy habits that surround eating. That’s the key message behind this year’s Nutrition Month, which is acknowledged across Canada throughout March. Read more

Alzheimer Society continues campaign to end stigma around dementia. Here’s why that’s important

The Alzheimer Society of Canada is now in the third year of its awareness campaign, “I live with dementia. Let me help you understand”. Through this initiative, Canadians who are living with cognitive impairment are coming forward to share their stories of living with dementia in an effort to stop the stigma attached to the condition. Read more

OMNI applauding approval of 15,000 LTC beds in Ontario

Peterborough-Kawartha MPP Dave Smith (right) addresses Riverview Manor residents, staff members and families Dec. 17, alongside OMNI Health Care president and CEO Patrick McCarthy.

Peterborough-Kawartha MPP Dave Smith was recently at Riverview Manor to officially make the announcement, which includes the addition of 36 beds for the new Riverview

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – OMNI Health Care is applauding the Ontario government’s approval of 15,000 new long-term care beds – including an additional 36 beds at the new Riverview Manor which is slated to open by December 2022 – as well as plans to upgrade an additional 15,000 existing beds in the province to meet modern design standards. Read more

Happy holidays to everyone!

The OMNIway would like to wish all of our readers a happy and healthy holiday season. We will resume publishing on Thursday, Jan. 2.

Year in review: A look back at some great resident accomplishments

Riverview Manor resident Joan Brownson holds her OLTCA Lifetime Achievement Award alongside the home’s administrator Mary Anne Greco (left) and environmental services manager Crystal Post (right).

Each of the more than 1,400 people living in OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes has a story to tell, and throughout 2019 The OMNIway shared many of these stories with you. Read more

Core value of leadership shines bright at OMNI in 2019

Leadership is one of OMNI Health Care’s core values, and strong examples of leadership resonated throughout the organization in 2019. Read more