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

EDITORIAL: Building strong community connections a resounding theme throughout OMNI in 2019

If you’ve been regularly reading The OMNIway throughout 2019, you will have noticed there has been a strong focus on how OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes have been engaging with their local communities. Read more

Volunteers made a huge difference to residents in many ways this year

Pictured above, Springdale Country Manor volunteer Lynda Rose (seated) and life enrichment co-ordinator Sonia Murney.

OMNI homes saw volunteers enhance residents’ quality of life in many ways in 2019

It takes an entire team of people to ensure a long-term care home’s residents are enjoying the best possible quality of life, and people who volunteer their time are among the greatest assets a home can have. Read more

OMNI responds to AGO report on food service in province’s LTC homes

 

Pictured above, the Village Green nutritional care team.

The recently released annual report from the Office of the Auditor General of Ontario for 2019 outlines areas for improving meal service in the province’s 626 long-term care homes, and OMNI Health Care is responding to these aspects of the report. Read more

A resident with early-onset dementia is sharing her story. Here’s why that’s important

If you’ve been reading The OMNIway recently, you will know that we have been featuring stories profiling a Streamway Villa resident who is living with early-onset dementia. Read more

Former Garden Terrace RPN charged after police investigation

Staff members, following protocol, alerted Garden Terrace management in May after they became suspicious that residents were not receiving medications

A former Garden Terrace registered practical nurse has been arrested and charged with one count of mischief and another count of mischief to data following a police investigation launched in May immediately after other employees of the Kanata, Ont. long-term care home alerted management of suspicions that the nurse may have failed to administer medications to residents on one floor. Read more

LTC homes can help raise Alzheimer’s awareness during 24th annual Coffee Break

The Sept. 19 event, which is hosted by the Alzheimer Society, also raises money to support programs and services

September is World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and the Alzheimer Society of Canada is gearing up for its 24th annual Coffee Break fundraiser and awareness campaign on Sept. 19. Read more