Forest Hill keeping residents and families connected through technology

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

Video-chat platforms, such as Skype and FaceTime, are ensuring residents and families are staying in contact during COVID-19 crisis

Forest Hill residents and their loved ones have been staying connected during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to the wonders of modern technology and the efforts of the Kanata, Ont. long-term care home’s team members. Read more

Local florist donates roses to Streamway residents

Streamway Villa resident Iris Webb receives a rose from life enrichment aide Chelsea Tinney.

Kind gesture ‘brightened everyone’s day’

Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Christina Doughty is giving a shout-out of appreciation to a Cobourg florist for thinking of the long-term care home’s residents during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

We will get through this together, Willows Estate residents say

Home aims to keep residents calm, collected as the world faces COVID-19 crisis

Residents of Willows Estate have a heartfelt message for the world during this time of uncertainty. Read more

Forest Hill resident’s daughters wish mom a happy birthday from parking lot

The daughters of resident Hertha Davidson wave a banner from the Forest Hill parking lot on March 18 to wish their mother a happy birthday.

‘This was a positive experience and has marked a positive feeling forever in everyone’s mind who witnessed this scene,’ says interim administrator John Donzil

The COVID-19 pandemic is not only challenging for long-term-care home residents and staff members, it has also been a trying time for family members, who are unable to visit their loved ones while ministry protocols are in effect restricting visitation. Read more

Creative thinking ensures a safe, fun St. Patrick’s Day for Almonte residents during pandemic

Residents receive room-to-room visits from team, while one resident’s family serenaded her from the garden

While Almonte Country Haven’s annual St. Patrick’s Day party was cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lanark County long-term care home’s residents were still able to safely enjoy a celebration of all things Irish, thanks to the creativity of staff and some family members. Read more

Black History Month presentation engages Willows residents

‘It was a success and the crowd was pleased’

With a recent increase in the number of residents who are cognitively well, Willows Estate has been striving to offer interesting activities to engage this population of men and women who live at the Aurora long-term care home. Read more

Soup’s on at Maplewood

Maplewood resident Corina Dempsey, left, and dietary aide Emily Morewood, a George Brown College culinary student, mark Nutrition Month in Canada.

Residents prep vegetables, learn about healthy food choices

From peeling carrots for a homemade soup to tasting avocadoes while blindfolded, residents are actively participating in current Nutrition Month activities at Maplewood. Read more

Alex Achillini and his co-workers praised for Valentine’s luncheon organized for Country Terrace couples

Country Terrace nutritional care manager Alex Achillini is seen here rolling out dough to make fresh, from-scratch dinner rolls.

‘The world needs more people like Alex,’ says family member Kelly Rath in an e-mail to The OMNIway

Kelly Rath was inspired to contact The OMNIway recently after reading a story about the Valentine’s Day luncheon nutritional care manager Alex Achillini and his co-workers organized for couples at the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home, where Kelly’s father is a resident. 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

Golden retriever Duffy is making a difference at Streamway Villa, one visit at a time

Duffy, a British golden retriever, is a St. John Ambulance therapy dog who regularly visits Streamway Villa with his owner, Lisa Denvir.

‘When we go in, everybody is happy to see him, it’s kind of like walking in with a rock star’

When Lisa Denvir and her British golden retriever, Duffy, walk into Streamway Villa for one of their visits, residents’ faces light up and everyone wants to know what Duffy has been up to since they last saw him. Read more