Ethicist engages caregivers in key question about dementia and sexuality in LTC

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Dr. Robert Butcher’s presentation well-received at managers’ forum

KINGSTON, Ont. – A long-term care resident who has been married 50 years and who lived her married life faithfully with her husband has suddenly started a relationship with another resident. The husband lives outside the home. What should staff members do? Read more

(VIDEO) Rosebridge Manor takes top honours in OMNI Video Challenge

 

KINGSTON, Ont. – Rosebridge Manor took first place in the OMNI Video Challenge for its entry on the topic of “consent”. The announcement was made May 28 on the last day of the three-day OMNI Health Care managers’ forum in Kingston. Read more

Wildwood Relay for Life team raises $2K for Canadian Cancer Society

The Wildwood Care Centre Relay for Life team (pictured above) raised about $2,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society on June 5.

The Wildwood Care Centre Relay for Life team (pictured above) raised about $2,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society on June 5.

‘It’s a huge team-bonding thing,’ RPN says

Patricia Mezenberg admits it was a bit of a challenge building a team the first time Wildwood Care Centre participated in the Relay for Life in 2013, but since then it has been easy. Read more

Engaging residents, staff, families in OLTCA campaign pays off for Garden Terrace

Garden Terrace

Home sends in 500-plus letters in support of Better Seniors’ Care

Garden Terrace earned second place in its size category during the Ontario Long Term Care Association’s (OLTCA’s) Better Seniors’ Care letter-writing campaign. Read more

17 Streamway residents enjoy Peterborough Lift Lock cruise

Streamway Villa residents are seen here during a June 2 cruise to the Peterborough Lift Lock.

Streamway Villa residents are seen here during a June 2 cruise to the Peterborough Lift Lock.

‘Multidisciplinary team effort’ makes outing possible, says LEC

Eight Streamway Villa life enrichment team members and volunteers accompanied 17 of the Cobourg long-term care home’s residents on the famed cruise along the Otonabee River to the Peterborough Lift Lock on June 2. Read more

Music ‘awakening’ Streamway Villa residents

A scene from Alive Inside: The Story of Music and Memory. Photo credit: Michael Rossato-Bennett, 2012

A scene from Alive Inside: The Story of Music and Memory. Photo credit: Michael Rossato-Bennett, 2012

Home’s involvement with Music and Memory program having a profound impact

KINGSTON, Ont. – Music is making an unprecedented impact on residents living with cognitive impairment at Streamway Villa. Read more

(VIDEO) Quality improvement goes beyond indicators

KINGSTON, Ont. – Quality in long-term care homes extends well beyond key indicators mandated by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. Read more

‘Everyone has the right to be who they are’

Long-term care administrator Rick Gourlie speaks to OMNI team leaders about the importance of embracing diversity in the sector.

Long-term care administrator Rick Gourlie speaks to OMNI team leaders about the importance of embracing diversity in the sector.

Former OMNI administrator delivers presentation on importance of diversity in LTC

KINGSTON, Ont. – Inside a large conference room packed with more than 130 OMNI Health Care managers, a familiar face stands at the podium, but the topic of his presentation is one that, until recently, has been relatively unfamiliar in long-term care circles. Read more

Gnomes invade Kentwood Park

The three-foot stump of a Manitoba maple that was recently cut down at Kentwood Park has become a “gnome home.”

The three-foot stump of a Manitoba maple that was recently cut down at Kentwood Park has become a “gnome home.”

3-foot tree stump provides home for 6 ‘guests’

When an old Manitoba maple needed to be felled in Kentwood Park’s garden, residents and staff members came up with a creative idea that would let the tree’s legacy live on as a new home for some recently arrived guests – six garden gnomes. Read more

Learning, camaraderie and fun the key ingredients of 2015 managers’ forum

OMNI Health Care’s home office team members pose in their Disney-movie-inspired costumes during the managers’ forum in Kingston.

OMNI Health Care’s home office team members pose in their Disney-movie-inspired costumes during the managers’ forum in Kingston.

Video contest, awards, Disney night and engaging workshops highlight annual event

KINGSTON, Ont. – OMNI Health Care’s 2015 managers’ forum brought together 136 team leaders from the organization’s 18 long-term care homes in an atmosphere of learning, camaraderie and fun. Read more