‘One of the most successful’ Streamway Villa Christmas bazaars also had a positive impact on the local community

The event raised $1,298 for the home’s residents’ council, and Streamway also found a way to give back to the people of Cobourg

Streamway Villa held its annual Christmas bazaar in mid-November, and while the event was “one of the most successful” Christmas bazaars life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Christina Doughty has seen at the Cobourg long-term care home in terms of fundraising, it also helped make a positive impact in the local community, she says. Read more

8 Wing Trenton, Royal Canadian Legion members spread cheer for 30th year

From left, Maplewood resident Viola Southern, dietary employee Linda Jesseman, resident Harry Mitchell and resident Corina Dempsey enjoy the festivities during a Dec. 5 holiday event.

Maplewood enjoys Santa Claus visit, Christmas party

BRIGHTON, Ont. – With sweet treats, dancing, spirits and a visit from St. Nick, Maplewood officially decked the halls for the Christmas season. 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

Therapy dog’s art benefits West Lake Terrace

West Lake Terrace resident Odie Noble cuddles with Gibson.

Owner sells paw-print paintings to raise funds for home, humane society

Gibson the pug’s paws are therapeutic for residents of West Lake Terrace. Read more

Value of building empowering relationships with LTC residents is demonstrated in skit at Riverview

Trent University nursing students Dimitri Kulikov and Alana Mahoney, pictured above, created two workshops in the form of skits to demonstrate the value of two RNAO best practice guidelines to Riverview Manor staff members.

Based on one of the RNAO’s best practice guidelines, a simulation created by two nursing students underscores the importance of such relationships for Riverview Manor staff

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Long-term-care home residents should never be part of a “to-do list” – rather, they should be engaged and empowered to help create their own care and making their own decisions. This is the central theme behind a case study two Trent University students have brought to life through a skit they created for Riverview Manor staff members. Read more

Forest Hill chili cook-off brings residents, families and staff together for food and fun

From front to back, Wanda Cole, Donna Wall and Vivian Ostroski serve up chili during Forest Hill’s Nov. 29 chili cook-off.

The event also raised $150 for the Forest Hill social committee

Less than two weeks after interim nursing administrative services manager (NASM) Kelly Peterson started her position at Forest Hill, her chili recipe earned top honours in the Kanata, Ont. long-term care home’s second annual chili cook-off. Read more

Stuff a Stocking for a Senior project comes to Streamway Villa for third year

Vicky Davis, right, and Lynn Stewart, left, are seen here with Streamway Villa life enrichment co-ordinator Christina Doughty, holding stockings they made and stuffed for the Cobourg long-term care home’s residents as part of their Stuff a Stocking for a Senior campaign.

Each of the Cobourg LTC home’s 59 residents will have a stocking to open on Christmas day, thanks to the efforts of Vicky Davis and Lynn Stewart

For the third straight year, the Stuff a Stocking for a Senior project has touched down at Streamway Villa to ensure that each of the Cobourg long-term care home’s 59 residents has a stocking filled with gifts to open Christmas morning. Read more

Village Green’s Sylvia O’Brien honoured with Everyday Hero Award for enhancing residents’ quality of life

Village Green health-care aide Sylvia O’Brien (left) is pictured here with RPN Denise Simpson. Sylvia was recently presented with Village Green’s 2019 Everyday Hero Award.

‘I am proud of Sylvia and her commitment, passion and strong work ethic in our home,’ says administrator Linda Pierce

For 25 years, health-care aide Sylvia O’Brien has been striving to enhance quality of life and the resident experience for people living at Village Green, which is why she was nominated for the Greater Napanee long-term care home’s 2019 Everyday Hero Award. Read more

Nursing students create a skit to demonstrate the value of effective staff-to-resident communication for Riverview team

Trent University nursing students Dimitri Kulikov and Alana Mahoney, pictured above, created two workshops in the form of skits to demonstrate the value of two RNAO best practice guidelines to Riverview Manor staff members.

Based on one of the RNAO’s best practice guidelines, the simulation underscores the importance of resident-focused interaction

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Two Trent University nursing students recently spent several weeks at Riverview Manor working on a project to demonstrate to the Peterborough long-term care home’s front-line staff members the effectiveness of two key themes from the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario’s (RNAO’s) best practice guidelines. 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