New Pleasant Meadow Manor LEC enjoys mentoring others

Pleasant Meadow Manor life enrichment co-ordinator Kim Williams pauses with an ice cream cart she decorated recently.

‘I think I’m fitting in quite well,’ Kim Williams says

When Kim Williams recently had a chance to mentor her peers, it ignited within her a desire to become a manager. Read more

Norwood long-term care home residents ‘all scream for ice cream’

Pleasant Meadow Manor life enrichment co-ordinator Kim Williams pauses with an ice cream cart she decorated recently.

Pleasant Meadow Manor LEC decorates treat cart, makes rounds

As the temperatures rise, Pleasant Meadow Manor is helping residents keep their cool with cold treats and beverages. Read more

Team members tap into creativity to keep spirits high at Pleasant Meadow Manor

Pictured above, a photo collage from Crazy Hair Day at Pleasant Meadow Manor.

With safety protocols in effect during pandemic, staff members are thinking outside the box

The ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic has meant strict protocols are in place to keep long-term care residents and staff members safe, but OMNI Health Care homes, such as Pleasant Meadow Manor, are still finding ways to keep spirits and morale high while adhering to important safety standards. Read more

Pleasant Meadow residents request homemade pizza for Valentine’s lunch, dietary team delivers

Pleasant Meadow Manor residents requested a Valentine’s Day lunch of homemade pizza, tomato soup and spinach salad, and the Norwood long-term care home’s nutritional care team came through for them.

Pleasant Meadow Manor residents were treated to a special Valentine’s Day lunch featuring the homemade pizzas, tomato soup and spinach salad they requested nutritional care manager Judy Schell and her team serve. Read more

Pleasant Meadow Manor hosts a sweet fundraiser

Pleasant Meadow Manor residents make crafts for a Nov. 30 bazaar.

Staff, residents prep for Norwood home’s annual bazaar

It’s the most “bazaar” time of the year for some OMNI Health Care homes. Read more

OMNI homes celebrate Thanksgiving with family, turkey

Holiday larger than Christmas for Pleasant Meadow Manor residents

From packing their bags to stay with family to enjoying a turkey dinner in-house, OMNI Health Care marked Thanksgiving with all of the trimmings. Read more

Scarecrow competition gets residents into Thanksgiving spirit

Pleasant Meadow Manor takes part in Norwood Fair

From painting the crow on its head to fetching corn husks, Norwood long-term care home residents got into the Thanksgiving spirit by building a scarecrow for the village’s scarecrow competition. Read more

Pleasant Meadow Coffee Break raises $60 for Alzheimer Society

Pleasant Meadow Manor hosted a Coffee Break event Sept. 12 which raised $60 for the Alzheimer Society of Canada in honour of September being World Alzheimer’s Awareness Month. Read more

Pleasant Meadow supports residents, staff as temperatures climb

Pleasant Meadow Manor

Norwood LTC home provides beverages, conditioned air, A/C

Pleasant Meadow Manor is keeping its cool during the current heatwave in Norwood, Ont.

Susan Towns, the long-term care home’s director of care (DOC), says the home has conditioned air, which is not an air conditioner but a unit akin to a large dehumidifier that essentially removes the humidity from the air. The lounges at the end of the home’s two care hallways are air-conditioned by portable units.

“When it gets really hot we use those as our cooling centres,” Susan says.

“We also do extra fluid runs. In the morning, (we offer) juice and water and we really push the water. In the afternoon we do a popsicle run and during evenings also.”

Residents don’t always realize they’re overheated, the DOC says. “If we start seeing them looking a little (off) we will start pushing extra, extra fluids. If we notice they are starting to have real difficulty, we take them down to the end lounge where the air conditioning is.”

Pleasant Meadow Manor has a shady back patio but if it’s really hot outdoors staff members discourage residents from going outside. “That heat can really knock the socks off of them really quickly and change their condition,” Susan notes. “We’d rather them stay inside.”

Seniors, people living with chronic health issues and those taking certain medications are especially susceptible to becoming ill when temperatures rise, the Canadian Red Cross states on its website.

While it’s important to keep fluid intake levels high in warmer weather, residents don’t always like to drink large quantities of liquids. In addition to the fluid runs, family members can help out by encouraging residents to stay hydrated or even bring in drinks their loved ones enjoy.

Pleasant Meadow Manor also offers support to employees feeling the heat. “If it’s really hot, they’re allowed extra breaks in the staff room which is air-conditioned.” Employees also partake in the afternoon Popsicle runs.

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The redeveloped Pleasant Meadow will meet needs of future generations of residents: administrator

Matt Galvin, a partner at G architects, shows residents and staff members at Pleasant Meadow Manor what their home will look like after redevelopment is complete.

Amenities, such as a therapy gym, a hair salon and more space, will match needs of baby boomers when redevelopment project is completed in 2022

NORWOOD, Ont. – With added features that include a therapy gym, a hair salon and significantly more space, Pleasant Meadow Manor will be able to meet the needs of future generations of residents when its redevelopment project is complete by December 2022, says administrator and director of care Sandra Tucker. Read more