Riverview Manor’s BSO team has created a toolkit that’s preventing agitation in male residents

When team members see that a resident is agitated, they can provide them with a familiar object that redirects their attention and has a calming effect

When Riverview Manor’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team members spot a male resident who is agitated or appears bored, they have a toolkit – quite literally – they can turn to that will prevent responsive behaviours. Read more

Springdale and Riverview design special T-shirts to thank staff for outstanding work during pandemic

The Springdale Country Manor team poses with T-shirts that were specially made to thank them for their hard work during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic.

The T-shirts have gone over so well that more are on the way

Two OMNI Health Care long-term care homes have joined forces to create special T-shirts to acknowledge their team members for all their hard work in the three months since the global COVID-19 pandemic began. Read more

Local Lions Club puts on parade for Springdale residents and staff

Members of the East Peterborough Lions Club and Springdale Country Manor staff are pictured here outside the Peterborough County long-term care home on June 1. The Lions Club organized a parade to show support for residents and staff that day.

Springdale Country Manor residents and staff were recently treated to a 10-car parade, courtesy of members of the East Peterborough Lions Club who drove by honking their horns, ringing bells, blowing whistles and cheering. Read more

Pet-therapy sessions ‘Shine’ on outside Riverview Manor

Heidi Croal, her daughter, Alivia, and greyhound, Shine, are pictured here outside Riverview Manor on April 27.

Beloved greyhound and his owner get a warm reception while visiting residents through their windows

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – On a sunny spring morning, Shine, a happy, playful greyhound, stands next to his owner, Heidi Croal, and peeks through the window of a resident’s room at Riverview Manor. Read more

‘Parade’ of cars turns up to support Riverview Manor residents and staff

A “parade” of cars that turned up at Riverview Manor on April 4 to support the residents and staff members inside the Peterborough long-term care home was a pleasant surprise for all who witnessed the event, says the home’s manager of resident quality Becky Dennie. Read more

Riverview Manor BSO team trialling innovative chair to chart its impact preventing agitation

So far, 9 of 11 residents have experienced decreased agitation. The residents are also providing favourable feedback

The Riverview Manor Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team is in the process of trialling an innovative chair to help prevent agitation in residents affected by cognitive impairment. Read more

VIDEO: Nursing students create skits to help illustrate RNAO best practice guidelines for Riverview team

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Two Trent University nursing students spent several weeks at Riverview Manor at the end of 2019 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

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

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

Inspired Leader Kelly Murney is always learning, always sharing

Riverview Manor’s 2019 Inspired Leadership Award recipient Kelly Murney (centre) is seen here alongside administrator Mary Anne Greco (left) and director of care Deb Sullivan (right).

Riverview Manor RPN demonstrates passion for providing residents with a high quality of life, her co-workers say

Registered practical nurse (RPN) Kelly Murney has shown passion for continuous learning, sharing knowledge with her colleagues and being a mentor since she joined the Riverview Manor team 25 years ago. Read more