(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

Rosebridge puts the ‘funk’ in challenge

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Members of Rosebridge Manor’s spirited team got funky during filming May 7 for their entry in the first-ever OMNI Video Challenge. Read more

Two OMNI homes serving up residents’ recipes

Rosebridge Manor’s bulletin board is showcasing a photo of resident Hazel O’Shea along with her recipe for lemon squares.

Rosebridge Manor’s bulletin board is showcasing a photo of resident Hazel O’Shea along with her recipe for lemon squares.

Country Terrace and Rosebridge Manor show what’s possible when homes learn from each other

When nutritional care manager (NCM) Alex Achillini contacted The OMNIway in February to share a story about how Country Terrace was incorporating residents’ recipes into meal plans, he hoped other long-term care homes would read the article and follow suit. Read more

Rosebridge successfully launches Recipes from Home program

 

Rosebridge Manor’s bulletin board is showcasing a photo of resident Hazel O’Shea along with her recipe for lemon squares.

Rosebridge Manor’s bulletin board is showcasing a photo of resident Hazel O’Shea along with her recipe for lemon squares.

Resident Hazel O’Shea’s lemon squares enjoyed by all

Rosebridge Manor chalked up a win Friday when the home’s nutritional care department launched its Recipes from Home program. Read more

Importance of consent in LTC being highlighted by Rosebridge Manor

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Home is producing a song related to this crucial area of resident care

Consent is an important issue in long-term care, and one that plays directly into one of OMNI Health Care’s core programs, Respect Always. Read more

Plans to incorporate residents’ recipes in meal plans moving forward

Pictured above is a bulletin board at Country Terrace with a featured recipe from a resident. Rosebridge Manor learned of the home’s idea to create residents’ favourite recipes and is planning to launch a similar program.

Pictured above is a bulletin board at Country Terrace with a featured recipe from a resident. Rosebridge Manor learned of the home’s idea to create residents’ favourite recipes and is planning to launch a similar program.

Rosebridge Manor taking next steps to enhance dining experience

Rosebridge Manor staff members will meet today (April 2) to discuss the next step in the nutritional care department’s plan to start incorporating residents’ favourite recipes into the Jasper, Ont. long-term care home’s meal plans.

Nutritional care manager Kori Bigelow has already got the ball rolling by inserting a notice in the home’s most recent newsletter to families asking them to share recipes their loved ones enjoy.

In February, The OMNIway published a story about how another OMNI Health Care home, Country Terrace, started preparing residents’ recipes. The idea was the brainchild of that home’s nutritional care manager Alex Achillini, who was often being asked by residents if he could prepare some of their favourite meals.

Bigelow read the article and liked the idea. She e-mailed Achillini shortly afterwards to express interest in replicating the program at Rosebridge Manor.

Following the success of Country Terrace’s program, Rosebridge Manor’s nutritional care department will be working with the life enrichment department to gather recipes from residents and their families.

This will be an important part of the process in making the program successful at Rosebridge Manor, Bigelow says.

“For any idea to work you need to get everyone on board,” Bigelow says. “But we’ve always been a really good team, and there’s always a lot of support. Everybody has been excited about the idea.”

Like Country Terrace, Rosebridge Manor also plans to create an area on the home’s bulletin board displaying residents’ recipes and the story behind each one.

Bigelow says she hopes to see many residents share their recipes, and would also like to see other OMNI homes create a similar program.

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Rosebridge Manor working to create program that uses residents’ recipes

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OMNIway story sparks idea to replicate Country Terrace initiative

A recent OMNIway story about a unique program adopted by Country Terrace’s nutritional-care department has received the exact response the home’s dietary manager Alex Achillini was hoping to see. Read more

Ice Bucket Challenge: Next up, Rosebridge Manor

You can add Rosebridge Manor to the list of OMNI Health Care long-term care homes that have participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge. Read more

Rosebridge recognizes ‘caring soul’ and committed manager

Home awards Everyday Hero, Inspired Leader to staff

ORILLIA, Ont. – While both Rosebridge Manor’s Everyday Hero and Inspired Leader recipients possess gentle demeanours, they have a mighty impact on the Jasper long-term care home, managers learned. Read more

Home uses external expert to help with sexuality-related issues

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‘You really need someone who has no biases’

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 — Natalie Hamilton

When two residents living in long-term care both willingly pursue a relationship together, it’s not Rosebridge Manor’s place to intervene, the home’s life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) says.

But about once a year, staff members at the Jasper, Ont. long-term care home find themselves in a position where a relationship or the desire for a companionship poses an ethical dilemma.

For instance, questions arise when a resident with dementia is approached by another resident and it’s unclear whether the first resident would welcome those advances.

“It’s hard because you want to give people as much freedom as consenting people but you still have to protect the people who may not be able to say no,” Kathy Barr says.

“Every case is so very individualized and all the team members have to sit together and bring in an outside body to help if it’s something where there’s an ethical dilemma.

“If it’s just a case of two residents who want to have a relationship and both of them are enjoying and wanting that relationship, that’s fine. We don’t interfere, it’s not our right to interfere with that,” the LEC says.

When the questionable cases arise, Rosebridge involves its ethics committee and also solicits the help of Debora Steele. Steele is a Kingston-based psychogeriatric resource consultant for Lanark, Leeds and Grenville.

“It’s a very grey area. It’s a very touchy area. Do we talk to the families? Do we have the right to do that?”

Barr says there’s a variety of dynamics and opinions involved in these situations.

“You don’t really recognize those issues until they stare you right in the face.”

When it happens, there’s a variety of people, including staff and families, weighing in and using their individual past experiences to guide them.

“That’s when you really need someone who has no biases to really look at the situation and help us get through that.”
 
Steele also provides training in Gentle Persuasive Approaches and co-ordinates all of the education for long-term care homes within Rosebridge’s Local Health Integration Network.

Men and women living together, coupled with cognitive impairment, can present a host of moral, ethical, safety and security issues.

The OMNIway is taking a closer look at sexuality and safety in long-term care. Through a series of stories, interviews and videos, Axiom News is exploring the rights, risks and regulations related to the issue of sexuality and safety.

Stay tuned to the OMNIway for stories unpacking these issues.

If you have feedback on this article or a story idea to share, please e-mail natalie(at)axiomnews.ca or call Axiom News at 800-294-0051.