Programming departments underscore value of creativity


Music, butterflies and regular barbecues at the centre of homes’ programs

OMNI Health Care life enrichment departments have been demonstrating their innovative strengths this summer with a variety of resident-focused programs that underscore the organization’s core value of creativity. Read more

November is Seniors’ Falls Prevention Month

But falls prevention is important year-round

Did you know that November is Seniors’ Falls Prevention Month? Read more

Resident recalls years on the frontlines in England

Willows Estate ‘thankful’ for veterans’ sacrifices

Dulcie Forcht remembers taking cover as the German planes circled overhead. Read more

Data showing OMNI’s strengths in many areas of quality


Low restraint use, falls prevention and reduced agitation are some of the strong points

Recent data shows OMNI Health Care long-term care homes are exceeding ministry benchmarks in many areas of care, a positive reflection on the organization’s focus on quality. Read more

PSWs champion improved ADL rates at West Lake Terrace

Success leads to improvement in residents’ quality of life in other ways

West Lake Terrace’s personal support workers (PSWs) have been champions at improving late-loss activities of daily living (ADL) for residents at the 47-bed long-term care home, says administrator Neil Peterson. Read more

Preventative measures, education keeping infection rate low at Springdale


Infection rate well below ministry benchmark

Stepping up preventative measures and resident education are some of the factors being attributed to Springdale Country Manor’s low rate of resident infections. Read more

Videos combats ageism by connecting women of different generations

Revera project addressing a serious issue

A video series produced by long-term care and retirement-home operator Revera Inc. is connecting women from different generations — and combatting ageism in the process. Read more

Health unit recognizes Riverview, Pleasant Meadow for high flu-shot rates

Homes saw 80%-plus vaccination rates in 2013-14

Two of OMNI Health Care’s Peterborough County long-term care homes were recently honoured for having more than 80 per cent of their staff members vaccinated during last year’s flu season. Read more

Government applauded for dementia strategy

Those committed to enhancing quality of life for people with dementia offer their insight

In January, The OMNIway featured a story that discussed the need for a national dementia strategy in Canada. Nine months later, plans are in the works to develop such a strategy. Those who are committed to enhancing quality of life for people with cognitive impairment are roundly applauding the move. Read more

Pleasant Meadow reporting no Stage 2 to 4 wounds

Close observation and preventative measures attributed to success

NORWOOD, Ont. – Close observation and preventative measures has resulted in no skin lesions classed as Stage 2 to 4 wounds at Pleasant Meadow Manor. Read more