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Here are the latest news stories from OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes across southern Ontario.

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OT/PT students gaining valuable experience through Riverview placement

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - Four students from Fleming College’s occupational therapy assistant and physiotherapy assistant (OP/PT) program are gaining valuable hands-on experience working with Riverview Manor residents, their instructor tells The OMNIway.
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Ending the Alzheimer’s stigma: what LTC homes can do

Alzheimer Society of Canada director of education Mary Schulz says long-term care homes are well-positioned to help end the stigma attached to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia because they are “communities within communities” that can engage others to debunk myths about the condition.
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Proposed Riverview Manor design gets thumbs up from new neighbours, family members

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - OMNI Health Care and G architects hosted a public meeting Jan. 15 in Peterborough to share the proposed redevelopment plans for the new Riverview Manor which is slated to be built by December 2022.
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Alzheimer Society campaign working to help Canadians understand dementia

When many Canadians hear the words “Alzheimer’s disease” or “dementia,” images of people with low cognitive abilities who are in the late stages of these conditions often come to mind. However, many people with dementia continue living their lives the way they always have and are active in their communities, working and volunteering, says Mary Schulz.
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Garden Terrace BSO champion’s work with residents earns her Everyday Hero Award

Garden Terrace managers describe personal support worker (PSW) Sandra Goddard as a hard-working, resident-focused team member who is always looking out for residents’ best interests.
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The redeveloped Pleasant Meadow will meet needs of future generations of residents: administrator

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.
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Country Terrace team creates Award of Appreciation honouring outstanding RN

In addition to the Circle of Excellence Awards for the Everyday Hero, Inspired Leadership, Lifetime Achievement and Elisabeth Hinton Memorial Award recipients that Country Terrace presented in late 2018, team members created a unique accolade to honour RN Maria Noorenberghe.
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‘This is really cool’: Residents, staff applaud design for Pleasant Meadow redevelopment

NORWOOD, Ont. - Matthew Dexter dons a pair of virtual-reality goggles to look at the three-dimensional design of what the new Pleasant Meadow Manor will look like once completed. The smile that spreads across his face is telling. “This is really cool,” the Norwood long-term care home’s residents’ council president says.
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Two Riverview Manor residents treated to NHL Alumni charity hockey game

Two Riverview Manor residents were treated to a recent charity hockey game featuring the NHL Alumni team against the Peterborough Law Enforcement Torch Run team. Proceeds from the event support the Special Olympics and the Law Enforcement Torch Run.