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

Christine Schyf ‘an outstanding individual’

ORILLIA, Ont. - While at a bowling party with her children, Carolyn Della Foresta met a woman she was determined would work at Garden Terrace.

OMNI salutes its leaders, heroes in special awards ceremony

ORILLIA, Ont. - From the life enrichment aide (LEA) who captivates residents through mindfulness meditation sessions to the office manager who helps rally the troops, OMNI Health Care recognized its “Everyday Heroes” and “Inspired Leaders” May 7.

Streamway increasing focus on National Nursing Week

Streamway Villa has hosted National Nursing Week celebrations for many years but administrator Kylie Szczebonski says the Cobourg long-term care home will continually make the week a bigger event going forward.

OMNI kicks off campaign to showcase top-quality food

On a recent episode of Top Chef Canada, judges disparagingly remarked to two contestants who were being eliminated from the cooking reality show that their culinary creations resembled “nursing-home food.”

Riverview Manor celebrates Nursing Week

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - Riverview Manor celebrated its nurses and personal support workers (PSWs) on Friday with a barbecue in honour of National Nursing Week, which ran May 12-18.
Interim nutritional care manager Neil MacDonald works in Frost Manor’s kitchen.

Interim manager nourished by long-term care experience

Frost Manor’s interim nutritional care manager says he might very well consider staying on permanently in long-term care because he’s enjoying the experience so much.

Mock baby shower engages residents with dementia

A recent mock baby shower at Country Terrace showcased the positive impact the Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) program is having on those living with cognitive impairment.

Managers fold their way through quality exercise

ORILLIA, Ont. - Folding paper was an exercise in quality improvement for long-term care employees who attended OMNI Health Care Managers’ Forum recently.

How are you celebrating your nurses?

Nurses and personal support workers (PSWs) are the salt of the earth, says Country Terrace clinical care co-ordinator Kimberley Noftle.