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

Hope, purpose, belonging and KFC

Rachel Corkery fondly recalls an outing where memories and conversations were shared over a bucket of KFC. On this occasion, she was in the company of Maplewood residents in the tranquil setting of Presqu’ile Provincial Park.

Brighton home thanks community for hearty hospitality

From the Bingo players who keep an eye on residents’ cards to the restaurant servers who deliver a buffet-destined dessert directly to their table, the men and women of Maplewood are pampered “like royalty” by the long-term care home’s surrounding communities.

Frost Manor expresses gratitude to volunteers with food

Neil MacDonald counts the recent volunteer luncheon as one of the highlights so far of his time as Frost Manor’s interim nutritional care manager.

On the hunt for a fun intergenerational experience

Residents, staff members and their families found more than sweet treats at Pleasant Meadow Manor on Easter weekend.

Dementia expert highlights impact of language on people

Dr. Sherry Dupuis sheds light on how people with dementia react…

Visit from DOC’s baby granddaughter sparks program

When Director of Care Lesley Dale’s daughter Emily and newborn baby granddaughter Violet stopped in to visit Burnbrae Gardens recently a brand-new program was born.

BSO helping Riverview keep antipsychotic administration low

Psychotropic medication usage 20% below provincial LTC home…

VIDEO: Antipsychotic medication: the exception, not the rule

Riverview Manor has firm policy surrounding the administration of antipsychotic medication to residents affected by dementia. These medications are used sparingly and only as a last resort when other non-medical interventions have not helped calm a person who is exhibiting aggressive behaviour.

Reducing unneeded antipsychotic usage a shared goal: McCarthy

OMNI Health Care is involved with several initiatives to reduce the administration of antipsychotic medication in its 18 long-term care homes, says president and CEO Patrick McCarthy.