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

Work-life balance has made Almonte Country Haven an ideal workplace, says DOC

When Susan Abernethy interviewed for the director of care (DOC) position at Almonte Country Haven last autumn, one of the first things explained to her was the importance OMNI Health Care places on work-life balance.

Personal touch to care attracted DOC to Almonte Country Haven

Susan Abernethy says she’s always had a passion for working with seniors, so when there was an opening for the director of care (DOC) position at Almonte Country Haven last autumn she decided it was time for a career change.

Friendly ‘hockey brawl’ livens up sports-themed day at Streamway Villa

When a Streamway Villa resident wearing a Toronto Maple Leafs jersey came face to face with a life enrichment aide (LEA) clad in Boston Bruins attire, there was bound to be trouble.

Almonte Country Haven celebrates four more graduates of PSW program

Almonte Country Haven recently celebrated the graduation of four more team members from a personal support worker (PSW) program the Lanark County long-term care home is involved with to help bring more PSWs into the health-care sector.

Pandemic prompts Burnbrae life enrichment team to invent new programming

Necessity, as the old saying goes, is the mother of invention, and since the global COVID-19 pandemic began a year ago, Burnbrae Gardens life enrichment team members have had to tap into their creativity to develop meaningful programs for residents to enjoy.

2021 Nutrition Month campaign focusing on how healthy eating is different for everyone

When it comes to healthy eating, there is no one-size-fits-all approach because everyone is different.

Streamway Villa residents take a trip to ‘Margaritaville’

It may have been one of the coldest days this winter, but inside Streamway Villa residents were sipping margaritas on Feb. 22 to mark the drink’s special day.

Willows outbreak ends, team members recognized with staff appreciation day

After a two-month COVID-19 outbreak ended at Willows Estate in late February, team members at the Aurora, Ont. long-term care home were recognized for their hard work and commitment to residents and each other with a staff appreciation day on Feb. 25.

Riverview Manor residents celebrate Mardi Gras

A little bit of New Orleans came to Riverview Manor in mid-February.