Here are the latest news stories from OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes across southern Ontario.
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Life enrichment aide (LEA) Rosanne Blackburn is known for entertaining the Brighton, Ont. long-term care home’s residents with her Elvis Presley and Dolly Parton impersonations, but she recently changed things up and shared some of her Ojibwa culture by performing a ceremonial dance.
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While keeping residents safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is the top priority for OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes, safety protocols should be balanced with measures to continue providing residents a high quality of life, says the organization’s president and CEO Patrick McCarthy.
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When it comes to residents and their loved ones seeing each other, nothing is better than them being in the same room, says Azaria Kanda, a life enrichment aide at Willows Estate.
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With restrictions in place on large-group indoor programming, including live entertainment, in Ontario long-term care homes due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Kentwood Park life enrichment team has been turning to YouTube for help.
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As we brace for the expected second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, many connected to OMNI Health Care long-term care homes, whether residents, family members or staff, may be wondering what the coming months will bring.
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Applefest may have been cancelled in the town of Brighton due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but that didn’t stop Maplewood residents and staff from pitching in to keep the spirit of the annual celebration of all things apple alive.
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If there’s one thing Willows Estate resident Luis Martins enjoys, it’s a good game of ping pong.
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The Alzheimer Society has rebranded its annual Coffee Break fundraiser and awareness campaign by launching the Social with a Purpose initiative this year, a move the charity says can help people and organizations create socially-distanced events while raising funds to help improve the lives of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia.
https://omniway.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/OMNI-021-e1603984874128.jpg 475 800 Deron Hamel https://omniway.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/web_logo_font_resize.png Deron Hamel2020-09-25 06:00:002020-09-24 10:39:16Province needs to address LTC staffing issues to better face second COVID wave
With health experts predicting a second wave of COVID-19 spread to begin within the coming months, the Ontario government needs to address staffing issues in the long-term care sector to help homes better prevent and manage infection, says OMNI Health Care president and CEO Patrick McCarthy.