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

Burnbrae Gardens' new director of care, Lesley Dale with administrator April Faux.
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Falls reduced by 30% at Country Terrace in 2013

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When Country Terrace recently did an audit on the number of falls at the Komoka long-term care home, team members were surprised to see how well their many falls-prevention strategies are working.
Burnbrae Gardens' new director of care, Lesley Dale with administrator April Faux.
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Residents' council helps to make Streamway Villa home

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To be heard and respected is important to Barb LeBlanc who, as a long-time member of Streamway Villa’s residents’ council, has helped to enrich the lives of residents at the Cobourg long-term care home.
Burnbrae Gardens' new director of care, Lesley Dale with administrator April Faux.
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New Burnbrae Gardens DOC a familiar face

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One of the benefits to being promoted to a management position in a long-term care home is that you’re a familiar face with residents and staff members right from the get-go.
Burnbrae Gardens' new director of care, Lesley Dale with administrator April Faux.
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If OMNI can do it, Canada can do it

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When asked if Canada could have a national dementia strategy, Maureen King cites the province’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) initiative as evidence that widespread protocols and practices can work effectively.
Burnbrae Gardens' new director of care, Lesley Dale with administrator April Faux.
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There's potential to find dementia cure in next decade: OMNI CEO

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OMNI Health Care president and CEO Patrick McCarthy says the commitment made by G8 health ministers in December to find a cure for dementia by 2025 is not unreasonable, given the progress that has been made into treating other serious conditions.
Burnbrae Gardens' new director of care, Lesley Dale with administrator April Faux.
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Learn why early Alzheimer's diagnosis is crucial

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The Alzheimer Society of Canada is promoting the importance of early diagnosis for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia in its campaign Early Diagnosis Keeps Your Life from Unravelling.
Burnbrae Gardens' new director of care, Lesley Dale with administrator April Faux.
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Home manages issue of resident's unwanted advances

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When confusion related to a medical condition such as dementia impacts a long-term care resident, it can sometimes fuel inappropriate behaviours.
Burnbrae Gardens' new director of care, Lesley Dale with administrator April Faux.

Staff keep eye on affectionate resident

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When seniors gather socially at Willows Estate, one female resident is determined to sit beside a particular man who also resides at the Aurora long-term care home.
Burnbrae Gardens' new director of care, Lesley Dale with administrator April Faux.
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Osteoarthritis expert offers advice to enhance quality of life

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A leading researcher who has been studying osteoarthritis for 25 years says physical activity is the No. 1 thing people can do to prevent the degenerative joint disease as well as the best way to treat it.