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

Willows RCA provides makeovers, shares swimming pool

The Willows Estate restorative care aide (RCA) does this because she knows which residents can’t afford the professional stylist.
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COPs meeting brings together OMNI leaders (VIDEO)

About 70 administrators, directors of care and RAI co-ordinators from OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes gathered in Peterborough Sept. 10 for a communities of practice (COPs) meeting.

CCC talks safety

Kimberley Noftle was listening to her car radio recently when a news story came on about an inquest examining the train derailment at Lac-Mégantic, Que. in July 2013. Lack of safety culture was cited as one of the issues behind the incident.

Ice Bucket Challenge incorporates OMNI corporate values

If you’ve been reading The OMNIway these past few weeks, you’ll have noticed several stories about OMNI Health Care managers and staff members taking the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research.

Both OMNI, CUPE want ministry to address understaffing

OMNI Health Care agrees with a Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) campaign asking the province to address the chronic understaffing of Ontario’s long-term care homes. However, OMNI president and CEO Patrick McCarthy says staffing should be based on residents’ measured care needs — not minimum care staffing.

Country Terrace provides latest Ice Bucket Challenge video

Country Terrace is the latest OMNI Health Care home to provide a video of staff members taking the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Burnbrae Gardens' office manager combining her skills in new position

When the office manager position became vacant at Burnbrae Gardens in August, Kathy Deline saw this as an opportunity to combine her care skills with her business administration background.

Streamway Villa doing Ice Bucket Challenge

Having buckets of ice water poured on their heads wasn’t enough for the Streamway Villa team the first time around, so they’re taking the Ice Bucket Challenge again on Friday.

Almonte takes Ice Bucket Challenge, donates funds to local man with ALS

The Almonte Country Haven team recently participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge, donating proceeds to a Carleton Place man living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).