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

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Butterfly program engaging residents with cognitive impairment

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Forest Hill life enrichment aide (LEA) Shannon Lynch has brought a unique idea to the Kanata long-term care home that’s proving effective at engaging residents with cognitive impairment.
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Willows resident Mary Evanoff celebrates 100th birthday

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It’s not every day that Willows Estate has a resident who turns 100, so when the occasion does happen the Aurora long-term care home goes all out to ensure centenarians are celebrated in style.
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#NursingHomeFood campaign showing the new wave of LTC cooking

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Since launching its #NursingHomeFood campaign in early June, The OMNIway has brought to light several stories highlighting the top-notch food created in the kitchens of OMNI Health Care-owned long-term care homes.
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LEA organizes luncheon that brings her back to her roots

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When Country Terrace life enrichment aide (LEA) Alysha Verhoeven began to notice an increase of Dutch residents at the Komoka long-term care home, she got an idea for a program that would tap into her own Dutch roots.
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Two Woodland award recipients are all about resident focus

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When nursing administrative services manager Kim Lama talks about Linda Gadbois and Keryn Crawford, she speaks of two long-standing Woodland Villa team members who give their all for the residents they serve.
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Birru Firew an employee 'you'd love to clone'

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ORILLIA, Ont. - Through his “authentic” and “genuine” ways, Birru Firew brings a sense of peace to the residents of Garden Terrace.
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CCC's work ethic 'second to none'

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ORILLIA, Ont. - While bedside nursing was her calling, Vanessa Labrecque’s work ethic and leadership traits propelled her career in a slightly different direction.
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Check out this unique version of roast chicken

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When it comes to serving meals for long-term care home residents, presentation is almost as important as taste, so kitchen staff must pay keen attention to culinary preparations to ensure meals are appetizing to both the palate and the eye.