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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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Springdale getting creative to keep residents and staff cool

With Ontario recently experiencing a heatwave with daytime temperatures regularly around 30 C, the Springdale Country Manor team has been putting forth an extra effort to keep residents and staff members cool and hydrated.
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‘My dad showed me what I was supposed to do in life’

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Laurie Kracht became Streamway Villa’s new life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) in early July, and she credits her late father for inspiring her to take the career path that brought her to the Cobourg long-term care home.
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Splash party scores lots of laughter from Streamway residents

In an effort to beat the heat and have some outdoor fun, Streamway Villa organized a splash party for residents and staff members in the Cobourg long-term care home’s garden on July 22.
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LEC says she noticed the potential for Village Green’s garden from Day 1

When Ulana Orrick was interviewing for the position of life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) at Village Green, one of the first things she noticed was the Greater Napanee long-term care home’s garden.
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OMNI teams continue tapping into their creativity to enhance quality of life during pandemic

While OMNI Health Care long-term care homes continue to navigate through the changes that have come with the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization’s team members have been demonstrating their creativity to keep quality of life high for residents.
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Streamway Villa residents treated to a special violin, guitar performance

Since Taylor Stacey could not enter Streamway Villa due to restrictions in place during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, the high-school student came up with a creative idea to safely bring some entertainment to residents of the Cobourg long-term care home.
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Balancing the risks and benefits of visitation during a pandemic

One of the greatest challenges the global COVID-19 pandemic has presented for long-term care homes is determining the balance between maintaining quality of life for residents while adhering to safety protocols to keep the extremely contagious virus out of homes.
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Village Green’s LEC reflects on starting a new job during a time of great change

Ulana Orrick says she’s loving her job as Village Green’s life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC), a position she started shortly after the global COVID-19 pandemic was declared.
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Riverview Manor’s BSO team has created a toolkit that’s preventing agitation in male residents

When Riverview Manor’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team members spot a male resident who is agitated or appears bored, they have a toolkit – quite literally – they can turn to that will prevent responsive behaviours.