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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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Riverview residents enjoy pasta lunch they created with Fleming students

Riverview Manor residents got to reap the fruits of their labour at a Feb. 14 luncheon where meatballs and tomato sauce they previously made in cooking classes with Fleming College students were served up with pasta.
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OMNI starts first phase of IDDSI rollout in its homes

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - OMNI Health Care has started the first of three phases of its rollout of the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative (IDDSI) to enhance safety for residents with dysphagia, the medical term for swallowing difficulty, which is often caused by neurological conditions including dementia or stroke.
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Leadership by design: how one PSW is making Burnbrae Gardens a brighter place

Burnbrae Gardens personal support worker (PSW) Juanita Baird says when she looks around the Campbellford long-term care home she can tell when her colleague, Lianne Meyers, has been adding her personal touch.
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Residents’ family members, friends invited to join Frost Manor’s Valentine’s Day lunch

Valentine’s Day can be a lonely occasion for those residents without spouses, so Frost Manor encouraged residents to invite a friend or family member to attend this year’s sweetheart luncheon with them.
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Springdale Country Manor gives residents a Valentine’s Day to remember

Seven couples celebrated their love Feb. 14 during Springdale Country Manor’s annual Valentine’s Day “sweetheart luncheon”.
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War hero and resident advocate Alex Classen receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Forest Hill resident Alex Classen served Canada in the Second World War and today serves as an advocate for his fellow residents at the Kanata, Ont. long-term care home by being active in its residents’ council. For his commitment to Canada and to his fellow residents, Alex was recently presented with the home’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
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Veteran PSW receives Everyday Hero accolade

With more than two and a half decades of caring for residents of Almonte Country Haven (ACH), Joanne Neill is being recognized for her devotion and compassion.
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Village Green honours resident Micki Saunders with celebrations to mark her 100th birthday

Residents and staff members at Village Green sure know how to throw a party.
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EDITORIAL: Exciting year ahead for OMNI in 2019

It’s shaping up to be an exciting year for OMNI Health…