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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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Family visits, outdoor time have been key to keeping residents’ spirits high at Kentwood Park

Given the restrictions in place in the long-term care sector since the global COVID-19 pandemic began in March, homes have concentrated on finding ways to keep residents’ spirits high while maintaining important safety protocols.
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Video conferencing continues to be a hit with Forest Hill residents and families

Since Forest Hill began offering video conferencing calls to keep residents and their families connected during the COVID-19 pandemic, Craig Forrest, the Kanata, Ont. long-term care home’s life enrichment co-ordinator, says bookings are full nearly every day.
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Willows Estate team gets residents in the Canada Day spirit

It was a sea of red and white at Willows Estate on July 1 as the Aurora, Ont. long-term care home’s residents and staff members celebrated Canada Day together.
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Village Green residents enjoy first live entertainment since March

A live outdoor performance from the musical group Breaking Chains on June 30 was a much-needed change for Village Green residents.
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Pandemic planning and staying ahead of the COVID curve

While the COVID-19 virus has presented the greater health-care sector with a level of challenges unseen during other pandemics in recent years, having a strong pandemic plan in place has helped OMNI Health Care navigate these difficult times.
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Village Green’s resident feline fills an important position during the pandemic

The value our furry friends bring to people living in long-term care homes is well documented, and during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic Roxy, a cat Village Green adopted four months ago, is proving to be a big asset to residents during this time.
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Friday barbecues, special breakfasts and modified activities keeping spirits high at West Lake

West Lake Terrace staff members have been coming up with ideas, such as offering special meals and modifying activities to meet safety requirements, to keep residents’ spirits high during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic.
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Pet therapy can change the ‘energy’ of a long-term care home: Streamway volunteer

When dogs and cats visit a long-term care home with their handlers for pet therapy programs, residents often develop a connection with the animal that remains after the session has ended, says Lisa Denvir.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has shown LTC homes’ strengths

If you’ve been reading the papers or watching the evening news in recent months, you’ve probably noticed a narrative emerging that questions the safety of long-term care homes during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic.