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

New OMNI website feature helps families book visits with residents

A new application on the OMNIway website that helps family members schedule visits with their loved ones living in OMNI Health Care long-term care homes is receiving praise from those who have used the feature and from staff members, home managers say.

Riverview Manor residents enjoy a safe, modified Halloween

Halloween festivities started early and were carried all the way up until Oct. 31 at Riverview Manor this year.

CEO gives OMNI homes a top grade for COVID-19 response

Asked how he would grade team members at OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes for their response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organization’s president and CEO Patrick McCarthy doesn’t hesitate in his response.

Baking season returns to the Willows

At Willows Estate, autumn is baking season, says life enrichment aide (LEA) Azaria Kanda.

BSO interventions have enhanced quality of life for Riverview Manor residents during pandemic

The global COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging to deal with for all people living in long-term care homes, but many residents who are also living with cognitive impairment have found the lack of family contact and physical restrictions the pandemic has brought to be especially challenging, say members of Riverview Manor’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team.

LEA helping Frost Manor residents tap into their creativity

While coming up with ideas for resident programming has been challenging during the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Frost Manor life enrichment team has found a revamped art program has been successful at engaging the Lindsay long-term care home’s residents in a meaningful activity.

Riverview Manor residents share all they are thankful for during Thanksgiving services

The global COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many changes affecting long-term-care home residents in 2020, but there are still many things for which Riverview Manor residents are thankful.

OMNI receives final approvals to begin Woodland Villa redevelopment project

OMNI Health Care has taken initial steps towards beginning its redevelopment project to add 17 long-term care beds to Woodland Villa by carrying out preparatory work in anticipation of receiving the final approvals.

The fair must go on

Since the Norwood Fall Fair has been cancelled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, Pleasant Meadow Manor hosted its own version of the annual 152-year-old event on Oct. 13.