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Instructor underscores value of introducing nursing students to LTC

Clinical instructor Sarah Towns (left) and Trent University nursing student Katherine Ledlie (right) are pictured at Springdale Country Manor on March 11.

Sarah Towns says nursing students are gaining valuable hands-on skills through placement at Springdale Country Manor

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – A clinical instructor overseeing Trent University nursing students doing an eight-week placement at Springdale Country Manor says the partnership is providing the students with opportunities to enhance their skill sets through hands-on experience working with the Peterborough-area long-term care home’s residents. Read more

Frost Manor hosts party to wish Sandi Allison a happy retirement

Sandi Allison gets ready to cut the cake at her March 13 retirement party at Frost Manor. Sandi recently retired after serving as the Lindsay long-term care home’s office manager for 14 years.

Team members send much-loved office manager their best wishes and reflect on the value she brought to the home

LINDSAY, Ont. – There were tears and laughter at Frost Manor on March 13 as staff members shared their memories of working with office manager Sandi Allison who recently retired after serving the Lindsay long-term care home for 14 years. Read more

Residents keen about being green

Willows Estate to mark St. Patrick’s Day

From Chicago dying a river green to tinting pints with a greenish hue, everyone becomes a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Read more

Staying organized is key to successfully creating scratch-made meals in LTC homes: NCM

Almonte Country Haven’s Dave Benn discusses how his team stays ahead of the curve to prepare the meals residents want

When it comes to successfully preparing made-from-scratch meals residents love, Dave Benn has two words of advice for nutritional care managers (NCMs): stay organized. Read more

2019 Nutrition Month campaign focusing on unlocking food’s potential

Dietitians of Canada offering toolkit to help spread information about healthy food choices

Food is essential for nourishment but it also does much more for us. That’s the key message behind this year’s Nutrition Month, which is acknowledged across Canada throughout March. Read more

Business donates $1,500 in Tim Hortons cards to Willows Estate

Willows Estate

Residents enjoy coffee outings, doughnuts, discussion

The coffee’s on.

Java and doughnuts are plentiful these days for residents of Willows Estate in Aurora. Read more

Almonte Country Haven residents want from-scratch cooking, so that’s what they get

Almonte Country Haven nutritional care manager Dave Benn holds a tray of made-from-scratch chocolate eclairs his team prepared for residents.

Serving homemade food results in high intake and happy residents at the Lanark County LTC home

ALMONTE, Ont. – Whether Almonte Country Haven residents are tucking into a traditional Sunday dinner of roasted prime rib with Yorkshire pudding, enjoying crème brûlée for dessert or snacking on a chocolate eclair with a cup of tea, they can count on the food being made from scratch. Read more

OMNI applauding newly revised Canada’s Food Guide

‘I think there is potential to see some improvements in overall health of people’

Chris Weber, OMNI Health Care’s operations manager of nutrition and food service, says the organization is applauding the latest version of Canada’s Food Guide for encouraging the consumption of more plant-based proteins and eliminating processed foods, recommendations he says will help create healthier menu options in homes. Read more

Woodland Villa team ‘excited’ about the home’s new design

Pictured above, the redevelopment design for Woodland Villa which will be complete by December 2022.

With much more space, the new design will help curb responsive behaviours, be more home-like and create a greater sense of community, administrator says

The Woodland Villa team is “excited” about the new design for the Long Sault, Ont. long-term care home that was recently unveiled, says administrator Janna Sabourin. Read more

Fleming OT/PT students wrap up 7-week placement by organizing a fun event for residents

Pictured above, Riverview Manor residents were treated to a “tournament day” organized by placement students from Fleming College.

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – A group of students from Fleming College’s occupational therapy assistant and physiotherapy assistant (OP/PT) program wrapped up a seven-week placement at Riverview Manor by treating the Peterborough long-term care home’s residents to a “tournament day” that featured competitive activities that were also fun and had physical benefits. Read more