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Music therapy calming agitation, enhancing quality of life at Riverview Manor

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‘Music corners’ and iPods making a difference, says LEA

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Music is proving to be an effective tool for calming agitation and enhancing quality of life for people living at Riverview Manor. Read more

Editorial: Treating residents like restaurant customers enhances quality meal services

Pictured above, a pulled beef sandwich topped with crispy onions and an asparagus frittata from Frost Manor's kitchen.

Pictured above, a pulled beef sandwich topped with crispy onions and an asparagus frittata from Frost Manor’s kitchen.

Food is an important part of life in long-term care homes. Aside from the obvious nutritional benefits, food also fosters enjoyment and social activity. Perhaps most importantly, food provides choice, something residents hold dear. Read more

Garden Terrace takes top honours in OLTCA letter-writing campaign

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Social media, in-house advertising helps home place first in its category

Utilizing social media and advertising the Better Seniors’ Care campaign throughout Garden Terrace helped the Kanata long-term care home receive top honours in this year’s letter-writing contest aimed at improving funding for Ontario’s long-term care sector. Read more

iPod program proving effective at calming residents with agitation at Springdale

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LEC says staff support has helped make Music of Your Life successful

Springdale Country Manor’s Music of Your Life program is curbing agitation for residents affected by cognitive impairment, and all of the home’s staff members have contributed to this success, says Candice Stewart, the home’s life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC). Read more

What can we learn from OMNI’s Inspired Leaders?

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Award recipients model mentor leadership, dedication to learning, professionalism, kindness

From director of care Janna Sabourin’s growth as a “mentor” leader to registered nurse Susan Kellar’s dedication to continuous learning, there is much to learn from the 2016 Inspired Leader awardees. Read more

OMNI homes ensuring quality resident experiences

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Recent stories showcase the variety of ways quality of life is heightened every day

Promoting quality in OMNI Health Care’s 18 long-term care homes is not just about delivery of the best care possible, it’s also about the resident experience. Read more

Award presentations demonstrating how quality is top of mind at OMNI: McCarthy

Riverview Manor PSW Logan Burrows (right) is seen here accepting the Peterborough long-term care home's Everyday Hero Award from OMNI president and CEO Patrick McCarthy on June 10.

Riverview Manor PSW Logan Burrows (right) is seen here accepting the Peterborough long-term care home’s Everyday Hero Award from OMNI president and CEO Patrick McCarthy on June 10.

‘The resident-centredness of the staff members who received awards this year really demonstrates that quality is being spread’

OMNI Health Care president and CEO Patrick McCarthy says by attending presentations of Everyday Hero, Inspired Leader and Elisabeth Hinton Memorial awards at OMNI long-term care homes he has seen how the organization’s commitment to quality is being lived by staff members. Read more

Being an ‘everyday hero’ is all in a day’s work for Valerie Foster

Streamway Villa environmental services staff member Valerie Foster (left) holds her Everyday Hero Award alongside Kylie Szczebonski, the home's administrator and DOC. Foster was presented with the award at a June 9 ceremony at the Cobourg long-term care home.

Streamway Villa environmental services staff member Valerie Foster (left) holds her Everyday Hero Award alongside Kylie Szczebonski, the home’s administrator and director of care. Foster was presented with the award at a June 9 ceremony at the Cobourg long-term care home.

Streamway Villa team member ‘very honoured’ to receive Everyday Hero Award

COBOURG, Ont. – For Valerie Foster, being an “everyday hero” is part of her job. Read more

VIDEO: Strong data, preparing for new residents and efficient care highlight this week’s quality skits

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Team members from Woodland Villa, Country Terrace and Riverview Manor provide informative and entertaining skits in this week’s series of quality-focused videos. Read more

Diane Fife receives Inspired Leader Award for her compassion, resident focus

Riverview Manor RPN Diane Fife (right) is seen here holding her Inspired Leader Award alongside OMNI's western director of operations Aimee Merkley during a June 10 ceremony at the home.

Riverview Manor RPN Diane Fife (right) is seen here holding her Inspired Leader Award alongside OMNI’s western director of operations Aimee Merkley during a June 10 ceremony at the home.

‘Riverview Manor and OMNI Health Care are most fortunate to have an RPN of Diane’s ethical, moral and compassionate nature’

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – For 31 years, registered practical nurse (RPN) Diane Fife has been a dedicated team member at Riverview Manor who has worked hard to enhance the quality of residents’ lives and has shared her knowledge of best practices with her peers. Read more