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OMNI applauds province for additional LTC funding in 2016-17 budget

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Gov’t promises 2% increase in level-of-care funding, $10M annual injection for BSO over next 3 years

OMNI Health Care is applauding the province for its 2016-17 budget announcement that includes a level-of-care funding increase and a multimillion-dollar injection into the Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) program. Read more

Provincial advocacy campaign to improve resident care underway at OMNI homes

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Residents, family members and staff asked to sign letters asking gov’t for more LTC funding

Ontario long-term care homes are once again being encouraged to join an annual letter-writing campaign to underscore to MPPs the need for additional funding to enhance resident care. Read more

Student choir’s Village Green performance meets residents’ emotional, social needs

Village Green resident June Walters is seen here chatting with students from Southview Public School’s choir on Feb. 11.

Village Green resident June Walters is seen here chatting with students from Southview Public School’s choir on Feb. 11.

‘This type of program is a great way to break the ice,’ says LEC

A recent musical program hosted at Village Green proved to be an excellent forum for bridging generational gaps and creating community connections for residents, says Karen Coulter. Read more

Collaboration addressing responsive behaviours, enhancing residents’ quality of life

Streamway Villa

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Entire Streamway Villa team more engaged in creating a better resident experience

COBOURG, Ont. – Collaboration among Streamway Villa team members from all departments as well as utilizing outside resources is helping address responsive behaviours in residents with cognitive impairment and improve quality of life, say staff members. Read more

Visit to Village Green an enriching experience for student choir, says music teacher

Students from Southview Public School’s choir are seen here performing for Village Green residents on Feb. 11.

Students from Southview Public School’s choir are seen here performing for Village Green residents on Feb. 11.

Retired Teachers of Ontario grant helps provide meaningful intergenerational experience

A recent trip to Village Green was a valuable intergenerational engagement experience for a student choir and ukulele players from Southview Public School, says the school’s music teacher Kathryn McConnell. Read more

Forest Hill takes first place in flu-shot challenge for 2nd straight year

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Education key to getting 99% of staff vaccinated

For the second straight year, Forest Hill has achieved the highest rate of flu vaccinations among staff members in OMNI Health Care’s 18 homes. Read more

(VIDEO) Riverview Manor celebrates Valentine’s Day

Riverview Manor’s life enrichment and dietary departments once again collaborated to help couples celebrate an early Valentine’s Day at the Peterborough long-term care home on Feb. 12. Read more

Teams aim to ‘get on same page’ in supporting residents’ responsive behaviours

Rosebridge Manor

Rosebridge Manor

Rosebridge Manor staff, external support teams take steps to enhance communication, co-ordinate support of residents

With several different teams supporting Rosebridge Manor residents who demonstrate responsive behaviours, a need to boost the communication and co-ordination of the various teams’ efforts has become apparent. Read more

Chinese new year, job fair and Valentine’s lunch mark busy week at Frost Manor

Chinese new year is one of the many events being held at Frost Manor this week. Feb. 8 marked the first day of the Chinese lunisolar calendar.

Chinese new year is one of the many events being held at Frost Manor this week. Feb. 8 marked the first day of the Chinese lunisolar calendar.

Events engage both residents and community

It has been a fun and busy week chockfull of events at Frost Manor and there’s more to come with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, says Vi O’Leary, the home’s life enrichment co-ordinator. Read more

Woodland plans to share more stories in OMNIway to maintain high morale

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‘We are just trying to make our home the best that it can be’

Keeping a high level of team-member morale is important in long-term care homes, and Woodland Villa is planning to use The OMNIway as a means of keeping spirits up, says Christina Edgar, the home’s office manager. Read more