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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

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

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

Country Terrace’s 2018 third-quarter quality indicators show strong points

Country Terrace

Restraint reduction, wound care, fall reduction and pain management are some of the areas where the home is shining

Providing high-quality care is everyone’s responsibility at Country Terrace, and it’s this shared responsibility that clinical care co-ordinator (CCC) Kimberley Noftle attributes to the Komoka, Ont. long-term care home’s successes with some of its 2018 third-quarter quality indicators. Read more

VIDEO: Plans for new Riverview Manor unveiled

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – OMNI Health Care and G architects, the Toronto-based firm designing the new Riverview Manor, unveiled conceptual images and the architectural plan for the new 160-bed, three-storey home at an information session at Riverview on Dec. 12. Read more

Forest Hill’s Larry Leslie praised for his leadership on many fronts

Forest Hill ESM/maintenance manager Larry Leslie is pictured here holding his Inspired Leadership Award.

Home’s ECM/maintenance manager presented with Inspired Leadership Award

Larry Leslie is known around Forest Hill as a team leader who doesn’t leave work until he knows the Kanata, Ont. long-term care home is safe and that residents and staff members have everything they need. He also takes on the dual role of environmental services manager (ESM) and maintenance manager at the home. Read more