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Weighted blankets providing comfort to Riverview residents

Riverview Manor

Since being introduced by the BSO team in 2018, these special blankets have helped relieve anxiety in residents

Riverview Manor’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team lead says weighted blankets have helped calm residents affected by dementia and other conditions that create anxiety since they were introduced to the Peterborough long-term care home a little more than a year ago. Read more

‘Food has the potential to enhance lives’

OMNI homes embrace home-cooking, nutrition month

While national Nutrition and Hydration Month has wound down, serving up nutritious, homemade meals remains a daily priority in OMNI Health Care’s long-term care homes, nutritional care managers (NCMs) say. Read more

How a Springdale resident’s dance reminded a student why she’s choosing a nursing career

Clinical instructor Sarah Towns (left) and Trent University nursing student Katherine Ledlie (right) are pictured at Springdale Country Manor on March 4.

‘It was so nice to see a resident who doesn’t communicate express how happy she was’

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – Katherine Ledlie recalls how she was walking down a hallway at Springdale Country Manor recently when a resident who does not verbally communicate spotted her, smiled and started to do a little dance. Read more

Residents win big with casino activity

Maplewood offers card game, slot machine, more

With the roll of the dice, Maplewood life enrichment staff members spun a winning activity recently for residents. Read more

LTC placement has been an ideal starting point for nurse training, student says

Clinical instructor Sarah Towns (left) and Trent University nursing student Katherine Ledlie (right) are pictured at Springdale Country Manor on March 4.

While her goal is to become a pediatric nurse, Katherine Ledlie says her placement at Springdale Country Manor is providing an excellent introduction to hands-on care

SPRINGVILLE, Ont. – Katherine Ledlie plans to become a pediatric nurse when she completes a nursing degree at Trent University, but she says doing a placement at Springdale Country Manor has been the perfect starting point for learning hands-on care. Read more

Volunteers will again help spruce up Streamway’s courtyard on Day of Caring

United Way’s annual event made a big difference last year, says LEC

Streamway Villa has once again been selected by the Northumberland United Way to receive a helping hand from volunteers on the June 7 Day of Caring, an annual event where employees from local industries and organizations devote time to helping others. Read more

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