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West Lake administrator offers advice to LTC homes on creating ‘wound rounds’ initiatives

Finding enthusiastic champions, personalizing care and collaboration

West Lake Terrace has improved skin integrity for the Prince Edward County long-term care home’s residents by initiating a “wound rounds” program to prevent skin issues and treating skin ulcers quickly and effectively when residents move into the home with these issues. Administrator Jackie Maxwell, who created the initiative, has advice for long-term care homes wishing to create their own program. Read more

Scottish spirit comes out during Forest Hill Burns Day celebration

Forest Hill resident Jeannie Tinklin and entertainer Dai Bassett share a moment during the home’s Jan. 25 Robbie Burns Day celebration.

Haggis, music and poetry mark the birthday of Scotland’s favourite son

Forest Hill hosted a fun day of all things Scottish Jan. 25 during the Kanata long-term care home’s annual Robbie Burns Day celebration. Read more

Wound rounds initiative enhancing skin integrity for West Lake Terrace residents

Administrator Jackie Maxwell is applauding RAI co-ordinator Tanya Williams and CCC Amy Harper for championing the initiative

Since launching its “wound rounds” program in 2017, the West Lake Terrace team has been successful at healing lesions quickly for residents who move into the Prince Edward County long-term care home with skin issues. The team has also been successful at preventing skin lesions from occurring. Read more

Riverview placement is a perfect fit for OT/PT student who loves working with seniors

Fleming College occupational therapy assistant/physiotherapy assistant students Peterann Gray (left) and Mina Tran (right) are pictured here with their instructor, Natasha Annette-Lawrence. Four Fleming students are participating in a seven-week placement at Riverview Manor.

Mina Tran says working as a PSW provided insight into the benefits physiotherapy can bring seniors. Now she wants to deliver those same benefits

Mina Tran says it was while working as a personal support worker (PSW) that she saw physiotherapy assistants making a difference in seniors’ lives. The positive impact physiotherapy was having on people piqued her interest, Mina says. Read more

Generous donation from local church will support Frost Manor therapeutic music programs

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St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church donates more than $1,100 to residents. Their first music program will be on Feb. 4

A generous donation from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Lindsay is helping support music therapy programs at Frost Manor. Read more

‘Quiet star’ who leads by example named Riverview’s Everyday Hero

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Tammy Delong is lauded by her co-workers for living OMNI’s mission, vision and values

Quite often, the greatest heroes are the quiet ones who lead by example, and Riverview Manor cook Tammy Delong is no exception. Read more

When Burnbrae residents or staff need help, Janet McInroy is always there

Burnbrae Gardens administrator/life enrichment co-ordinator April Faux (left) and dietary aide Janet McInroy (right) are seen here during the Campbellford long-term care home’s cotton-candy fundraiser on Nov. 9, 2016.

Dietary aide is presented with Everyday Hero Award for her dedication to others

If Burnbrae Gardens residents or staff members need something, dietary aide Janet McInroy is always there to help, even if that means using up her personal time, say two of her colleagues, registered practical nurse Kim Jones and personal support worker Juanita Baird. Read more

Student says Riverview placement has opened her eyes to LTC career opportunities

Fleming College occupational therapy assistant/physiotherapy assistant students Peterann Gray (left) and Mina Tran (right) are pictured here with their instructor, Natasha Annette-Lawrence. Four Fleming students are participating in a seven-week placement at Riverview Manor.

Peterann Gray says she’s seeing first-hand how occupational therapy can enhance residents’ quality of life

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Fleming College student Peterann Gray says she’s known for a long time she wanted to work in a health-care discipline, and since starting a placement at Riverview Manor she says she’s now eyeing long-term care as a career option. Read more

Rosebridge Manor receives $300 donation from Christmas in Merrickville committee

Christmas in Merrickville organizer Mark Scullino is seen here presenting a cheque for $300 to Rosebridge Manor resident Glenda Wagar. The Christmas in Merrickville committee chose to donate some of its fundraising proceeds to the home.

‘It was a nice community gesture that made us happy to be thought of in the township’

Rosebridge Manor team members are tipping their hats to the Christmas in Merrickville committee for donating $300 from its fundraising proceeds to the Jasper, Ont. long-term care home. Read more

Ending the Alzheimer’s stigma: what LTC homes can do

Mary Schulz, director of education for the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

Engaging residents, families and local communities is the key to helping others understand the condition

Alzheimer Society of Canada director of education Mary Schulz says long-term care homes are well-positioned to help end the stigma attached to Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia because they are “communities within communities” that can engage others to debunk myths about the condition. Read more