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Frost BSO team planning to help with project to determine virtual reality’s impact on reducing depression, boredom

Frost Manor

If the project shows favourable results, virtual reality simulators could be used to prevent agitation in residents with cognitive impairment

Frost Manor’s Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team is planning to embark on a pilot project to help gather measurable data for a company that offers virtual reality services to seniors to enhance their quality of life. Read more

Maplewood dishes out Nutrition Month with creativity, healthy foods

Maplewood nutritional care manager Tracy Morewood, left, and dietary aide Emily Morewood ran a number of activities in March as part of Nutrition Month at the Brighton long-term care home.

George Brown College culinary student takes a lead

From fruity milkshakes, with the skilful addition of lentils, to avocado toast, Maplewood has been serving up healthy and unique treats for its residents. Read more

Forest Hill keeping residents and families connected through technology

Forest Hill resident Sandra Presley is pictured here enjoying a video chat with her daughter Lori.

Video-chat platforms, such as Skype and FaceTime, are ensuring residents and families are staying in contact during COVID-19 crisis

Forest Hill residents and their loved ones have been staying connected during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to the wonders of modern technology and the efforts of the Kanata, Ont. long-term care home’s team members. Read more

Forest Hill resident’s daughters wish mom a happy birthday from parking lot

The daughters of resident Hertha Davidson wave a banner from the Forest Hill parking lot on March 18 to wish their mother a happy birthday.

‘This was a positive experience and has marked a positive feeling forever in everyone’s mind who witnessed this scene,’ says interim administrator John Donzil

The COVID-19 pandemic is not only challenging for long-term-care home residents and staff members, it has also been a trying time for family members, who are unable to visit their loved ones while ministry protocols are in effect restricting visitation. Read more

Creative thinking ensures a safe, fun St. Patrick’s Day for Almonte residents during pandemic

Residents receive room-to-room visits from team, while one resident’s family serenaded her from the garden

While Almonte Country Haven’s annual St. Patrick’s Day party was cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lanark County long-term care home’s residents were still able to safely enjoy a celebration of all things Irish, thanks to the creativity of staff and some family members. Read more

Black History Month presentation engages Willows residents

‘It was a success and the crowd was pleased’

With a recent increase in the number of residents who are cognitively well, Willows Estate has been striving to offer interesting activities to engage this population of men and women who live at the Aurora long-term care home. Read more

Soup’s on at Maplewood

Maplewood resident Corina Dempsey, left, and dietary aide Emily Morewood, a George Brown College culinary student, mark Nutrition Month in Canada.

Residents prep vegetables, learn about healthy food choices

From peeling carrots for a homemade soup to tasting avocadoes while blindfolded, residents are actively participating in current Nutrition Month activities at Maplewood. Read more

Golden retriever Duffy is making a difference at Streamway Villa, one visit at a time

Duffy, a British golden retriever, is a St. John Ambulance therapy dog who regularly visits Streamway Villa with his owner, Lisa Denvir.

‘When we go in, everybody is happy to see him, it’s kind of like walking in with a rock star’

When Lisa Denvir and her British golden retriever, Duffy, walk into Streamway Villa for one of their visits, residents’ faces light up and everyone wants to know what Duffy has been up to since they last saw him. Read more

Riverview Manor BSO team trialling innovative chair to chart its impact preventing agitation

So far, 9 of 11 residents have experienced decreased agitation. The residents are also providing favourable feedback

The Riverview Manor Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) team is in the process of trialling an innovative chair to help prevent agitation in residents affected by cognitive impairment. Read more

Willows Estate celebrates International Women’s Day March 8

‘We are forever indebted but grateful for all that they contribute to this world’

From the female caregivers to the women who reside at Willows Estate, the Aurora long-term care home joined the worldwide effort to celebrate International Women’s Day March 8. Read more