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Almonte Country Haven’s dedicated, hard-working and caring staff have been key to meeting pandemic’s challenges

‘I have been humbled by their dedication, and we are indebted to their service,’ says administrator Carolyn Della Foresta

While the past 2 ½ months have been challenging for Almonte Country Haven as the Lanark County long-term care home works through a COVID-19 outbreak, the staff members from all departments have been strong pillars of support for the residents and each other, says administrator Carolyn Della Foresta. Read more

Woodland Villa’s new safe visitation patio is proving to be a big success

‘We have had nearly every day booked with families who have been able to visit their loved ones’

Woodland Villa’s revamped patio, which is fitted with a wood and Plexiglas barrier to allow the Long Sault, Ont. long-term care home’s residents to have safe visits with their loved ones during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, has been booked solid since opening May 27. Read more

Springdale centenarian gets a family window visit to celebrate her 100th birthday

Springdale Country Manor resident Lillian de Bassecourt waves to the camera while her family members wave from outside her window. Lillian’s family paid her a visit on May 21 to wish her a happy 100th birthday.

Lillian de Bassecourt also had a video call with family members and received a plaque from the Queen and Governor General

Although Lillian de Bassecourt wasn’t able to have a traditional birthday celebration with her family to mark her 100th birthday, the Springdale Country Manor resident did have a window visit with her loved ones at the Peterborough County long-term care home on May 21. Read more

Snapshots of My Life program provides interesting insight into Frost Manor residents’ lives

Residents and staff are learning more about the people who call Frost Manor home

When people living or working at Frost Manor want to learn more about residents they can now go to a wall at the Lindsay long-term care home to read resident biographies and see some of the photos that are most dear to the person. Read more

Maplewood uses PA system to spread cheer

Home makes daily announcements, shares jokes

Maplewood is using its PA system to give residents a smile during the global pandemic restrictions that have those who live there isolated in their rooms. Read more

Woodland team’s creativity leads to innovative way for residents and families to safely visit

A new safety barrier attached to the home’s patio also allows everyone to enjoy outdoor visits while maintaining important protocols

With warmer, sunnier weather on the horizon, the Woodland Villa team came up with an idea to help residents enjoy outdoor visits with family members while adhering to important physical distancing protocols that are in place to keep everyone safe during the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Willows Estate family member buys staff dinner

Employees enjoy surprise pizza delivery for all shifts

A Willows Estate family member recently picked up the tab to have several pizzas delivered to the Aurora long-term care. Read more

Willows Estate management treats staff to lunch

Willows Estate nutritional care manager Gary Rose is pictured here working the grill at the Aurora, Ont. long-term care home.

‘This gesture was immensely appreciated by everyone,’ says LEA

The commitment of being a front-line worker during the global COVID-19 pandemic is not going unnoticed by management at OMNI Health Care’s Aurora long-term care home. Read more

Support from local businesses and families has helped keep spirits high at Streamway Villa

‘I continue to be so thankful to live in a small town that continues to show community support in such dark times,’ says LEC

Life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Christina Doughty says she and her co-workers at Streamway Villa are thankful for the gifts and acts of kindness the Cobourg long-term care home has received in recent weeks from local businesses, the community and residents’ family members. Read more

LEA builds activity cart in her spare time

Lynanne Campbell makes ‘something, ordinary, extraordinary’

Life enrichment aide (LEA) Lynanne Campbell may not be at work but her mind is clearly on the residents of Maplewood. Read more