Editorial: Team members continue to champion the balance of safety and quality of life

For the first summer in two years, the residents of OMNI Health Care seniors homes are enjoying many of the activities and events they were attending before the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020.

Since provincial pandemic restrictions began to ease earlier this year, we have been hearing how residents have once again been joyfully participating in mainstays of life at OMNI homes, such as barbecues, outings and live entertainment.

With the arrival of warmer weather, of course, there have also been more opportunities for residents to enjoy outdoor activities and to spend time outside with family and friends.

Indeed, this has been wonderful to see, and we have been sharing many stories in The OMNIway this summer that have centred on how residents are experiencing a huge uptick in their quality of life.

So far this summer, we have seen how residents have gone on trips to beaches, attended cookouts on home patios and enjoyed lots of live entertainment, just to name a few things.

Even though restrictions have eased, we have not lost sight of the fact that we are still in a pandemic. COVID-19 remains a serious issue for the greater health-care sector and keeping everyone safe from the virus is top priority.

What has truly shone through is the importance of balance – and how the team members working in our seniors homes have managed to strike that important balance between maintaining safety and providing a high quality of life for the residents they serve.

The people working in OMNI seniors homes work hard to support residents so they can enjoy life to its fullest and ensure OMNI is the seniors home provider of choice.

While the pandemic has posed challenges for everyone in the seniors living sector, it has also shown how resilient and resourceful OMNI team members are and how they come together to persevere during the most trying times.

A huge thank-you is due to all OMNI team members for the value they deliver every day.