Dementia expert highlights impact of language on people

Dr. Sherry Dupuis sheds light on how people with dementia react to certain words

April 24, 2014

TORONTO - The language we use when referring to people with dementia directly impacts how the disease and those living with it are perceived. Therefore, we need to think carefully about the words we use.
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Visit from DOC's baby granddaughter sparks program

Lunch with Lady Violet a favourite event

April 23, 2014

When Burnbrae Gardens director of care (DOC) Lesley Dale’s daughter Emily and baby granddaughter Violet stopped in to visit the Campbellford long-term care home recently a brand-new program was born.
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BSO helping Riverview keep antipsychotic administration low

Psychotropic medication usage 20% below provincial LTC home average

April 22, 2014

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - When front-line staff members approach a Riverview Manor resident who has advanced dementia to provide her care needs, the resident often prefers to be left alone. So that’s just what staff members do.
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VIDEO: Antipsychotic medication: the exception, not the rule

April 17, 2014

Riverview Manor has firm policy surrounding the administration of antipsychotic medication to residents affected by dementia. These medications are used sparingly and only as a last resort when other non-medical interventions have not helped calm a person who is exhibiting aggressive behaviour.
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Reducing unneeded antipsychotic usage a shared goal: McCarthy

Recent media coverage isn't telling the whole story, says OMNI CEO

April 16, 2014

OMNI Health Care is involved with several initiatives to reduce the administration of antipsychotic medication in its 18 long-term care homes, says president and CEO Patrick McCarthy.
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Hawaiian Day kicks spring into gear

Streamway Villa residents participate in a day-long celebration

April 15, 2014

Bursts of colour and tropical sights, sounds and flavours catapulted Streamway Villa residents, families and staff members into spring recently.
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There's no place like Garden Terrace for volunteer Anne Russell

'Everyone is so compassionate there'

April 14, 2014

Anne Russell began volunteering at Garden Terrace about four years ago, when her husband Graeme was a resident at the Ottawa-area long-term care home. Although her husband passed away in spring 2011, Anne has continued to spend her spare time helping the home’s residents and staff members.
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Kudos to Country Terrace PSWs for resident-centred care

Christine Cruikshank and Wendy Holcombe praised for ensuring seamless move for resident

April 11, 2014

Country Terrace clinical care co-ordinator Kimberley Noftle is commending two co-workers for their resident-centred focus recently when they ensured a seamless move for a resident to another long-term care home.
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Ken Cleverdon: a man who made a difference

Former Streamway Villa resident, hockey coach and teacher left a lifelong impression on those who knew him

April 10, 2014

Ken Cleverdon’s former students and those he coached hockey continue to contact the OMNIway after a story about the former Streamway Villa resident was published nearly two years ago.
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Volunteer attests to the difference donating time makes

Although her mother is no longer a Garden Terrace resident, Donna Getz continues to give her time

April 9, 2014

Donna Getz began volunteering at Garden Terrace when her mother was a resident at the Ottawa-area long-term care home. When her mother passed away in 2010, she continued to donate her time to residents because of the difference she says volunteering makes.
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