Willows Estate residents host Easter

Seniors baking, attending church luncheon to mark holiday

April 2, 2014

Willows Estate residents will be keeping family close this Easter by inviting them home.
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Administrator emphasizes nothing is above, below or beyond in LTC

'That's why we're here; we're here to support'

April 1, 2014

During the last Garden Terrace staff Christmas dinner, a personal support worker’s (PSW’s) pager went off, but when he excused himself to go tend to the resident needing his assistance, administrator Carolyn Della Foresta and another manager insisted they go instead.
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Springdale families applauded for helping form councils at other homes

Pleasant Meadow Manor LEC attests to the difference a supportive philosophy makes

March 31, 2014

Pleasant Meadow Manor life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Chris Garden is applauding the Springdale Country Manor family council for helping families at her home establish their own council.
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Addressing care needs key to preventing LTC violence: McCarthy

Continuing programs like BSO, rather than increased staff levels, a more effective use of funding

March 28, 2014

OMNI Health Care is supportive of more funding directed at resources that help address and prevent resident violence in long-term care homes, as opposed to increasing staffing levels to allow for more resident monitoring.

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Maplewood resident cuts hair to support children's charity

Residents' council also chips in with donation

March 27, 2014

Maplewood resident Corina Dempsey and the Brighton long-term care home’s residents’ council are helping A Child’s Voice Foundation in Mississauga with two donations.
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Guardian Angels program honouring outstanding staff

Initiative aimed at keeping morale high

March 26, 2014

The Guardian Angels initiative is one example of a successful program the Springdale Country Manor family council is sharing with other long-term care homes.

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Springdale's family circle forms ring of support and positivity

Successes and ideas shared with other long-term care homes

March 25, 2014

In the world of family councils, the group at Springdale Country Manor is nothing short of a team of superstars.
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Nurse-practitioner funding a win-win for LTC, hospitals

Province's move will enhance quality care for residents while reducing strain on hospitals

March 24, 2014

TORONTO - The province’s decision to fund 75 new, in-house nurse practitioners (NPs) in Ontario’s 630 long-term care homes will benefit both the senior-care and hospital sectors, say stakeholders.
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More nurse practitioners equal stronger LTC sector, says administrator

NPs also positioned to train front-line staff

March 21, 2014

The Ontario government’s plan to provide funding for 75 new, in-house nurse practitioners (NPs) in long-term care homes over the next three years is another step towards enhancing quality in long-term care homes, says Village Green administrator Linda Pierce.
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Village Green raises $1,700 for Operation Warm Toes

Administrator Linda Pierce makes good on fundraising promise and shaves her head

March 20, 2014

Linda Pierce knew her shaved head would not be conducive to this bitterly cold winter, however, she says cutting off her hair was a small price to pay to contribute to the greater good.
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