Hope, purpose, belonging and KFC

Outings help change public perception of long-term care: LEC

May 1, 2014

Rachel Corkery fondly recalls an outing where memories and conversations were shared over a bucket of KFC.
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Brighton home thanks community for hearty hospitality

Seniors receive royal treatment from local residents, employees

April 30, 2014

From the Bingo players who keep an eye on residents’ cards to the restaurant servers who deliver a buffet-destined dessert directly to their table, the men and women of Maplewood are pampered “like royalty” by the long-term care home’s surrounding communities.
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Frost Manor expresses gratitude to volunteers with food

Luncheon is 'excellent display of teamwork,' interim manager says

April 29, 2014

Neil MacDonald counts the recent volunteer luncheon as one of the highlights so far of his time as Frost Manor’s interim nutritional care manager.
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CCC offers reflections on career

'I feel extremely blessed to work here, that's all I can say,' says Kimberley Noftle

April 28, 2014

Every year right around her birthday in April, Kimberley Noftle takes time to reflect on her life and career.

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On the hunt for a fun intergenerational experience

Pleasant Meadow Manor hosts 10th annual Easter celebration

April 25, 2014

Residents, staff members and their families found more than sweet treats at Pleasant Meadow Manor on Easter weekend.
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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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