Streamway resident shares unique experience of life in a hard-rock band

Moxy bassist says music was constant presence

March 7, 2014

Imagine jumping off a performance stage and running on the heads of your fans for as far as you can see.
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Pleasant Meadow applauds province's investment in LTC nurse practitioners

Home knows first-hand of benefits to LTC homes and hospitals

March 6, 2014

Pleasant Meadow Manor clinical care/RAI co-ordinator Susan Towns is applauding the Ontario government’s recent announcement to invest in 75 nurse practitioners during the next three years who will tend to the needs of long-term care home residents.
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CYFS says Willows fire-safety team setting example for other LTC homes to follow

Fire department wants to use video and Evacusleds in demonstrations

March 5, 2014

AURORA, Ont. - Central York Fire Services (CYFS) personnel is so impressed with the Willows Estate fire-safety team’s recent evacuation drill they want to use a video of the exercise to demonstrate how long-term care homes should react in an emergency.
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Riverview breakfast program is getting people talking

Great food and conversations mark ladies' club

March 4, 2014

Anita Kossmann was in a chatty mood, meeting new people over pancakes, blueberries and peameal bacon last Friday during Riverview Manor’s ladies’ breakfast club.

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Willows Estate 'leading the way' in LTC fire safety: CYFS captain

Team's top-notch preparedness evacuates second floor in 26 minutes during drill

March 3, 2014

AURORA, Ont. - Central York Fire Services (CYFS) fire prevention officer Capt. Ryan Schell says the success of Willows Estate’s Feb. 28 evacuation drill shows the home is “leading the way” in fire safety in the region’s long-term care homes.
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Tanya the Turkey a source of inspiration at West Lake

Wild bird's presence is calming resident agitation

February 28, 2014

Sometimes inspiration for resident-centred care comes from an unexpected source, as the West Lake Terrace team has recently discovered.
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How a handful of Cheerios made a difference on Valentine's Day

'I will remember this for the rest of my life,' says resident

February 27, 2014

When Jackie Mularchuck was at Maplewood visiting her husband George on Valentine’s Day she got a huge surprise when she was presented with a heart-shaped handful of Cheerios on a table.
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Country Terrace going to the dogs

Pet therapy program enhancing quality of life

February 26, 2014

Pet therapy’s positive impact on people with cognitive impairment is well documented, and the Country Terrace team sees these benefits every time a St. John Ambulance therapy dog visits the home, says Veronica Couto.
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Local media highlights Woodland pet-therapy program

LEC commends newspaper for coverage of important initiative

February 25, 2014

Woodland Villa life enrichment co-ordinator (LEC) Lisa Doran is applauding a local newspaper for recent articles highlighting the Long Sault home’s pet-therapy program.
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Alzheimer Society develops new info on person-centred care

PC P.E.A.R.L.S. can be added to programs like Supportive Measures

February 24, 2014

The Alzheimer Society of Canada has released new information to assist long-term care homes in providing person-centred care. Mary Schulz, education director at the Alzheimer Society of Canada, says the seven PC P.E.A.R.L.S can be introduced to homes in conjunction with already effective tools, including OMNI Health Care’s Supportive Measures program.
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