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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NPs are a valuable educational resource for LTC staff

Burnbrae Gardens team members discuss how NPs are sharing knowledge

March 19, 2014

The value nurse practitioners (NPs) bring to long-term care homes has been discussed extensively by the OMNIway recently, but as Burnbrae Gardens team members point out these health-care professionals also bring valuable educational resources to homes.
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Rights and safety top of mind when residents pursue relationships

Team members discuss how they support residents

March 18, 2014

A recent OMNIway series explored the issue of resident relationships in long-term care homes. While different situations arise in different homes, OMNI Health Care homes uphold a common focus on people’s rights and ensuring safety.
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More NPs in LTC will build upon individualized care: administrator

Maureen King commends province for announcement

March 17, 2014

The 75 new, in-house long-term care nurse practitioners (NPs) the province has promised to fund over the next three years will play an important part in strengthening individualized, person-centred care in the sector, says Maureen King.
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Chris Weber named OSNM Kawarthas representative

Nutrition and food-services manager hoping to bring shared experiences to OMNI

March 14, 2014

Chris Weber has a long track record of dedication to food-services management, and this focus has led to him being named the Ontario Society of Nutrition Management’s (OSNM’s) Kawarthas chapter representative.

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More LTC NPs will pave way for enhanced seniors care

Burnbrae Gardens' participation in NPSTAT one example of reduced hospital transfers

March 13, 2014

Having access to a nurse practitioner (NP) is enhancing quality of life for residents living at Burnbrae Gardens, and by adding 75 new NPs to Ontario long-term care homes, the province is paving the way for better seniors’ health care while reducing burden on emergency rooms, says April Faux.
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