Falls Prevention Leadership Team Corner
Did you know that the Australian Stay on Your Feet® model has been adapted as a regional strategy that supports healthy active aging for older adults in the Champlain LHIN?
Falls are responsible for 40 per cent of all seniors’ admissions to long-term care homes. Seniors can prevent falls by staying active, even in a long-term care home.
The adapted Stay on Your Feet® program consisting in tried and true best practices will be available to all stakeholders across the healthcare continuum in the Champlain region.
For more information on the Stay on Your Feet® program, visit stayonyourfeet.com.au.
We are embarking on a journey at both homes to optimise the resident council and better support our residents through this meeting held by residents, for residents.
The administrators, resident council presidents and two council support staff members attended a workshop last March held by the Ontario Association of Residents’ Councils.
The next workshop is scheduled in June.
Module 11 from the Long-Term Care Learning Series is now available! This module is titled Managing Pain and must be completed by RNs, RPNs and PCAs before July 1, 2017. Take a look at the poster for more information.
From April 24 to 28, we celebrated Mission Week at Bruyère Continuing Care. In order to thank the employees for everything they do each day to live the Bruyère mission, the Mission Effectiveness Committee offered coffee, tea and a small gift to all Bruyère employees.
Cycling Without Age Program
The Therapeutic Support Services (TSS) team is getting ready for another exciting season of Cycling Without Age to be launched August 3. Contact Kim at 613-562-6262, ext. 2568, or write to her at KDurstMackenzie@bruyere.org to learn how residents can sign up for a ride or how to volunteer as a cycle-rickshaw pilot. Building on last year’s huge success, the TSS team and the Bruyère CLRI developed a colourful and practical guide that other residences can use to set up this program.
Revamping the lounges
With the help of a designer, the family council and the facilities management team, we are working on revamping the lounges at the residence. Artwork and pillows were donated to embellish the common space and make it welcoming and peaceful
National Nursing Week
Bruyère Continuing Care celebrated National Nursing Week (May 8–14) by inviting all employees, physicians and volunteers to participate in a video contest.
Anyone could vote for the best video by ‘liking it’ on Bruyère’s Facebook page. Go check out the excellent entries!
Bruyère’s nurses are superb examples of what it means to be both professional and compassionate. They demonstrate excellence in so many ways including in clinical practice, leadership, education, research and innovation.
Cycling Without Age Program
The Therapeutic Support Services (TSS) team is ready for another exciting season of Cycling Without Age. Contact Mariama at 613-562-6262, ext. 2517, or write to her at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how residents can sign up for a ride or how to volunteer as a cycle-rickshaw pilot. Building on last year’s huge success, the TSS team and the Bruyère CLRI developed a colourful and practical guide that other residences can use to set up this program.
Bed system optimization project
Our bed system optimization project is well under way. Thank you again for your precious feedback at the Bed Fair!
As part of this project, in order to comply with best practices and to ensure the safety of residents, all new residents will be admitted in a bed without rails. Note that partial rails will be used when required for repositioning or transfers.
On the clinical side, the assessments of residents and their bed system has started. You will notice that the beds are being modified according to the goals and the interventions determined by the evaluation.
We are confident that with the expertise that resonates at Saint-Louis Residence and with your collaboration, this major project will be a success.
On Tuesday, April 25, a volunteer recognition ceremony was held as part of Volunteer Week 2017. The theme this year was "Volunteer without Limits".
Bruyère volunteers are dedicated and caring individuals who provide invaluable support to our patients, residents, tenants, families and visitors. They are an integral part of our health care team.
Bruyère is extremely proud of its volunteers and recognizes the level at which they achieve our vision of enhancing lives and transforming care.
Inspectors from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term care home were at the residence for their annual resident quality inspection.
Thank you all for your co-operation as they conducted a comprehensive inspection of our home through observation, structured interviews and record reviews.
Welcome to Stéphanie Rollin
Stéphanie Rollin is the new Accounts Receivable and Trust clerk during the absence of Sylvie Lachapelle.
The Accounts Receivable and Trust office hours of operation are from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Welcome to the Saint-Louis Residence, Stéphanie!
Adding colour to the secure units
Over the next year, we will be changing the look and feel of our secure units 1C and 2C. We will paint murals, add splashes of colour and design, display resident artwork, and create interactive activity stations based on the Montessori philosophy. Stay tuned and look for a jar to donate your Canadian Tire money.
These funds will be used to buy some of the supplies and help to revive these units. Enhancing lives. Transforming Care.
Do you have a funny, touching, story that is worth sharing? Send it to Anne-Laure Grenier (email@example.com or ext. 2518).