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  • McCormick Care Group – COVID-19 Update December 20, 2020
    We regret to announce that a COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at McCormick Home. A resident has tested positive for the virus; however, the resident is undergoing a second test at this time to confirm the result. In the interim, we have been advised by the Middlesex-London Health Unit to declare an outbreak at the […]
  • McCormick Care Group – COVID-19 Outbreak Statement December 9, 2020
    We regret to announce that a COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at McCormick Home. A resident has tested positive for the virus; however, the resident is undergoing a second test at this time to confirm the result. In the interim, we have been advised by the Middlesex-London Health Unit to declare an outbreak at the […]
  • Learning for Love – Lessons for Life December 7, 2020
    Rogers TV December 7, 2020 Sometimes caring for others can take precedence over caring for our own well-being. On Learning for Love, Lessons for Life, Lisa Joworski learns from individuals who have lived experience being in a variety of caregiving roles and who have come to realize the importance of self-care. Join us as we […]
  • Carleton and Bruyère Researchers Receive Grant to help Long-Term Care Homes Protect Themselves from COVID November 16, 2020
    School of Industrial Design November 12, 2020 Carleton University’s Chantal Trudel, a professor in the School of Industrial Design and a team made up of Susan Braedley, Amy Hsu, Dennis Kao, Frank Knoefel, Sophie Orosz, Heidi Sveistrup, and Bruce Wallace—received nearly $40,000 from the Foundation for Health Environments Research in the United States to study the design of Canadian long-term […]
  • Bridging the distance for caregivers dealing with dementia September 1, 2020
    by Monica Fleck, McCormick Care Group Hospital News September, 2020 The onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic struck nearly every aspect of life with a quick and stunning blow. Within the fallout, particularly for our more vulnerable senior population, lay a particularly impacted segment – those who are caring for someone with dementia at home.Read More
  • McCormick Day Program staff create day program virtual tour July 28, 2020
    Back to News and Events McCormick Day Program Staff Create Day Program Virtual Tour This video takes you on a tour of our McCormick Day Program! Karen, our director, highlights changes that have been made to enhance infection prevention and control measures during COVID-19, while we continue to support clients living with dementia and their […]
  • ‘Like a first date’ as long-term care residents begin to receive visits June 19, 2020
    Jennifer Bieman London Free Press June, 2020 No hugs. No kisses. No problem. Long-term care residents in London and across Ontario reunited with loved ones Thursday, coming face to face with visitors for the first time since the COVID-19 lockdown took hold in mid-March. Read More
  • A Hell of a Grind June 9, 2020
    Western News June, 2020 For more than 15 years, Don Mahood has been trying to hold it together – for him and his wife, Mary Charlotte, who, now in her mid-70s, is in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Read More
  • COVID-19 means no breaks for Alzheimer caregivers May 8, 2020
    CTV News London May 8, 2020 Happily married for 38 years, Frances Kyle never saw it coming, but four years ago her husband Bob, 74, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Read More View CTV London News Video
  • McCormick develops online resources for isolated caregivers of dementia patients May 8, 2020
    London Free Press April 21, 2020 Taking care of a loved one diagnosed with dementia is hard enough. Add a deadly pandemic to the mix and the closing of some support services for caregivers and the task becomes even more challenging. Read More

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  • Update from McCormick Care Group July 27, 2020
    The impacts to long-term care of the COVID-19 pandemic are almost too numerous to count.  Many of the strict measures imposed were taken in order to protect one of society’s most vulnerable sectors. The rapid pace of change and ever-increasing regulations mandated by our government and health officials presented an ongoing challenge to those in […]
  • Bridging the Distance July 27, 2020
    The onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic struck nearly every aspect of life with a quick and stunning blow.  Within the fallout, particularly for our more vulnerable senior population, lay a particularly impacted segment – those who are caring for someone with dementia at home.  No longer available were the adult day programs, where caregivers would […]
  • Staying Safe and Connected July 27, 2020
    Keeping families connected with their loved ones throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has been a priority at McCormick Home.  The extreme, but necessary measures enacted by the Ontario government to keep residents safe presented a number of challenges for staff, but they were quickly met head-on with the swift enactment of alternative methods to help people […]
  • Meeting the Challenge July 27, 2020
    The impacts to long-term care of the COVID-19 pandemic are almost too numerous to count.  Many of the strict measures imposed were taken in order to protect one of society’s most vulnerable sectors. The rapid pace of change and ever-increasing regulations mandated by our government and health officials presented an ongoing challenge to those in […]
  • Providing Extraordinary Virtual Care July 27, 2020
    Since the closure of the McCormick Day Program back in March, we have been forced to re-think how we offer our caregiver education and support services, and how we deliver meaningful recreation programming to our clients and their caregivers.
  • Joyful Reunions July 27, 2020
    On June 18, 2020, McCormick Home was featured in a story on the touching re-connection of Victor and Betty Morris, who have been married for 64 years.  The occasion was made possible by a partial lifting of the visitor restriction policy enacted by the Ministry of Long-Term Care several weeks ago.

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  • Optimizing the Design of Living Spaces for People with Dementia January 30, 2019
    Back to Research Activity Print December 2018 Optimizing the Design of Living Spaces for People with Dementia Description: McCormick Dementia Research is working with Fanshawe College on a research study of the design of living spaces and the associated impacts on quality of life for people with dementia. Purpose: McCormick Dementia Research is committed to […]
  • Technology and the Use of Tablets to Facilitate Care Documentation January 30, 2019
    Back to Research Activity Print December 2018 Technology and the Use of Tablets to Facilitate Care Documentation Description: McCormick Dementia Research is working with Fanshawe College on a research study involving the use of tablet technology to facilitate the way resident care is documented. Purpose: McCormick Dementia Research is committed to conducting, supporting, sharing and […]
  • The Impact of Data Collection Methods on Fall Prevention January 30, 2019
    Back to Research Activity Print December 2018 The Impact of Data Collection Methods on Fall Prevention Description: McCormick Dementia Research is working with Fanshawe College on a research study of whether or not the data-collection process for a resident’s health status and care plan impacts the frequency of falls. Purpose: McCormick Dementia Research is committed […]
  • Animal Assisted Therapy Project Phase II September 15, 2016
    Back to Research Activity Print September 14, 2016 Joint Research Project with King’s University College Moving into Phase II: A Study of the Staff Perspective and Experience of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Managing  Dementia-Related Behaviours Description: The second phase of the research study of the impacts of animal therapy on managing aggressive behaviours in people with […]
  • Animal Assisted Therapy Project July 7, 2016
    Back to Research Activity Print July 6, 2016 Joint Research Project with King’s University College to Study Impact of Animal Assisted Therapy on Dementia-Related Behaviours Description: A Master of Social Work candidate from King’s University College is researching the impacts of the Nourishing Hearts Animal Assisted Interventions program on managing behaviours exhibited by people with […]
  • Actigraph Research Project with St. Joseph’s Health Care September 4, 2015
    Back to Research Activity Print September 4, 2015 Announcement of Actigraph Research Project with St. Joseph’s Health Care Description: A study of the physical movements of people with dementia may assist in predicting the onset of agitated behavioural responses and enable caregiver s to proactively redirect or reduce such behaviours. Purpose: In keeping with the […]
  • Enhanced Caregiver Series March 13, 2015
    Back to Research Activity Print March 13, 2015 Enhanced Caregiver Series: WCA Collaborates with Western University and Behavioural Supports Ontario with the Support of McCormick Care Foundation Description: The WCA, Behavioural Supports Ontario and Western University, with the support of McCormick Care Foundation, are conducting a pilot project to develop an enhanced education series for […]
  • Therapeutic Garden Project June 1, 2014
    Back to Research Activity Print  The WCA, the McCormick Care Foundation, and Westminster College Foundation Support a Therapeutic Garden Project at Fanshawe College and Alzheimer Outreach Services Description: In partnership with the McCormick Care Foundation, the Westminster College Foundation, and Fanshawe College, the WCA is supporting a therapeut ic garden research project. Conducted at the […]
  • Announcement of Joint Research Project with the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care on Adult Day Program Evaluation March 1, 2014
    Back to Research Activity Print Announcement of Joint Research Project with the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care on Adult Day Program Evaluation Description: The WCA and the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care will be conducting a joint study on the quality of adult day programs and their impact on the overall wellbeing of clients and […]