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  • McCormick Home Announces Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations for Staff September 8, 2021
    September 8, 2021 McCormick Care Group has announced that it is moving to a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for its staff members, effective October 31, 2021. This announcement, which includes all staff at McCormick Home and McCormick Dementia Services, falls in line with similar policies being enacted by health and long-term care organizations across Ontario […]
  • McCormick Care Group – COVID-19 Outbreak Updates September 3, 2021
    Update Sunday, September 5, 2021  We are pleased to report that the second PCR test completed on the third staff member who tested positive came back negative this morning! In addition, all test results for residents on Oak Avenue came back negative as well! After consultation with public health this morning, this negative result will […]
  • COVID-19 Update – Air Conditioning August 25, 2021
    UPDATE: We are  pleased to report that our external service provider arrived on site and our air conditioning has been restored! Thank you to everyone who offered to bring fans.  We are still waiting for a new part to arrive but are hopeful we can get through until the part arrives. We regret to announce that […]
  • New Research Study on Workplace Infection Prevention in Long-Term Care July 20, 2021
    McCormick Dementia Research is participating in a research study with Carleton University, who is looking to identify infection risks associated with the design of shared workspaces at long-term care homes and how to create safer working environments for staff to prevent the spread of infection during viral outbreaks.
  • A Day in the Life April 14, 2021
    Even though our McCormick Day Program is currently at a reduced capacity because of COVID-19, we are often asked about what a day in the program looks like for our clients. We thought we would provide a peek through our doors and describe our physical environment, our typical daily routines, and the types of person-centred […]
  • Rapid Antigen Testing at McCormick Care Group March 26, 2021
    Recently, McCormick Home began administering rapid antigen test testing for its staff, essential caregivers, support workers, and anyone entering the home. This new practice marks a departure from the standard COVID-19 test that has been regularly conducted at the home.
  • Luck of the Irish Shines on St. Patrick’s Day at McCormick Home March 18, 2021
    Nick Paparella CTV News London Reporter March 17, 2021 Irish eyes were smiling Wednesday and so was Mother Nature as dozens of residents from McCormick Long-Term Care Home on Kains Road got outdoors to enjoy the sun, music and dancing on St. Patrick’s Day. Read More
  • McCormick Care Group – COVID-19 Updates December 20, 2020
    COVID-19 Virus Resources
  • 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 […]

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  • Managing Mental Health during COVID-19 July 20, 2021
    During a time of crisis, it can be challenging to maintain good mental health and coping strategies when feelings of stress surface. It is a time of uncertainty and a time we have been taken out of our normal, daily routines and thrust into the unknown. It can be challenging to keep up our feelings […]
  • Laughter: A Most Serious Matter! July 20, 2021
    As part of the initial intake process for the day program, we have started asking caregivers the following question: “What makes your loved one laugh, or what made them laugh in the past?” Some might think that this is an odd question, but forging strong relationships with our clients (and caregivers) is integral to our […]
  • The Importance of Self-Care July 20, 2021
    During this unusual time, it is important to remember to care for yourself and make sure that you are getting enough daily rest, nutrition and exercise to remain healthy and in good spirits. Family members and caregivers know that self-care is one of the things that we tend to do the least.
  • A Year in Review July 20, 2021
    This year has been an extraordinary one with the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been very little in our organization -- let alone the world -- that has not been significantly affected by this event.
  • New Research Study on Workplace Infection Prevention in Long-Term Care July 20, 2021
    McCormick Dementia Research is participating in a research study with Carleton University, who is looking to identify infection risks associated with the design of shared workspaces at long-term care homes and how to create safer working environments for staff to prevent the spread of infection during viral outbreaks.
  • McCormick Care Group Employee Values Award 2021 April 14, 2021
    Each year, the McCormick Care Group recognizes an employee for their special contribution to demonstrating our organizational values of compassion, accountability, respect, excellence, and collaboration. This year, the peer-nominated award recognized the value of accountability. We are pleased to announce that Shelley McGinnis, administrative assistant for McCormick Dementia Services, is this year’s recipient.
  • Rapid Antigen Testing at McCormick Care Group April 14, 2021
    Recently, McCormick Home began administering rapid antigen test testing for its staff, essential caregivers, support workers, and anyone entering the home. This new practice marks a departure from the standard COVID-19 test that has been regularly conducted at the home..
  • Moving Forward Together April 14, 2021
    After so many months of uncertainty and numerous restrictions for the sake of everyone’s health and safety, we are now beginning to see a glimmer of change on the horizon, most particularly through the measured rollout of vaccines to our residents, staff and our wider community as well as through the introduction of rapid antigen […]
  • A Look Back in History April 14, 2021
    We are pleased to share an in-depth look at our founding as the Women’s Christian Association in 1874 and the compelling history that followed.  You are invited to take your time to review four presentations that outline our history from 1874 to 1999.
  • A Day in the Life April 14, 2021
    Even though our McCormick Day Program is currently at a reduced capacity because of COVID-19, we are often asked about what a day in the program looks like for our clients. We thought we would provide a peek through our doors and describe our physical environment, our typical daily routines, and the types of person-centred […]

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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 […]