Did you know ….
- 46% of residents have demonstrated some level of aggression with the most common type being “resistance to care.”
- Normal daily home activities and creative care that is individualized for each resident will maximize functioning and quality of life.
Here is another innovative model that was implemented (even though it hadn’t been done before) and it worked – The Green House Model – not the gardening kind…
“THE GREEN HOUSE® Residences at Bartram Park in Florida offers Assisted Living to individuals living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The Green House Project counts 242 licensed homes in 32 states to date, with 150 more in various stages of development. https://www.bartramlakes.org/memory-care/what-is-the-green-house-model/
We know the Ontario Ministry of Health will be funding 5000 new beds by 2021/22. This is an excellent opportunity to inspire innovation
If you agree, please ask your MPP to urge the Ministry to dedicate funding for these new beds to organizations that will commit to an innovative environment such as The Green House or other models we have highlighted in previous posts. The same old Ontario model is not good enough. For a list of all the Ontario MPPs and their contact information click here.
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2 Replies to “Another innovative model in long term care homes”
10-12 bed homes in residential neighbourhoods does sound idyllic.
Hope you’re sending this info to municipal government as well as MPPs
Thanks Donna. Yes we are but it would be more powerful if all the readers of this blog also contacted their MPP’s and municipal governments.