The Glebe Centre – finally a champion for Ottawa!



The Glebe Centre, a non-profit, charitable long-term care home, has partnered with Dementia Care Matters to become the first Butterfly Home in Ottawa. The Butterfly Model is a transformative model of care for long-term care homes that means:

  • Total culture change
  • More than addressing the clinical needs of the residents
  • A place where residents, families and staff form a community of care,
  • Relationships matter most and
  • Where residents’ preferences for daily activities are respected

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.  To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete”.  R. Buckminster Fuller

The Glebe Centre has done just that and seized the opportunity to be the leader for transformative change for our long-term care homes in Ottawa. They will start with one unit in the fall of 2019.  This is a bold and risky step and we offer our hearty congratulations!

Now to get other cities like Brantford, Kingston, Belleville to follow suit.

6 Replies to “The Glebe Centre – finally a champion for Ottawa!”

  1. Great news. My Dad is at the Glebe Centre so hopefully the butterfly project expands to his floor. I understand that it is being implemented on one floor.

  2. That is excellent news….it is so encouraging for all of Canadians this major shift in dementia care. Trail blazers who are ‘making a difference.’

    Qualicum Beach BC

  3. Congratulations on all your efforts in influencing this transformation at the Glebe Centre. How exciting! Bravo to the Glebe Centre for stepping up in being a leader in transforming culture change in long term care for the benefit of its residents, their families and care providers.

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