“Sunnyside Home is adopting a new approach to make the Kitchener long-term care facility feel more like a home, and staff like family, for its residents with “dementia.”………
Sunnyside has been working for a few years to improve care by moving away from a medical model. The butterfly approach will take that to the next level to ensure residents have a full life” as reported in an article by Johanna Weidner in The Waterloo Chronicle.
This is another example of the increasing number of innovative long-term care home models that are striving for the transformative culture care we are hoping for in the future for Ontario. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 virus crisis has obviously put a damper on this kind of major change from moving forward at this time. We look forward to encouraging these homes in their quest for culture change once this crisis is over.
3 Replies to “Another innovative model – now in Waterloo”
On Sat., May 2, 2020, 7:26 p.m. Talking Transformation Long Term Care Homes, wrote:
> talkingtransformationlongtermcarehomes posted: ” “Sunnyside Home is > adopting a new approach to make the Kitchener long-term care facility feel > more like a home, and staff like family, for its residents with > “dementia.”……… Sunnyside has been working for a few years to improve care > by moving away from a ” >
Our goal should be to have all long term care homes operated like Sunnyside with a foundation to enhance residents’ needs. All for profits should be abolished! Mike Harris started us down a dangerous path reducing safeguards for the elderly. We need to work together to stop the wealthy and powerful profit- driven outfits with their political allies enhance their coffers on our seniors backs. These residents have contributed to Canada in many ways and our society’s thanks to them is to let some of them be treated horribly re. the military report on our long term care homes.
Thank you for your comments. While it is not the focus of our blog, the issue of private vs public has been raised by various groups and will likely be addressed by both federal and provincial jurisdictions.