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Use of Interactive and Purposeful Virtual Game Play to Improve Cognitive and Social Engagement for Residents in Long Term Care
The Obie device is a projector that emits games onto a surface, such as a table top, which creates an interactive virtual playground for older adults. Studies of the impact of client-centered leisure and recreational activities for older adults especially residents in...Read More
Hogarth Riverview Manor (HRM), the largest long-term care home in Ontario with a licensed capacity of 544 beds, initiated the practice of ‘Quality Improvement Huddles’ in November 2020 to support their quality journey ‘iCare’. The name iCare is rooted in the...Read More
The Tubbe philosophy in rest and care homes. “For as long as we are alive, we need to LIVE OUR LIVES and above all, live them to the fullest extent”
The Tubbe model is built on a fundamental principle: nursing home residents are to be involved in decisions about their daily lives and the place where they live. Equally, staff involvement is key. As regards the senior management, their role shifts from classic...Read More
Understanding Person-Centred Approaches to Care through the use Video Dramatizations/Vignettes and Applied Theatre
This leading practice is a health education tool that incorporates applied theatre featuring video vignettes; encouraging learning that is interactive and reflective in a safe environment. Through the generousity of a Sunnybrook PBRI Seed Grant, 20 video vignettes...Read More
Optimal oral healthcare is integral to the health and quality of life of dependent older adults (McNally et al., 2015). To meet the growing demand to provide appropriate and timely oral healthcare to long-term care (LTC) residents, The Alpha Omega Dental Centre at...Read More
In order to maintain the health and safety of patients, residents, staff, and physicians during the COVID-19 pandemic, visitor restrictions and policies were introduced at Baycrest in March 2020. Policy changes impacted visitor access in the hospital, the long-term...Read More
The Saskatchewan Health Authority is strategically committed to a culture of safety and the philosophy of patient and family centred care. Patient and staff safety, and continuous improvement, are fundamental in everyday work. This project serves to promote safe...Read More
Adapted ZUMBA is a dance-fitness class that is available for persons of all levels of fitness. It allows participants to work on their cardiopulmonary and motor skills and to increase their physical stamina. Some standing movements are performed for those who have the...Read More
In winter, there is nothing better than breathing the fresh air and seeing the beautiful landscape covered in white to revive beautiful childhood memories. Many residents have skied or engaged in other winter activities in the past. Being able to engage in outdoor...Read More
The J-RO EZ Rest is a positioning wedge developed by staff of Ocean View, used to keep clients comfortably lying on their side at 90 degrees while receiving care. The J-RO EZ Rest was designed to support client comfort and dignity, as well as address staff risk and...Read More
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