Project phases

Phase 1

The culmination of the first phase of this initiative was the launch in 2011 of the document, Guidelines for Care: Person-centred care of people with dementia living in care homes (January 2011). This document summarizes current evidence-based guidelines for care of people with dementia living in long- term care.

This document has also served as a platform for Phase 2 of this initiative to help guide our work to better understand how person-centred care can be practiced on a daily basis in long-term care homes in Canada.

Phase 2

A Steering Committee, including representatives from the long-term care industry, was formed to help guide this second phase of the initiative. Its members demonstrated expertise in, and commitment to, improving the quality of life of individuals with dementia living in long-term care homes.

Exploratory qualitative research

A plan was developed and executed to conduct research in six long-term care homes located across Canada. They were selected on the belief that they are providing elements of leading-practice, person-centred care to their residents with dementia. While they are by no means the only long-term care homes practicing a person-centred approach, they kindly allowed the Alzheimer Society of Canada to learn from their experience.

To learn more about this qualitative research, read the overview or the six full reports, one for each long-term care home studied:

Download PDFDelta View Life Enrichment Centres (87 pages)
Download PDFFenelon Court by Revera (32 pages)
Download PDFDonald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre (51 pages)
Download PDFNorthwood at the Harbour In Care Living (70 pages)
Download PDFSherbrooke Community Centre (50 pages)
Download PDFUnion Villa Long Term Care Home (18 pages)

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Last Updated: 11/08/2017