The Butterfly Household Care Model: Moving from a Task-Focused Institutional Approach to one Guided by Each Resident’s Interests, Feelings and Emotions
In 2017 a survey from Alzheimer’s Australia showed that people living with dementia were twice as likely to have high rates of loneliness, which highlighted the theme of Dementia Awareness Month – “you are not alone."
In this presentation from Australian Healthcare Week 2017 Sharon Callister, Chief Executive Officer, Aged Care Plus, explores the rollout of the Butterfly Household Care Model at its Cairns Aged Care Plus Centre and the Mountain View Aged Care Plus Centre in the ACT and the positive benefits realised for residents at both facilities, including:
- A model of care that is focused on building small family-like environments
- Breaking down the barriers between residents living with dementia
- Guided by resident’s interests rather than specific tasks
- Understanding the initial implementation challenges
- Measuring the success of a new model of care
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