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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Understanding Long-Term Care Facilities as Communal Living Environments

Many older adults transitioning into long-term care facilities will be coming from independent or assisted living where they were most likely on their own or in limited company in their day to day lives. This can be quite different from living in long-term care facilities where there are multiple residents sharing common living spaces such as dining  and recreational areas. Psychologist Dr. Maggie Gibson of St. Joseph’s Health Care in London, Ontario identifies key points to consider to ensure patient-centered care in the St. Joseph’s Health Centre Discussion Guide on Understanding Long-term Care Facilities as Communal Living Environments.
The discussion guide aims to increase awareness of health care providers in long-term care facilities of the communal living environments where they work.
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