Resources that enhance quality of life for residents in long-term care and their families.
CHOICE+ Program: Enhancing the Mealtime Experience in Long-Term Care
Resource Type: Program, Toolkit, Website
CHOICE+ is an innovative program that enhances the mealtime experience for residents in long-term care. It focuses on nurturing relationships and creating comfortable dining environments.
Resource Type: Poster
Posters with the word “welcome” in over 40 languages commonly spoken by older adults in Ontario and in long-term care (LTC) homes that serve specific ethnic cultures. Display it in your LTC home as a way of welcoming everyone who sees it.
2SLGBTQI+ Tool Kit: Leading & Learning with Pride
Resource Type: Toolkit
This toolkit provides context and sets the stage for long-term care homes to achieve social, cultural and organizational competency related to how LGBTQ2S+ welcoming, inclusive and affirming environments can be created and supported by individuals and organizations.
Person-Centred Language Posters
Resource Type: Poster, Training
Posters with commitment statements and imagery to encourage the use and spread of person-centred language in your long-term care home. Available in English and French versions with additional actions or mainly graphics.
The Power of Peer Support
Resource Type: Infographic, Project, Research, Video
Exploring a solution to combat the staggering rates of loneliness among LTC residents, using meaningful peer support groups to encourage camaraderie.
Residents’ Bill of Rights – Multilingual
Resource Type: Website
The Ontario CLRI is supporting the Ontario Association of Residents’ Councils (OARC) in enhancing accessibility and inclusion by offering translated versions of the Residents’ Bill of Rights.
Cycling Without Age
Resource Type: Program
CWA is an innovative program making it possible for residents to get back on bicycles, and these tools were created to support LTC homes in implementing it.
Boredom Busters For LTC
Resource Type: Game, Training
In an effort to minimize boredom and loneliness for residents living in long-term care during this challenging time, the Ontario CLRI at Bruyère and iGen Ottawa have put together a list of online resources for recreation therapists and recreation professionals to use in programming for residents. A lot has changed about day-to-day life in long-term care and we hope this list will provide some inspiration.
Through Our Eyes: Bringing the Residents’ Bill of Rights Alive
Resource Type: Webinar
During this webinar, the Ontario Association of Residents’ Councils (OARC) shares an exciting new education program called Through Our Eyes: Bringing the Residents’ Bill of Rights Alive that results in resident engagement and an education session unlike any other for all residents regardless of their abilities. This webinar is part of a 3-part Culture Change Webinar Series developed by the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.
Nutrition in Disguise Recipes
Resource Type: Toolkit, Training
Download enhanced recipes for common meals in Ontario LTC homes (in Microsoft Word format). Each recipe was vetted by a dietician for nutrition and cost efficiency for LTC.