The Art of the Possible was an conference held in the Ottawa region on creating and sustaining transformation (culture change) in long-term care. As discussions around transforming LTC reverberates across the province and the country, this event is a great example of a regional approach to supporting care homes along their transformation journey: a collaboration between the Champlain Dementia Network, Champlain Hospice Palliative Care Program, and the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, with Ontario CLRI.
The two day event included various speakers, a day of focus groups and closed off with remarks from the Minister of Long-Term Care. Although the event was focused on the Champlain region (Ottawa area), the event was a collaboration of regional, provincial and national organizations.
The following slide decks are from day one of The Art of the Possible (November 12, 2019).
Dr. Susan Braedley – presentation of the research of culture change in Canada.
Jennifer Hartwick – presentation on Schlegel Villages’ journey through culture change.
St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa – Photos from transformations in St. Patrick’s home.
Jennifer Hartwick’s Presentation
Jennifer Hartwick, Director of Strategic Projects at Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, talks about the culture change journey of Schlegel Villages and provides examples of culture changes initiatives your LTC home can do.
Looking for More Culture Change Inspiration?
RIA’s Guidebook to Change the Culture of Aging in Long-Term Care
A guidebook that shares inspiration and practical strategies to support organizations interested in starting or continuing to change the culture of LTC and retirement living.
Re-Imaging LTC Research Project
An international study of promising practices for LTC living.
This event was presented in partnership by: