An activity-based model for residential care

McMORRAN William
Journal article citation:
Journal of Dementia Care, 26(1), 2018, pp.24-27.

Activities should be a vital component of good care but are often neglected. The author of this article, a director of Architectronics, which specialises in evidence-based design for wellbeing, show cases two innovative inititatives which demonstrate a fresh approach to the support of people living with a wide range of dementias: the Dotsa Bitove Wellness Academy in Toronto and the Activiteiten Centrum (Activity Centre) in Soest in the Netherlands. Both are day time activity centres, but the author argues there are important lessons which could easily be carried over to residential care in the UK. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
dementia, activities of daily living, physical exercise, older people, day services, day centres, care homes, wellbeing, good practice, building design, residential care;
Content type:
practice example
United Kingdom, Netherlands, Canada
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