Media Advisory - Resident-Centred Dementia Care Expanding Throughout New Brunswick Nursing Homes

MONCTON, May 18, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes will make an announcement regarding the province-wide scale up of a collaboration that has significantly reduced the inappropriate use of antipsychotic medication in New Brunswick nursing homes, improving quality of life for residents.

What: News conference announcing significant reductions in inappropriate antipsychotic medication use in New Brunswick nursing homes and the expansion of this collaboration to additional homes. Photo opportunity with nursing home residents participating in pet and recreation therapies – person-centred approaches that can replace inappropriately prescribed antipsychotics and provide better quality of life for residents with dementia.

Where: Kenneth E. Spencer Memorial Home, 35 Atlantic Baptist Ave, Moncton; activity room

When: May 23, 2017 - 10:30-11:30 a.m. (ADT)

Speakers:

  • The Hon. Lisa Harris, Minister of Seniors and Long Term Care, New Brunswick
  • Daphne Stafford, family member of Fredericton nursing home resident
  • Josée Beaulieu, Registered Nurse, Victoria Glen Manor (Perth-Andover)
  • Maureen O'Neil, CFHI President
  • Jodi Hall, Executive Director, NBANH
  • Victor Shea, Executive Director, Kenneth E. Spencer Memorial Home

About CFHI
The Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement identifies proven innovations and accelerates their spread across Canada, improving patient care, the health of Canadians and value-for-money. CFHI is a not-for-profit organization funded by Health Canada. Visit cfhi-fcass.ca for more information.

The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of Health Canada

About NBANH
Leading excellence in long term care, the mission of the New Brunswick Association of Nursing Homes is to lead member homes through a united voice by advocating excellence in long term care and service delivery in New Brunswick.

 

SOURCE Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

For further information: Tamir Virani, Communications and Stakeholder Relations Officer, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, Tamir.Virani@cfhi-fcass.ca, C: 613-410-2617

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