To Fix Long-Term Care, Homes Must See Residents As People, Not Patients

The province’s own regulations currently prevent some homes from fully implementing new approaches to care, said Laura Tamblyn Watts, the CEO of seniors’ advocacy organization CanAge. One change that seems small, but is actually very useful for residents who have dementia, is to use softer lighting instead of harsh, institutional lighting, she said.

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