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Butterfly Long-Term Care Home Wins Prestigious Quality Award

Region of Peel Long Term Care was recognized for two amazing projects.

A celebration of quality and excellence, the Central West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) 2019 Quality Awards recognized innovative achieve?ments and outcomes-driven initiatives that are making a difference in the lives of people who receive care, and their families.

The initiative, Becoming a Butterfly Home: Piloting the Butterfly Household Model of Care in Ontario, received a Quality Award for commitment to quality and care.

Between March 2017 and March 2018, the Region of Peel began a one-year journey to pilot a dementia-care approach called the Butterfly Household Model of Care. Working together with Dementia Care Matters, an organization from the UK, one home area within Malton Village Long Term Care home was transformed into Ontario’s first Butterfly Home.

Our Butterfly Home features a home-like environment and a model of care that focuses on meeting the emotional needs of people living with dementia. The pilot led to improvements in quality of life, increased engagement between those living and working in the home, less use of antipsychotic medication without a diagnosis of psychosis, and positive impacts on workplace culture for staff.
A second initiative, Neurobehavioural Program: Management of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia in Long-Term Care, was awarded an honourable mention. The program was recognized for its focus on optimal behavioural management of long-term care residents, ultimately improving the quality of life of those experiencing neuropsychiatric features of dementia.

Through innovative initiatives like this, the Region of Peel is working to make a positive difference in the lives of people in our care and their families.

For more information visit the 2019 Central West LHIN Quality Awards.