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Restorative care model may provide solution to Alberta’s hospital crisis

Lois Davis, 90, is working hard at CapitalCare Norwood’s restorative care unit in Edmonton. The facility provides a transition place for patients to stay who don’t need to be in acute care in hospital but aren’t ready to go home.  Read full story here



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 People and Progress Newsletter - Spring 2015
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  • CapitalCare receives top employer award
  • CapitalCare Norwood “the gold standard,” says health minister
  • CapitalCare continues to meet national care standards

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CapitalCare in the News

Recent Changes in Medicine and Behaviours
In his twenties, Vernon Lutness was in a band called The Swing Four. In his late sixties, before dementia
took hold, he played with another band called The Jammers.  
"He loved music and played several instruments by ear, including the guitar, piano and accordion. He
taught me to dance," remembers his sister, Joan Jones. She would like to think still gets pleasure from the
gift of music. And recent changes in his medications—and behaviour — suggest he just might.
Read more here

The Butterfly approach as it applies to culture change and person-centred care.
In 2009, when person-centre care champion, Dr. David Sheard, presented his revolutionary ideas on
improving dementia care to Canadian audiences, there were more skeptics than converts to the notion
that "Feelings Matter Most." After five years, Sheard returned to Canada to find a growing number of
continuing care operators more receptive to change as they struggle with challenging behaviours in
people with dementia. Click here

Kid Heroes: How These Kids Are Making a Difference with Alzheimer's Patients
A group of young volunteers show their compassion by spending time with
Alzheimer's patients at Capital Care Strathcona. Click
here to view the video.

CapitalCare's dining room renovation project is mentioned in the Tomato's Kitchen Design Awards. Congratulations to our partners at Dale Burnstad (Foodservice Planning) Consulting for winning the
Institution category.
Thanks to all our p
artners and donors, we renovated 19 dining rooms in three of our oldest centres.
Here's what residents said about the new dining rooms at CapitalCare Dickinsfield:

CapitalCare Norwood Resident, Inez Whitfield "Granny Gaga" meets her idol Lady Gaga
"Granny Gaga" met her idol Monday night after Lady Gaga performed in Edmonton. Self described as one of
Lady Gaga's biggest fans, 86-year-old Inez Whitfield was give special permission from home on Monday to
attend the concert, just weeks after an emergency appendectomy (Read More)

CapitalCare Lynnwood Members Auxiliary
Formed in 1967, the auxiliary members work hard volunteering their time to support the CapitalCare
Foundation and residents of CapitalCare in Edmonton. In 2005, they expanded and began running a gift
shop on-site at the continuing care centres
(Read More)
CapitalCare CHOICE Programs featured in Senior Care Canada
Adult day programs are growing in popularity across the country as governments recognize the advantages to supporting the frail elderly to age in place. One model for such delivery is the Comprehensive Home Options of Integrated Care for the Elderly (CHOICE) program in Edmonton, Alberta. Read more here...

CapitalCare Introduces Resident-Centred Concepts into the Dining Experience.
For most people, meals are an important part of the day; in residential care facilities,
the take on added significance. Not only do meal times mark the passage, they are often
the highlight.
(click here for complete story)


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