Villa Charities Annual Report 2019 - Page 40

“Villa Charities is thrilled to welcome three organizations as new tenants in our newly upgraded facilities .”

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Villa Colombo Vaughan “VCV supported the development of Hypoglycemic Clinical Support Tool (CST).” Villa Colombo Seniors Centre (Vaughan) Inc. Di Poce Centre (Villa Colombo Vaughan or VCV) advanced the care provided to its 188 residents in 2019 through clinical innovations, special projects and the ongoing, high quality work of its front-line staff. Community recognition of VCV’s sustained record of excellence was reflected in the facility’s waitlist of 1,286 applicants. VCV Supports Innovation with Hypoglycemic Clinical Support Tool VCV Implements Clinical Support Tool for Dementia- Related Behaviours VCV supported the development of the Hypoglycemic Clinical Support Tool (CST), a new electronic tool that enables clinicians to provide individualized care for residents, from initial assessment to creating a plan of care. The project is designed to improve residents’ quality of life by enhancing their plan of care and preventing the recurrence of diabetes-related health issues. VCV’s Behavioural Support Resource Team (BSRT) began implementing the “Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia Clinical Support Tool” (BPSD CST) for residents with dementia who present new or worsening responsive behaviours. This innovative tool supports staff in promoting resident-centred care by identifying the causes of dementia-related behaviours and developing individualized care plans. The VCV team provided feedback on the tool’s content and its application to the identification of residents’ critical diabetes-related events. The tool, which was initiated by the Ontario Long Term Care Association and endorsed by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, is supported by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) best practices. 40 | The process begins with a comprehensive assessment by an interprofessional team to identify a resident’s unmet needs and the root causes of the individual’s responsive behaviours. The BPSD CST emphasizes non- pharmacological approaches to responsive behaviour Consolidated Annual Report 2019 His Eminence Cardinal Collins Visits VCV A special visit to VCV by His Eminence Cardinal Collins on February 8, 2019 underlined the home’s commitment to residents’ spiritual wellbeing. Cardinal Collins, joined by Father Raffaele Bruzzone, Father Claudio Moser and Father Vito Marziliano, held a private Mass and celebration of the Eucharist with residents, staff, volunteers and board members. Cardinal Collins blessed all those in attendance and gave them a commemorative pin of the Holy family. His message of peace, community and sense of family was well received. Special Program Brings VCV Residents into the Kitchen to Learn Traditional Italian Recipes management, which aligns with broader efforts to decrease the use of psychotropics. The initiative has continued in 2020 to further refine the tool and identify the optimal care pathway for each resident, in accordance with RNAO Ontario best practices. VCV residents, volunteers and guests learned how to prepare traditional Italian dishes in a special program led by the Executive Chef and Head Chef of Kleinburg’s Villaggio Ristorante. The program, with support from the federal New Horizons for Seniors Program, brought participants together around the kitchen table to celebrate food, life, family and regional cultural traditions. King-Vaughan MP, the Hon. Deb Schulte, provided guidance and support to this unique initiative. Consolidated Annual Report 2019 | 41