Transforming Long-Term Care Homes: A Summary of Four Innovative Models

  • 05 Oct 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • Zoom

Dear CFUW-Ottawa Friends,

Shortcomings in long term care have existed long before the current COVID crisis. Join us on Monday, October 5 at 7 p.m. by ZOOM to hear two speakers from CARP Ottawa, Barbara Schulman and Kathy Wright, present models for transforming long term care.

This event is free and open to the public. You may also listen to the speakers by telephone.

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About our speakers:

Barbara Schulman has over 30 years’ experience in the planning and delivery of health services with much of her career focusing on care of the elderly, and persons with dementia. After her retirement as a V.P. with Bruyere Continuing Care (formerly the SCO Health Service), she worked part-time as the project manager for the Champlain Dementia Network. Barbara co-founded the Champlain Dementia Network and was co-chair for its initial formative years. She is one of three colleagues who established a blog in 2017 – Talking Transformation Long-Term Care Homes – to promote the need for transformation of the long-term care home system.

Barbara is a member of CARP Ottawa and is an active member of the CARP Advocacy Working Group. Her mother had Alzheimer’s disease for 11 years and was in a long-term care home in Montreal for the last three of those years.

Kathy Wright was the Executive Director of the Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County (then known as The Alzheimer Society) for over 30 years. Under her leadership, partnerships were created that led to the establishment of the Bungalows at the Peter D Clark Long-Term Care Home, the First Link Program, the Guest House, and Minds in Song. Kathy co-chaired the Champlain Dementia Network for over 10 years working with leaders from the Regional Geriatric Program of Eastern Ontario.

Kathy was one of the three colleagues, along with Barbara, who created the blog on Talking Transformation Long-term Care Homes.

After retirement, Kathy became a volunteer with CARP Ottawa’s Board of Directors in 2018 and has recently been appointed Vice President with the responsibility of leading the Advocacy Committee. Kathy’s mother had Alzheimer’s disease for 15 years and lived in a long-term care home in Ottawa for over 5 years.


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