An activity-based model for residential care

Source:
SCIE Social Care Online
Publisher:
Hawker
Publication date:
01 January 2018

Abstract

Activities should be a vital component of good care but are often neglected. The author of this article, a director of Architectronics, which specialises in evidence-based design for wellbeing, show cases two innovative inititatives which demonstrate a fresh approach to the support of people living with a wide range of dementias: the Dotsa Bitove Wellness Academy in Toronto and the Activiteiten Centrum (Activity Centre) in Soest in the Netherlands. Both are day time activity centres, but the author argues there are important lessons which could easily be carried over to residential care in the UK.