Braemar is officially a certified DementiAbility home! DementiAbility makes connections between the brain, a person’s life story, the environment and behaviour. They are homes that look, feel and smell like home. Braemar has been working continuously to set up a prepared  environment that allow success for each individual to be the best they can be. It exposes the abilities and the potential of each person living with dementia. 

DementiAbility has many beneficial outcomes:

  • Shows a reduction in responsive behaviours 
  • Shows an increase in resident, staff and family satisfaction scores, 
  • Improves resident daily living, 
  • Provides engagement with meaningful and purposeful leisure 

As we make changes to Braemar, they will be in accordance with the DementiAbility model. We are working closely alongside the founder Gail Elliot, as she helps us navigate this process. To learn more about DementiAbility please visit their website at Home – Dementiability

Person Centered Innovations Successfully Implemented:

  • Resident’s renamed hallways 
  • Fresh coat of paint in all resident areas, with colours chosen by the residents 
  • New community board in the foyer for family and visitors to stay informed 
  • Updated recreation room with fresh paint and harvest table and chairs 
  • Piano moved to TV lounge for musical entertainment and church services 
  • Updated resident dining rooms to create a more familiar and engaging environment
  • Updated the Braemar Barber and Hair Salon with a retro 50’s theme 
  • Moved locations and renamed our palliative room to the Serentiy Room. Updated the space to support a comfortable and peaceful environment. Space provided in the room for family to stay close to their loved one through their final days. To see more about the Serentiy Room click here.

Coming Soon:

  • New furniture a small lounge area in the recreation room 
  • New furniture for the TV lounge 
  • New dining room chairs and multi-position tables for the dining room 
  • New curtains and bedding for resident rooms 
  • Implementation of Mealsuite, with digital menu boards for residents and family to see daily, weekly and monthly menus
  • Update multi-purpose lounge at the end of Maple St., for a more welcoming feel