JOURNEYS TO ENGAGEMENT

Improving the quality of life for residents living with dementia in long-term care (LTC) environments through engagement in meaningful activities is of central importance to psychological well-being. With poor staff to resident ratios in homes, there is limited time and resources for one-to-one person-centred care. Innovative technology creates an opportunity to provide meaningful and personalized experiences for residents living with dementia, without requiring additional time from staff. This research report evaluates the impact of a non-pharmacological ambient technology usage on well-being related outcomes among residents, staff and family members in long-term care homes.