Dementia & Respite Care Richmond Hill, ON
Memory Lane Home Living Inc. is a new way of providing memory care in Canada. In this house women with memory loss co-reside ---- sharing a cozy home in Richmond Hill. Privacy is assured as each resident has their own bedroom, while other parts of the house are shared.
This collaborative living is a way of life in many parts of Europe since they encountered the “senior boom” over 25 years ago. According to Statistics Canada this same boom started here in Canada in 2016 when the number of people over the age of 65yrs. surpassed those under the age of 15yrs. Are we ready to follow Europe’s lead and look at co-residing as a solution to providing proper care for those living with dementia?
Memory Lane Home Living utilizes a well-established, Evidence-based collaborative framework of living called “Friends of the Elderly”. There are over 3,500 of these homes successfully operating throughout Germany for the past twenty years. Their success is based on :
Care that encourages engaged living & running a household
Memory Lane Home Living is one of few organizations in York Region that had the privilege to participate in “a cultural change course to transform how we care for dementia”. We are incorporating the “Butterfly Model of Care” from Dementia Care Matters, Canada Headquarters. The “Butterfly Model of Care” is a recent success story in Ontario through their transformation of Peel Region’s Malton Village LTC Memory Unit. Although new to Canada, Dementia Care Matters has disrupted the culture of care homes in England over the last 25 years and demonstrated repeatedly that we need to look at “quality of life” rather than the “quality of services” to live well with dementia.
This family home provides a wholistic approach for women in need of memory care. We have an intergenerational component, pets, community activities and everyday living with purpose for these women.