Regional Council received an update from Carolyn Clubine, Director, Long Term Care that included an overview of the client flow process for the Special Behavioural Support Unit (SBSU) at Sheridan Villa.
The 19-bed transitional unit serves individuals who have a diagnosis of dementia and unpredictable behaviours. The purpose of the unit is to stabilize clients to the point where they can be managed in a normalized long-term care setting.
One of the goals of the SBSU is to prevent unnecessary and avoidable emergency room visits and potential hospital admissions of residents with unmanageable/unpredictable behaviours through access to psycho-geriatric resources on the unit.
The SBSU received its first resident on September 20, 2010 and achieved full occupancy on December 3, 2010. While the results of an evaluation conducted between June and August, 2011 are limited due to the short period of operation, all goals of the unit have been met.
For more information about Sheridan Villa and Long Term Care in Peel Region, please visit: http://www.peelregion.ca/ltc/sheridan/