At the beginning of the month of September of 2018, the Chair and Chartwell Retirement Residences obtained a grant of $25 000 as part of the program Partnership Engage Grants of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) to start a research action-project together about mistreatment between older adults living in private residence.
For a duration of a year, the project entitled: Améliorer la vie collective en résidence privée pour aînés : établir les besoins en matière de lutte contre la maltraitance entre résidents et de promotion du « bien vivre ensemble » (Improve the collective live in private seniors’ residences: establishing the needs on the matter of countering mistreatment between residents and promoting “living nicely together”) aims more specifically to :
- Identify the manifestations and the representations of mistreatment between residents;
- Identify the representations of “living nicely together” and the conditions to promote it;
- Identify the residents, the employees and managers’ needs in regard to countering mistreatment and the promotion of “living nicely together”.
Feeling concerned by the quality of life and the customer’s experience of older adults living in its establishments, Chartwell is committed to support the project in cash and in kind for an estimated value of a bit more than $13 000. This contribution adds up to the obtained grant.
The results will allow to establish a common language regarding mistreatment between residents and “living nicely together” in private residence, as well as finding the needs regarding countering mistreatment between residents and the promotion of “living nicely together” within these environments. This project is the first phase of a bigger project in which Chartwell and the Chair wishes to create a program aiming to promote “living nicely together” and countering mistreatment between residents in private residence.
The Chair is happy about this partnership since it will allow to lift the veil on an issue identified by a raising number of actors in practice environment, but not well documented to this day.