Hélène Carbonneau, P.h. D., Québec University at Trois-Rivières
Ginette Aubin, Ph. D., McGill University
Marie Beaulieu, P.h. D., Sherbrooke University
Lyne Desrosiers, P.h. D., Québec University at Trois-Rivières
Pierre-Yves Therriault, P.h. D., Montréal University
CHAIR PERSONNEL INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT:
GRANTING AGENCY AND GRANT AMOUNT:
Québec ami des aînés (QADA): 79 343 $
PROJECT COMPLETION DATES:
May of 2015 to December of 2016
ROLE OF THE CHAIR IN THE PROJECT:
In the winter of 2014, four organisations from the region of Brome-Missisquoi mobilized to develop a pilot-project on the use of the leisure educational approach to quality of life in older adults, as well as the role of caregivers’ positive aspects as part of their services. The study of data from this project has shown that the use of the leisure educational approach to quality of life in older adults had positive effects for older adults with cognitive impairment as well as for their caregivers and the staff members working with these people. The members of the steering committee have made the procedures allowing them to obtain a grant to continue the project and extend the use of the approach within the four organisations.
GOAL OF THE PROJECT OR RESEARCH QUESTION:
- Understand the repercussions of implementing the leisure educational approach to quality of life in older adults in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLD).
- Document the conditions favoring the optimal deployment of the implementation of the leisure educational approach to quality of life in older adults.
- Implement the leisure educational approach to quality of life in older adults in four CHSLD of the CIUSSS territory of La Pommeraie
- Evaluate the implementation process of the approach
- Evaluate the effect of the project on wellness care in CHSLD
For the implementation of the approach, training and coaching will be made with psychosocial practitioners or volunteers within the four organisations offering services to people with cognitive impairment on the territory of Brome-Missisquoi including the home care sector (SAD) and three CHSLD linked to the site La Pommeraie of the CIUSSS of Estrie-CHUS (n= 100).
The evaluation of the implementation and the effects of the approach will be made according to a mixed quote using focused discussion groups with the members of family and observation tools.
Completed project currently transferring knowledge.