(VIDEO) BSO, Supportive Measures play crucial role during admissions

When people move into OMNI Health Care long-term care homes, programs like Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) and Supportive Measures are often utilized to ensure a smooth transition, says Patrick McCarthy, OMNI’s president and CEO.

These programs are both resident-focused and help staff members better understand each resident to enhance their quality of life in their new home, McCarthy explains in this video.

“The real successful part of that is knowing the person; knowing the history, knowing the background, knowing the things that . . . cause them perhaps anxiety, if that’s the case, or concern, and then trying to understand what the impact is on their sense of being. ”

BSO is a provincial initiative to help reduce aggressive behaviours in people with dementia through education.

Supportive Measures is OMNI’s flagship program which focuses on individualized care.

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