The Vision: Home is About Family and Support
Tabor Village is responding to the rising seniors' demographic and the need for additional and better quality seniors care with the construction of a new, innovative 21st century 'Centre for Living Residence' designed on the 'Household Model' of residential care.
Part of a much larger transformation plan, our first priority in transforming Tabor Village is replacing the current outdated Tabor Home complex care building with this new complex care residence that will provide care to 154 residents. This would be the first care home of its kind in the region.
• 11 new ‘households’ on six floors
• 14 residents in each house have private bedrooms
• Residents are not restricted to their bedrooms
• Freedom to enjoy living spaces within the home
• Encourages visits from friends and family
• Care-givers are part of daily life in the home
• Residents don’t need to leave to eat or receive care
The Household Model
The new Household Model is focused on giving residents the dignity and respect they deserve through more personal and active connections between caregivers and residents in a multi-functional space that feels much more like home, rather than just an isolated bedroom.
The Home Design
• The environment will be made to look and feel like home by creating a space where private bedrooms are built around a common area with a living room, den, dining room and kitchen.
• Very little will be identifiable as a care facility —no long hallways, cafeteria-style dining rooms, or large impersonal spaces where residents are left alone, waiting for whatever is next on a typically regimented daily schedule.
• Active engagement and participation in daily routines has been proven to have a profound positive effect on emotional well-being.
• The ‘Household Model’ design encourages longer and more frequent visitations from family and friends.
• Visitors are likely to be far more comfortable and stay longer in a living room, den, or family dining room rather than in a small bedroom.
• There are no large, public spaces that aren’t conducive to private, family interactions.
• In-room technology can include concierge and entertainment resources to enhance communication with family members, as well as care staff and other older adults.
• State of the art technology will provide a greater operational efficiency and improved services.
• Smart technology, much like a ‘Fitbit’, can collect data (heart rate, pulse, blood and oxygen levels) on health status, transforming it into real time alerts for caregivers.
• Circadian Rhythm Lighting (CRL) will aid better transitions between sleep and wakefulness and provide effective behavioural management techniques that may replace the need for medication.