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ABLE Guides

We're very pleased to launch this exciting series of Achieving Best Life Experience (ABLE) Care Planning Guides to assist our interprofessional staff as well as our veteran residents and their families in working together for the best possible quality of life for our residents.

While traditional care focuses on achieving the best clinical outcomes using accepted scientific evidence and traditional practice methods, our ABLE philosophy focuses on planning care with the resident and family to achieve what the resident considers to be his or her best life experience in our veterans centre.

This involves the integration of:

  • Scientific evidence
  • Individual resident’s current abilities and potential for improvement
  • Resident’s desired life experience

This collaborative care planning welcomes and promotes creativity through understanding and sharing of perspectives and ideas.

Beyond helping our own residents, families and staff, it is our hope that our ABLE guides will also provide an easily accessible resource for interprofessional staff working in other complex continuing care facilities and nursing homes.

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