Providing our treasured Residents with a place to live with dignity, security, safety and comfort.
Why Choose Belmont House?
Philosophy of Care
Belmont House is committed to providing all Residents with the best possible individualized care to meet their needs and assist in maintaining independence and quality of life.
Using a multidisciplinary team approach, we work with Residents and family members to identify needs and develop the best plan of care. Belmont provides resident-focused restorative, supportive, and palliative care.
The core interdisciplinary team consists of Physicians, Health Care Aides, Registered Practical Nurses, Registered Nurses, Physiotherapists, Pastoral Care, a Pharmacist, a Recreation team, and a Registered Dietitian.
The fundraising we do through Belmont House Foundation allows us to provide exceptional care, diverse and plentiful activities, well beyond what our government funding covers. We gratefully appreciate any donations, and as a charity, we will provide charitable tax receipts for any gifts.
Butterfly Model of Care
Belmont House recently implemented the Butterfly Model of Care on our Dementia Care Unit to support our residents living with Dementia. The process began in August 2021 and the floor has transformed into a more home-like environment.
The Butterfly Model is a culture change model created in the United Kingdom. It focuses on delivering person-centered, emotion-focused care to connect people in a dignified, human way. This is a powerful way to reach a person with dementia who can struggle with logic and memory. It means making their surroundings truly feel like home, a place where family, friends, staff, and volunteers can also feel at home with the people who call it “home”.
There are many changes which can be made to a care home, for example painting more colourful walls or increasing the range of sensory and naturally engaging reminiscence objects with which to engage. However, these will only make a meaningful difference when the whole team understands what it truly means to be with people like friends and family. The impact of this “being truly together” has a significantly positive impact on quality that is both deep and lasting for all involved.
An integral part of the Butterfly Method is creating homes for our residents. Ensuring that important aspects of the residents’ selves are visible throughout the floor and that they feel as though they belong.
More about this project can be found here.