The Small House Model for Long-Term Care


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Project Line:
Health Technology Review
Project Sub Line:
Environmental Scan
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Informed by literature, the key objectives of this Environmental Scan are to:

  • identify examples of the small house model of long-term care implemented in Canada and internationally, and describe their key characteristics, including the overall design, number of residents per home, philosophy and approach to care, services provided, staffing level, and funding approach
  • summarize the key differences between the small house model and the traditional model of large long-term care facilities, including benefits and disadvantages associated with these models
  • summarize the main outcomes associated with the small house model for residents
  • summarize the key issues, challenges, and lessons learned in the implementation of the small house model in Canada and internationally.