Neighbourhood Team Development: An Evaluation
Neighbourhood Team Development (NTD) is an education program that empowers teams to work more closely together to put living first in long-term care neighbourhoods at Schlegel Villages. The evaluation of the program will help to determine what is working well and what can be improved for the future.
The NTD program is used in all Schlegel Villages to provide training and education for team members. The research team conducted interviews, surveys, and looked at village-wide data to determine if the program was leading to positive outcomes for residents and team members. This study is the first of its kind to gather a wide variety of information to examine the relationship between resident-centred models of living and care and quality of life outcomes. The results of this study will help better understand the ways in which resident-centred models of living can improve quality of life and lead to the development of a supportive community where everyone thrives.
Data collection is complete for this project. The research team is working on analyzing the data and producing guidelines and recommendations for the program going forward.