70th AHCA/NCAL Convention and Expo
The Butterfly Model of Care appraises emotional intelligence in all staff to constantly measure quality of interactions and to eliminate all the “them and us” features.
Using the model’s quality of interaction schedule (QUIS), minute by minute interactions are rated as positive social, positive care, neutral, controlling, or abusive. Facilities are then given an accreditation rating.
Originally published by Dementia Care Matters founder David Sheard with Alzheimer’s Society UK, this methodology has been implemented in over 750 care centers in five countries. Attendees will learn about its use in Australia and at Isakson Living in Atlanta, the first U.S. center to adopt it. Sheard reports that “Butterfly Homes” see 66% fewer falls, 40% less weight gain, and less than 10% usage of antipsychotic medication.
Simple techniques will be shared to help participants identify five key types of staff interactions as well as what it takes to shift a care team’s culture to create true moments of connection.