Behavioural Specialized Unit (BSU) at Fairview Lodge Long-Term Care (LTC)
Through a partnership with the Ministry of Long-Term Care, Fairview Lodge Long-Term Care home, owned and operated by the Region of Durham, and the Central East LHIN, a new 26-bed Behavioural Specialized Unit (BSU) will be piloted. The Fairview Lodge BSU will be the first of its kind in the Central East LHIN and is equipped to offer residents living with responsive behaviours enhanced levels of care that is patient-centered and founded in evidence-based practice.
The Behavioural Specialized Unit will:
- ensure patients waiting for long-term care receive timely access to appropriate and high-quality health care, thereby reducing unnecessary hospital admissions;
- increase specialized staff capacity at the home with additional care staff such as nurse practitioners, registered nurses and personal support workers; and
- prepare homes to better address the needs of specialized populations that cannot be met in the general population of the home.