Bethany Care Society was recognized with the Innovator of the Year Award at the Alberta Continuing Care Association’s IQ Conference held in Red Deer this month. We were delighted to be honoured for making innovative advancements that improve quality of life and care for residents and tenants across our Bethany communities. The three technology projects cited in our nomination were, in large part, made possible by donations and grants to Bethany Care Foundation.
From harnessing the power of iN2L touch screens to provide specially curated recreational and therapeutic content for our dementia residents, to seeing children in our daycare at Bethany Riverview sing, dance and play safely with our seniors thanks to
telepresence robots – technology made a significant difference at Bethany during the pandemic. There will be lasting benefits to our clinical practice and care models as we continue to develop these tools and explore other innovations at Bethany, including piloting virtual reality skills training in our palliative and end-of-life care program in the months ahead.