Nashwaak Villa has been awarded Gold Certification for Excellence in Person-Centered Careby Planetree International. This Person-Centered Care Certification® recognizes the organization's achievement and innovation in the delivery of person-centered care. One of only 5 organizations in Canada and 93 organizations worldwide, Nashwaak Villa has proven to be small but mighty in becoming the smallest continuing care organization in the world to earn this prestigious award.
Gold Certification for Excellence in Person-Centered Care represents the highest level of achievement in person-centered care, based on evidence and standards. Person-centered healthcare prioritizes the active participation of patients, residents, and their families throughout the healthcare process with an emphasis on partnership, compassion, transparency, inclusion, and quality.
"The innovative vision of a culture of Person Centred Care set forth and supported by our board of directors in 2016, as well as the depth of commitment and passion of our wonderful staff team in their work toward meaningful culture change and the achievement of this world-class certification cannot be adequately captured in words," said Daphne Noonan, Executive Director of Nashwaak Villa. "Receiving the honor of Gold Certification in Person Centred- Care from Planetree signifies that we have met our collective goal of establishing a culture in our home which not only supports world -class care, but the active engagement of everyone within our organization, from our beautiful residents and their care partners, to our staff, volunteers and community partners. All of this culminates in a feeling of absolute magic and positivity, where people are thriving and happy to be a part of our Nashwaak Villa community. I could not be more proud and fortunate to lead this wonderful organization."