Sign Up For Email Updates   Submit

Wesley Village - A Story of Planetree Continuing Care Implementation


Owned by the non-profit United Methodist Homes, Wesley Village provides independent, assisted living, and skilled nursing care to more than 600 residents annually.  In 2002, each of the three communities on campus (as well as the individual departments within those communities) had high satisfaction scores, strong reputations, and longevity in staffing, but they were all operating in isolation.  Resident-directed efforts did occur at the behest of the caring staff, but without the benefit of any deep-rooted systems change, they lacked focus and the ability to sustain those improvements. 

Wesley Village noted the transformational change occurring at nearby Griffin Hospital in Derby, Connecticut and realized that Planetree concepts were very applicable to long-term care. They also noted the vast potential for improving the patient transition experience by connecting the Planetree philosophy across the continuum of care.  To this end, Wesley Village began implementing and testing a set of components based on the Planetree acute care components.  Some remained the same, while others were modified to meet the needs of individuals served in continuing care environments. 


Click here to advance to the next page. Click here to return to the Table of Contents