What does a Program Look Like?

Institutional Settings (Long-Term Care, Hospitals, Rehabilitation Centres)

A program is a series of regular visits on a weekly or bi-weekly (every second week) basis to an identified number of individuals over the course of one year.

Features include:

  • Two therapeutic clowns who reach approximately 15  -30 clients/residents/patients per half-day or full day visit
  • one staff information session prior to start of program
  • one family information session to explain service, goals, and impact
  • staff access to daily progress notes as well as regular information exchange and updates on client/clown interactions
  • evaluation of program effectiveness after 6 months

Community Settings 

A program is a series of regular visits customized to suit the needs of the organization and the clients they serve.