Behavior-Based Ergonomics Therapies (BBET)

Award-Winning Individualized Activities Program for Alzheimer’s/Dementia Residents
Exclusively at Windrose at Woburn

The BBET Program at Windrose at Woburn consists of four therapies customized to each individual resident’s interests and capabilities (as a complement to group activities):

  • Music Therapy
  • Video Therapy
  • Stimulating Therapy
  • Memory Prop Therapy

Benefits of the BBET Program for residents and families:

  • Therapies are individualized, providing both comfort and appropriate cognitive exercise
  • Proven to reduce anxiety and disruptive behavior, as well as to engage bored residents
  • They are available for the resident 24/7 unlike other activity department led activities
  • ALL staff are trained on BBET, and we will train families as well, upon request
  • Variety of non-pharmacological options for managing behaviors and engaging residents
  • Reports summarize data on BBET utilization & trends for families in care conferences
  • Research based and proven to improve resident’s quality of life
  • Available during hospital or rehab stays through our unique “BBET-TO-GO” program

Published Results of BBET Study*

Quality MeasurementImprovement in 6 months
Reduction in falls33%
Improvement in mood & behavior issues 67%
Improvement in behavior episodes 38%
Reduction in PRN medications 47%
Reduction in anti-psychotic medications 65%

*Results of an independent study conducted by Wright State University College of Engineering and published in Long-Term Living magazine and the American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias (2012)

The BBET Program has received six national awards:

  • 2011 Dorland Health Silver Crown Award for Alzheimer’s Care
  • 2011 AMDA Foundation Quality Improvement Award (jointly sponsored by Pfizer)
  • 2012 Long-Term Living Leaders of Tomorrow Award
  • 2012 LTC LINK Spirit of Innovation Award
  • 2012 OPTIMA Award by Long-Term Living
  • 2014 ACHCA Public Service Award