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Increase your knowledge and understanding of Alzheimer’s disease by taking a course, webinar, or workshop online or in-person.

18 Oct

Self Care Series for Frontline Healthcare Providers – ONLINE

2022-05-27T12:31:21-04:00

This is the last of a 4 series workshops that explores the different issues Frontline Health Care Providers may experience when providing care to People Living with Dementia.  In this series of workshops, participants will receive information on a variety of self care topics in addition to learning tips and strategies on how to work better as a team with the aim of enhancing client care.

This workshops will be online using Zoom. Registration is required. 

Grief and Loss

Tuesday, October 18 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

This session will cover the significant bonds that can be formed between a resident and Health Care Professional. It will also highlight the emotional impact that the death of a resident/patient can have on these individuals as a result of their connection.

 

CLICK HERE  to register.

 

 

Self Care Series for Frontline Healthcare Providers – ONLINE2022-05-27T12:31:21-04:00
20 Sep

Self Care Series for Frontline Healthcare Providers – ONLINE

2022-05-27T12:31:21-04:00

This series explores the different issues Frontline Health Care Providers may experience when providing care to People Living with Dementia.  In this series of workshops, participants will receive information on a variety of self care topics in addition to learning tips and strategies on how to work better as a team with the aim of enhancing client care.

These workshops will be online using Zoom. Registration is required. 

Communicating with Family/Friend Care Partners

Tuesday, September 20 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

This presentation will address ways to communicate with Family/Friend care partners who struggle with transitioning their person to a long-term care home.  We’ll review the importance of clear and transparent communication to foster a collaborative working relationship between the care team and family. When examining difficult interactions, we will look at why communication breaks down, family dynamics and how we can all better manage the expectations of the family. Finally, we will highlight useful tools and strategies clinicians can utilize in their daily practice.

Grief and Loss

Tuesday, October 18 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

This session will cover the significant bonds that can be formed between a resident and Health Care Professional. It will also highlight the emotional impact that the death of a resident/patient can have on these individuals as a result of their connection.

 

CLICK HERE  to register.

 

 

Self Care Series for Frontline Healthcare Providers – ONLINE2022-05-27T12:31:21-04:00
8 Sep

Training, Education, and Assistance for Caregiving at Home (TEACH) – ONLINE

2022-05-27T12:31:21-04:00

The TEACH (Training, Education, and Assistance for Caregiving at Home) Program is a Reitman Centre caregiver program which consists of 4 weekly group sessions that are each 90 minutes long.

Learning objectives: 

  • Focus on common caregiving themes including; self-care, healthcare system navigation, relationship changes and future planning
  • Coaches care partners in practical communication and coping skills
  • Provides opportunity to share and learn from other care partners

Dates: Thursdays – September 8, 15, 22 and 29

Time: from 10:00 am to 11:30 am

Location: the group will be held online using Zoom

** Click HERE If you are interested in a future group dates or would like to discuss how this group may support your current caregiving situation.

Registration and an assessment appointment via Zoom are prerequisites. An AST Social Worker will contact you soon for your assessment.

 

Training, Education, and Assistance for Caregiving at Home (TEACH) – ONLINE2022-05-27T12:31:21-04:00
18 Aug

CARERS Program for Spouse/Partner (8 sessions) – ONLINE

2022-05-27T12:31:20-04:00

This 8-week online program is for spouse/partner of people with mid- to late-stage dementia living in a long-term care home (LTC). Developed by the Reitman Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital, CARERS is a comprehensive dementia care program that supports problem-solving skill development and introduces the innovative use of standardized patients – actors trained to simulate real-life situations – so that caregivers, guided by expert clinical coaches, will learn how to address communication challenges.

Goals of the Program:

  • Enhance practical skills for caregivers
  • Improve caregivers’ coping and problem-solving skills
  • Enhance caregivers’ confidence in dealing with challenges
  • Improve caregivers’ social interaction and social support

Dates: Thursdays – August 18, 25, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and October 6

Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Location: the group will be held online using Zoom

Registration and an assessment appointment via Zoom are prerequisites. An AST Social Worker will contact you soon for your assessment.

** If you are interested in a future group or would like to discuss how this group may support your current caregiving situation, please CLICK HERE

 

 

CARERS Program for Spouse/Partner (8 sessions) – ONLINE2022-05-27T12:31:20-04:00
17 Aug

U-First!® for Care Partners

2022-05-27T12:31:20-04:00

What is U-First!®  for Care Partners?

U-First!® for Care Partners is a new education program for family and friends who are providing direct support to someone experiencing behaviour changes as a result of dementia or other cognitive impairment.

This 6 hour education program will help you to:

  • Enhance well-being of care partners and of the person they are supporting who is experiencing behaviour changes
  • Reduce responsive behaviours by using the U-First!® framework
  • Improve collaboration among all team members through a common knowledge, language and approach to care. 
Session dates are on Wednesdays – August 17, 24, and 31 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Who should attend?

U-First!® for Care Partners is for family and friends of people experiencing behaviour changes as a result of dementia or other cognitive impairment who provide direct support for that person in an unpaid role. 

What’s involved in the program?

  • Interactive learning approach that has participants reflect on their experiences, engage with new content, practice using a variety of methods including case studies and plan for how they will implement what they have learned.
  • Learners receive a Participant Workbook and a U-First!® Wheel to use during the program and keep as useful resources for applying their learning.
  • Learners will also be invited to take part in an evaluation to better understand the effectiveness and outcomes of the program.  In addition, a sample of participants will be invited to take part in an interview with the Evaluator. All learners will be invited to participate in evaluation activities but will not be excluded from the program if they choose not to participate in the evaluation.

What’s the cost for the program?

There is no cost for participants of U-First!® for Care Partners. 

Please note that there will be additional screening of all interested participants to ensure there is a fit between the program and participant.

 

U-First!® for Care Partners2022-05-27T12:31:20-04:00
9 Aug

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training – ONLINE

2022-05-27T12:31:19-04:00

Training for personal support workers or front-line health-care providers.

GPA Basics is a 4 module evidence-based education session designed for team members who care for older adults who display responsive behaviours associated with dementia. The GPA curriculum will educate staff on how to use a person-centred, compassionate and gentle persuasive approach and to respond respectfully, with confidence and skill to responsive behaviour associated with dementia.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the relationship between the disease process and a person’s behaviour response
  • Apply emotional, environmental, and interpersonal communication strategies to prevent and diffuse responsive behaviours
  • Demonstrate suitable and respectful techniques to use in situations of risk
Date and Time: (you have to attend full day to complete the training)
 
Tuesday, August 9 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

COST: $80
 
Registration is required
 

 



Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training – ONLINE2022-05-27T12:31:19-04:00
28 Jul

U-First! ® Advanced – ONLINE

2022-05-27T12:31:19-04:00

U-First!® Advanced is a new education program for health care staff  who provide direct care, who have already taken U-First!® Basics and want to enhance their skills and ability to apply the U-First!® Framework.

This 6 hour education program will help you to:

  • Deepen your understanding and ability to apply the U-First! Framework
  • Improve collaboration among all members of the team, including care partners
  • Increase the wellbeing of people experiencing behaviour changes
  • Reduce stress and increase job satisfaction for you and for others on the team

Dates and time: (you must attend both days to complete the training and obtain a certificate)

Thursdays – July 28 and August 4 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cost: $80 plus $5 shipping of course materials. 

Training will be presented using Zoom. 

Who should attend?

U-First!® Advanced is for healthcare professionals who have previously taken part in a U-First!® Basics for Healthcare Providers or U-First!® Online course and want to enhance their skills and ability to apply the U-First!® Framework.

Health care and other service providers with a direct role in supporting people experiencing behaviour changes due to dementia or other cognitive impairment in a variety of settings (e.g. Support Workers, Dietary staff, Recreation staff, Housekeeping, Developmental Service Workers, Adult Day Program staff). 

Certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the training requirements.

 

 

U-First! ® Advanced – ONLINE2022-05-27T12:31:19-04:00
19 Jul

U-First! Basics for Healthcare Providers – ONLINE

2022-05-27T12:31:18-04:00
U-First!® Basics for Healthcare Providers supports health care and other service providers who work with people living with dementia or other cognitive impairments.  U-First!® builds on existing curriculum and encourages learners to make lifelong learning a goal.  The vision is to provide every member of the care team with consistent education on key skills and best care practices.  It sets the stage for common knowledge, language for communicating with all members of the care team (including informal care partners), and a comprehensive approach to care.
 
This program is for personal support workers and other front-line health care workers (including dietary, rehabilitation and social service staff, activationists, nurses, and health care students).
 
We highly recommend that you take Dementia Foundations prior to registering to this course. 
 
Training date and time: (you must attend both days to complete the training)
Tuesdays – July 19 and 26 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
 
Cost: $80 plus $5 shipping cost for materials (please enter your complete address including apartment number if applicable when you register, we will mail you the course materials ahead of time)
 
Program is presented using Zoom. Registration is required. 
 
Registration deadline is July 10
 
 
U-First! Basics for Healthcare Providers – ONLINE2022-05-27T12:31:18-04:00
19 Jul

Self Care Series for Frontline Healthcare Providers – ONLINE

2022-05-27T12:31:18-04:00

This series explores the different issues Frontline Health Care Providers may experience when providing care to People Living with Dementia.  In this series of workshops, participants will receive information on a variety of self care topics in addition to learning tips and strategies on how to work better as a team with the aim of enhancing client care.

These workshops will be online using Zoom. Registration is required. 

Putting You First

Tuesday, July 19 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

This session will follow a U-FIRST approach to enhancing your self awareness of your current well-being. It will also support your reflection for opportunities for creating better balance in your life. 

Communicating with Family/Friend Care Partners

Tuesday, September 20 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

This presentation will address ways to communicate with Family/Friend care partners who struggle with transitioning their person to a long-term care home.  We’ll review the importance of clear and transparent communication to foster a collaborative working relationship between the care team and family. When examining difficult interactions, we will look at why communication breaks down, family dynamics and how we can all better manage the expectations of the family. Finally, we will highlight useful tools and strategies clinicians can utilize in their daily practice.

Grief and Loss

Tuesday, October 18 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

This session will cover the significant bonds that can be formed between a resident and Health Care Professional. It will also highlight the emotional impact that the death of a resident/patient can have on these individuals as a result of their connection.

 

CLICK HERE  to register.

 

 

Self Care Series for Frontline Healthcare Providers – ONLINE2022-05-27T12:31:18-04:00
16 Jul

U-First! Basics for Healthcare Providers – ONLINE

2022-05-27T12:31:18-04:00
U-First!® Basics for Healthcare Providers supports health care and other service providers who work with people living with dementia or other cognitive impairments.  U-First!® builds on existing curriculum and encourages learners to make lifelong learning a goal.  The vision is to provide every member of the care team with consistent education on key skills and best care practices.  It sets the stage for common knowledge, language for communicating with all members of the care team (including informal care partners), and a comprehensive approach to care.
 
This program is for personal support workers and other front-line health care workers (including dietary, rehabilitation and social service staff, activationists, nurses, and health care students).
 
We highly recommend that you take Dementia Foundations prior to registering to this course. 
 
Training date and time:
Saturday, July 16 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
 
Cost: $80 plus $5 shipping cost for materials (please enter your complete address including apartment number if applicable when you register, we will mail you the course materials ahead of time)
 
Program is presented using Zoom. Registration is required. 
 
Registration deadline is July 7, 2022
 
 
U-First! Basics for Healthcare Providers – ONLINE2022-05-27T12:31:18-04:00

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