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18 Mar

AST-BSO Front-Line Health Care Professional Education Sessions

2021-01-24T11:31:23-05:00
 
In support of front line staff at this challenging time, in collaboration with Behaviour Support for Senior Program at TC-LHIN, we are offering a series of monthly Self Care sessions staff from various health and community sectors, to discuss the concept of Self Care and the important role it plays in managing the day-to-day stress associated with a Health Care Professional’s occupation.

Registration is required to receive Zoom link to participate.

Working as a Team:

Thursday, January 21 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This session will highlight the various external care partners and the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration to improve the lives of residents living with dementia in long-term care homes.

Working with Anxious Caregivers:

Thursday, February 18 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm

This session will explore the role of Family/Friend Caregivers in Long-Term Care homes. We will examine the many challenges confronting these essential partners, given the pandemic, and how to best support them at this time. 

Grief and Loss:

Thursday, March 18 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 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.

 

 

 

AST-BSO Front-Line Health Care Professional Education Sessions2021-01-24T11:31:23-05:00
6 Mar

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (2 full days -ONLINE)

2021-01-24T11:31:21-05:00

PRE-REQUISITE: Must be a personal support worker or front-line health-care provider.

Increase your skills in caring for people with dementia by completing the Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s specialized Dementia Care Training Program. With this 12-hour program, you’ll learn:

  • The U-First! approach to managing responsive behaviours
  • The nature and progression of Alzheimer’s disease
  • The factors that contribute to responsive behaviours
  • The changes related to aging by experiencing an aging simulation

Dates and Time: (2 full day training, you must attend both dates to receive a certificate)

Saturdays – March 6 and 13 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $75 

Training will be presented online using Zoom. 

 

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (2 full days -ONLINE)2021-01-24T11:31:21-05:00
5 Mar

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (4 sessions -ONLINE)

2021-01-24T11:31:21-05:00

PRE-REQUISITE: Must be a personal support worker or front-line health-care provider.

Increase your skills in caring for people with dementia by completing the Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s specialized Dementia Care Training Program. With this 12-hour program, you’ll learn:

  • The U-First! approach to managing responsive behaviours
  • The nature and progression of Alzheimer’s disease
  • The factors that contribute to responsive behaviours
  • The changes related to aging by experiencing an aging simulation

Dates and Time: (4 session training, you must attend all 4 dates to receive a certificate)

Fridays – March 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 9 am to 12 pm

Cost: $75 

Training will be presented online using Zoom. 

 

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (4 sessions -ONLINE)2021-01-24T11:31:21-05:00
4 Mar

CARERS Program (8 sessions) – ONLINE

2021-01-24T11:31:20-05:00

This 8-week online program is for spouses/partners of people with mid- to late-stage dementia living in the community. 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 – March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15 and 22

Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 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.

 

 

 

CARERS Program (8 sessions) – ONLINE2021-01-24T11:31:20-05:00
3 Mar

Digital Literacy Club for Care Partners

2021-01-24T11:31:20-05:00
Our Digital Literacy Clubs explore and explain relevant technology topics to help care partners shift to online/virtual health services and resources provided by Enhancing Care for Ontario Care Partners Program.
This program builds comfort and confidence in using technology for access and participation in current and future online/virtual health care services for care partners of people living with dementia. 
 
Example of technology topics include:
  • Participating in ‘virtual visits’ with loved ones and health professionals
  • Mastering your smartphones and tablets
  • Telephone scams and internet trickery
  • Understanding online carts and subscriptions
  • Social Media and privacy online
Details:
  • Scheduled virtual meetings using Zoom
  • Customized lessons to meet  member’s needs and interests
  • Members need a reliable device (laptop, tablet, or smartphone)
  • Email address is required
  • High-speed Internet is necessary for video calls
Unfamiliar with Zoom? We can help set you up for success.

 
Meeting Dates:
January 27
February 3
February 10
February 17
February 24
March 3
March 10
March 17
 
 
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00  am
Digital Literacy Club for Care Partners2021-01-24T11:31:20-05:00
24 Feb

Digital Literacy Club for Care Partners

2021-01-24T11:31:19-05:00
Our Digital Literacy Clubs explore and explain relevant technology topics to help care partners shift to online/virtual health services and resources provided by Enhancing Care for Ontario Care Partners Program.
This program builds comfort and confidence in using technology for access and participation in current and future online/virtual health care services for care partners of people living with dementia. 
 
Example of technology topics include:
  • Participating in ‘virtual visits’ with loved ones and health professionals
  • Mastering your smartphones and tablets
  • Telephone scams and internet trickery
  • Understanding online carts and subscriptions
  • Social Media and privacy online
Details:
  • Scheduled virtual meetings using Zoom
  • Customized lessons to meet  member’s needs and interests
  • Members need a reliable device (laptop, tablet, or smartphone)
  • Email address is required
  • High-speed Internet is necessary for video calls
Unfamiliar with Zoom? We can help set you up for success.

 
Meeting Dates:
January 27
February 3
February 10
February 17
February 24
March 3
March 10
March 17
 
 
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00  am
Digital Literacy Club for Care Partners2021-01-24T11:31:19-05:00
18 Feb

AST-BSO Front-Line Health Care Professional Education Sessions

2021-01-24T11:31:17-05:00
 
In support of front line staff at this challenging time, in collaboration with Behaviour Support for Senior Program at TC-LHIN, we are offering a series of monthly Self Care sessions staff from various health and community sectors, to discuss the concept of Self Care and the important role it plays in managing the day-to-day stress associated with a Health Care Professional’s occupation.

Registration is required to receive Zoom link to participate.

Working as a Team:

Thursday, January 21 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This session will highlight the various external care partners and the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration to improve the lives of residents living with dementia in long-term care homes.

Working with Anxious Caregivers:

Thursday, February 18 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm

This session will explore the role of Family/Friend Caregivers in Long-Term Care homes. We will examine the many challenges confronting these essential partners, given the pandemic, and how to best support them at this time. 

Grief and Loss:

Thursday, March 18 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 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.

 

 

 

AST-BSO Front-Line Health Care Professional Education Sessions2021-01-24T11:31:17-05:00
17 Feb

Digital Literacy Club for Care Partners

2021-01-24T11:31:17-05:00
Our Digital Literacy Clubs explore and explain relevant technology topics to help care partners shift to online/virtual health services and resources provided by Enhancing Care for Ontario Care Partners Program.
This program builds comfort and confidence in using technology for access and participation in current and future online/virtual health care services for care partners of people living with dementia. 
 
Example of technology topics include:
  • Participating in ‘virtual visits’ with loved ones and health professionals
  • Mastering your smartphones and tablets
  • Telephone scams and internet trickery
  • Understanding online carts and subscriptions
  • Social Media and privacy online
Details:
  • Scheduled virtual meetings using Zoom
  • Customized lessons to meet  member’s needs and interests
  • Members need a reliable device (laptop, tablet, or smartphone)
  • Email address is required
  • High-speed Internet is necessary for video calls
Unfamiliar with Zoom? We can help set you up for success.

 
Meeting Dates:
January 27
February 3
February 10
February 17
February 24
March 3
March 10
March 17
 
 
Time: 10:00 am to 11:00  am
Digital Literacy Club for Care Partners2021-01-24T11:31:17-05:00
16 Feb

CARERS Program (8 sessions) – ONLINE

2021-01-24T11:31:16-05:00

This 8-week online program is for adult children of people with mid- to late-stage dementia living in the community. 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: Tuesdays – February 16th, 23rd, March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, April 6th

Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 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.

 

 

 

CARERS Program (8 sessions) – ONLINE2021-01-24T11:31:16-05:00
12 Feb

Webinar: Enhancing Family Dynamics

2021-01-24T11:31:15-05:00

Building on Family Dynamics in Coping with Dementia

Explore the major challenges and concerns that can arise for families caring for a person with dementia.

To REGISTER: Go to our online learning site at www.alzeducate.ca

Step 1: Access your Options

Step 2: Create an Account

Step 3: Enrol in a webinar

 

Webinar: Enhancing Family Dynamics2021-01-24T11:31:15-05:00

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