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Events for Health-care Professionals

8 Oct

Self-Care Series (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom [BSO]

2024-05-17T21:16:41-04:00
 

This 4-session 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.

Self-Care
Tuesday, June 11th, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
This session will 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.
Putting You First
Tuesday, July 9th, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
This workshop will focus on enhancing your self awareness of your current well-being. It will also support your reflection for opportunities to create a better balance in your life.
Navigating Difficult Conversations
Tuesday, September 10th, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
This presentation will address why some reactive behaviors may happen. We will discuss how hurtful or negative comments can affect us. We will review helpful strategies in building resilience for ourselves and ways to navigate these difficult conversations; increasing our sense of well-being.
Grief and Loss
Tuesday, October 8th, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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.
Please note, each session is a separate link. Please refer to our event calendar to sign up for the sessions of interest.
Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
Self-Care Series (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom [BSO]2024-05-17T21:16:41-04:00
10 Sep

Self-Care Series (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom [BSO]

2024-05-17T21:16:39-04:00
 

This 4-session 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.

Self-Care
Tuesday, June 11th, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
This session will 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.
Putting You First
Tuesday, July 9th, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
This workshop will focus on enhancing your self awareness of your current well-being. It will also support your reflection for opportunities to create a better balance in your life.
Navigating Difficult Conversations
Tuesday, September 10th, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
This presentation will address why some reactive behaviors may happen. We will discuss how hurtful or negative comments can affect us. We will review helpful strategies in building resilience for ourselves and ways to navigate these difficult conversations; increasing our sense of well-being.
Grief and Loss
Tuesday, October 8th, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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.
Please note, each session is a separate link. Please refer to our event calendar to sign up for the sessions of interest.
Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
Self-Care Series (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom [BSO]2024-05-17T21:16:39-04:00
30 Jul

Lewy Body Dementia (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom

2024-05-17T21:16:35-04:00
 
This webinar will guide health care professionals through a review of Lewy Body Dementia. Learn about the signs and symptoms that are unique to Lewy Body Dementia, and the way in which the disease alters the brain. Supportive care strategies and treatments options that can be used to support someone living with Lewy Body Dementia will be discussed.
 
Workshop is for Health Care Professionals.
 
 
Online presentation using Zoom.
Registration is required to receive the link.
 
Lewy Body Dementia (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom2024-05-17T21:16:35-04:00
30 Jul

U-First! for Healthcare Providers – 2660 Eglinton Ave E – Special Funding

2024-05-17T21:16:35-04:00

U-First!® 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. 
 
 
Date and Time:  
Tuesday, July 30th from 9:00am to 4:00pm 

Cost: Free
Thanks to funding provided through our Unforgettable Gala Fund A Need, we are able to provide this training at no cost to you.
 
 
Program is presented In-Person at the Mid Scarborough Hub.
Location: 2660 Eglinton Avenue East, Scarborough, M1K 2S3

Registration is required.
Registration deadline is Thursday, July 25th, 2024
 
U-First! for Healthcare Providers – 2660 Eglinton Ave E – Special Funding2024-05-17T21:16:35-04:00
18 Jul

Knowledge 2 Action (K2A): Supporting Responsive Behaviours in Dementia Care – Zoom

2024-05-17T21:16:33-04:00
 
This workshop is for health care providers and staff who provide direct care to people with behaviour changes due to dementia or other cognitive impairment. This workshop offers the participants an opportunity to build on and practice skills gained from dementia training programs (such as U-First!). Through a case study approach, participants will have an opportunity to work as a team and develop a supportive action plan for persons living with dementia who are experiencing responsive behaviours. 

This workshop will use case studies to help you:

  • Deepen your understanding and ability to apply the U-First! & PIECES Framework
  • Increase the wellbeing and quality of life of people with dementia experiencing behaviour changes
  • Reduce stress and increase job satisfaction for you and for others on the team
  • Enhance collaboration within the care team to develop and implement supportive strategies

  • Learning Objectives:

  • Recall the behavioural and psychological impact(s) of dementia
  • Describe the 7 Domains of Well Being
  • Recognize that behaviour has meaning specific to the individual 
  • Develop person-centred support strategies
  • Develop a supportive action plan as part of a team


  • Pre-requisites: Participants must have completed either ONE of the following:

  • U-First! for Healthcare Providers
  • Dementia Care Training Program/ODCTP
  • PIECES
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    Date and Time:
    Thursday, July 18th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
     
     

    Training will be online using Zoom. Registration is required.

    Registration deadline is Monday July 15th, 2024.
     
    Knowledge 2 Action (K2A): Supporting Responsive Behaviours in Dementia Care – Zoom2024-05-17T21:16:33-04:00
    18 Jul

    Dementia Foundations (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom

    2024-05-17T21:16:32-04:00

    Dementia Foundations: The first step in your dementia education journey.
     
    This 3-hour course will provide you with a foundation of dementia, enabling you to enhance your knowledge in providing quality care for persons living with dementia. 
     
    By the end of this 3 hour course, learners will be able to:

    • Describe Person-Centered Care
    • Describe general aspects of aging, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
    • Interpret how changes in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease will affect all aspects of an individual’s life
    • Recognize that challenging behaviour is responsive behaviour
    • Recall services and programs offered by the local Alzheimer Society for professionals, people living with dementia and their care partners

    Learners are highly encouraged to take this course before registering for U-First! Basics or Palliative care to enhance the learning experience. 



    Click the link below to register:
     
    Workshop will be presented using Zoom. Registration is required.
    Registration deadline is Monday, July 15th, 2024.

     
     
    Dementia Foundations (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom2024-05-17T21:16:32-04:00
    17 Jul

    Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training (for Health Care Professionals) – 2658 Eglinton Ave E

    2024-05-17T21:16:32-04:00

    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:

    Wednesday, July 17th from 9:00am to 5:00pm
    (You must attend the full day to complete the training)
     
    Cost: $80
     
     
    This is an In-Person workshop at our AST Mid Scarborough Hub.
    Address: 2658 Eglinton Ave East, Toronto, ON
     
     
    Training will be presented In-Person. Registration is required.
    Registration deadline is Sunday, July 14th, 2024

     
    Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training (for Health Care Professionals) – 2658 Eglinton Ave E2024-05-17T21:16:32-04:00
    16 Jul

    Meaningful Activities (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom

    2024-05-17T21:16:32-04:00
     
    Learn the importance of meaningful activities for people with dementia or their family members. Demonstrate importance of sensory stimulation for people with dementia. Employ additional strategies and resources for creating meaningful activities for people with dementia. 
     
    Workshop is for Health Care Professionals.
     
     
    Online presentation using Zoom.
    Registration is required to receive the link.
     
    Meaningful Activities (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom2024-05-17T21:16:32-04:00
    13 Jul

    Palliative Care in Dementia Program (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom

    2024-05-17T21:16:31-04:00
     

    PRE-REQUISITE: You must be a FRONTLINE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL and have attended either:
    1. Dementia Foundations
    2. Dementia 101 self paced module on AlzEducate
    3. Dementia Overview – live session delivered via Zoom or AlzEducate (check our events calendar for dates)
    4. Experience working with people with dementia
     
     
    Description
    This training program is aimed at enhancing the knowledge of frontline staff in caring for people with dementia using a palliative care approach. This program focuses on promoting quality of life and comfort for individuals living with dementias and their families, with particular emphasis on late stage and end of life. Participants will explore their own beliefs around dying and how it impacts care as well as examine what a palliative care approach means through a dementia lens.
     
    Learning Objectives:

  • Reflect on different values & beliefs on dying and how it impacts care
  • Define palliative care
  • Describe dementia as a terminal condition and its symptoms in late/end of life stages
  • Review Dementia-Specific Palliative Care Goals/Values that provide comfort and support quality of life in advanced and end-of-life dementia
  • Relate concepts of culture, spirituality and communication and their significance in delivering person-centered care
  • Addressing unattendedgrief as a healthcare provider and its impact on delivering person-centered care
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    Date and Time: 
    Saturday, July 13th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
     
     
    Click the link below to register: 
     
     
    Program will be presented online using Zoom. Registration is required.
    Registration deadline is Wednesday, July 10th, 2024
     
     
     
    Palliative Care in Dementia Program (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom2024-05-17T21:16:31-04:00
    9 Jul

    Self-Care Series (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom [BSO]

    2024-05-17T21:16:30-04:00
     

    This 4-session 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.

    Self-Care
    Tuesday, June 11th, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
    This session will 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.
    Putting You First
    Tuesday, July 9th, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
    This workshop will focus on enhancing your self awareness of your current well-being. It will also support your reflection for opportunities to create a better balance in your life.
    Navigating Difficult Conversations
    Tuesday, September 10th, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
    This presentation will address why some reactive behaviors may happen. We will discuss how hurtful or negative comments can affect us. We will review helpful strategies in building resilience for ourselves and ways to navigate these difficult conversations; increasing our sense of well-being.
    Grief and Loss
    Tuesday, October 8th, from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
    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.
    Please note, each session is a separate link. Please refer to our event calendar to sign up for the sessions of interest.
    Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.
    Self-Care Series (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom [BSO]2024-05-17T21:16:30-04:00

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