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Events for Health-care Professionals

6 Jul

Behavioural Support Training Program – zoom (2 Full Days ONLINE)

2021-06-18T11:03:21-04:00

Programs Pre-Requisites:

  • Completion of either the Dementia Care Training Program (DCTP, ODCTP, or zDCTP) or U-FIRST! within the past 3 years
  • Currently working with people living with dementia through professional, placement or volunteer experience

The Behavioural Supporal Training Program (BSTP) is the next step in the Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s dementia care training.  This training will build on previous learned theories and concepts and enable you to have a deeper understanding of the individuals you are caring for and gain additional skills to support them in a meaningful way.

For front-line healthcare providers (such as personal support workers, dietary aides, activation and recreation staff, allied health) interested in furthering their skills and tools to support people living with dementia exhibiting responsive behaviours. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Define Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSDs)
  • Discuss when responsive behaviours requires intervention
  • Practice reflective skills and recognize that behaviour has meaning specific to the individual
  • Practice verbal and written reporting skills
  • Demonstrate individualized communication techniques including validation to support positive interactions with a person with dementia.
  • Develop an action plan that will allow professionals to recommend and evaluate different non pharmacological approaches appropriate to the individual and their unique situation

Dates and Time (you must attend all 2 dates to complete the training):

Tuesdays – July 6 and 13 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

COST: $80

Training will be presented online using Zoom.

 

 

Behavioural Support Training Program – zoom (2 Full Days ONLINE)2021-06-18T11:03:21-04:00
19 Jun

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

2021-06-18T11:03:19-04:00

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 – June 19 and 26 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $80

Training will be presented online using Zoom. 

 

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (2 full days -ONLINE)2021-06-18T11:03:19-04:00
17 Jun

Palliative Care in Dementia Program – ONLINE

2021-06-18T11:03:18-04:00

 

PRE-REQUISITE: You must be a FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER and have attended either:

1. Dementia Care Training Program (DCTP) -OR

2. Dementia 101 series on Alzeducate  OR Dementia 101: Overview of Alzheimer Disease and other Dementia (check events calendar for dates)

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:

  • Define palliative care including its values and principles
  • Describe dementia as a terminal illness and its symptoms in late/end of life stages
  • Relate concepts of culture, spirituality and communication and their significance in delivering person-centered care
  • List some of the non-pharmacological strategies/therapies that provide comfort and support quality of life in advanced and end of life dementia
  • Define advanced care planning in the context of dementia
Dates and Time: (you have to attend both days to complete the required training hours)
 
Thursdays – June 17 and 24 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 
 
Participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of all requirements.
 
Program will be presented online using Zoom. Registration is required.
 

Palliative Care in Dementia Program – ONLINE2021-06-18T11:03:18-04:00
8 Jun

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

2021-06-18T11:03:16-04:00

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)

Tuesdays, June 8 and 15 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $80

Training will be presented online using Zoom. 

 

 

 

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (2 full days -ONLINE)2021-06-18T11:03:16-04:00
8 Jun

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training – ONLINE

2021-06-18T11:03:16-04:00

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:
Tuesday, June 8th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
COST: $75 

Registration is now full. 

 

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training – ONLINE2021-06-18T11:03:16-04:00
3 Jun

Self Care Series – ONLINE for Frontline Healthcare Professionals

2021-06-18T11:03:15-04:00

 

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 for staff from various health and community sectors.

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

 

Self-Care

Thursday, June 3rd from 10:00 am to 11:00 am

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

Monday, July 26 from 2:00 pm to 3:00 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.

 

Working with Anxious Caregivers:

Thursday, August 12 from 2:00 pm 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:

Monday, September 13 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.

CLICK HERE  to register.

 

 

Self Care Series – ONLINE for Frontline Healthcare Professionals2021-06-18T11:03:15-04:00

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