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25 Nov

U-First! ® Advanced – ONLINE

2022-09-27T12:31:28-04:00

U-First!® Advanced is a new education program for health care staff  who provide direct care, who have already taken U-First!®  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: 

Friday, November 25 from 9:00 am to 4:00 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 – ONLINE2022-09-27T12:31:28-04:00
12 Nov

U-First! for Healthcare Providers – ONLINE

2022-09-27T12:31:25-04:00
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. 

 
Training date and time:
 
Saturday, November 12 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)
Workshop will be presented using Zoom. Registration is required.
U-First! for Healthcare Providers – ONLINE2022-09-27T12:31:25-04:00
8 Nov

U-First! for Healthcare Providers – ONLINE

2022-09-27T12:31:24-04:00
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. 
 
Training date and time: (you must attend both days to complete the training)
Tuesdays – November 8 and 155 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 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 October 31
 
 
U-First! for Healthcare Providers – ONLINE2022-09-27T12:31:24-04:00
5 Nov

Dementia Foundations – ONLINE

2022-09-27T12:31:23-04:00

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.

Date and Time: Saturday November 5 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Workshop will be presented using Zoom. Registration is required.

 
Dementia Foundations – ONLINE2022-09-27T12:31:23-04:00
1 Nov

Dementia Foundations- ONLINE

2022-09-27T12:31:21-04:00

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.

Workshop will be presented using Zoom. Registration is required.

 

 

Dementia Foundations- ONLINE2022-09-27T12:31:21-04:00
29 Oct

U-First! for Healthcare Providers – ONLINE

2022-09-27T12:31:21-04:00
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. 

 
Training date and time:
 
Saturday, October 29 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)
Workshop will be presented using Zoom. Registration is required.
U-First! for Healthcare Providers – ONLINE2022-09-27T12:31:21-04:00
27 Oct

Palliative Care in Dementia Program – IN PERSON

2022-09-27T12:31:20-04:00

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
Date and Time:

Thursday, October 27 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
  
Program will be presented in person. Registration is required.

 
Palliative Care in Dementia Program – IN PERSON2022-09-27T12:31:20-04:00
22 Oct

Dementia Foundations – ONLINE

2022-09-27T12:31:19-04:00

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.

Date and Time: Saturday, October 22 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Workshop will be presented using Zoom. Registration is required.

 
Dementia Foundations – ONLINE2022-09-27T12:31:19-04:00
18 Oct

U-First! for Healthcare Providers – ONLINE

2022-09-27T12:31:18-04:00
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. 
 
Training date and time: (you must attend both days to complete the training)
Tuesdays – October 18 and 25 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 October 9
 
 
U-First! for Healthcare Providers – ONLINE2022-09-27T12:31:18-04:00
11 Oct

Dementia Foundations- ONLINE

2022-09-27T12:31:15-04:00

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.

Workshop will be presented using Zoom. Registration is required.

 

 

Dementia Foundations- ONLINE2022-09-27T12:31:15-04:00

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