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13 Jun

U-First! for Healthcare Providers – 20 Eglinton Ave W – Special Funding

2024-04-13T04:43:46-04:00

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:  
Thursday, June 13th 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 our AST Head Office.
Location: 20 Eglinton Avenue West, 16th Floor, Toronto, M4R 1K8
(Northwest corner of Yonge and Eglinton, across the street from Yonge and Eglinton subway station. Our office tower is to the left of Metro Grocery)

Registration is required.
Registration deadline is Monday, June 10th, 2024
 
U-First! for Healthcare Providers – 20 Eglinton Ave W – Special Funding2024-04-13T04:43:46-04:00
8 Jun

Dementia Foundations (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom

2024-04-13T04:43:44-04:00

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.
Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 5th, 2024.

 
Dementia Foundations (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom2024-04-13T04:43:44-04:00
8 Jun

U-First! for Healthcare Providers – Zoom – Special Funding

2024-04-13T04:43:44-04:00

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:  
Saturday, June 8th 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.
 
(Please enter your complete address including apartment number if applicable when you register, we will mail you the course materials ahead of time. A ten dollar fee will be applied if materials have to be reshipped due to an incomplete address)
 
 
Program is presented using Zoom.

Registration is required.
Registration deadline is Sunday, June 2nd, 2024
 
U-First! for Healthcare Providers – Zoom – Special Funding2024-04-13T04:43:44-04:00
3 Jun

U-First! for Healthcare Providers (Half-Days) – Zoom – Special Funding

2024-04-13T04:43:42-04:00

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:  
Monday, June 3rd and 10th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm
(Participants must attend both days in full to receive certification)

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.
 
(Please enter your complete address including apartment number if applicable when you register, we will mail you the course materials ahead of time. A ten dollar fee will be applied if materials have to be reshipped due to an incomplete address)
 
 
Program is presented using Zoom.

Registration is required.
Registration deadline is Monday, May 27th, 2024
 
U-First! for Healthcare Providers (Half-Days) – Zoom – Special Funding2024-04-13T04:43:42-04:00
1 Jun

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training (for Healthcare Professionals) – 20 Eglinton Ave W

2024-04-13T04:43:40-04:00

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:

Saturday, June 1st 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 Alzheimer Society of Toronto head office.
Address: 20 Eglinton Ave West, 16th Floor, Toronto
(Northwest corner of Yonge and Eglinton, accross the street from Yonge and Eglinton subway station. Our office tower is to the left of Metro Grocery)
 
 
Training will be presented using Zoom. Registration is required.
Registration deadline is Wednesday, May 29th, 2024

 
Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training (for Healthcare Professionals) – 20 Eglinton Ave W2024-04-13T04:43:40-04:00
30 May

U-First! for Healthcare Providers – 20 Eglinton Ave W – Special Funding

2024-04-13T04:43:39-04:00

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:  
Thursday, May 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 our AST Head Office.
Location: 20 Eglinton Avenue West, 16th Floor, Toronto, M4R 1K8
(Northwest corner of Yonge and Eglinton, across the street from Yonge and Eglinton subway station. Our office tower is to the left of Metro Grocery)

Registration is required.
Registration deadline is Monday, May 27th, 2024
 
U-First! for Healthcare Providers – 20 Eglinton Ave W – Special Funding2024-04-13T04:43:39-04:00
14 May

U-First! for Healthcare Providers – Zoom – Special Funding

2024-04-13T04:43:31-04:00

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, May 14th 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.
 
(Please enter your complete address including apartment number if applicable when you register, we will mail you the course materials ahead of time. A ten dollar fee will be applied if materials have to be reshipped due to an incomplete address)
 
 
Program is presented using Zoom.

Registration is required.
Registration deadline is Tuesday, May 7th, 2024
 
U-First! for Healthcare Providers – Zoom – Special Funding2024-04-13T04:43:31-04:00
9 May

Dementia Foundations (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom

2024-04-13T04:43:28-04:00

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.
Registration deadline is Monday, May 6th, 2024.

 
Dementia Foundations (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom2024-04-13T04:43:28-04:00
7 May

U-First! for Healthcare Providers – 20 Eglinton Ave W – Special Funding

2024-04-13T04:43:27-04:00

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, May 7th 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 our AST Head Office.
Location: 20 Eglinton Avenue West, 16th Floor, Toronto, M4R 1K8
(Northwest corner of Yonge and Eglinton, across the street from Yonge and Eglinton subway station. Our office tower is to the left of Metro Grocery)

Registration is required.
Registration deadline is Thursday, May 2nd, 2024
 
U-First! for Healthcare Providers – 20 Eglinton Ave W – Special Funding2024-04-13T04:43:27-04:00
7 May

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

2024-04-13T04:43:26-04:00

PRE-REQUISITE: You must be a FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER 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


  • Date and Time: 
    Tuesday, May 7th from 9:00am to 12:00pm
     
    Program will be presented online using Zoom. Registration is required.
    Registration deadline is Thursday, May 2nd, 2024 
    Palliative Care in Dementia Program (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom2024-04-13T04:43:26-04:00

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