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Events for Personal Support Workers

8 Oct

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

2024-07-19T04:44:40-04:00
 

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]2024-07-19T04:44:40-04:00
27 Sep

EASE Session 4: Personal Challenges (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom

2024-07-19T04:44:37-04:00
 
The E.A.S.E program is a 4 session program developed for PSWs currently working with persons living with dementia. 
 
The program will engage PSWs in dementia education, giving practical tools to improve the level of care and support provided to persons living with dementia and the PSW – a real-life approach. PSW’s will leave each session with tools/ideas to use right away on the job.
 
NOTE: Each session is a stand-alone but can be taken in tandem. Registration is required for each session. Learners who complete all four sessions within a 1 year period (April-March) will be eligible for a certificate acknowledging their participation.
 
 
Dates:
Fridays, September 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th.
 
Time:
12pm – 1pm
 
Session 4 – Personal Challenges
Persons we work with may exhibit behaviours that trigger a response in our own selves. In this session we explore coping strategies
 
 
The presentation will be online via Zoom, and you will receive the Zoom link after you register.
 
EASE Session 4: Personal Challenges (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom2024-07-19T04:44:37-04:00
24 Sep

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training (for Health Care Professionals) – 2660 Eglinton Ave E

2024-07-19T04:44:34-04:00

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, September 24th 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 the Mid Scarborough Hub.
Address: 2660 Eglinton Ave East, Scarborough, ON
 
 
Training will be presented In-Person. Registration is required.
Registration deadline is Thursday, September 19th, 2024

 
Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training (for Health Care Professionals) – 2660 Eglinton Ave E2024-07-19T04:44:34-04:00
20 Sep

EASE Session 3: Tips in Supporting People with Dementia (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom

2024-07-19T04:44:33-04:00
 
The E.A.S.E program is a 4 session program developed for PSWs currently working with persons living with dementia. 
 
The program will engage PSWs in dementia education, giving practical tools to improve the level of care and support provided to persons living with dementia and the PSW – a real-life approach. PSW’s will leave each session with tools/ideas to use right away on the job.
 
NOTE: Each session is a stand-alone but can be taken in tandem. Registration is required for each session. Learners who complete all four sessions within a 1 year period (April-March) will be eligible for a certificate acknowledging their participation.
 
 
Dates:
Fridays, September 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th.
 
Time:
12pm – 1pm
 
 
Session 3 – Tips in Supporting People with Dementia
It is empowering to have a tool belt of resources at our fingertips. In this session we explore various methods we can use to provide a positive approach to interaction.
 
 
The presentation will be online via Zoom, and you will receive the Zoom link after you register.
 
EASE Session 3: Tips in Supporting People with Dementia (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom2024-07-19T04:44:33-04:00
19 Sep

U-First! (for Health Care Professionals) – 2660 Eglinton Ave. East – Special Funding

2024-07-19T04:44:29-04:00

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, September 19th 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, ON, M1K 2S3
 
 
 
Registration is required.
Registration deadline is Monday, September 16th, 2024
 
U-First! (for Health Care Professionals) – 2660 Eglinton Ave. East – Special Funding2024-07-19T04:44:29-04:00
14 Sep

Dementia Foundations (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom

2024-07-19T04:44:26-04:00

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 Wednesday, September 11th, 2024.

 
 
Dementia Foundations (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom2024-07-19T04:44:26-04:00
13 Sep

EASE Session 2: Supporting Responsive Behaviours (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom

2024-07-19T04:44:25-04:00
 
The E.A.S.E program is a 4 session program developed for PSWs currently working with persons living with dementia. 
 
The program will engage PSWs in dementia education, giving practical tools to improve the level of care and support provided to persons living with dementia and the PSW – a real-life approach. PSW’s will leave each session with tools/ideas to use right away-on the job.
 
NOTE: Each session is a stand-alone but can be taken in tandem. Registration is required for each session. Learners who complete all four sessions within a 1 year period (April-March) will be eligible for a certificate acknowledging their participation.
 
Dates:
Fridays, September 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th.
 
Time:
12pm – 1pm
 
 
Session 2 – Supporting Responsive Behaviours
Our life’s story can become our behaviors: how can a PLWDs past dictate how they present in the here and now?
 
 
The presentation will be online via Zoom, and you will receive the Zoom link after you register.
 
EASE Session 2: Supporting Responsive Behaviours (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom2024-07-19T04:44:25-04:00
13 Sep

U-First! (for Health Care Professionals) – 20 Eglinton Ave W – Special Funding

2024-07-19T04:44:24-04:00

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. 
 
 
Date and Time:  
Friday, September 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 Tueday, September 10th, 2024
 
U-First! (for Health Care Professionals) – 20 Eglinton Ave W – Special Funding2024-07-19T04:44:24-04:00
12 Sep

Dementia Friendly Environments (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom

2024-07-19T04:44:22-04:00
 
 
Learn how the symptoms of dementia can impact the way in which people engage and interact with their surrounding environment. This webinar will help to enhance your knowledge of what makes an environment dementia friendly, and review strategies that can be implemented to support a person living with dementia in the place where they live.
 
Workshop is for Health Care Professionals.
 
 
Online presentation using Zoom.
Registration is required to receive the link.
 
Dementia Friendly Environments (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom2024-07-19T04:44:22-04:00
11 Sep

3Ds: Dementia, Delirium, and Depression (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom

2024-07-19T04:44:19-04:00
 
Learn about the 3 D’s – Delirium, Depression and Dementia and how you can support the person you are caring for when they are experiencing any of these conditions.
 
Workshop is for Health Care Professionals.
 
 
Online presentation using Zoom.
Registration is required to receive the link.
 
3Ds: Dementia, Delirium, and Depression (for Health Care Professionals) – Zoom2024-07-19T04:44:19-04:00

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