fbpx

Events for Personal Support Workers

25 Jun

EASE Session 4: Personal Challenges (for Healthcare Providers) – Zoom

2024-04-13T04:43:51-04:00
 
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:
Tuesdays June 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th.
 
Time:
7pm – 8pm
 
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 Healthcare Providers) – Zoom2024-04-13T04:43:51-04:00
18 Jun

EASE Session 3: Tips in Supporting People with Dementia (for Healthcare Providers) – Zoom

2024-04-13T04:43:49-04:00
 
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:
Tuesdays June 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th.
 
Time:
7pm – 8pm
 
 
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 Healthcare Providers) – Zoom2024-04-13T04:43:49-04:00
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
11 Jun

EASE Session 2: Supporting Responsive Behaviours (for Healthcare Providers) – Zoom

2024-04-13T04:43:45-04:00
 
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:
Tuesdays June 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th.

Time:
7pm – 8pm
 
 
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 Healthcare Providers) – Zoom2024-04-13T04:43:45-04:00
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
4 Jun

EASE Session 1: Supporting the Symptoms of Dementia (for Healthcare Providers) – Zoom

2024-04-13T04:43:43-04:00
 
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: 
Tuesdays June 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th.

Time:
7pm – 8pm 
 
 
Session 1 – Supporting Symptoms of Dementia
In this session we explore the symptoms of dementia, what they may look like and the impact they can have when giving support to person’s living with dementia. 
 
 
The presentation will be online via Zoom, and you will receive the Zoom link after you register.
 
EASE Session 1: Supporting the Symptoms of Dementia (for Healthcare Providers) – Zoom2024-04-13T04:43:43-04:00
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
3 Jun

Putting You First (for Healthcare Providers) – Zoom

2024-04-13T04:43:41-04:00
 
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.
 
Workshop is for Healthcare Providers.
 
 
Online presentation using Zoom.
Registration is required to receive the link.
 
Putting You First (for Healthcare Providers) – Zoom2024-04-13T04:43:41-04:00
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

Stay Connected with our Newsletter

Subscribe to get notified about FREE events, interesting workshops, educational programs, and group activities you can participate in.

   Please leave this field empty