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Events for Personal Support Workers

18 Oct

Self Care Series for Frontline Healthcare Providers – ONLINE

2022-05-26T12:31:44-04:00

This is the last of a 4 series workshops that 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.

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

Grief and Loss

Tuesday, October 18 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 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 for Frontline Healthcare Providers – ONLINE2022-05-26T12:31:44-04:00
20 Sep

Self Care Series for Frontline Healthcare Providers – ONLINE

2022-05-26T12:31:44-04:00

This 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. Registration is required. 

Communicating with Family/Friend Care Partners

Tuesday, September 20 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

This presentation will address ways to communicate with Family/Friend care partners who struggle with transitioning their person to a long-term care home.  We’ll review the importance of clear and transparent communication to foster a collaborative working relationship between the care team and family. When examining difficult interactions, we will look at why communication breaks down, family dynamics and how we can all better manage the expectations of the family. Finally, we will highlight useful tools and strategies clinicians can utilize in their daily practice.

Grief and Loss

Tuesday, October 18 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 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 for Frontline Healthcare Providers – ONLINE2022-05-26T12:31:44-04:00
9 Aug

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training – ONLINE

2022-05-26T12:31:42-04:00

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: (you have to attend full day to complete the training)
 
Tuesday, August 9 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

COST: $80
 
Registration is required
 

 



Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training – ONLINE2022-05-26T12:31:42-04:00
28 Jul

U-First! ® Advanced – ONLINE

2022-05-26T12:31:41-04:00

U-First!® Advanced is a new education program for health care staff  who provide direct care, who have already taken U-First!® Basics 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: (you must attend both days to complete the training and obtain a certificate)

Thursdays – July 28 and August 4 from 9:00 am to 12:00 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 – ONLINE2022-05-26T12:31:41-04:00
19 Jul

U-First! Basics for Healthcare Providers – ONLINE

2022-05-26T12:31:41-04:00
U-First!® Basics 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 – July 19 and 26 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 July 10
 
 
U-First! Basics for Healthcare Providers – ONLINE2022-05-26T12:31:41-04:00
19 Jul

Self Care Series for Frontline Healthcare Providers – ONLINE

2022-05-26T12:31:40-04:00

This 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. Registration is required. 

Putting You First

Tuesday, July 19 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 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. 

Communicating with Family/Friend Care Partners

Tuesday, September 20 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

This presentation will address ways to communicate with Family/Friend care partners who struggle with transitioning their person to a long-term care home.  We’ll review the importance of clear and transparent communication to foster a collaborative working relationship between the care team and family. When examining difficult interactions, we will look at why communication breaks down, family dynamics and how we can all better manage the expectations of the family. Finally, we will highlight useful tools and strategies clinicians can utilize in their daily practice.

Grief and Loss

Tuesday, October 18 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 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 for Frontline Healthcare Providers – ONLINE2022-05-26T12:31:40-04:00
16 Jul

U-First! Basics for Healthcare Providers – ONLINE

2022-05-26T12:31:40-04:00
U-First!® Basics 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, July 16 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)
 
Program is presented using Zoom. Registration is required. 
 
Registration deadline is July 7, 2022
 
 
U-First! Basics for Healthcare Providers – ONLINE2022-05-26T12:31:40-04:00
15 Jul

Palliative Care in Dementia Program – ONLINE

2022-05-26T12:31:40-04:00

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
This is a 2 sessions training, you must attend both days to complete and receive a certificate.  

Fridays – July 15 and 22 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  
Program will be presented online using Zoom. Registration is required.


 
 

Palliative Care in Dementia Program – ONLINE2022-05-26T12:31:40-04:00
12 Jul

Dementia Foundations

2022-05-26T12:31:39-04:00

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 Foundations2022-05-26T12:31:39-04:00
9 Jul

Dementia Foundations

2022-05-26T12:31:39-04:00

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 Foundations2022-05-26T12:31:39-04:00

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