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Events for Personal Support Workers

14 Dec

Palliative Care in Dementia Program – ONLINE

2021-10-26T12:31:04-04:00

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
 
Tuesday – December 14th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
 
Participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of all requirements.
 
Program will be presented online using Zoom. Registration is required.
 

Palliative Care in Dementia Program – ONLINE2021-10-26T12:31:04-04:00
18 Nov

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (2 full days -ONLINE)

2021-10-26T12:31:02-04:00

PRE-REQUISITE: Must be a personal support worker or front-line health-care provider.

Increase your skills in caring for people with dementia by completing the Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s specialized Dementia Care Training Program. With this 12-hour program, you’ll learn:

  • The U-First! approach to managing responsive behaviours
  • The nature and progression of Alzheimer’s disease
  • The factors that contribute to responsive behaviours
  • The changes related to aging by experiencing an aging simulation

Dates and Time: (2 full day training, you must attend both dates to receive a certificate)

Thursdays – November 18 and 25 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $80

Training will be presented online using Zoom. 

 

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (2 full days -ONLINE)2021-10-26T12:31:02-04:00
11 Nov

Webinar: Bipolar Affective Disorder, Schizophrenia & Neurocognitive Changes

2021-10-26T12:31:02-04:00
Supporting Older Adults Living with Neurocognitive Disorders and Mental Illness
 
Bipolar affective disorder, Schizophrenia & Neurocognitive changes

• Learn about typical treatments for these mental illnesses when combined with Neurocognitive changes

• Focus on supportive strategies for frontline care partners to better support older adults living with Neurocognitive Disorders and Mental Illness

Presented by guest speakers Tara Resnick & Hazel Sebastian – Psychogeriatric Resource Consultants
 
In order to attend, you will have to register via www.Alzeducate.ca .  
You will need to create an account (free of change) or login to your account,  and then click the link to register: Anxiety, Depression and Neurocognitive Changes
 

Webinar: Bipolar Affective Disorder, Schizophrenia & Neurocognitive Changes2021-10-26T12:31:02-04:00
11 Nov

Palliative Care in Dementia Program – ONLINE

2021-10-26T12:31:02-04:00

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
 
Thursday – November 11th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
 
Participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon successful completion of all requirements.
 
Program will be presented online using Zoom. Registration is required.
 

Palliative Care in Dementia Program – ONLINE2021-10-26T12:31:02-04:00
6 Nov

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (2 full days -ONLINE)

2021-10-26T12:31:01-04:00

PRE-REQUISITE: Must be a personal support worker or front-line health-care provider.

Increase your skills in caring for people with dementia by completing the Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s specialized Dementia Care Training Program. With this 12-hour program, you’ll learn:

  • The U-First! approach to managing responsive behaviours
  • The nature and progression of Alzheimer’s disease
  • The factors that contribute to responsive behaviours
  • The changes related to aging by experiencing an aging simulation

Dates and Time: (2 full day training, you must attend both dates to receive a certificate)

Saturdays – November 6 and 13 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $80

Training will be presented online using Zoom. 

 

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (2 full days -ONLINE)2021-10-26T12:31:01-04:00
5 Nov

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (4 sessions -ONLINE)

2021-10-26T12:31:01-04:00

PRE-REQUISITE: Must be a personal support worker or front-line health-care provider.

Increase your skills in caring for people with dementia by completing the Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s specialized Dementia Care Training Program. With this 12-hour program, you’ll learn:

  • The U-First! approach to managing responsive behaviours
  • The nature and progression of Alzheimer’s disease
  • The factors that contribute to responsive behaviours
  • The changes related to aging by experiencing an aging simulation

Dates and Time: (4 sessions training, you must attend all dates to receive a certificate)

Fridays – November 5, 12, 19 and 26 from  9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cost: $80

Training will be presented online using Zoom. 

 

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (4 sessions -ONLINE)2021-10-26T12:31:01-04:00
4 Nov

Behavioural Support Training Program ( 4 sessions ONLINE)

2021-10-26T12:31:01-04:00

Programs Pre-Requisites:

  • Completion of either the Dementia Care Training Program (DCTP, ODCTP, or zDCTP) or U-FIRST! within the past 3 years
  • Currently working with people living with dementia through professional, placement or volunteer experience

The Behavioural Supporal Training Program (BSTP) is the next step in the Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s dementia care training.  This training will build on previous learned theories and concepts and enable you to have a deeper understanding of the individuals you are caring for and gain additional skills to support them in a meaningful way.

For front-line healthcare providers (such as personal support workers, dietary aides, activation and recreation staff, allied health) interested in furthering their skills and tools to support people living with dementia exhibiting responsive behaviours. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Define Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSDs)
  • Discuss when responsive behaviours requires intervention
  • Practice reflective skills and recognize that behaviour has meaning specific to the individual
  • Practice verbal and written reporting skills
  • Demonstrate individualized communication techniques including validation to support positive interactions with a person with dementia.
  • Develop an action plan that will allow professionals to recommend and evaluate different non pharmacological approaches appropriate to the individual and their unique situation

Dates and Time (you must attend all 4 dates to complete the training):

Thursdays – November 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm

COST: $80

Training will be presented online using Zoom.

 

 

Behavioural Support Training Program ( 4 sessions ONLINE)2021-10-26T12:31:01-04:00
4 Nov

Webinar: Anxiety, Depression & Neurocognitive Changes

2021-10-26T12:31:01-04:00
Supporting Older Adults Living with Neurocognitive Disorders and Mental Illness(two-part series)

Part One: Anxiety, Depression & Neurocognitive ChangesNovember 4, 2021 from 10:00am – 11:00am

Part Two: Bipolar affective disorder, Schizophrenia & Neurocognitive ChangesNovember 11, 2021 from 10:00am – 11:00am

• Learn about typical treatments for these mental illnesses when combined with Neurocognitive changes• Focus on supportive strategies for frontline care partners to better support older adults living with Neurocognitive Disorders and Mental Illness

Presented by guest speakers Tara Resnick & Hazel Sebastian – Psychogeriatric Resource Consultants
 
In order to attend, you will have to register via www.Alzeducate.ca 
You will need to create an account (free of change) or login to your account,  and then click the link to register: Anxiety, Depression and Neurocognitive Changes
 

Webinar: Anxiety, Depression & Neurocognitive Changes2021-10-26T12:31:01-04:00
1 Nov

Online Dementia Care Training Program (ODCTP)

2021-10-26T12:31:00-04:00

For PSWs and other Health Care Professionals

Increase your skills in caring for people with dementia by completing the Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s specialized dementia care training program.

This six-week program runs from November 1 to December 13

Webinars are on Week 1 and Week 5 (November 2nd and December 2nd) with the option to attend at 12:00pm or 8:00pm.(Eastern Time)

Cost: $80

Please visit www.alzeducate.ca for more information and requirements and to register online.

Online Dementia Care Training Program (ODCTP)2021-10-26T12:31:00-04:00
19 Oct

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training – ONLINE

2021-10-26T12:30:59-04:00

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 both days to complete the training)
 
Tuesdays – October 19 and 26 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
COST: $75 
 
Registration is required
 

 

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training – ONLINE2021-10-26T12:30:59-04:00

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