Events for Personal Support Workers

19 Dec

Dementia and Palliative Care Training

2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00

PRE-REQUISITE: This workshop is for PSWs or Front-line Health Care Providers.

This workshop is facilitated by Hospice Palliative Care Ontario and the Alzheimer Society of Toronto staff.  Front-line healthcare professionals will gain awareness, knowledge, skills, value and principles of Hospice Palliative Care in the context of how to address:

  • Care needs, issues, common fears and expectations of individuals living with dementia at the late and end-stages of the disease
  • The needs and concerns of individuals involved in delivering care are also discussed

Registration is required.

Dementia and Palliative Care Training2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00
12 Dec

Dementia and Palliative Care Training

2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00

PRE-REQUISITE: This workshop is for PSWs or Front-line Health Care Providers.

This workshop is facilitated by Hospice Palliative Care Ontario and the Alzheimer Society of Toronto staff.  Front-line healthcare professionals will gain awareness, knowledge, skills, value and principles of Hospice Palliative Care in the context of how to address:

  • Care needs, issues, common fears and expectations of individuals living with dementia at the late and end-stages of the disease
  • The needs and concerns of individuals involved in delivering care are also discussed

Registration is required.

Dementia and Palliative Care Training2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00
5 Dec

Dementia and Palliative Care Training

2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00

PRE-REQUISITE: This workshop is for PSWs or Front-line Health Care Providers.

This workshop is facilitated by Hospice Palliative Care Ontario and the Alzheimer Society of Toronto staff.  Front-line healthcare professionals will gain awareness, knowledge, skills, value and principles of Hospice Palliative Care in the context of how to address:

  • Care needs, issues, common fears and expectations of individuals living with dementia at the late and end-stages of the disease
  • The needs and concerns of individuals involved in delivering care are also discussed

Registration is required.

Dementia and Palliative Care Training2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00
23 Nov

Behavioural Support Training Program (2 Full Days)

2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00

Location: Reconnect Community Services

Behavioural Support Training Program (BSTP) builds on the person-centred dementia care concepts introduced in DCTP by focusing on interactive activities, hands-on exercises and group discussion.

You will learn to further improve your skills in caring for people with responsive behaviours related to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. You will also learn how to develop action plans to problem-solve responsive behaviours and will learn communication approaches to successfully address responsive behaviour.

Learning Objectives:

By taking this course you will learn:

  • To acknowledge, understand and focus on supporting clients with responsive behaviours
  • How to construct and demonstrate individualized communication approaches
  • How to prioritize risk in decision making when managing behaviours
  • To create and implement an action plan for the purpose of problem solving around responsive behaviours

PRE-REQUISITES:

  • Received DCTP or U-First!™ certification within the past 3 years, AND
  • Some work experience caring for people with dementia (professional, placement, or volunteer)

Dates and Time:

Saturdays – November 23 and 30 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Fee: $75 for the 12-hour program

Behavioural Support Training Program (2 Full Days)2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00
22 Nov

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training

2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00

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

COST: $75 (seats are limited)

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00
21 Nov

Dementia and Palliative Care Training

2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00

PRE-REQUISITE: This workshop is for PSWs or Front-line Health Care Providers.

This workshop is facilitated by Hospice Palliative Care Ontario and the Alzheimer Society of Toronto staff.  Front-line healthcare professionals will gain awareness, knowledge, skills, value and principles of Hospice Palliative Care in the context of how to address:

  • Care needs, issues, common fears and expectations of individuals living with dementia at the late and end-stages of the disease
  • The needs and concerns of individuals involved in delivering care are also discussed

Registration is required.

Dementia and Palliative Care Training2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00
14 Nov

Dementia and Palliative Care Training

2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00

PRE-REQUISITE: This workshop is for PSWs or Front-line Health Care Providers.

This workshop is facilitated by Hospice Palliative Care Ontario and the Alzheimer Society of Toronto staff.  Front-line healthcare professionals will gain awareness, knowledge, skills, value and principles of Hospice Palliative Care in the context of how to address:

  • Care needs, issues, common fears and expectations of individuals living with dementia at the late and end-stages of the disease
  • The needs and concerns of individuals involved in delivering care are also discussed

Registration is required.

Dementia and Palliative Care Training2019-09-18T02:21:06-04:00
4 Nov

Dementia Care Training Program (2 Full Days)

2019-09-18T02:21:05-04:00

Location: Reconnect Community Health Services

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

Description: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:

Mondays, November 4 and 11 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Fee: $75 for the 12-hour program

Dementia Care Training Program (2 Full Days)2019-09-18T02:21:05-04:00
26 Oct

Dementia Care Training Program (2 Full Days)

2019-09-18T02:21:05-04:00

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

Description: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:

Saturdays – October 26 and November 9 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Fee: $75 for the 12-hour program

Dementia Care Training Program (2 Full Days)2019-09-18T02:21:05-04:00
24 Oct

Dementia and Palliative Care Training

2019-09-18T02:21:05-04:00

PRE-REQUISITE: This workshop is for PSWs or Front-line Health Care Providers.

This workshop is facilitated by Hospice Palliative Care Ontario and the Alzheimer Society of Toronto staff.  Front-line healthcare professionals will gain awareness, knowledge, skills, value and principles of Hospice Palliative Care in the context of how to address:

  • Care needs, issues, common fears and expectations of individuals living with dementia at the late and end-stages of the disease
  • The needs and concerns of individuals involved in delivering care are also discussed

Registration is required.

Dementia and Palliative Care Training2019-09-18T02:21:05-04:00

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