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Events for Personal Support Workers

23 Jan

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

2020-11-26T11:30:56-05:00

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

Cost: $75 

Training will be presented online using Zoom. 

 

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (2 full days -ONLINE)2020-11-26T11:30:56-05:00
14 Jan

Learn-Empower-Appreciate-Discuss-Share (LEADS) Group for Frontline Care Providers ONLINE

2020-11-26T11:30:55-05:00
 
This group provides an opportunity for Frontline Care Providers to come together and build on their knowledge of dementia and caregiving related topics.
The group also enables participants to connect with each other to share experiences, challenges and strategies while providing care for people living with dementia.
 
Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about dementia and helpful frameworks in providing care for people living with dementia
  • Share perspectives and insights on how to support clients with dementia
  • Opportunity to discuss approaches pertaining to client care and self-care
  • Create a network of team support with other Frontline Care Providers
  • Receive updated information about dementia and AST programs and services
Dates and Time:
 
Wednesdays – January 13, 20, 27 , February 3 and 10 from  7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
 
Participants will meet online using Zoom.
 
Registraton and a short pre-screning is required to receive the link to participate.
 

Learn-Empower-Appreciate-Discuss-Share (LEADS) Group for Frontline Care Providers ONLINE2020-11-26T11:30:55-05:00
7 Jan

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

2020-11-26T11:30:55-05:00

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 session training, you must attend all 4 dates to receive a certificate)

Thursdays – January 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Cost: $75 

Training will be presented online using Zoom. 

 

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (4 sessions -ONLINE)2020-11-26T11:30:55-05:00
5 Dec

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

2020-11-26T11:30:52-05:00

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 – December 5 and 12, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $75 

Training will be presented online using Zoom. 

 

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (2 full days -ONLINE)2020-11-26T11:30:52-05:00
4 Dec

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training – ONLINE

2020-11-26T11:30:51-05:00

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 must attend both days to complete the training)
Fridays, December 4 and 11 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

COST: $75 

Training will be online using Zoom. 

REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL. CLICK HERE FOR THE WAIT LIST

 

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) Training – ONLINE2020-11-26T11:30:51-05:00
19 Nov

Behavioural Support Training Program on Zoom (PILOT)

2020-11-26T11:30:49-05:00

Introducing a new pilot session for Behavioural Support Training Program

The Behavioural Supporal Training Program (BSTP) is the next step in the Alzheimer Society of Toronto’s dementia care training.  It has been a successful program that has been running in an in person format.  In light of COVID-19, we have modified our BSTP program for Zoom and are ready to try it out.

When is the BSTP Zoom based pilot session?

Module 1: Thursday November 19, 2020 from 9:00am – 12:00pm

Module 2: Thursday November 26, 2020 from 9:00am – 12:00pm

Module 3: Thursday December 3, 2020 from 9:00am – 12:00pm

Module 4: Thursday December 10, 2020 from 9:00am – 12:00pm

 

All sessions will take place online on Zoom.  Pilot participants will receive a Zoom link to participate 2 days before the start of the course.

 

Who should take this course?

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. 

Learners will obtain Behavioural Support Training Program certificate upon succesful completion of the program.

Program pre-requisites:

  • Completion of either the Dementia Care Training Program (DCTP, ODCTP, or zDCTP) or U-FIRST! within the past 3 years
  • Be currently working with someone living with dementia

Why should a healthcare provider take this course?

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.

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 

What is the format of the course?

The course is a blended format that includes the following:

  • Lecture-style PowerPoint presentation (course materials will be sent via email)
  • Videos
  • Small and large group creative exercises
  • Interactive discussions

What is the cost of the course?

In exchange for full participation and extensive feedback, there is no fee for the pilot of this delivery format. 

Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of all requirements.

Registration is now CLOSED

 

 

Behavioural Support Training Program on Zoom (PILOT)2020-11-26T11:30:49-05:00
14 Nov

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

2020-11-26T11:30:47-05:00

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 14 and 21, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $75 

Training will be presented online using Zoom. 

 

Dementia Care Training Program – Zoom (2 full days -ONLINE)2020-11-26T11:30:47-05:00
4 Nov

U-First!® Advanced – PILOT (ONLINE)

2020-11-26T11:30:45-05:00

U-First!® Advanced 

What is U-First!®?

U-First!® is an innovative education program for all members of the care team that are supporting people with behaviour changes due to dementia or other cognitive impairment. This includes health care providers in a direct care role and care partners (family and friends). The U-First Framework is a person centred approach to looking at the whole person.

What is U-First!® Advanced?

U-First!® Advanced is a new education program for health care staff  who provide direct care, who have already taken U-First!® 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
Training Dates: (you have to attend both days to complete the training)
Wednesday, November 4 and
Friday, November 6
Time: from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Who should attend?

U-First!® Advanced is for healthcare professionals who have previously taken part in a U-First!® Workshop or Online course and want to enhance their skills and ability to apply the U-First!® Framework.

What’s involved in the program?

  • This is an interactive learning approach that asks participants to reflect on their experiences, engage with new content, practice using a variety of methods including case studies and plan how they will implement what they have learned.
  • Learners receive a Participant Workbook and a U-First!® Wheel to use during the program and to keep as useful resources for applying their learning.
  • The pilot of this program also includes an evaluation process with surveys and interviews for a sample of the group. The aim of the evaluation is to better understand the effectiveness and outcomes of the program. All learners will be invited to participate in evaluation activities but will not be excluded from the program if they choose not to participate in the evaluation.

What’s the cost for the program?

In exchange for full participation and extensive feedback, there is no fee for the pilot of this delivery format.

Cerificate will be issued upon succesful completion of the training requirements.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

 

 

U-First!® Advanced – PILOT (ONLINE)2020-11-26T11:30:45-05:00
2 Nov

Online Dementia Care Training Program (ODCTP)

2020-11-26T11:30:44-05:00

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 2 to December 14, 2020

Webinars are on Week 1 and Week 5 (November 3rd and December 3rd) with the option to attend at 12:00pm or 8:00pm.(Eastern Time)

Cost: $75

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

Online Dementia Care Training Program (ODCTP)2020-11-26T11:30:44-05:00

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