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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.
- 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
(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)
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
Dates and time:
February 14 from 9:00 am to 4:00 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.