Sageducation

sageducation.ca (sage-du-ca-shun) is the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health’s customized Learning Content Management System (LCMS).  Some of the material found on sageducation.ca is open for your use at any time. Should you choose to access and use any materials please make a specific reference to the author and its source.

We offer two streams of education: Courses for Health Care Professionals and for PSWs, Individuals & Caregivers.  Click on the options below for more information.

Sageducation GOLD Courses for Health Care ProfessionalsThe CSAH Continuing Education GOLD courses for Health Care Professionals have been developed to support continuing education for health care professionals. These courses are designed to accommodate the HCP in the workplace, with the option of following our '101' series of condensed introductory courses with the option of following a more in-depth comprehensive coverage of the particular health issue.

These lessons provide relevant and engaging information, designed to run between 10 and 20 minutes.  There are helpful 'Pre and Post Assessment Quizzes' that help reinforce the learning and retention of the material. 

Sageducation GOLD Courses for PSWs, Individuals & CaregiversThe CSAH Continuing Education GOLD courses for PSWs, Individuals & Caregivers have been developed to support educational initiatives for Personal Support Workers, Trained Volunteers and Family Caregivers. 

These lessons provide relevant and engaging information, designed to run between 10 and 20 minutes.  There are optional 'Pre and Post Assessment Quizzes' that help reinforce the learning and retention of the material.

Sageducation GOLD Overview Courses for Heath Care ProfessionalsThis series of GOLD Overview courses provides a foundation for understanding, recognizing, assessing and managing health care concerns in the older adult.  Each topic includes short narrated modules that focus on these four themes.  

 These courses consiste of condensed Lesson modules, each of which take no more than 15 minutes to view.

Please note that viewing the modules in these courses are open to the public.  However in order to access the Course Completion Certificates for these topics, you must be a registered user and enrolled in the course.

 

See our Education & Training Navigator below for more ongoing Continuing Education Events and Resources of interest to both professional and non-professional caregivers who care for the elderly...


Education & Training Navigator

Sessions will run on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. starting April 21, 2020 and ending July 7, 2020. Baycrest and North East Specialized Geriatric Centre are excited to announce our third ECHO Care of the Elderly Long-Term Care (ECHO COE-LTC) cycle. ECHO Care of the Elderly aims to build a virtual community of practice helping primary care providers expand their skills and build their capacity in the care of frail, complex aging individuals. ECHO COE-LTC is run in collaboration with the Ontario CLRI. Learn more or register here.

April 6 - May 3, 2020 this 4 week online workshop aims to help participants develop competence in providing LGBTQ affirming care to older adult clients. Through engagement with case studies, popular media, short readings, and Q&A sessions, you will be prompted to reflect upon your existing practice and experience, gain familiarity with the LGBTQ communities you serve, and develop a knowledge base and tools that will enable participants to better provide affirming care across practice settings. To learn more click here.

Pallium, in collaboration with the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), is providing free access to essential education on palliative care for all health care professionals in response to this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. For the next 3 months, Pallium and CMA have made 6 Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) modules available for free to all health care professionals. In doing so, we hope to contribute much needed education resources to the dedicated health care teams across Canada and ensure patients with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, receive the care they need. These modules, currently only available in English, are self-directed and completed at the learner’s own pace.

Help spread the word that these free, online modules are available to all health care professionals across Canada. Information on the modules, and how to access them can be found here: www.pallium.ca/course/covid-19-response-free-online-modules 

Bonefit is an evidence-informed exercise training workshop, designed for healthcare professionals and exercise specialists to provide training on the most appropriate, safe and effective methods to prescribe and progress exercise for people with osteoporosis. To see the full listing of upcoming workshops see the latest poster here.

This webpage shares resources on quality of life (QOL) assessment for older adults living with frailty and their family caregivers.  Tools for QOL assessments have been shown to help older adults to work with their healthcare providers to live comfortably at home as long as possible and to help family members who are coping with the demands of caring for a love one at home. Click here to access these tools.