Oct. 16, 2018 at the Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham. This one-day event is Ontario's most effective, efficient and affordable way for Personal Support Workers (PSWs) to receive up-to-date knowledge and skills in some of the most in-demand training areas. Last year, 98% of attendees agreed that what they learned during the training day would help them do their jobs better. Register today!

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 at the Family & Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox & Addington located on 817 Division Street. This workshop is a one-day training program designed for direct support professionals (front line staff) from both Developmental Services and Health/Seniors/Long-term Care Sectors. To register, click here.

On May 25, 2018, Kelly Kay gave this presentation which provided an overview of the competency framework for interprofessional CGA. She examined the applications for interprofessional practice and provided an update on current knowledge to action activities. She concluded with a review of the major critiques associated with competency based practice to help practitioners avoid pitfalls. 30 slides. Last reviewed May 2018.

This handout from the Alzheimer Society provides an easy to understand overview of types of hoarding, possible causes, recommended strategies and tips for prevention.

May 24, 2018, 8:30am-4:30pm at the Holiday Inn, Yorkdale, Toronto. The Senior Friendly Seven (SF7) intervention set is a foundational element of the sfCare Framework. Evidence is emerging that intervention in seven areas promises the most significant individual and additive impact on the independence and well-being of at-risk older adults.

Osteoporosis Canada, Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and GERAS Centre for Aging Research are excited to announce the launch of four series of videos, aimed at educating health care professionals to prevent falls and fractures for long-term care (LTC) residents.

Osteoporosis and falls are the leading cause of fractures in LTC homes and 44% of LTC residents are at high risk for fractures. The video series promote exercise and safe movements to prevent falls and fractures in LTC. The information and key messages in the videos were developed in accordance with evidence-based recommendations for fall and fracture prevention in LTC, and through consultations with LTC team members and experts. Click here to watch the 4-part series for Personal Support Workers.  

This course will provide and enhance the knowledge and awareness of dementia to front-line workers, enabling them to provide quality care for persons with dementia. Learners will actively use the U-First approach to understand the person living with dementia and their behaviour while engaging in meaningful dialogue with the care team to ensure individualized support for the person with dementia. Learners will also practice person-centred care and effective communication strategies to enhance the quality of life for people with dementia. To learn more or register click here.

This article analyzes the effects of societal perception on treatment of the elderly and how people view and perceive the aging process varies greatly from culture to culture.

The elderly population of the future may not look much like the old people of today. It will be less white and with fewer native English speakers. That means physicians, nurses, social workers and health aides will have to adapt to our increasingly diverse society.

Rates of caregiving vary somewhat by ethnicity. For example, among the U.S. adult population, approximately one-fifth of both the non-Hispanic White and African-American populations are providing care to a Asian caregiverloved one, while a slightly lower percentage of Asian-Americans — 18 percent — and Hispanic Americans — 16 percent — are engaged in caregiving.

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