The Centre for Learning Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI) at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) is hosting a free webinar series about evidence-based strategies to improve quality of care and life in Ontario LTC homes.

 

Topics include:

 

For more information and to register, please click here,

 

This three-part webinar series will deepen the knowledge and skills of participants who work and deal with staff performance, conflict, and complaint situations in long-term care. This series will be of value to those leaders or managers wishing to deepen their understanding of destructive workplace behaviours and their impacts. It will provide new thinking and applied methods that can help turn around unhealthy workplace environments so people can thrive, grow, and contribute. It’s about building a workplace culture for desired outcomes.

 

The workshops will be presented by Mary-Lou van der Horst, RN, MScN, MBA, Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging (RIA).


COACHING FOR PERFORMANCE: UNDERSTANDING THE MEANING OF WORK

 

November 27, 2017 (1:00 PM – 2:30 PM)

 

Examine workplace performance and how workplaces can promote people to do their best or erode human potential. Explore the importance of meaning in our work and understanding that people come to work not only with hands but also with hearts, minds, and spirits.


CONFLICT MANAGEMENT: TURNING WORKPLACE CONFLICT INTO OPPORTUNITY

 

January 22, 2018 (1:00 PM – 2:30 PM)

 

Explore the basis of why teams become dysfunctional. Examine ways to resolve workplace conflict through positive and opportunistic actions. 


COMPLAINTS: FINDING THE VALUE IN THIS GIFT

 

February 26, 2018 (1:00 PM – 2:30 PM)

 

Explore workplace complaints and why they always seem to land on your doorstep. Examine how to make each complaint be a gift for improving workplace relationships.


To register for this FREE webinar series, please contact:

Regina Dryngiewicz at rdryngiewicz@conestogac.on.ca or 519-748-5220 ext. 3635

 

Participants who attend all three webinars will receive a Conestoga College Certificate of Attendance.

Registration NOW OPEN!

 

2018 LTC TRAIN-THE-TRAINER WORKSHOPS for APPLIED THEATRE

 

CLRI 2018 Overview of Jan & Feb Train the Trainer Workshop

 

REGISTER SOON AS SPACE IS LIMITED!
Please visit our registration website. Confirmation of registration will be emailed to you.

 

Select your closest venue upon registration:

January 23, 2018: KINGSTON, ON
Providence Care Hospital, Providence Care
752 King Street West
Rm. Classroom C, 2nd Flr.
9:00 am – 2:30 pm

January 30, 2018: LONDON, ON
Goodwill Industries
255 Horton Street
Rm. Town Hall, 3rd Flr.
9:00 am – 2:30 pm

 

Fee
$35 – All participants. Registration includes HST and covers the program, educational materials, light breakfast, and lunch.

 

Refund Policy
No refunds. Transferable only.

 

For More Information Contact
Tania Aragona, Baycrest Centre for Learning, Research & Innovation (416) 785-2500, ext. 6357, or taragona@baycrest.org.

 

Click here for the 2018 Train the Trainer Applied Theatre Workshops Program

Registration NOW OPEN!

 

If you engage long-term care staff and students in learning, register now and join us!

 

CLRI 2018 Educator Days Poster

 

This educational day provides an innovation and networking forum for those who engage staff and students in learning about seniors’ care and long-term care. The goals are to experience innovative educational approaches tailored to this sector, to network with other educators, and to foster a learning network that supports education in seniors’ care.

 

 

Preliminary Program

8:30-9:00             Registration & Refreshments
9:00-10:00           Welcome & Interactive Opening Session
10:00-10:20         Break & Travel
10:20-11:20         Workshop 1
11:20-11:30         Travel to Next Workshop
11:30-12:30         Workshop 2
12:30-1:30           Lunch with Demo & Travel to Next Workshop
1:30-2:30             Workshop 3
2:30-3:15             Coffee & Experiential Learning Café
3:15-3:30             Prizes & Closing Remarks

 

Join us to experience 3 hands-on workshops:

A. Interprofessional Learning: Strengthening Teams & Team Performance | Jennifer Reguindin
A sampler of team-based exercises to promote better care through communication, collaboration, values and ethics.

 

B. Affective Learning: An Untapped Resource | Shoshana Helfenbaum
Hands-on facilitation ideas to encourage emotional skill development based on the latest findings in neuroscience about the central role of emotions in learning.

 

C. What’s New in eLearning? Sharing the Latest Resources Available to LTCHs | Marie-Pierre Dionne, Isabelle Bossé
An introduction to new eLearning modules featuring instructional design for engaging learners on topics such as dementia and communication.

 

REGISTER SOON AS SPACE IS LIMITED!
Please visit our registration website. Confirmation of registration will be emailed to you.

Select your closest venue upon registration:

January 22, 2018: KINGSTON, ON
Providence Care Hospital, Providence Care
752 King Street West, Kingston, ON K7L 4X3
Rm. Founders Hall, 2nd Flr.
8:30 am – 3:30 pm

January 29, 2018: LONDON, ON
Goodwill Industries
255 Horton Street, London, ON N6B 1L1
Rm. Community Hall, 3rd Flr.
8:30 am – 3:30 pm

February 1, 2018: THUNDER BAY, ON
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1
Bartley Building – Conference Centre, Rm. A
8:30 am – 3:30 pm

 

Fee
$50 – All participants. Registration includes HST and covers the conference program, educational materials, breakfast, refreshments and lunch.

 

Refund Policy
No refunds. Transferable only.

 

Travel Bursaries
Limited travel bursaries for LTCH Educators available if > 1.5 h travel. Contact taragona@baycrest.org.

 

For More Information Contact
Tania Aragona, Baycrest Centre for Learning, Research & Innovation (416) 785-2500, ext. 6357, or taragona@baycrest.org.

 

Click here for the 2018 LTC EDUCATOR DAYS FOR INNOVATION & NETWORKING Program

 

 

On December 6, 2017, the Bruyère CLRI, Champlain Dementia Network, and Mind the Gap joined forces to present an engaging and informative webinar. The webinar covered the topic of respite care in Ontario, particularly for individuals with dementia.

 

Mind the Gap, a grassroots group made up of families of those with dementia, spoke of their personal experiences to provide a caregiver’s perspective. Natasha Poushinsky spoke on behalf of the Champlain Dementia Network, summarizing a report on an initiative designed to create a more person-centred strategy for respite options in the Champlain Region. Andrew Rodrigues spoke on behalf of the Bruyère CLRI by summarizing a report about the realities of short-stay respite programs in LTC homes.

 

Following this webinar, the topic was covered in an article in Home & Long-Term Care Magazine. The article discusses why the need for an integrated respite system is so dire, and breaks down what was discussed throughout the webinar.

 

Watch the full webinar here.

Read the Home & Long-Term Care Magazine article here (page 18).

webinar series poster

 


January 18, 2018, 12-1 p.m. EST “It Takes the Loneliness Away”: Reducing Social Isolation Among Older Adults

Presented by: Kristine Theurer, MA (Gerontology), PhD Candidate, University of British Columbia

This webinar will:

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


February 6, 2018, 12-1 p.m. EST – Champlain BASETM eConsult Expansion in Long-term Care in Ontario

Presented by: Dr. Clare Liddy, M.Sc., M.D. Clinical Scientist and Physician, Bruyère Research Institute

This webinar will discuss:

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


 

 

On November 23, Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital welcomed PSWs from Long-Term Care (LTC) homes around the Ottawa area for a full day training workshop. This was one of 26 workshops being held across Ontario before March 31, 2018 as part of the Personal Support Worker (PSW) Education Fund for Long-Term Care, in which the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (Ministry)  is working with the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation (CLRI) in LTC to coordinate LTC PSW continuing education.

 

For the fiscal year 2017-2018, this continuing education is being taught through the delivery of Excellence in Resident-Centred Care (ERCC), in partnership with Conestoga College. ERCC promotes best practices that are consistent with Ministry standards in senior’s care environments through 12 diverse training modules. Having learned practical skills within a resident-centred framework, the new ERCC Trainers will then provide in-house education to PSWs within their LTC homes.

 

The objective of the PSW Education Fund for LTC is to help develop and enhance the PSW workforce in LTC to deliver high-quality and safe care that meets resident needs. The PSW Education Fund for LTC aims to help LTC homes train a critical mass of PSWs and sustain ongoing learning that will continue to benefit LTC residents.

 

Zsofia greeting group of PSWs

Bruyère CLRI Manager, Zsofia Orosz, welcomes participants on behalf of the Ontario’s CLRIs.

 

Bruyère CLRI Manager Zsofia Orosz presents at Champlain Region Family Council Network Fall Conference

Ontario’s Family Councils bring people together who are active in supporting long-term care (LTC) homes, seeking an improvement of the quality of life of residents. The goals of the family councils have driven a key partnership with Ontario’s CLRIs, creating an ongoing knowledge exchange. In turn, Bruyère CLRI Manager Zsofia Orosz was invited to give an update at the annual Champlain Region Family Council Network (CRFCN) Fall Conference on November 4, 2017.

With representatives from the CRCFN executive board, family councils across the Champlain region, Family Councils Ontario, and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in the audience, Zsofia’s presentation covered several CLRI initiatives and explained the effect they can have on those living in LTC homes:

Zsofia Orosz, Manager of Bruyère CLRI

 

New staff training and capacity building opportunities:

 

New and ongoing research and innovation projects, such as:

 

The CRFCN’s annual Fall Conference was packed with useful information for families and family councils. The topics covered included new inspection processes, as well as compliance and its result of quality improvement in LTC homes. The discussion also surrounded techniques for family councils to recruit new members and recognize the contributions families make to the lives of LTC residents.

After an engaging and informative day of conferencing, the CLRIs’ latest training, research and innovation efforts are once again on the radar of family councils in the Champlain region. The Bruyère CLRI looks forward to continuing its growing relationship with CRFCN, Family Councils Ontario, and individual family councils in the Champlain region.

For more information on the presentations, visit the new CRFCN website.

 

The Power of Peer Support: Reducing Social Isolation in Residential Care Settings

 

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This project is a collaboration between The Bruyère Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care; Bruyère Continuing Care; Carleton University; and Java Group Programs.

 

This funding allows recreation staff from Ontario long-term care homes to attend a full-day workshop and receive a Java Program  licence completely FREE OF CHARGE (wage backfill and long-distance travel assistance are available).  Java Music Club and Java Memory Care are standardized peer-support group programs that can be implemented across the full spectrum of care.  The Java programs aim to reduce the stigma associated with support groups by reflecting a warm social setting, incorporating coffee and music.  These evidence-based peer support programs help reduce social isolation and loneliness!

 

 

Click on the links below to learn more.  The application deadline is November 5, 2017.

 

Timmins Workshop (November 27, 2017)

 

Kingston Workshop (November 30, 2017)

 

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WATERLOO, Ont. (Monday October 2, 2017) The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) has announced a Personal Support Worker (PSW) Training Fund to support the delivery of care to residents in Long-Term Care (LTC).

 

For the fiscal year 2017/18, MOHLTC is working with the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in LTC to coordinate PSW continuing education and training through the delivery of the “Excellence in Resident-Centred Care” (ERCC) program in partnership with Conestoga College. ERCC has been developed to help long-term care teams achieve Better Care and Better Outcomes using a person-centred, train-the-trainer approach that emphasizes ministry standards and the latest evidence to support care through the following 12 training modules:

 

  1. Person-centred care
  2. Infection Prevention and Control
  3. Safety and Mobility
  4. Oral Care and Skin Integrity
  5. Continence
  6. Nutrition and Hydration
  7. Delirium, Dementia and Depression
  8. Pain and Comfort
  9. Palliative/End-of-Life Care
  10. Self-Care
  11. Working with Others
  12. Observational Assessment

 

Watch the ERCC trailer here.

 

The objective of the PSW Training Fund is to help develop and enhance the PSW workforce in LTC to deliver high-quality and safe care that meets resident needs through continuing education and professional development. The fund aims to help LTC homes train a critical mass of PSWs and sustain ongoing learning that will continue to benefit LTC residents.

 

The PSW Training Fund will cover tuition and backfill for PSWs from Ontario LTC homes participating in ERCC Trainer Recertification, ERCC Trainer Certification, and ERCC Team Member Training from October 2, 2017 to March 30, 2018.

 

Each PSW who successfully completes the ERCC Trainer or ERCC Team Member course will receive a certificate issued by Conestoga College and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging. Organizations with at least 70% of PSWs trained will receive an organization certificate jointly issued by Conestoga College and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

 

Application opens October 2, 2017 at http://www.pswfundltc.ca

 

For more information about the PSW Training Fund, contact:

Chelsea White – Lead, PSW Training Fund for LTC

Schlegel Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care

Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging

info@pswfundltc.ca

 

Media Contact

Hilary Dunn

Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging

hadunn@uwaterloo.ca

519-904-0660 ext. 4104

 


 

Subvention du gouvernement ontarien aux centres d’apprentissage, de recherche et d’innovation en soins de longue durée pour la formation des préposés aux soins personnels

 

Waterloo (Ontario), le 2 octobre 2017. — Le ministère de la Santé et des Soins de longue durée (MSSLD) a annoncé l’octroi de fonds de formation pour les préposés aux services de soutien à la personne afin de soutenir la prestation de soins aux résidents des soins de longue durée.

 

Durant l’année financière 2017-2018, le MSSLD travaillera avec les centres d’apprentissage, de recherche et d’innovation en SLD de l’Ontario pour coordonner les activités de formation continue des PSP par l’intermédiaire du programme Excellence des soins axés sur les résidents, en collaboration avec le Collège Conestoga. Le programme d’excellence a été mis sur pied pour aider les équipes oeuvrant en soins de longue durée à offrir de meilleurs soins pour obtenir de meilleurs résultats par une approche de formation des formateurs axée sur la personne qui vient renforcer les normes du ministère et les plus récentes données probantes en matière de soutien à la personne en douze modules de formation :

 

  1. Soins axés sur la personne
  2. Prévention et contrôle des infections
  3. Sécurité et mobilité
  4. Soins buccodentaires et intégrité de la peau
  5. Continence
  6. Nutrition et hydratation
  7. Délirium, démence et dépression
  8. Douleur et confort
  9. Soins palliatifs et de fin de vie
  10. Autosoins
  11. Travailler avec les autres
  12. Évaluation par l’observation

 

Visionnez la bande-annonce du programme d’excellence ici. L’objectif du fonds de formation des PSP vise à développer et à accroître la main-d’oeuvre chez cette catégorie de travailleurs en SLD par la formation continue et le perfectionnement professionnel pour assurer une prestation de soins sécuritaire et de haute qualité qui répond aux besoins des résidents. Les fonds aideront les foyers de SLD à former une masse critique de PSP et de maintenir une formation continue qui profitera aux résidents des SLD.

 

Le fonds de formation des PSP couvrira les frais d’étude et le détachement du personnel des foyers participants au programme Excellence des soins axés sur les résidents pour certifier ou recertifier les formateurs et les membres de l’équipe de formation du 2 octobre 2017 au 30 mars 2018.

Chaque PSP qui réussira le cours de formation du formateur ou du membre de l’équipe recevra un certificat délivré par le Collège Conestoga et l’Institut de recherche sur le vieillissement Schlegel-UW et il en va de même pour les organismes dont au moins 70 % de leurs PSP auront été formés.

 

Les demandes se prennent à compter du 2 octobre 2017 au http://www.pswfundltc.ca/.

 

Pour plus de renseignements sur le fonds de formation pour PSP, communiquez avec :

Chelsea White, agente de projets, Fonds de formation pour PSP

Centre d’apprentissage, de recherche et d’innovation pour les foyers de soins de longue durée Schlegel Institut de recherche sur le vieillissement Schlegel-Université de Waterloo

info@pswfundltc.ca

 

Contact pour les médias

Hilary Dunn

Institut de recherche sur le vieillissement Schlegel-Université de Waterloo

hadunn@uwaterloo.ca

519-904-0660, poste 4104