More funds for training in communication at end-of-life

Posted On: November 26, 2019

The Ontario Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI) at Bruyère is helping the long-term care sector in Ontario deliver communication at end-of-life training funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and the Ontario Ministry of Long-Term Care’s Communication at End-of-Life Education Fund (CEoL Fund).

Transitioning to end-of-life care can be a difficult time for a resident and their family. Everyone has their own thoughts, feelings, and beliefs around death and loss. The CEoL program creates resources aimed at teaching LTC team members about communication at end-of-life, a crucial skill that allow long-term care (LTC) team members to foster therapeutic relationships with residents and their families. 

The CEoL Fund’s wave one training consists of a series of two-day workshops to provide Ontario’s LTC educators with educational resources for teaching palliative and end-of-life communication skills to personal support workers and other team members in LTC. 

Each participating LTC home will be required to send two LTC Trainers to a CEoL Train-the-Trainer Workshop. LTC homes will be eligible to receive wage support and travel assistance for their LTC Trainers to attend the in-class workshop. Nine workshops will be held at LTC homes across the province; eight delivered in English and one delivered in French, in Ottawa. 

The (CEoL Fund) program has taught us how to approach the family, and we understand more now what the family is going through.

The CEoL Fund is developed and supported by the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care at Bruyère, and Algonquin College. 

Applications are being accepted beginning November 26, 2019, until December 9, 2019. LTC homes will be notified of their acceptance into the fund on December 13, 2019 with workshops taking place in January and February 2020. 

Last year alone, the CEoL Fund has trained more than 1,000 personal support workers in 130+ long-term care homes across the province.

To learn more about the fund and to apply online, visit the Ontario CLRI website. 



About the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care

The Ontario CLRI is funded by the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Long-Term Care, and hosted at Baycrest Health Sciences, Bruyère, and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

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