LTC homes can now enroll for tuition and backfill pay for team members to complete the Excellence in Resident-Centred Care (ERCC) program. This funding is made possible through the PSW Education Fund. This training is open to not only PSWs, but other frontline healthcare workers, as well.
Enrollment sessions for ERCC are now open for September on a first-come, first-served basis:
Week 1: September 1st, September 2nd (2 sessions available)
Week 2: September 8th, September 9th (2 sessions available)
Week 3: September 13th, September 14th, September 15th
Week 4: September 21st, September 23rd (2 sessions available)
Week 5: September 27th, September 28th, September 30th
ERCC provides team members with practical skills in person-centred care. The virtual education offered through the Fund includes seven modules covering key topics, including person-centred care, infection control, safety and mobility, self-care, working with others and nutrition. The course increases team member self-confidence, job satisfaction and morale.
The training is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Long-Term Care. ERCC provides team members with practical skills in person-centred care and includes a focus on infection control. It was co-developed by Conestoga College and the RIA.