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Practical knowledge of person-centred language ensures that appropriate, respectful, life-affirming and inclusive language is used when talking with and referring to people who communicate via responsive behaviours/personal expressions associated with dementia, complex mental health, substance use and/or other neurological conditions, and their care partners.
This webinar shares strategies and resources to increase the use of person-centred language in your long-term care home, developed in collaboration with Behavioural Supports Ontario, the Alzheimer Society of Ontario and people with lived experience.
By watching this webinar, you will:
- Understand the importance of person-centred language when interacting with residents, team members and family members.
- Increase your use of person-centred language by engaging in self-reflection exercises.
- Learn strategies to enhance and sustain the use of person-centred language in your home.
This webinar is split into three 15-minute learning objectives focusing on different areas of person-centred language. Use the below links to navigate to each section.
- Welcome and introduction
- Part 1) The importance of using person-centred language
- Part 2) Increasing your use of person-centred language
- Part 3) Strategies to enrich the use of person-centred language in your LTC home
- Questions and closing