The Orientation eLearning Series, developed by the Ontario CLRI at the RIA, provides education for new LTC team members during their orientation, and for existing team members during their annual training. These scenario-based and interactive eLearning courses ensure that learners have the knowledge and skills needed to assist the people they support and are in line with MoLTC guidelines. They were developed using evidence-based best practices and adult education principles, in collaboration with subject matter experts and LTC leaders.
Everyone working, volunteering, or visiting long-term care homes plays a significant role in ensuring residents feel at home, are treated with kindness and respect, and receive the necessary support and services for their health and well-being. In the Respecting and Promoting Residents Rights in Long-Term Care course, learners will immerse themselves in an interactive care setting that incorporates real-life situations shared by residents living in long-term care across Ontario.
This interactive eLearning course aligns with the Fixing Long-Term Care Act, and can support new and existing LTC team members with knowledge and skills related to resident rights. This course is available at no cost!
This eLearning course, part of the Orientation course series, was developed by the Ontario CLRI at RIA in 2023 with the generous support of Schlegel Villages, in collaboration with Ontario Association for Residents’ Councils (OARC). We would like to thank the people who contributed to the development and review of content for this course including:
Gale Ramsden, Perley Health
Jim Gilhuly, Sunnyside Home
Devora Greenspon, Extendicare Bayview
Stephanie Ventura, Education and Community Engagement Manager, Ontario Association of Residents’ Councils
Vanda Koukounakis, VP Support Office Services, Schlegel Villages
Team members in long-term care, including maintenance, laundry, food service, and housekeeping teams, frequently interact with residents living with dementia or other complex, chronic health conditions. Without the right knowledge, they may not know how to properly respond to residents or unknowingly compromise resident safety. Our eLearning activity will enhance the impact of long-term care teams by ensuring all team members are equipped with the knowledge to effectively support and respond to residents.
This short, interactive activity will take approximately 7 minutes and is open to all. Learners will explore seven resident interaction scenarios team members commonly encounter and suggestions on how to respond.
Scenarios and responses in this activity were developed in consultation with team members working in real world care settings. Thank you to Schlegel Villages University Gates and Aramark for their contributions to this eLearning activity.
Celebrating 10 years of student partnerships and geriatric learning excellence!
Join us in our newly redesigned virtual hybrid Interprofessional Internship! Engage with your peers in facilitated sessions, project work and an online game! All Ontario healthcare professions students are welcome to apply for this paid internship.
Interns have the opportunity to:
Gain exposure to the long-term care sector;
Enhance knowledge, skills, and attitudes in aging and leading clinical gerontological practice;
Apply clinical knowledge and skills in simulated care scenarios;
Rehearse interprofessional geriatric practice competencies;
Analyze current practice challenges;
Develop and apply design-thinking skills in the creation of a sustainable, practice innovation;
Exercise professionalism and goal orientation.
These objectives are supported through facilitated discussions with Baycrest leaders and experiential partners; collaborative, capstone innovation project; reflective learning exercises; hybrid-simulation care scenarios; and game-based learning.
Open to students and recent graduates of post-secondary healthcare profession programs, including: nursing, practical nursing, medicine, pharmacy, social work, psychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, kinesiology, food and nutrition, therapeutic recreation, optometry, dentistry, speech language pathology, audiology, health sciences, and health studies. This exciting opportunity enables interns to explore a future in older adult health care, network with future and current healthcare providers, and shape their current practice.
“This internship is an amazing opportunity for students to gain professional skills and knowledge that is applicable to any setting in health care. I hope to use these skills to be a health advocate for the geriatric population in my future career!” – 2022 Internship alumnus
Hear graduates from our 2022 virtual program share their experiences and most valuable takeaways from the Internship in the video above.
The Orientation eLearning courses, created by the Ontario CLRI at the RIA, provide education for new team members during orientation, and for existing team members during their annual training. These scenario-based learning courses ensure that learners have the knowledge and skills needed to assist the people they support and are in line with Ministry of Long-Term Care guidelines. They were developed using evidence-based best practices and adult education principles, in collaboration with subject matter experts and LTC leaders.
Preventing, Recognizing, and Reporting Abuse and Neglect in Long-Term Care is a self-paced Orientation course on abuse prevention that will equip or refresh long-term care team members on the knowledge and skills required to support residents. Understanding how to prevent abuse and neglect is a critical skill for LTC team members as they care for residents from a position of power and trust. By taking this course, team members will learn the importance of following protocol in situations of abuse or neglect to ensure the safety of residents.
This eLearning course, part of the Orientation course series, was developed by the Ontario CLRI at RIA in 2022 with the generous support of Schlegel Villages in collaboration with Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario. We would like to thank the people who contributed to the development and review of content for this course including:
This one-page Word Swap Poster invites readers to consider swapping out common words in favour of person-centred language(PCL)-friendly words in everyday conversations.
The poster is available in French and English and contains a total of 15 examples under four categories: people, places, actions, and items.
We hope these examples can inspire you to reflect on the power of words when supporting people with, or at risk, of responsive behaviours/personal expressions. You can also explore more PCL resources to support your LTC homes’ inclusion journey.
The Reflections on the Use of Resident Support Aides report (RSA Report) presents findings from a recent survey on the use of resident support aides (RSA) and similar roles in LTC homes during the pandemic. The RSA report summarizes reflections and perspectives from leaders about the value and future of the RSA role.
The report provides:
Data on types of responsibilities assigned to RSAs at different LTC homes
The Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Tem Care (CLRI) would like to acknowledge and thank the members of the Ontario Health (Central) – RSA Working Group for their time, effort, and insights in developing the RSA survey and report:
Jill Knowlton – Jarlette Health Services
Kim Utley – SE Health
Dee Lender – Ontario Association of Residents’ Councils
Julia Scott – Markham Stouffville Hospital
Melissa Mei and Megan Suddergaard – Ontario Health
Shilpi Majumder and Audra Thompson-Haile – Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation (CLRI) at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging
This page includes tools and resources to equip those working and volunteering in long-term care (LTC) with the skills and knowledge they need to protect themselves, their colleagues, residents, family members, and community members.
The Ontario CLRI at the RIA has developed infection and prevention control (IPAC) eLearning courses for team members and essential care partners. These courses combine education on IPAC core concepts with application to LTC-specific situations and tasks.
If you have a resource to suggest for this page, please contact us at email@example.com.