Resource Audience Type: Leaders & Managers

Supporting Residents’ Mental Health and Wellness in Long-Term Care eLearning Course

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 Supporting Residents’ Mental Health and Wellness in Long-Term Care eLearning Course, team members will learn how to support the mental health of all residents, using scenario-based, interactive learning. Team members will also learn how to recognize indicators of mental illnesses or conditions that are common among older adults, as well as understand how to use person-centred language when talking about mental health and mental illnesses.

This course was co-designed with a registered social worker, social service workers, and team members working in long-term care.

The Orientation eLearning Series, developed by the Ontario CLRI at the RIA, provides education for new long-term care 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. They were developed using evidence-based best practices and adult education principles, in collaboration with subject matter experts and LTC leaders.

This interactive eLearning course aligns with the Fixing Long-Term Care Act, and is available at no cost!

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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. We would like to thank the people who contributed to the development and review of content for this course including:

  • Sarah Allan, RSSW, Recreation Program Manager, Lakeland Long Term Care
  • Augustin James, Director of Clinical Services, Schlegel Villages
  • Melanie James, Director of Recreation & Support Services, Schlegel Villages
  • Elizabeth McCaughan, MSW, RSW, Social Worker, Trinity Village Care Centre, Lutheran Homes Kitchener-Waterloo
  • Tamara Noll, SSW, BHSc, Resident and Family Experience Coordinator, Creedan Valley Care Community, Sienna Senior Living

Aim, Align, Achieve Quality Palliative Care

Aim, Align, Achieve Palliative Care Graphic

Enrollment for the Aim, Align, Achieve training program is closed.

If you have any questions, contact a member of the Ontario CLRI at Bruyère team at ceolfund@bruyere.org or 613-562-6262, Ext. 1985.


This is an introductory program on quality improvement and change management for the Ontario long-term care setting. An interactive program that focuses on implementation of a palliative approach to care, this class is for palliative care committees; physicians; quality improvement coordinators; best practice advocates; and everyone who wants to work on a person-centered approach to care that honors the humanity of residents, team members and families.

Interprofessional Internship in Innovation & Aging in Long-Term Care

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!” – Internship alumnus

 

Hear graduates from our 2022 virtual program share their experiences and most valuable takeaways from the Internship in the video above.

Mandatory Reporting and Whistle-blowing eLearning Course

Mandatory Reporting and Whistle-blowing eLearning Course

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 Mandatory Reporting and Whistle-blowing eLearning course, learners will explore and respond to real-life situations shared by residents living in long-term care across Ontario. By taking this five-minute course, team members will learn the importance of reporting and raising concerns in situations of abuse, neglect or wrong doing to ensure the safety of residents. Team members will also learn what whistle-blowing is, when whistle-blowing is required, and what protection the Fixing Long-term Care Act provides for whistle-blowers.

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. They were developed using evidence-based best practices and adult education principles, in collaboration with subject matter experts and LTC leaders.

This interactive eLearning course aligns with the Fixing Long-Term Care Act, and is available at no cost!

Take our eLearning Course

 


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. We would like to thank the people who contributed to the development and review of content for this course including:

Sherri Toleff, Director of Care, Fairview Seniors Community

Jaimie Killingbeck, Associate Vice President, Quality & Innovation, Schlegel Villages

Pam Wiebe, Quality Specialist, Schlegel Villages

Think Tank on Moral Distress in Long-Term Care

About the Think Tank | Agenda and Presentation Slides | Graphic Recording | Think Tank Report


About the Think Tank

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) hosted a Think Tank on Moral Distress in Long-Term Care, in Waterloo, Ontario, on September 29, 2023. Participants included researchers, policy makers, care providers, and knowledge mobilization practitioners.

The goals of the Think Tank were to:

  • share and learn about current Canadian perspectives on moral distress and moral injury,
  • understand how this knowledge can be applied to the long-term care sector, and
  • explore opportunities for future research, clinical practice, and collaborative knowledge mobilization.
Group photo of Think Tank participants in front of the Research Institute for Aging

Think Tank on Moral Distress in LTC participants (photo: Jasmin Gow)