This resource will help you develop a strategy to evaluate the success of student placements in your long-term care home.
When life is difficult, it begs for meaning: Who am I? Why am I still alive? What is my role, now, in my family and community? How do I deal with change and loss? What is the meaning of life? These are spiritual questions.
Canadian society is shifting from a time when traditional religious expression was common, to greater diversity in our understandings of spirituality. How, then, do we support the spirits of all those in our long-term care (LTC) communities? What addresses our needs for love, hope, peace, joy?
By watching this webinar you will…
- Explore the meaning of ‘spirituality’ and how it intersects with the experience of aging.
- Become more aware of:
– The spiritual needs of residents.
– ‘Spiritual resources’ people access and how we can support them.
– Barriers that get in the way of optimum spiritual care.
- Imagine new ways of supporting the spirits of residents, families and team members, making spiritual care more accessible for everyone.
About the Presenter
Jane has extensive experience as a spiritual caregiver in long-term care homes and in the community, as a registered psychotherapist, a spiritual director, and an ordained Minister in the Mennonite Church and the United Church of Canada. Jane completed a doctorate in Human Relationships (Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy) at Martin Luther University College with a dissertation focus in the area of Spirituality and Aging. As part of her role at the Schlegel-UW RIA, Jane coordinates an annual Spirituality and Aging Seminar, conducts research, and teaches graduate courses in Spirituality and Aging.
Watch this webinar brought to you as a collaboration between the Sandra Rotman Centre for Heath Sector Strategy, Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement and the Ontario CLRI. This webinar is offered in both English and French through simultaneous translation.
Healthcare practitioners and administrators are tasked with staying at the forefront of innovation, cutting unnecessary tests and costs, and providing an excellent level of care to their communities.
In this hectic environment, what principles can be deployed to help professionals make better management decisions for their team members, patients, residents, and organizations? Insights from the field of behavioural science provide a blueprint to help us redesign workplaces, processes, and interactions to improve well-being. This “Behavioural Economics 101” webinar will introduce you to the fundamental findings from behavioural research and provide specific examples aimed at nudging better outcomes in the healthcare sector.
By watching this webinar, you will learn…
- The fundamentals of behavioural research.
- Insights from behavioural science to help shape workplaces, processes and interactions.
- Specific examples aimed at nudging better outcomes in healthcare.
Patrick Rooney; PhD Candidate, Strategy Area University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management.
Patrick is a research associate at Behavioural Economics in Action at Rotman (BEAR) and PhD candidate in the Strategic Management program. His current work and research interests include recruiting, management and retaining strategic human capital in organizations, with a specific emphasis on understanding behavioral phenomena in higher education, corporate social responsibility programs and healthcare. Before his PhD, Patrick worked as a research associate at the Harvard Business School.
Many of you have probably heard the term “culture change,” but what does it mean, exactly? And how can you make it a reality? This webinar will explore the topic of culture change, and how to move from being task-focused to people-focused. Resources will be shared to support long-term care homes interested in putting living first and creating a culture where everyone – residents, family members, and team members – thrive.
This webinar is being offered in collaboration with the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.
- Understand what culture change is and why it’s vital to resident, family and team member quality of life.
- Learn about the Working Together to Put Living First guidebook and other resources that are available to support culture change in your long-term care home.
- Leave with practical strategies and resources to start making change.
Barb Sutcliffe has been working in the elder care sector for over 30 years and is the Senior Director of Sales and Marketing with the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging.
She is a Registered Nurse, and also received her BA in Sociology and a Diploma in Gerontology. Barb has held many positions within the elder care sector including Director of Retirement and Marketing, Assistant General Manager, and Director of Lifestyle Options. Prior to this, Barb worked as a surgical nurse and in a surgical/cardiac ICU for 14 years. Barb sat on the board for the Kitchener-Waterloo Alzheimer Society from 1996-2004 and facilitated the Winston Park Memory Clinic from 2012-2016. Barb has travelled to Haiti with a team of 20 plus team members on three occasions and cofacilitated two of these missions.
All long-term care homes in Ontario are governed by the Long-Term Care Homes Act (LTCHA), 2007. The Ontario Residents’ Bill of Rights is embedded in the LTCHA and accompanying Regulations (O. Reg. 79/10). The requirements in the LTCHA ensure that residents of these homes receive safe, consistent, and high-quality resident-centered care in settings where residents feel at home, are treated with respect, and have the supports and services they need for their health and well-being. The Ontario Association of Residents’ Councils review and promote the Residents’ Bill of Rights.
In 2019, with support from the Ontario CLRI at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, the Residents’ Bill of Rights was translated into 16 different languages. These translations will better support homes serving residents of diverse cultural backgrounds, and help to educate residents, team members and other stakeholders about the Residents’ Bill of Rights.
About the Guidelines
The Ministry of Community and Social Services and Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care developed guidelines to support adults living with developmental disabilities who are applying to, moving into and residing in a long-term care (LTC) home. These guidelines provide important information about the developmental services sector, how to apply to LTC homes, and processes that impact LTC home residents.
The Guidelines for Supporting Adults with a Developmental Disability When Applying to, Moving Into and Residing In a Long-Term Care Home assist with improving services for adults living with a developmental disability who choose to reside in a LTC home. The guidelines outline the importance of planning, choice and consent, and for adults living with developmental disabilities to receive appropriate care and support services in LTC homes.
The collaborative creation of these guidelines and usage of them demonstrates an integrated and coordinated approach to care within and between the Developmental Services and LTC home sectors. A commitment to improving the social and health outcomes for aging adults living with a developmental disability is based on the principles of choice, community inclusion, and self-directed planning.
Resident care can be influenced by individual circumstances, including language, gender identity and expression, ability, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status. This guide aims to assist long-term care (LTC) homes in creating connections with their communities that support and acknowledges resident and team member diversity.
The below resources connect direct care partners and team members to local and provincial health and social services to support quality of life and enhance community integration. We encourage LTC homes to reach out to these organizations to create meaningful and enriching partnerships that can benefit everyone who is part of life in LTC.
Healthline Ontario local health and community services
Putting health information at the fingertips of Ontarians, thehealthline.ca is a website for Ontario patients, doctors, and health care providers to get accurate and up-to-date information about health services in their communities.
thehealthline.ca platform is a provincially integrated database and asset that can be leveraged by health service providers and planners to help make healthcare better together.
• 14 regional sites organized by LHIN and sub-LHIN regions
• Free to use and prioritizes government-funded or low-cost services
• 45,000+ services from 20,000+ healthcare organizations
• Data managed by LHINs across Ontario
• Standardized language and quality tools used to update each record yearly
• Online tools for organizations to promote services, jobs, news, and events
• Mapping tools that show catchment area by sub-LHIN, First Nations and more
• Tracking and reporting tools for system planners
• Dynamic platform that easily supports provincial scaling of regional initiatives
211 Ontario community programs and social services
What is 211?
- 211 is the source Canadians trust when seeking information and services to deal with life’s challenges.
- 211’s award-winning telephone helpline (2-1-1) and website provide a gateway to community, social, non-clinical health and related government services.
- 211 helps to navigate the complex network of human services quickly and easily, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 150 languages.
- 211 connects people to the right information and services, strengthens Canada’s health and human services, and helps Canadians to become more engaged with their communities.
Across the province, long-term care (LTC) and retirement homes are struggling to meet staffing needs. A shortage of skilled workers is making it increasingly difficult for LTC homes to meet legislative requirements and continue to deliver quality care and services to their residents.
Canada’s rapidly aging population complicates this issue, as LTC homes must attract and recruit additional team members to prepare for the expected increase in residents. There is a lack of awareness about the opportunities that exist in LTC, which can make it difficult to generate interest in these careers. Other influential factors include ageism and negative perceptions of LTC.
Creating opportunities for students to learn about the many career opportunities that exist within LTC and retirement homes will contribute to the continued growth of this workforce. Ontario secondary schools offer co-operative education (co-op) and volunteer opportunities, and schools are regularly seeking meaningful positions for their students.
By forming structured partnerships, secondary schools and LTC operators can work together to:
- offer students a variety of experiential learning opportunities based on their skills and interests;
- help students engage in career planning at an earlier stage;
- promote LTC as a viable career destination; and
- use students’ positive experiences to reduce negative perceptions and combat ageism.