Take the online pledge to commit to using person-centred language in your daily interactions with those who live, work in and visit your long-term care home. The pledge can be completed individually and as a team.
Print and save your personalized person-centred language certificate after taking the pledge to proudly display, keep on file and encourage others to do the same.
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.
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 Kuepfer PHD, MDIV, RP, Schlegel Specialist in Spirituality and Aging
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.