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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

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.

Respecting and Promoting Residents Rights in Long-Term Care eLearning Course

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!

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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, 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
  • Pam Wiebe, Quality Specialist, Schlegel Villages

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Long-Term Care Community of Practice

A Community of Practice is a group of people who share a common concern or interest who come together regularly to learn from one another. We encourage LTC leaders, interprofessional team members (RNs, RPNs, PSWs, social workers, recreation professionals, dietitians, physiotherapists, physicians), residents and family care partners to join these discussions!

This group is an opportunity for LTC professionals to come together with peers, researchers and sector partner organizations to learn strategies on how to build an organizational culture that is inclusive, welcoming and affirming for everyone living, visiting and working in LTC.

Currently, the Community of Practice is CLOSED for new registrants.

The group has been meeting since November 2022, and thus far the CoP has explored topics such as: how to start and sustain an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, 2SLGBTQIA+ inclusion, addressing racism, and how to utilize our Embracing Diversity Toolkit.

Quarterly sessions featuring guest speaker(s) and breakout discussions are hosted, and topics addressed are those identified by members. Additionally, optional group check-in sessions are held, creating space for participants to bring questions up, discuss challenges, and share successes with peers.

This year, topics to be covered include:
  • Measurement and data
  • EDI policy development
  • Supporting Indigenous populations: Truth and Reconciliation in LTC
  • Responding to reports of discrimination
  • EDI Strategy development
  • And more!
Learning Goals:
  • To create a space for members to learn from and share with one another around the topic of equity, diversity and inclusion in a safe and affirming environment
  • To encourage people working, living and providing care in LTC to get peer-based feedback on their EDI journey
  • To provide a space for new connections to form between people working, living and providing care within the LTC sector
  • Provide access to educational opportunities, evidence-informed tools, resources and initiatives that are relevant to LTCHs
  • To identify gaps and needs for those working in the sector to support capacity building

We look forward to supporting you on your EDI journey. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Michelle Fleming, Senior Knowledge Broker at mfleming@bruyere.org.

To receive quarterly updates about our EDI work, gain access to relevant resources, and to be among the first to know when the group is open to new members again, please sign up for our EDI in LTC Newsletter!

Preventing, Recognizing, and Reporting Abuse and Neglect in Long-Term Care

Screenshot of course on the eLearning platform with text “New! Orientation eLearning, Abuse Prevention in Long-Term Care”

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.

 

Screenshot of course on the eLearning platform with text “New! Orientation eLearning, Abuse Prevention in Long-Term Care”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.

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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:

  • Raeann Rideout, Director, Partnerships & Outreach, Elder Abuse Prevention Ontario
  • Augustin James, Director of Clinical Services, Schlegel Villages
  • Vanda Koukounakis, VP Support Office Services, Schlegel Villages