Resource Audience Type: Staff / Team Members
Nutrition in Disguise Recipes
All-In Palliative Care: The Team Approach to LTC
Enrollment for the All-In Palliative Care Training Program is closed. Enrollment will re-open in the Fall 2023. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a member of the Ontario CLRI at Bruyère team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-562-6262, Ext. 1985.
Healing the Healers: A Study about Burnout and Mental Distress in LTC
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Long-Term Care Community of Practice
Are you interested in advancing your LTC home’s equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) journey? Do you have questions about how to improve the experiences of the diverse population that your LTC home serves? Are you wondering how you can better incorporate EDI principles into your LTC home’s policies, procedures and processes?
We are excited to announce the launch of the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in LTC Community of Practice (CoP)! This CoP will follow the momentum of the Allied for Inclusivity in LTC Forum held in April 2022, and responds to the desire of participants for more opportunities to learn and connect on this important topic.
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!
Upcoming scheduled sessions
- November 23, 2022, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Topic – How to Build, Grow and Sustain an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee in LTC
- Guest speaker: Sagal Ali, Manager, Health Equity and Community Relations, Kensington Health
- January 26, 2023, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Topic – Supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ Inclusion
- Guest speakers: Joseph Friedman Burley (he/him), Management Consultant, City of Toronto Seniors Services and Long-Term Care and leZlie lee kam (gender mysterious), Community Activist and Workshop Facilitator
- February 23, 2023, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Topic – Addressing Racism in LTC
- March 30, 2023, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Topic – TBD
Future topics will be based on participant feedback and learning goals. Each session will include a speaker for 30-mins, followed by breakout discussion groups among participants.
- 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
Registration is now closed! To be notified of upcoming calls to join, please sign up for our EDI in LTC Newsletter!
Essential Care Partner Resources
Preventing, Recognizing, and Reporting Abuse and Neglect 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.
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.
Click here to access the eLearning course.
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
2SLGBTQI+ Tool Kit: Leading & Learning with Pride
About the Tool Kit
Seniors Services and Long-Term Care (SSLTC) at the City of Toronto recognizes and celebrates the diversity and lived experiences of 2SLGBTQI+ seniors. With close collaboration from community members, service providers, advocates, and allies, SSLTC has released a revitalized 2SLGBTQI+ Tool Kit – Leading & Learning with Pride.
This resource include useful examples, insights, guidance, and resources to support providers throughout the care continuum to provide respectful, inclusive, and affirming care to 2SLGBTQI+ seniors.
The Ontario CLRI is honoured to have been invited to participate in the Expert Review Panel and to have our feedback integrated into the Tool Kit.
To access and learn more about the Tool Kit, click here.
This revitalized Tool Kit strives to:
- Advance respectful, inclusive and affirming care for 2SLGBTQI+ seniors by: building individual knowledge and skills among SSLTC staff and other service providers in the delivery of support to 2SLGBTQI+ seniors; and building organizational capacity among SSLTC and other seniors support organizations in the creation of inclusive environments for 2SLGBTQI+ seniors
- Reduce stigma, discrimination, and other barriers in LTC, healthcare, retirement, homecare, and community-based services for 2SLGBTQI+ seniors
- Meaningfully improve the lives of 2SLGBTQI+ seniors by treating them with empathy, compassion, and dignity
Culturally Responsive Palliative Care in LTC
From March to May 2022, the Ontario CLRI at Bruyère hosted three virtual sessions to provide a flexible, supportive, and interactive space for participants to be introduced to a particular ‘slice’ of the topic of cultural responsiveness, hear about a case example that highlights the content introduced in the session and engage in discussion about integrating learnings around culturally responsive care to the case example.
The Culturally Responsive Palliative Care in LTC – Case-Oriented Learning Session Series is part of our Collaborative Project to Sustain a Palliative Approach to Care in Long-Term Care. Team members that attended the sessions can refresh their learning with the webinar recordings below, and team members that missed the event now have access to this resource to support their continued learning!