This page includes tools and resources to equip those working and volunteering in long-term care (LTC) with the skills and knowledge they need to protect themselves, their colleagues, residents, family members, and community members.
The Ontario CLRI at the RIA has developed infection and prevention control (IPAC) eLearning courses for team members and essential care partners. These courses combine education on IPAC core concepts with application to LTC-specific situations and tasks.
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The Living Classroom is an innovative educational experience developed by the Schlegel-UW Research Insitute for Aging (RIA) and Conestoga College for students whose career path will lead them to work with older adults. Personal Support Worker education is one of many Living Classroom experiences. The education program is delivered in a LTC home, led by a post-secondary educator and involving students and those living and working in the long-term care home within a culture of interactive learning. Learn more on the Living Classroom website.
If you are in crisis
Call 911 • Go to the nearest hospital • Call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000 • Call Crisis Services Canada (24/7) at 1-833-456-4566
Find local help
ConnexOntario • Do you need mental health, addiction, or gambling services in your community? Call, text or email a referral specialist (24/7). Free and confidential.
Working in long-term care (LTC) lets you pursue a career that lines up with your interests and skills! Explore the different roles you could take on throughout this page. There is a high demand for skilled workers – could you meet this need and find a great career? We think so!
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.