Resource Type: Website

Social Worker as a Career

This page provides an overview of the social worker role in long-term care based on the information given to us by social workers in the field and the sources outlined below. The role of a social worker may vary based on the long-term home and region. For a more comprehensive picture of this role, visit the social worker association information links below. This page is part of our Careers in Long-Term Care Initiative.


 

People-Focused Palliative Care Resources

The resources in the People category are related to five key factors known to promote sustainability: commitment to improvement, involvement, team member skill and capability, leadership, and team functioning.

The Living Classroom

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The Living Classroom is a partnership model that integrates education into a long-term care or retirement home to support workforce development. Students, faculty, and those living, visiting and working in the home engage in a culture of shared learning. Personal Support Worker education is one of many Living Classroom experiences. Learn more on the Living Classroom website.

Nurse as a Career

This page provides an overview of the nurse role in long-term care based on the information given to us by nurses in the field and the sources outlined below. The role of a nurse will vary based on the long-term home and region. For a more comprehensive picture of this role, visit the nurse association information links below. This page is part of our Careers in Long-Term Care Initiative.


 

Recreation Professional as a Career

This page provides an overview of the recreation professional in long-term care based on the information given to us by Recreation professionals in the field and the sources outlined below. The role of a recreation professional may vary based on the long-term home and region. For a more comprehensive picture of this role, visit the recreation professional association information links below. This page is part of our Careers in Long-Term Care Initiative.


 

Personal Support Worker as a Career

This page provides an overview of the PSW role in long-term care based on the information given to us by PSWs in the field and the sources outlined below. The role of a PSW may vary based on the long-term home and region. For a more comprehensive picture of this role, visit the PSW association information links below. This page is part of our Careers in Long-Term Care Initiative.


 

Homeweb: Mental Health Supports for LTC

Homewood Health has partnered with the Ontario CLRI at RIA to provide free access to their online resources to Ontario long-term care home leaders and team members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

These online tools include a self-directed cognitive behavioural therapy program for anxiety and depression, a health and wellness library, helpful articles, 20+ e-courses for stress and anxiety, and other resources to support the health and well-being of those who work in long-term care.

Homeweb is an innovative online platform that offers members access to personalized health and wellness tools, resources and support  — anywhere, anytime.

Create Your Account

You will need to create an account the first time you visit the website:

  1. Enter in the information required and click ‘Next Step’. You will use the e-mail address and password you choose for subsequent logins to Homeweb.ca
  2. Type in ‘CLRI’ as your association and click ‘Find it’
  3. A list of possible organizations will appear in blue text. Select Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care
  4. Choose your role from the options shown on the screen
  5. Complete the registration by clicking ‘Sign in’

When logging into your account on subsequent visits, your association (Ontario CLRI) will be filled in automatically.

Create Your Account 

The above link will open a new tab and take you to homeweb.ca 

 


To see other resources the Ontario CLRI is offering, visit our COVID-19 resource page.


Homewood Health is Canada’s Leader in Mental Health and Addiction Care and delivers a continuum of mental health and addiction services unique in Canada for its breadth, quality, integration, and most importantly, results. Homewood Health is focused on achieving and sustaining the optimal health of Canadians and the organizations they work for.

 

The Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) is a charitable foundation dedicated to enhancing care and quality of life for older adults. We drive innovation to tackle the biggest issues facing an aging population.

 

Requirements for Student Placement in Long-Term Care

This page contains information on requirements that must be met for a student to be eligible to work or volunteer in a long-term care home. It is important to note that health and safety requirements for student placements vary by home, so students and educators should always verify requirements with the placement supervisor or lead contact at the home.

Residents’ Bill of Rights – Multilingual

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.