Partnerships between long-term care (LTC) homes and secondary schools create opportunities to reduce negative perceptions and improve well-being through positive experiences. Experiential Learning in Long-Term Care: A Guidebook for Building Partnerships Between Secondary Schools and Long-Term Care Homes guides LTC homes and secondary schools through the process of building partnerships and implementing placement opportunities for students. These opportunities help build capacity within homes, and support a recruitment strategy for the future LTC workforce by generating interest in LTC careers.
By watching this webinar, you will:
- Understand the benefits of experiential learning placements in LTC for secondary school students, residents and team members.
- Learn how to use the guidebook and online resources to build effective partnerships.
- Leave with practical strategies and resources to start or enhance your experiential learning partnership.
About the Presenters
Kate Ducak is a Project Officer at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) and a gerontologist. She enjoys exchanging ideas and sharing best practices that are research-based and developed in long-term care (LTC) homes about person-centred care and language, engaging students and residents in experiential learning, supporting diversity and Indigenous culture, and culture change to enhance the quality of life of everyone who is part of life in LTC homes.
Emma Bender is a Program Assistant at the RIA as well as a fourth-year student at the University of Waterloo, studying therapeutic recreation and gerontology. She is passionate about improving the quality of life of older adults through knowledge mobilization. Emma’s current work and research interests include engaging youth in careers in long-term care, intergenerational partnerships, evaluating and improving quality of life for people living with dementia, and culture change in long-term care. This work has included authorship of the Experiential Learning in LTC toolkit offered through the Ontario CLRI.