It is important for students to be prepared before beginning their placement in a long-term care (LTC) home. In addition to training provided by the school, the placement supervisor at the LTC home will also identify necessary training and resources for the student.
We recommend that students review the following resources and all of the recommended training material provided by the Ontario CLRI and the long-term care or retirement home they are involved with.
The information in the below resources are meant to be a general overview. Students must follow the long-term care or retirement home’s policies and check with their main contact at the home whenever they have questions.
Experiential Learning in LTC: Experiences and Impact
Supporting the Mobility of Residents Living in LTC
How to Support Residents Living with Dementia
About Residents’ Rights
About Person-Centred Care
Additional Training Resources
Eating Assistance eCourse
Communication at End-of-Life (webinar recording)
Caring for Persons with Dementia (eCourse)
Embracing Diversity: A Toolkit for Supporting Inclusion in Long-Term Care Homes
Infection Prevention and Control in Long-Term Care
Getting to Know Residents In Long-Term Care: Residents’ Unique Identities
Multi-faith practices: Guidelines for Caregivers