Storytelling drives culture change
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September 6, 2019“Charles Gagné has seen firsthand the value of the Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) training that the staff at Actionmarguerite personal care homes have received to help dementia patients under their charge. He was at a facility when one of their... Learn More »
July 18, 2019We’re so pleased! the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario’s latest Workplace Violence Prevention Best Practice Guidelines recommend GPA dementia education as a BP for teaching care providers how to respond safely & effectively to responsive behaviours. Access the new RNAO... Learn More »
June 19, 2019AGE Research & Development Chair, Lori Schindel Martin, co-chaired an inter professional working group building a new standardized version of the DOS. The tool, piloted in eight health care organizations across Ontario, records direct observation of responsive behaviour. In addition,... Learn More »
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The first step in our patient-centred approach to care is understanding the whole person.
Dr. Samir Sinha. Expert lead of the Ontario Seniors Strategy and founding Co-Chair of the Advisory Board for Canada's National Institute on Aging speaks about GPA
Nouveau! GPA est maintenant disponible en français : Approches Douces et Persuasives (ADP) dans les soins aux personnes atteintes de démence. Regardez la vidéo pour en apprendre plus.
In collaboration with AGE and multiple educational partners, including the Division of Geriatric Medicine at McMaster University, a new geriatric curriculum has been launched – the Geriatric Certificate Program (GCP). Click here for more information.
A Tribute to our Past: The GPA Legacy Rose
The cradled rose is an element from our original Gentle Persuasive Approaches logo. It represents our belief in a gentle, nurturing and respectful response to caring for older persons. Although our logo has evolved over time, our approach remains firmly rooted in person-centred care.
“Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.”
– Victor Hugo
Photo credit: Gardener Hands. Photographer: Lesleigh Bahnmaier, Lenexa, Kansas.
Photo used with permission from the Landon Center on Aging “Images of Aging” photo contest © University of Kansas Medical Centre.