November 27, 2019“To provide some insight into the behaviours that come with dementia in an aging population, Northern Health staff [in British Columbia] are being educated through the Gentle Persuasive Approaches program …” To read the full article, go here
November 12, 2019Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) achieved the highest score overall in the 2018 | 2019 AGE Recognition Awards. These awards recognize the commitment of organizations that have implemented Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) dementia education for staff with extraordinary effort and outcomes.... Learn More »
October 16, 2019Caring for the care provider is the theme of this year’s Annual Report. A new curriculum, new products, new partners, new people.. It’s been a busy year. Read it here: http://bit.ly/2oHUrfM
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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.