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Spotlight on GPA Award Winner, Parkview Services for Seniors

Congratulations Parkview Services for Seniors, winner of a 2016 | 2017 GPA Leadership Excellence in Person-Centred Care award. “GPA builds strong positive relationships between residents and staff and instills confidence in staff’s abilities working with residents,” says Maria Wittenbols, Program Aid and GPA Certified Coach at Parkview. Learn more about GPA implementation at Parkview here.

Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care (GPA®)
GPA is a multi-disciplinary evidence-based dementia care curriculum that equips point-of-care providers and students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to apply a respectful, person-centred approach when interacting with older adults with dementia. To date, Advanced Gerontological Education (AGE), developer of GPA, has trained 3,074 GPA Certified Coaches who have gone on to deliver the program to almost 300,000+ healthcare providers and students in more than 1,700 Canadian organizations.

Together, we are enhancing the care of older Canadians. Thank you  Parkview Services for Seniors in the Ontario communities of of Whitchurch | Stouffville for your ongoing passion and commitment to GPA’s person-centred model of care.

AGE as a Social Enterprise | Meeting a need that serves the greater good

For organizations thinking about becoming a social enterprise, we hope this blog is helpful.

For those unfamiliar with the term, a social enterprise is an organization that uses a for-profit business model to achieve very specific social objectives. These objectives must be the business’s primary purpose. Not all social enterprises are not-for-profit and not all not-for-profits are social enterprises. What we all have in common is a fundamental desire to make the world a better place. AGE has a foot in both worlds … Read the full blog here

Spotlight on GPA Award Winner, St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres

Congratulations St. Louis Adult Learning Centres, winner of a 2016 | 2017 GPA Leadership Excellence in Person-Centred Care award. It seems that GPA is a favourite class for students! Learn more

Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care (GPA®)
GPA is a multi-disciplinary evidence-based dementia care curriculum that equips point-of-care providers and students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to apply a respectful, person-centred approach when interacting with older adults with dementia. To date, Advanced Gerontological Education (AGE), developer of GPA, has trained 3,074 GPA Certified Coaches who have gone on to deliver the program to almost 300,000+ healthcare providers and students in more than 1,700 Canadian organizations.

Together, we are enhancing the care of older Canadians. Thank you St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Eduction Centres at Waterloo Catholic District School Board for your ongoing passion and commitment to GPA’s person-centred model of care.

Spotlight on Northwood, Atlantic Canada’s largest not-for-profit continuing care organization

Congratulations to Northwood, a powerful voice for seniors in Nova Scotia and winner of a 2016 | 2017 GPA Leadership Excellence in Person-Centred Care award. Northwood has four in-house GPA Certified Coaches and continues to offer GPA to its external partners across this maritime province. Read more about Northwood and its GPA experiences here.

Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care (GPA®)
GPA is a multi-disciplinary evidence-based dementia care curriculum that equips point-of-care providers and students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to apply a respectful, person-centred approach when interacting with older adults with dementia. To date, Advanced Gerontological Education (AGE), developer of GPA, has trained 3,074 GPA Certified Coaches who have gone on to deliver the program to almost 300,000+ healthcare providers and students in more than 1,700 Canadian organizations.

Together, we are enhancing the care of older Canadians. Thank you Northwood for your ongoing passion and commitment to GPA’s person-centred model of care.

Spotlight on VON Assisted Living Services in Ontario’s Central East LHIN

Congratulations to VON Assisted Living Services in Ontario’s CELHIN, winner of a 2016 | 2017 GPA Leadership Excellence in Person-Centred Care award. When asked which education they would most like to have, PSWs wanted more information on dementia care. Learn more here.

Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care (GPA®)
GPA is a multi-disciplinary evidence-based dementia care curriculum that equips point-of-care providers and students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to apply a respectful, person-centred approach when interacting with older adults with dementia. To date, Advanced Gerontological Education (AGE), developer of GPA, has trained 3,074 GPA Certified Coaches who have gone on to deliver the program to almost 300,000+ healthcare providers and students in more than 1,700 Canadian organizations.

Together, we are enhancing the care of older Canadians. Thank you VON Assisted Living Services in Ontario’s Central East LHIN for your ongoing passion and commitment to GPA’s person-centred model of care.

Spotlight on King Nursing Home and its Very Special Dementia Unit

Congratulations King Nursing Home in Bolton, Ontario, winner of a 2016 | 2017 GPA Leadership Excellence in Person-Centred Care award. King has a very special Dementia Care unit on its 3rd-floor, a place of safety and comfort for 31 residents. Personhood is the focus and GPA practice is helping enhance the care of its residents. Learn more here.

Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care (GPA®)
GPA is a multi-disciplinary evidence-based dementia care curriculum that equips point-of-care providers and students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to apply a respectful, person-centred approach when interacting with older adults with dementia. To date, Advanced Gerontological Education (AGE), developer of GPA, has trained 3,074 GPA Certified Coaches who have gone on to deliver the program to more than 288,000+ healthcare providers and students in more than 1,700 Canadian organizations.

Together, we are enhancing the care of older Canadians. Thank you King Nursing Home for your ongoing passion for GPA’s person-centred model of care.

Spotlight on Fleming College where students LOVE GPA!

Congratulations Fleming College in Peterborough, Ontario, winner of a 2016 | 2017 GPA Leadership Excellence in Person-Centred Care award. GPA® has been part of the curriculum at Fleming’s School of Health and Wellness since 2010. Its principles and practice are taught to all PSW students within the first 7 weeks. Find out what students and employers are saying about GPA.

Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care (GPA®)
GPA is a multi-disciplinary evidence-based dementia care curriculum that equips point-of-care providers and students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to apply a respectful, person-centred approach when interacting with older adults with dementia. To date, Advanced Gerontological Education (AGE), developer of GPA, has trained 3,074 GPA Certified Coaches who have gone on to deliver the program to more than 288,000+ healthcare providers and students in more than 1,700 Canadian organizations.

Together, we are enhancing the care of older Canadians. Thank you Fleming College and your students for your passion for GPA’s person-centred model of care.

Spotlight on Elmsmere Villa. Winner of a GPA Leadership Excellence Award

AGE congratulates Elmsmere Villa in Ottawa Ontario, winner of a 2016 | 2017 GPA Leadership Excellence in Person-Centred Care award. We recognize the Villa’s ongoing efforts at implementing and sustaining GPA’s person-centred care approach.

Small in size but big in heart, the Villa is home to 56 residents who are cared for by 34 staff and 4 volunteers. Linda Vu, Director of Care at the home and a GPA Certified Coach spoke to AGE about the team’s success incorporating the GPA strategies of distraction and gentle redirection in everyday care. Learn more here.

Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care (GPA®)
GPA is a multi-disciplinary evidence-based dementia care curriculum that equips point-of-care providers and students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to apply a respectful, person-centred approach when interacting with older adults with dementia. To date, Advanced Gerontological Education (AGE), developer of GPA, has trained 3,074 GPA Certified Coaches who have gone on to deliver the program to more than 288,000+ healthcare providers and students in more than 1,700 Canadian organizations.

Together, we are enhancing the care of older Canadians. Thank you Elmsmere Villa for your commitment GPA’s person-centred model of care.

Personal Support Workers’ Perception of Safety in a Changing World

Most studies on occupational health and safety in home and community care focus on the health and safety of professional health care workers such as nurses and therapists and very few address the occupational health and safety of personal support workers (PSWs) who provide 70 to 80% of community care in the home.

The PSW Health and Safety Matters! project provides evidence on the health and safety of PSWs working in the home and community in Ontario. Patti Boucher, AGE Executive Director, was part of the research team on this project. Read the full study here
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