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Spotlight on Guelph General Hospital … GPA Leadership Excellence in Person-Centred Care

AGE congratulates the Guelph General Hospital (GGH) on receiving a 2016 | 2017 GPA Leadership Excellence in Person-Centred Care award with distinction. The award recognizes the hospital’s extraordinary commitment to the integration of Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) into its organizational policy and processes, as reflected in their award submission.

Find out how GGH is documenting GPA practice and principles across the organization. What are staff members saying about their experience with GPA? How is GPA affecting patient outcomes and staff morale? Learn more

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Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care (GPA®) is a multi-disciplinary evidence-based dementia care curriculum that equips health care providers, students and volunteers 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) has trained 3,074 GPA Certified Coaches who have delivered the program to more than 288,000 healthcare providers and students in 1,700+ organizations across Canada. Together, we are enhancing the care of older Canadians. We thank The Guelph General Hospital in Ontario for their heartfelt commitment to GPA.

Spotlight on The Ottawa Hospital … GPA Leadership Excellence in Person-Centred Care

AGE congratulates The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) on receiving a 2016 | 2017 GPA Leadership Excellence in Person-Centred Care award with distinction. The award recognizes the hospital’s extraordinary commitment to the integration of Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) into its organizational policy and processes, as reflected in their award submission.

Find out how TOH is documenting GPA practice and principles across the organization. What are TOH staff members saying about their experience with GPA? How is GPA affecting patient outcomes and staff morale? Learn more

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Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care (GPA®) is a multi-disciplinary evidence-based dementia care curriculum that equips health care providers, students and volunteers 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) has trained 3,074 GPA Certified Coaches who have delivered the program to more than 288,000 healthcare providers and students in 1,700+ organizations across Canada. Together, we are enhancing the care of older Canadians. We thank The Ottawa Hospital for their heartfelt commitment to GPA.

Congratulations to the 2016 ‘GPA Leadership Excellence in Person-Centred Care’ Award Recipients

Congratulations to all organizations who took the time to complete their submissions for this award. We are very pleased to publicly acknowledge the 18 recipients. In addition, 4 organizations earned the award “with distinction,” which recognizes an extraordinary commitment to the integration of Gentle Persuasive Approaches into organizational policy and processes, as reflected in their award submissions. Watch for it! Each month we will showcase 3 recipients in the Featured News Section of our website and across social media.

We thank every organization, coast-to-coast in Canada, who incorporates Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA®) in Dementia Care into their care settings. Together, we are working to support and protect Canada’s point-of-care providers and enhance the day-to-day patient-centred approach to care they provide. AGE is thrilled to have each and every one of you as a partner in our mission to enhance the care of older adults.

 

 

 

AGE Team Presents at Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association (CGNA) Conference, 2017

A) “Sexual Expression and Dementia: Shelter or Shadow”;  “Responsive Behaviour related to Bathing in the Dementia Context”; 3. “Using GPA Education to influence Nursing Students’ Perceptions of Responsive Behaviour in Dementia.”

B) “Evidence-Based Dementia Education: Advancing Best Practice using a not-for-profit social enterprise model.” 

C) “Effects of a Dementia Educational Intervention for Emergency Departments on Staff Knowledge, Competence, and Self-Efficacy in Providing Person-Centre Care.”

A) Dr. Lori Schindel Martin
B) AGE Clinical Education Specialist, Michele Bliss
C) Dr. Victoria McLelland

 

AGE Presents at Alzheimer’s Disease International Conference, Kyoto, Japan

AGE is presenting our pilot findings from our new online GPA eLearning curriculum carried out through cohorts from Ryerson/George Brown/Centennial College Collaborative Nursing programs. “Evaluation of an Online Dementia-Specific Education Intervention in a Baccalaureate Collaborative Nursing Degree Program.” Presented by Dr. Kristine Newman, Ryerson University. Poster available online soon. Visit our Research Page for more information.

AGE Presents at 2017 Canadian Frailty Network (CFN) National Conference: Managing Behaviours Associated with Dementia. Effects of an Educational Intervention

An increasing number of people with dementia are presenting to Emergency Departments with behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). These environments can trigger or intensify BPSD, yet not all ED staff are trained to manage BPSD. AGE presented our findings from our GEM Nurse Study at the 2017 CFN Conference. Our findings show that GPA education and training bridged a knowledge gap and improved Emergency Department staff self-efficacy and competence when responding to dementia and BPSD. View our Findings.

GPA eLearning!

GPA eLearning is designed for healthcare students and healthcare providers in areas with limited or no access to Gentle Persuasive Approaches to Dementia Care full-day education sessions. Group discounts available. Do you qualify for GPA eLearning? Learn more

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