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AGE Recognition Awards. We congratulate Actionmarguerite & Providence Health Care St. Vincent’s: Brock Fahrni

Actionmarguerite from Winnipeg, Manitoba and Providence Health Care, St. Vincent’s: Brock Fahrni from Vancouver, British Columbia tied in the category of long-term care 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. Their award profiles highlight their success with GPA in action in long-term care.

Read Actionmarguerite’s award profile (English) here.

Read Actionmarguerite’s award profile (French) here.

Read Providence Health Care. St Vincent’s: Brock Fahrni award profile here.

Watch the official announcement for all award recipients here.

AGE Recognition Awards. Congratulations Hamilton Health Sciences

Hamilton 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. HHS’s leadership and commitment to implementing and sustaining GPA dementia education is truly outstanding. Their award profile is an interesting read; it highlights HHS’s roadmap to safe, respectful and successful person-centred dementia care. Kudos! A marvellous accomplishment. Read the full award profile for HHS here.

Watch the official announcement for all award recipients here.

Release of the BSO Dementia Observation System (BSO-DOS©) Working Group

AGE 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, it was used to record responsive behaviour episodes evident in one- minute intervals from de-identified video clips.

AGE provided data analysis support to the research team in this multimodal sensor study and will be acknowledged as a contributor in its publication. The new standardized BSO-DOS© shows promise as a research tool to measure patient outcomes in future projects. Learn more here

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