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.
“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 [dementia education] program …” To read the full article, go here Continue reading “GPA featured in the Prince George Citizen”
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.
Caring 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
Drum roll please! Our Executive Director, April Morganti, announces this years recipients. Watch the video.
We include a presentation by Pauline Tardif, CEO of the Alzheimer Society of Canada who spoke about Canada’s Dementia Strategy at our AGM. Go here: bit.ly/32ZOklO#GPA
“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 residents decided she wanted to leave and was shouting, swearing and lashing out at staff.” Read more at this link
We’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 guidelines from July 17th, 2019 here (link: http://bit.ly/2XQ28RD)
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