BSO Releases Update to the Behavioural Education and Training Support Inventory (BETSI) Tool – AGE

BSO Releases Update to the Behavioural Education and Training Support Inventory (BETSI) Tool

AGE Executive Director, Patti Boucher, chaired a committee that developed a revised Behavioural Education & Training Support Inventory (BETSI) tool. The updated BETSI includes representations of four of AGE’s dementia curricula.

The tool informs leadership decisions on how to provide staff members with appropriate education that prepares them to care for older adults with responsive behaviours in various contexts.

During the process of developing this document, the BETSI Working Group received valuable feedback from many key partners and wishes to particularly acknowledge contributions from those who responded to the BETSI User Survey (August 2017), the BSO Provincial Steering Committee, the BSO Operations Committee, the BSO Knowledge Translation & Communications Advisory and the BSO Knowledge to Practice Community of Practice. In addition, the BETSI Working Group wishes to thank all of the Program Representatives for taking the time to submit applications for inclusion into the updated BETSI.

The updated BETSI can be found here.

Questions or feedback pertaining to the BETSI can be directed to or call 1-855-276-6313.


The BETSI Working Group

Patti Boucher – Executive Director, Advanced Gerontological Education (Chair)

Monica Bretzlaff – Manager, BSO Provincial Coordinating Office & North East BSO, North Bay Regional Health Centre

Faith Malach – Executive Director, Behaviour Supports & Memory Care Programs, Baycrest Health Sciences

Maureen O’Connell – Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant, North Simcoe Muskoka Specialized Geriatric Services

Patti Reed – Program Manager, BSO Central LHIN

Tiffany Symes – Waterloo Wellington Vulnerable Seniors Community Seniors Lead, CMHA (Member until May 2018)

Katelynn Viau – Project Coordinator, BSO Provincial Coordinating Office, North Bay Regional Health Centre (Lead Collaborator)