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.