Spotlight on Chartwell Parkhill Long-Term Care Residence. Winner of a GPA Leadership Excellence in Person-Centred Care Award

AGE congratulates Chartwell Parkhill Long-Term Care Residence in Parkhill, Ontario, on receiving a 2016 | 2017 GPA Leadership Excellence in Person-Centred Care award. This award recognizes the residence’s commitment to the integration of Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) across organizational policies and processes and in practice, as reflected in their award submission.

Embedded patient histories, person-centred language, regular staff empathy moments and daily reminders about GPA principles are just some of the ways this energetic team is practicing resident-centred care. They’re also taking very good care of staff with a soothing space on-site called the “wellness” room. Equipped with soft music, yoga mats, comfy chairs and even essential oils, it’s a relaxing retreat when staff can go to recharge their batteries, when required.  Learn more

About Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care (GPA®)
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 with an onus on worker safety. 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 Chartwell Parkhill Long-Term Care Residence for their ongoing commitment to GPA.