Spotlight on the Alzheimer Society of Windsor-Essex County, Ontario. Winner of a GPA Leadership Excellence in Person-Centred Care Award

AGE congratulates the Alzheimer Society of Windsor-Essex County (ASWE) on receiving a 2016 | 2017 GPA Leadership Excellence in Person-Centred Care award. This award recognizes their commitment to the integration of Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) across organizational policies and processes and in practice, as reflected in their award submission.

ASWE has been training staff in GPA for the past 10 years, working with LTC homes, community support services and post-secondary institutions. Staff at ASWE give GPA education and training two thumbs up and gave us a few real-life examples of how GPA is making a positive difference in how they care for older Canadians with dementia and how GPA is also helping ensure their own personal safety as point-of-care providers in the dementia context. 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 Alzheimer Society of Windsor-Essex County for their continuing commitment to GPA.