AGE congratulates R. K. MacDonald Nursing Home on receiving a 2016 | 2017 GPA Leadership Excellence in Person-Centred Care award with distinction. The award recognizes The RK’s extraordinary commitment to the integration of Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) into its organizational policy and processes, as reflected in their award submission.
Learn more about the thriving team at The R. K. They spoke to AGE about their plans for sustaining GPA practice and principles within the home and how GPA implementation is impacting care. 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. 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 R. K. MacDonald Nursing Home for their heartfelt commitment to GPA.