Spotlight on Guelph General Hospital … GPA Leadership Excellence in Person-Centred Care

AGE congratulates the Guelph General Hospital (GGH) on receiving a 2016 | 2017 GPA Leadership Excellence in Person-Centred Care award with distinction. The award recognizes the hospital’s extraordinary commitment to the integration of Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) into its organizational policy and processes, as reflected in their award submission.

Find out how GGH is documenting GPA practice and principles across the organization. What are staff members saying about their experience with GPA? How is GPA affecting patient outcomes and staff morale? Learn more


Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care (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 The Guelph General Hospital in Ontario for their heartfelt commitment to GPA.