Person-Centred Language Guidelines

Thank you to Bev S. for sharing this fabulous resource with me – I want to share it with you!  Though I have been working very hard on my own language, I do at times struggle with finding an appropriate way to describe a client’s behaviour in a person-centred way.

The Alzheimer Society has put together this great resource, which you can download here: Person-Centred Language Guidelines.

Canada’s Own “Dementia Village” & INCREDIBLE Puree Resource

A few days ago my daughter sent me a link to a recent and exciting news story: Canada’s first ‘dementia village’ is set to open its doors in Langley, BC, next year.  The Village’s design was inspired by Hogeweyk, the world’s first dementia village, in The Netherlands; the main difference being the Village will be in a rural setting on five acres.

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Feel Good Story – The ‘Pimp My Zimmer’ Project

Want an example of person-centered care improving safety?

Care home residents in Wales have been decorating their Zimmer frames, with help from local schoolchildren.  The Pimp My Zimmer project aims to reduce falls after a care home matron noticed people with dementia sometimes find it hard to recognize their own frame.  One care home claims the project has reduced falls by up to 60%.

Make your  heart happy and check out the story here: Pimp My Zimmer Project Reduces Falls

Local Resource – Free Outings (Edmonton & Area)

This fantastic resource was shared with me through the grapevine.  Though it is only a weekly snapshot of the working document, I thought that it would be of use to those that work in the community.  A should out to Anissa L., the creator of this document, for sharing it with the masses!

Download the Word Doc here: Free Outings

Incredible Resource – Seniors’ Centre Without Walls

Through a new partnership between Age Friendly Edmonton and AHS, an exciting new program has been developed with seniors in mind.  This innovative program creates opportunities for seniors to socialize, learn new skills and stay connected through interactive phone-based social and health programming, free of charge: Seniors’ Centre without Walls.

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Promising Practices in Long Term Care – Ideas Worth Sharing

I can’t recall where I came across this document, I have this bad habit of emailing myself links to things I want to share here, but often forget to include where or why I stumbled across it…

Important to share, regardless of source, is this interesting read: Promising Practices in Long-Term Care: Ideas Worth Sharing.  As this short book will confirm, excellent ideas on how to ensure that high-quality long-term care (residential care housing and caring for the elderly and some younger people with serious disabilities) is available to fit all needs and the resources exist to fund high quality care that respects the needs of residents, families, workers, and managers.

Please do share this document with your peers!

Education Opportunities – Canada Wide

NursingLinks.ca provides valuable resources for nurses in Canada, the goal of their website is to become Canada’s premier provider of continuing education for nurses.  They offer links to several workshops and education opportunities (such as pediatric potpourri, anxiety & depression, and the therapeutic use of medical cannabis) by province.  Check them out here!

HELP! Save Stan 2018

Help Save Stan is an annual event at which students participate in interprofessional health team simulations and learning scenarios in a safe, but realistic environment. Students work with peers from a variety of healthcare disciplines and institutions using their combined skills and interprofessional communication to ensure proper care and safety for their patients.

Join in on the learning March 10th, 2018!

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