Local Education & Social Event – May 2018

Local Education: Designed for volunteers and community members, the Light Up Your Life Tri-Community Palliative/Hospice and Continuing Care Society and the Good Samaritan Care Centres (Spruce Grove & Stony Plain) are providing a Palliative Care 2-Day Program.
Topics: What is Palliative Care, Communication, Family Dynamics, Spirituality, Approaching the End Stage of Life, Coping with Loss and Grief, Using What I have Discovered, and Self Care.
Dates: May 5 & 12, 2018
Registration deadline is April 27th – call 780-962-8503.
Fee: $40

Local Event: On May 12th at Holy Trinity Catholic Church join in for a Ladies Night Out Fashion Show – featuring local vendors and entertainment by Bare ‘n Von Hair!  Click the poster for more details!

 

How you feel after listening to Dr. David Sheard?

You know that guy?  Butterfly care homes.  Dementia care matters.

To be honest, I’m still processing it all.  I am incredibly inspired, yet I already feel defeated.  Creating a change of culture takes such dedication I wonder if I am up for the task, I know I want to be part of the change (and not just in dementia care).  I did ask him how it is that we navigate being the push against the current quality of care in care facilities.

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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.

Education with Dr. David Sheard – Edmonton & Calgary

April 11 (Edmonton) & 13 (Calgary): WORKSHOP: NEW CULTURE NURSING – AN APPROACH TO PERSON-CENTRED CARE WITH DR. DAVID SHEARD

In his thought-provoking and passionate presentation style, Dr. Sheard calls on LPNs to be the leaders of a new culture of care where people, not just policies and procedures, really matter. This workshop can be the starting point for LPNs who want to improve organizational culture so that person-centred care is priority.

Only a $50 registration fee for a full day workshop!!!!!  Register here!

Improving Person-Centred Care During Mealtimes in LTC

Perhaps because most of my experience in recreation therapy has been in long-term care, this topic really brought to light some very simple adjustments that we can make to really start to improve person-centred care in LTC and really all continuing care.

Improving Person-Centred Care During Mealtimes in LTC is a fantastic presentation by Dr. Sienna Caspar, PhD, CTRS.  While you’re at it, check out the Brain Xchange, an incredible resource for knowledge!

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