I know, I know… It’s not even really spring yet and here I am talking about October… But you want me to mention this… In my random searches, I came across what will be perhaps the most inspiring set of keynote speakers coming together at one conference, and I figured the world would want to know about it!
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.
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!
National Volunteer Week (NVW) is a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers. I’d love to hear how your facility is celebrating this April 15 – 21st, comment below!
While searching around for education opportunities, I came across an incredible document that has been put together by the AHS Edmonton Zone and the University of Alberta (I think!). It may very well be the most comprehensive listing I’ve seen to date!
1) I don’t have to be musically inclined in order to use aspects of music in care.
2) Every caregiver, professional or not, can implement aspects of music during care (see point #1).
Out of the many, these were my two biggest take-homes from the Level One session.
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.
Good day! We’re down to the final weeks of school, yay!
I wanted to share a presentation I put together for a class assignment reflecting on my visit to two different agencies: The Steadward Centre for Personal and Physical Achievement and the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital.
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.
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!
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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