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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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.
Good morning TR friends! Three local education opportunities that I’d like to share this morning:
Workshop details and information on how to register is available in the above PDF documents.
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