November 2, 2022 View online

It is finally here! The 12th Annual Update in Geriatrics: Evidence-Based Highlights virtual education day is taking place on November 16th, 2022.

 

Learn about the latest evidence-based approaches to important geriatric topics, including dementia, frailty, nutrition, insomnia, exercise strategies, falls and fracture prevention, and urinary incontinence.

 

Can't make the date? Registrants will be able to access a recording of the event for six months.

GERIATRIC TRAINING PROGRAM ONLINE (eGTP)

Now offered at a discounted rate! The program is self-paced and can be completed any time between October 3 - November 25, 2022. The eGTP reviews the principles of geriatric care, common geriatric syndromes and the unique needs of older adults.

FACES OF DEMENTIA HAMILTON & HALDIMAND GALLERY

In a series of compelling video stories, and beautiful imagery, Faces of Dementia is an interactive experience that has been crafted around the stories of people living with dementia and their "I AM MORE..." messages that they are MORE than their diagnosis. 

The Community Exhibit will be housed at Sackville Hill Seniors Centre, Hamilton and MINGA Cafe, Dunnville until mid-November. 

iGeriCare VIRTUAL LESSONS

iGeriCare provides easy access to simple lessons and helpful resources that allow individuals to learn about all aspects of dementia at their own pace, in their own homes. 

Lessons have been crafted to give you the information you need to navigate your journey. 

NOVEMBER IS FALLS PREVENTION MONTH

Physical activity has been shown to reduce the risk of falls and fall-related injuries in older adults. 

The Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto has developed the Stretch Lift or Tap (SLoT) Program which is both a philosophy and a set of tools designed to encourage older adults to embed functional exercise in their daily activities. Click here to access these resources.

The RGPc leads a Central Clinical Intake service for community based Specialized Geriatric Services (Geriatric Medicine and Geriatric Psychiatry), Behavioural Supports Ontario, and GeriMedRisk.

Central Clinical Intake accepts referrals for community-dwelling older adults wishing to receive service in the Hamilton, Niagara, Haldimand Norfolk, Brant and Burlington regions.

GERIATRIC DRUG INFORMATION & INFOGRAPHICS

GeriMedRisk creates drug summaries and infographics on safe prescribing for older adults. Canadian doctors, nurse pratitioners, pharmacists, nurses and physician assistants can access the online drug information knowledge portal to request educational materials. View and request geriatric drug information resources.

PERSON-CENTRED LANGUAGE eCOURSES

In 2020, Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO), Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI) and the Division of e-Learning Innovation at McMaster University (MacHealth) co-designed the free Person-Centred Language eCourses for individuals working in long-term care homes.

The goal of these interactive eCourses is to raise awareness of how PCL can have a positive impact on communication and care, and help to reduce stigma and discrimination. Click here to access these open courses.

INVITING APPLICATIONS FOR A NIAGARA-BASED GERIATRICIAN

RGP Central and Niagara Health, in affiliation with the Division of Geriatric Medicine at McMaster University are inviting applications for a full-time community-based geriatrician. 

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