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Regional Geriatric Program Central 2022 Annual Report
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We are pleased to share the Regional Geriatric Program Central's Annual Report for 2022. We wish to thank our many partners and community members for their dedication, support and contributions to our collaborative initiatives.
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Registration Open: Geriatric Training Program

The Geriatric Training Program, affiliated with McMaster University, is an introductory education program that familiarizes the learner with core knowledge specific to geriatric assessment. This training program is currently available in a self-paced, virtual format. 

Free Public Lecture: The Landmark Study

When: Wednesday January 25, 2023 Time: 7:00-8:15pm EST Where: Online, via Zoom

Join Dr. Joshua Armstrong, Research Scientist with the Alzheimer Society of Canada, as he reviews the Landmark Study. This national report which provides a roadmap for the future of dementia in Canada, and what individuals, governments, and healthcare systems can do to improve the path.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: SPECIALIZED GERIATRIC SERVICES GRANT 2022/23

The RGPc is still accepting applications for the 2022/23 SGS Grant. Click here to read more about how to access up to $15,000 to improve care for older adults in your organization. 

GRAND RIVER HOSPITAL GERIATRICS YEAR IN REVIEW

Click here to download Grand River Hospital (GRH) report highlighting some of the progress GRH has made over the past year towards improving the care for older adults. 

TEEPA SNOW EDUCATION CONFERENCE

Behavioural Supports Ontario hosted an education day in October 2022 on behalf of their Long Term Care Community of Practice (COP) working group. This working group consists of Senior Leaders and representatives from 86 LTCH's across HNHB, BSO strategic leads, BSO Educators and Psychogeriatric Resource Consultations from their 5 regions.

"There is no one like Teepa in our field and we are blessed to have her in our midst for a full day. She readily captures the attention of her audience in a practical, engaging manner that both entertains and impresses the importance of resident centred care. Teepa enlightens caregivers to truly understand the journey our residents with dementia face, how it is our responses to them that often trigger the situation. Her motto "nothing without me" truly captures the spirit of caring in a compassionate, patient, empathetic and best practice approach. As caregivers, we approach care with our own agenda and bias rather than focus on where the resident is in their journey and how they see and interpret the world around them. The feedback from this day has been overwhelming. Participants are sharing how they have already implemented the techniques they have learned successfully and to the aw of their teammates. They have not only shared what they have learned with their coworkers but their families as well. A perfect representation of knowledge to action to ensure quality care for our residents!"  - Tamara Johnson, Director of BSO Operations for LTC in HNHB 

Pictured: Teepa Snow & BSO LTC Management Team

CARE FOR OLDER ADULTS: WHERE TO START

The Regional Geriatric Program Central Patient and Caregiver Education Working Group have developed the Care for Older Adults: Where to Start tool. This tool provides a selection of helpful provincial and regional resources for older adults and their caregivers who are seeking support. Click here to download the tool.

MY PERSONHOOD SUMMARY

Behavioural Supports Ontario has released a Personhood Summary tool. My Personhood Summary© surfaces a person’s life experiences, important relationships, personal preferences, and other psychosocial and environmental factors that influence daily life. It is a foundational tool, intended for use with people living with dementia as well as older adults living with complex mental health, substance use, and/or other neurological conditions, however, other populations may also benefit from its use. Click to download the tool in English or Français.

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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