The Ontario CLRI at Bruyère, in collaboration with Algonquin College, is offering a series of mini webinars to support LTC homes facilitate communication at end-of-life: Ripples of Thoughtful Words. Ripples are short, will give comfort, calmness, and strength to support team members as they communicate with each other, with residents and their family members. These webinar sessions are 20 minutes in length. To learn more or to register click here

Upcoming sessions include:

  • Compassion Fatigue and Adaptive Action - May 22nd
  • Grief, Death and COVID-19 - May 29

May 19, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Dr. David Juurlink for this Gerimedrisk webinar. These rounds will focus on hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine and azithromycin. Click here to register.

The Rehabilitative Care Alliance (RCA) and GTA Rehab Network have created an online collection of resources on rehabilitation for patients with, or recovering from, COVID-19. A number are recent publications specific to COVID-19, including some that draw on the experience of China and Italy. Others are previously published documents on rehabilitation for patients following critical care/ICU admission. Additional resources will be added as they are identified or become available.

Pallium, in collaboration with the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), is providing free access to essential education on palliative care for all health care professionals in response to this unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic. For the next 3 months, Pallium and CMA have made 6 Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative Care (LEAP) modules available for free to all health care professionals. In doing so, we hope to contribute much needed education resources to the dedicated health care teams across Canada and ensure patients with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, receive the care they need. These modules, currently only available in English, are self-directed and completed at the learner’s own pace.

Help spread the word that these free, online modules are available to all health care professionals across Canada. Information on the modules, and how to access them can be found here: www.pallium.ca/course/covid-19-response-free-online-modules 

Tues. March 31. 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenter Sylvia Davidson, as guides participants to explore our own values and beliefs about intimacy and aging and the relationship between these sensitive topics when we are supporting persons with dementia.  To learn more and to register click here.

Sessions will run on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. starting April 21, 2020 and ending July 7, 2020. Baycrest and North East Specialized Geriatric Centre are excited to announce our third ECHO Care of the Elderly Long-Term Care (ECHO COE-LTC) cycle. ECHO Care of the Elderly aims to build a virtual community of practice helping primary care providers expand their skills and build their capacity in the care of frail, complex aging individuals. ECHO COE-LTC is run in collaboration with the Ontario CLRI. Learn more or register here.

March 25, 2020 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenters Dr. Olga Theou and Dr. Mario Ulises Pérez-Zepeda as they review a standardized approach to constructing a Frailty Index to determine the frailty levels of middle-aged and older Canadians using data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). They will present population-based normative frailty values defined using this new standardized frailty tool and explain how other researchers and clinicians can use this information. To learn more or to register click here.

June 11-13, 2020, at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel. The CHPCA’s Learning Institute brings together health care professionals from across the country for an intense learning weekend. The program is directed towards intermediate and advance learning levels and is facilitated by the best faculty in Canada along with recognized international leaders to make up a most sophisticated caliber of educators and mentors. The weekend will include intensive workshops that will be attended by doctors, nurses, pharmacists, researchers, spiritual care advisers and social workers. Register here.

March 4-5, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario. This hands-on facilitation workshop aims to prepare participants to host and lead creative and collaborative community innovation sessions.  To learn more or to register click here.

March 27, 2020 from 1-2 PM. Join this webinar presentation featuring Dr. Cindy Grief as she describes how anxiety presents in later life and in the context long term care. She will discuss strategies for managing anxiety. To register here.

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