Person-Centred Care and Training
Your Support Matters Here
Ongoing education and training equips staff with the knowledge and practical experience they need to effectively support residents.
The Pioneer Network
The Pioneer Network Conference teaches person-centred care. Over four days, participants learn how to create a culture where residents’ voices are solicited and welcomed, heard and respected. The goal is to embrace a person-directed approach to caring for residents where flexibility and self-determination is embraced and practiced.
Dementiability Methods Training & Implementation
DementiAbility is an innovative program that was developed by Gail Elliot, a Canadian gerontologist and dementia specialist. This training challenges staff to:
- Think differently about dementia and dementia care,
- Understand that responsive behaviours have meaning,
- See themselves as problem-solvers and teammates, and
- Make a fundamental shift from task-oriented care to person-centered care.
This means seeing the person behind the dementia, and making time to learn about his/her life, family, career, interests, habits, preferences for social engagement, etc. Because this personal information – combined with observations of behaviour – help staff to answer key questions like, “How can we change our approach, or adapt this resident’s environment to create a better outcome.”