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National Carers Day Webinar: Caregivers’ Experiences of Palliative Care in Canada 12:00 pm
National Carers Day Webinar: Caregivers’ Experiences of Palliative Care in Canada @ Online
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This National Carers Day shines a light on the essential role caregivers play in enabling individuals with life-limiting illness to choose and receive a palliative approach to care. Supporting caregivers by having informed conversations about death and end-of-life planning is important on the well-being of dying people and their caregivers, a palliative approach to care must include support for caregivers during the illness and after the death of the person they are caring for. Join the Canadian Home Care Association’s (CHCA) webinar to: Hear key insights from project; ‘Building Operational Excellence in Home-Based Palliative Care’ Understand caregivers needs and wishes throughout the Advance Care Planning and End-Of-Life stages of their caregiving journey Learn how the caregiver tool ‘When Someone Close to You is Dying’ helps caregivers understand what to expect how they can help, and prepare for the death of a loved one Engage in a Q&A session with our presenters This webinar is hosted by the Canadian Home Care Association.
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Understanding the Relationship Between Fear of Falling and Mobility in Older Adults 12:00 pm
Understanding the Relationship Between Fear of Falling and Mobility in Older Adults @ Online
Apr 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Fear of falling is an important psychological factor that has been associated with an array of adverse outcomes in older adults including decreased muscle strength and physical capacity, social isolation, falls, greater frailty, decline in mobility, higher risk of disability in daily living activities, and increased mortality. In this webinar we will discuss the following points: Fear of falling and its prevalence among older adults; Health consequences of fear of falling in the short and long terms, including physical disability; Evaluating fear of falling and discussing some available outcome measures for clinical practice; and Managing fear of falling Presenter: Dr. Mohammad Auais This webinar is hosted by the Loop Fall Prevention Community of Practice.
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Advancing Knowledge to Improve Quality of Life and Quality of Care Near End of Life in Long-Term Care 12:00 pm
Advancing Knowledge to Improve Quality of Life and Quality of Care Near End of Life in Long-Term Care @ Online
Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The 2016 brainXchange webinar “End of Life in LTC Homes” introduced the Seniors – Adding Life to Years (SALTY) project, a pan-Canadian research program in four provinces (NS, ON, AB and BC) examining clinical, social, critical and policy perspectives on quality of life for residents in long term care. Now in its fourth and final year, our researchers will share some of the project’s findings about clinical and social approaches that can support an enhanced quality of life in long term care. Project activities have focused around four themes: evaluating innovative practice, monitoring care practice, mapping care relationships and examining policy context, and researchers will share findings from the first two themes. The project’s Scientific Co-Lead Carole Estabrooks, will provide a brief overview of the project; Lead investigator Kelli Stajduhar will present findings from the evaluation of the implementation of a palliative approach to care in long term care on Vancouver Island and discuss the relevancy of the findings for other jurisdictions; and Lead investigator Matthias Hoben will share his team’s work in developing an evidence-informed measure to effectively monitor quality of care near end of life in long term care. The webinar will include opportunity for Q & A. This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.
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Behavioural Economics 101: Nudging Better Choices and Decisions in Healthcare 12:00 pm
Behavioural Economics 101: Nudging Better Choices and Decisions in Healthcare @ Online
Apr 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Healthcare practitioners and administrators are tasked with staying at the forefront of innovation, cutting unnecessary tests and costs, and providing an excellent level of care to their communities. In this hectic environment, what principles can be deployed to help professionals make better management decisions for their team members, patients, residents, and organizations? Insights from the field of behavioural science provide a blueprint to help us redesign workplaces, processes, and interactions to improve well-being. This “Behavioural Economics 101” webinar will introduce participants to the fundamental findings from behavioural research and provide specific examples aimed at nudging better outcomes in the healthcare sector. By attending this webinar, you will learn: The fundamentals of behavioural research. Insights from behavioural science to help shape workplaces, processes and interactions. Specific examples aimed at nudging better outcomes in healthcare. This webinar is hosted by the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care.
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Public Open House Tours: Niagara Health & CMHA Niagara Shared Location 2:00 pm
Public Open House Tours: Niagara Health & CMHA Niagara Shared Location @ 264 Welland Avenue, St. Catharines
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A new shared location for programs provided in St. Catharines by Canadian Mental Health Association Niagara and by Niagara Health’s Adams Street Addiction Services will be opening at 264 Welland Avenue on Tuesday, April 16. Everyone is welcome to the Public Open House Tours of the new location anytime between 2 and 7 p.m. on Monday, April 15th. Programs to be provided at 264 Welland Avenue: Niagara Health ABC Program Hepatitis C Satellite Clinic Out and About Withdrawal Management (Detox) CMHA Niagara: Safe Beds Urgent Support Services Plus all other St. Catharines CMHA programs
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Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention Workshop 1:15 pm
Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention Workshop @ White Oaks Conference Resort
Apr 17 @ 1:15 pm – 5:00 pm
Do you want to improve your confidence in screening, diagnosing, and optimizing care for patients with osteoporosis, including those with moderate risk? Through small-group discussions and case analysis, Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention addresses key issues – including osteoporosis-related fractures, secondary causes and current care gaps – and examines pharmacological treatment options, opportunities for non-pharmacological treatment, and drug holidays. After active engagement in this program, participants will be better able to: Recognize the current care gap in osteoporosis fracture care including barriers and facilitators of quality care Recognize and describe the impact of osteoporotic fracture Apply a selective evidence-based approach to bone mineral density testing Assess and apply pharmacology and non-pharmacology strategies for patients at high risk of fractures Describe risks and benefits of treatment options to support shared decision making with patients and provide patients with guidance about osteoporosis management by linking them with resources for self-management This workshop is hosted by the Ontario College of Family Physicians.
SafeTALK Training 6:00 pm
SafeTALK Training @ 3550 Schmon Parkway, Suite 1, Thorold
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
SafeTALK is a 3 hour workshop where you will learn: To be a suicide alert helper To be aware that opportunities to help a person with thoughts of suicide are sometimes missed, dismissed and avoided To use TALK steps (Tell, Ask, Listen and Keep Safe) and activate a suicide alert. How and where to connect persons with thoughts of suicide to further help and care. This workshop is hosted by Distress Centre Niagara.
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2019 Update on the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging 12:00 pm
2019 Update on the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging @ Online
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This webinar will be presented by Dr. Parminder Raina, lead principal investigator of the CLSA, and Dr. Yves Joanette, scientific director of the CIHR Institute of Aging, via WebEx. Now in its third wave of data collection, the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) research platform has established itself as a leading resource for investigating critical questions on health, aging, disability and disease. In collaboration with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), this webinar will introduce the CLSA, explore how researchers and trainees can access data, and highlight some of the major data releases underway, including baseline genomics, biochemistry biomarkers and environmental health data. The presentation will also showcase upcoming data availability, including the first release of longitudinal data. Introductory remarks will be provided by Dr. Yves Joanette, professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Montreal and the Scientific Director of the CIHR Institute of Aging, and a presentation will follow by Dr. Parminder Raina, professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact at McMaster University, scientific director of the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging and lead principal investigator of the CLSA. This webinar is hosted by the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging.
Dementia-Friendly Communities from a Care Partner Perspective 12:00 pm
Dementia-Friendly Communities from a Care Partner Perspective @ Online
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
This webinar will share findings from an Ottawa-based research study funded by the Alzheimer Society of Canada. The study, which is currently in its last year of funding, looked at the experiences of place, space and neighbourhood of care partners of people with dementia. How do care partners interact with the built, natural, and social environment? How are they supported locally? The findings have implications for both research and practice, and the development of dementia friendly communities in Canada. Presenter: Marjorie Silverman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Ottawa This webinar is hosted by brainXchange.
Recreation Therapy and Concurrent Disorders 12:00 pm
Recreation Therapy and Concurrent Disorders @ Online
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Alan Sage is an experienced recreational therapist who works on the Concurrent Disorders Inpatient Unit. The Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team invites you to their April educational session to learn all about the vast use and benefits of recreation when working with individuals experiencing mental health and substance use disorders. This session is hosted by the Concurrent Disorders Capacity Building Team.
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Indigenous Peoples and the Health Care System: Exploring Health Equity for First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Ontario 12:00 pm
Indigenous Peoples and the Health Care System: Exploring Health Equity for First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Ontario @ Online
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
In recent decades, the health of Indigenous Peoples has been improving despite multiple issues regarding access and other impacts of the health care system. Join us as we explore this issue by highlighting health equity, discussing historical and current contexts, and exploring a discourse for ways in which clinicians can work to help improve their practice and care that will contribute to positive health outcomes for Indigenous Peoples in Ontario. This webinar is hosted by the Health Equity Impact Assessment (HEIA) Community of Interest.
Breaking Barriers to Newcomer Mental Health in Niagara 1:00 pm
Breaking Barriers to Newcomer Mental Health in Niagara @ Online
Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The process of migration and resettlement can be extremely challenging and often puts the mental health and well-being of newcomers at risk. Despite pertinent and clear mental health issues in the newcomer population, availability and accessibility of services remain an issue. As this population continues to grow, it is essential to assess the prevalence of mental health issues in newcomers in order to adapt services accordingly. During this webinar, presenters will discuss: Needs of newcomers and refugees Barriers to accessing Mental Health Support Environmental Scan & Recommendations Best Practice Guidelines Presenters: Zainab Awad, Mental Health Program Coordinator, Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre Ali Ahmed, Mental Health Program Support Worker, Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre This event is hosted by Niagara Connects in partnership with Niagara Folk Arts Multicultural Centre. A follow-up resource package will be distributed after the event.
How AGE-WELL Technology is Changing Homes of the Future and Promoting Independence for All 2:00 pm
How AGE-WELL Technology is Changing Homes of the Future and Promoting Independence for All @ Online
Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
AGE-WELL takes a unique approach to technology development by engaging all stakeholders from the beginning to ensure technologies can help older adults age in place and maintain their independence for as long as possible. In this webinar, participants will: Learn about how AGE-WELL has advanced the development of technologies to enhance the home lives of Canadian seniors and their caregivers Understand the global context of technology and aging and where Canada fits Discover examples of successful AGE-WELL innovations being implemented today This webinar is hosted by AGE-WELL NCE.
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Lessons Learned in Research Mentorship in Aging: Perspectives of a Mentor and Trainee 12:00 pm
Lessons Learned in Research Mentorship in Aging: Perspectives of a Mentor and Trainee @ Online
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
In this webinar, Dr. Jenny Ploeg will describe her experiences in the Aging, Community and Health Research Unit to provide research mentorship in aging. She will describe strategies used to develop capacity in the areas of evaluating health services for older adults and caregivers, patient and public engagement in research, and career development. Dr. Ploeg will highlight some of the work completed by trainees in the Research Unit. Dr. Esther Coker will describe her experiences as a PhD student working with Dr. Ploeg and mentorship strategies that were most valuable to her success. She will touch on some of the work she completed in the area of nurses’ oral hygiene practices with hospitalized older adults. Drs. Ploeg and Coker will conclude with lessons learned through their research mentorship experiences. This webinar is hosted by the Canadian Association on Gerontology.
Caring for Young Caregivers 1:00 pm
Caring for Young Caregivers @ Online
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Young caregivers are especially vulnerable to social isolation, mental health challenges and lower educational attainment. For the estimated 47% of young carers who attend classes, chronic lateness, absenteeism, insufficient time for assignments, anxiety and problems focusing can make balancing schoolwork and caregiving a challenge. Nationwide, an estimated 7% of young carers leave formal education early and the situation may be especially urgent in Northern Canada; in 2006 an estimated 46% of youth in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut provided some form of unpaid care to others. Young carers are a diverse group, with varied experiences and needs. This webinar will explore the challenges faced by young caregivers who are struggling to balance higher education and caregiving duties. Speakers will discuss helpful policies, strategies and accommodations that can be made for students, as well as provide external resources to support them. This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
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Alzheimer Niagara Public Forum: Advanced Care Planning 6:00 pm
Alzheimer Niagara Public Forum: Advanced Care Planning @ Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region - Pfizer Room
Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region is hosting a Public Forum on the topic of Advanced Care Planning on Monday, April 29, 2019, at 6pm. This event is free of charge. Respite services available. Please call the office to discuss eligibility. Register today by calling 905-687-3914 or completing the online registration form. Speaker is Sarah Putman, Manager of Education at the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region. This public forum is hosted by the Alzheimer Society of Niagara Region.
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