BC Care Providers Workshop-Cracking the Dementia Code

Do you care for people with Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease? As you know, it’s not easy…especially when we encounter dementia-related behaviours. Come learn strategies to uncover the meaning behind the behaviours through detective work such as seeking the Ph.A.C.T.S.™ which can be implemented for you and your team. Learn creative person-centered approaches as well as helpful communication techniques including Therapeutic Reasoning™.

This workshop will look at:

What is Dementia, Delirium & Alzheimer’s disease (Refresher/Overview)
Ways to uncover the meaning behind dementia related behaviours
Creative person-centred care approaches
Helpful effective communication techniques in dementia care
Who should attend?

Front-line paid caregivers who work with seniors in residential care, home care services & hospital. (HCA’s, LPN’s, RN’s, Management)

About the Facilitator:

Karen Tyrell, CDP, CPCA, Personalized Dementia Solutions Inc.

With 7 years of post-secondary education in the field of Gerontology as well as over 20 years of frontline experience working with seniors in long-term care included those in all stages of dementia, Karen has acquired deep practical skills and well-rounded knowledge which have enabled her to successfully support her clients.

Before moving to BC in 2009, Karen was the Executive Director of the Alzheimer Society in Brockville Ontario, providing dementia support and education in her community.

As the CEO of Personalized Dementia Solutions Inc., Karen shares her expertise through speaking engagements and dementia workshops for both families and frontline staff.

She also facilitates monthly family caregiver support groups and works one-on-one with caregivers to provide emotional support and practical creative solutions to help alleviate everyday challenges associated with dementia.

Where + When:

Burnaby: SafeCare BC Training Centre: 1424-4710 Kingsway
January 23rd, 2019
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Click here to register before January 18th.

This workshop is presented in partnership with the Licensed Practical Nurse Association of British Columbia

Human Rights in the Workplace: An Overview for Employers

Creating respectful and inclusive workplaces makes good business sense.

Topics covered include:

What are “human rights” and where do they come from?
Discrimination and the BC Human Rights Code
An employer’s duty to accommodate
Supporting employees with addictions
Dealing with bullying and harassment in the workplace, including sexual harassment
Creating an inclusive, discrimination-free workplace
Conducting workplace investigations
Navigating the Human Rights Tribunal process
Who should attend?

This full-day workshop is designed to assist employers, business owners, managers, human resources professionals, union leaders and members of the public to understand their rights and responsibilities under human rights law.

About the Facilitator:

Laura Track is a lawyer and educator in CLAS’s Human Rights Clinic. She advocates on behalf of people who have experienced discrimination and assists complainants to navigate BC’s human rights process. Laura also has a keen interest in making legal knowledge accessible. She delivers workshops and presentations to a wide variety of audiences to help people understand their human rights and comply with their legal obligations.

Where + When:

Parksville: Arrowsmith Lodge: 266B Moilliet Street (Education room in the basement).
Parking is limited, please park on the street and obey all signs.
February 11, 2019

$25 per person
A package of materials, lunch and light refreshments will be provided.
Email to register.

SafeCare BC

SafeCare BC offers a variety of training and education in injury prevention in the field of long term and home support care. SafeCare BC offers Train the Trainer programs, in-services, workshops, employer focused programs. For more information click here.

How to host a BCCPA workshop

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