Education

RGPc EDUCATIONAL EVENTS: 

Geriatric Education Bursary
The Geriatric Education Bursary will provide funding to attend geriatric focused educational events and/or courses to support learning needs and goals. Health care professionals currently working in a geriatric setting or medical residents with an interest in geriatrics as a profession are eligible.

* Email completed application forms to patelani@hhsc.ca by November 12th 2018 *

Please note: this opportunity is only available to those working in the catchment areas of LHINs 3, 4 or 6.

Specialized Geriatric Services (SGS) Grants for Quality Improvement
The Regional Geriatric Program – central has established a special grant to support innovative ideas for quality improvement within Specialized Geriatric Services (SGS). Frontline, clinical, professional, and administrative staff are invited to apply for up to $10,000 in one time support funding for ideas that aim to improve quality of care or customer service within SGS.

* Email completed application forms to patelani@hhsc.ca by OCTOBER 31st 2018 *

Please note: this opportunity is only available to those working in the catchment areas of LHINs 3, 4 or 6.

Geriatric Training Program
This program provides clinical knowledge of the unique needs of the older adult, including those with complex health problems, clinical knowledge of common geriatric syndromes and principles of care and necessary skills that are required for conducting an in-depth multidimensional geriatric assessment. It provides a comprehensive understanding about who benefits from specialized geriatric services.

Update in Geriatrics
This program provides evidence based approaches to important topics in caring for older adults in a variety of health care settings. Topics will typically include medications, dementia, delirium, falls – key tipping points that can lead to significant changes in health status and increased risk of frailty for older adults. For more information, please click HERE.

Cognitive Assessment Tools Workshop
This program teaches individuals how to know when and why to use cognitive assessment tools. It includes small group guided learning with practice sessions using different tools. Individuals will connect critical thinking skills to scientific and ethical considerations in relation to the use clinical tools and know how to use cognitive assessment tools in a standardized and consistent manner.

Older Adults Mental Health and Addictions
This program provides informative and practical information on how to care for older adults who have mental health and/or addiction issues. Topics will vary each year but those done in that past include alcohol misuse and understanding medication misuse in older adults.

Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP)
The Hospital Elder Life Program (HELP) is an innovative approach to improving hospital care for older patients, and was designed by Dr. Sharon Inouye and others at Yale University School of Medicine. The primary goals of the workshop are: Setting up the program Review of HELP resources Volunteer Recruitment and training Day to Day program structure.

Please see our Events page to register for any of the above educational events.