A college in Prince Edward Island has created a new training course for health-care workers designed to better prepare them for engaging with persons living with dementia. This course will be offered at Holland College and is called “Caring for Persons with Dementia”. It was developed in partnership between the faculty at Holland and the staff from Beach Grove Home and Prince Edward Home long-term care facilities. The course is believed to provide support workers in long-term care homes with additional training that will help them work with persons living with dementia more effectively and sensitively. The thinking behind the course is to collaborate with these health-care providers to supply opportunities to them for professional growth and update their knowledge on the ever-changing health care system. Health care workers should be able to adapt to the changes that keep happening in the system and this course will allow them to do that. This course is unique due to the fact that it was created with the actual experiences of these long-term care facilities workers. The hope in the future is that they will be able to make this course available to families and care partners of persons living with Dementia.
SOURCE: CBC News October 18th, 2017
AUTHOR(S): Brittany Spencer
DATE RETRIEVED: Monday October 23rd, 2017