2021 Summer School - Day 2

Webinar 1 - ‘My Transitional Care Plan during the Covid-19 Pandemic’: Supporting Safe, Collaborative Transitions
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

(Clinical Submissions)

Learning Objectives:

  • Reflect on the unique challenges when supporting individuals to transition across care settings during the pandemic and ways these can take place more seamlessly in the future.
  • Identify the critical elements needed to support transitions into long-term care and retirement homes for older adults living with dementia, complex mental health, substance use and other neurological conditions.
  • Share clinical experiences and effective strategies to adopt the “My Transitional Care Plan during the Covid-19 Pandemic” tool into practice. 

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Katelynn Aelick, Project Coordinator, Behavioural Supports Ontario, Provincial Coordinating Office, North Bay Regional Health Centre;
Jacquie Seguin, Erie St. Clair Behavioural Supports Ontario Regional Coordinator, Alzheimer Society of Chatham-Kent;
Teresa Judd, Director, Behaviour Supports System, Central West Home and Community Care Support Services;
Jillian McConnell, Knowledge Broker and Knowledge Mobilization Lead, brainXchange

Webinar 2 - Forget the Strategic Plan! Leading through Crisis and Other Pandemic Lessons 
Tuesday, August 24, 2021                   
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Session sponsored by:

(Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness)

Learning Objectives: 

  • Discover key independent research findings into how seniors care homes responded to the pandemic, including common flash points, approaches that proved ineffective, and how leaders successfully shepherded their organizations through the critical first days.
  • Understand how the pandemic exposed weaknesses in leadership teams, gaps in organizational practice and culture and what that illustrates about organizational response to crisis.
  • Listen to recommendations for addressing limitations in leadership practice and organizational culture, including how to incorporate essential leadership skills and team strategies when under pressure.

Ron Martyn, Co-Owner, Silver Meridian;
Darlene Legree, Co-Owner, Silver Meridian

Webinar 3 - Balancing Safety and Pleasure through Outbreaks: A Risk-Based Approach
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

(Clinical Submissions)

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how one home worked with its public health department to create risk-based dining practices that balanced resident social interaction with infection control measures.
  • Hear about specific steps this home took to achieve its success, such as investing in additional training for redeployed and new staff, modifying its dining room set-up, and the implementation of flexible dining hours.
  • Discuss the factors that enabled this balance to be struck, including relationship-building, strong leadership presence, and the use of education and audit tools.

Andrea Heuving, Manager, Food and Nutrition/Housekeeping, The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre, Ottawa;
Lorie Stuckless, Director, Support Services, The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre, Ottawa

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Katelynn Aelick is the Project Coordinator for the Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) Provincial Coordinating Office at the North Bay Regional Health Centre. As part of her role, Katelynn leads initiatives focused on measuring BSO impact and surfacing and spreading best practices in the areas of education, transitions and sexual expression.

Jacquie Seguin is the Erie St. Clair (ESC) BSO Regional Coordinator with the Alzheimer Society of Chatham Kent. Prior to taking on this role in 2018, she held a position with the ESC LHIN as a Data & Performance Analyst for ten years prior to departing to pursue her passion to enhance community dementia care. In her current role, Jacquie strives to improve the experience of transitions for persons, their care partners and staff.

A Registered Nurse and BScN Graduate from Laurentian University, Teresa has over 20 years of experience within the healthcare sector including the areas of acute, long term care, community nursing, care coordination and education. She is the current Director for the Central West Behavioural Support Network, and Placement Services for Home and Community Care Support Services. Teresa effectively draws upon her many personal and professional experiences in supporting the wellbeing, health and person-centered outcomes of patients and their families throughout the Central West geography.

Ron combines over 30 years of managerial, recreation and training experience in the long term care field, with a Masters degree in gerontology. He has served as an administrator in long term care, recreationist in facility and community-based settings, and faculty member, program coordinator and department chairperson in the College system. Highly acclaimed as a dynamic presenter, Ron focuses on leadership development, team building, activity program enhancement and organizational effectiveness.

Darlene has over 35 years of diverse experience in long term care, from direct care provider, registered nurse, to management and staff education positions. With additional education in Nursing Informatics, MDS and Adult Education, and receiving her Gerontology Certification from the CNA, Darlene provides training and consulting in clinical, documentation, leadership and organizational practices. Darlene sits on the executive of Gerontological Nursing Association of Ontario – Central East Chapter.

Andrea joined the Perley Rideau team in 2016 as a Food and Nutrition Supervisor, and now holds the position of Manager, Food and Nutrition/Housekeeping. Andrea has experience working in the culinary field as an Assistant Sous Chef and Cook, as well as in the retirement field as a Dietary Aid and Dining Room Supervisor. Andrea is a Certified Nutrition Manager in accordance with CCPC Global standards, an active member of the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management, is a certified Joint Health & Safety Committee member, and is a RNAO Best Practice Champion.
Andrea graduated in 2016 from the Food and Nutrition Management Program at Algonquin College, received her Culinary Management Diploma from Sir Sanford Fleming College in 2012, and in 2010 graduated from Loyalist College with a Level One Cook Apprenticeship Program Certificate.

Lorie Stuckless is the Director, Support Services; as such she leads Food and Nutrition Services, Housekeeping, Laundry, Materials Management, Property Management, Property Services, Information Technology, Analytics & Informatics, Security and on-site contract services.  Lorie is dedicated to delivering a high level of service for seniors living at The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre and is passionate about improving the quality of service experienced by our residents and tenants.  

Trained as a physician in China, Lacey specialized in respiratory diseases and focused on Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments while earning her Master’s, Integrated Traditional Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine from the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. Lacey completed her medical residency at China Japan Friendship Hospital in 2013, studying under the distinguished Dr. Enxiang Chao. After moving to Canada in 2013, she attended the Master of Health Administration program at University of Ottawa and completed her residency at Bruyère Continuing Care in 2015.
She joined Perley Rideau in 2016 and guided preparations leading up to the Health Centre earning Accreditation with Exemplary Status. Lacey also led the team to successfully obtain $100,000 in innovation funds. She oversees multiple initiatives that improve the Health Centre’s health informatics and decision support structure, helping to deliver on the philosophy of person-centred care approach. 

Jillian McConnell is a Knowledge Broker and Knowledge Mobilization Lead for the brainXchange where she is responsible for the both national and provincial elements of the network that is dedicated to improving quality of life and supports for persons with or at risk of having brain-health needs related to dementia, mental health and neurological conditions (related to or associated with aging). 

In addition to over 12 years of experience working in the dementia field, Jillian has a Hon. B.Sc. (Specialist) from the University of Toronto as well as accreditation with the Council for Continuing Pharmaceutical Education, with emphasis on Gerontology and Women’s Health.  She has also held roles as a GPA and U-First! Trainer / Coach in addition to her role with the brainXchange.