Learning

Relevant, practical education for a thriving seniors’ care sector.

AdvantAge Ontario offers a full range of education opportunities to expand your professional knowledge, enhance your leadership capabilities, and keep you well informed on sector developments.

We offer a variety of delivery formats to maximum access and engage providers across the province.

In addition to topic-based sessions on emerging issues  throughout the year, we deliver high quality leadership education through the following annual programs:

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August 25, 2022 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Building Sustainable Pressure Injury Prevention Programs

Residents with pressure injuries (PI) report lower levels of health-related quality of life, higher rates of depression, and higher rates of pain and discomfort, according to Health Quality Ontario. In this one-hour webinar led by clinical consultant Jennifer Roach, you will learn how to assess the risk of pressure injuries in residents, discover eight components of an effective intervention bundle, explore how to put a PI prevention program in place, and identify ways to ensure the program is sustainable. This Corporate Partner webinar, supported by Arjo, is free for AdvantAge Ontario full members.

September 8, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Set Up a Successful IPAC Program Under the Fixing Long-Term

Administrators and managers won’t want to miss this informative session covering changes related to infection prevention and control under the 2021 Fixing Long-Term Care Act. You’ll leave with a firm grasp of what a strong and compliant IPAC program looks like as well as how to prepare your IPAC lead for their role under this legislation. > Understand the new requirements under the Act and preliminary steps to take in assessing and addressing your home’s strengths and gaps on the path to creating a compliant IPAC program. > Discuss what is needed for your IPAC lead, how to transition your current IPAC management into the new role, and associated educational/skills requirements. > Learn about the many information and training resources available from a range of agencies to support your home’s transition and implementation of the new IPAC requirements, including the best ways to access them.

September 13, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Community Support Services: What's Available for Seniors' HS

Housing Residents Community support services are crucial for the well-being and continued independence of those in seniors’ housing, but do you know about all the programs available right now for your residents?   Get details about what the Ontario Community Support Program may be able to provide for the delivery of food, medications and other necessities, as well as other community services that are available. Learn about how these programs can be accessed and any associated fees.

September 20, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

How We Did It: Affordable Seniors' Housing At Parkwood

Housing at Parkwood Mennonite New housing projects for seniors can be difficult to finance and build due to the complicated set of rules from all levels of government that must be followed. Learn how to plan and fund your project and navigate the red tape by hearing the experience and advice of one AdvantAge Ontario member who has recently received approval for a new project to build affordable seniors’ housing units in their community.

September 22, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Creating and Integrating a Continuous Quality Improvement Co

The Fixing Long-Term Care Act, 2021 came into force in April. The legislation requires that, by October, homes must have developed continuous quality improvement committees that are interdisciplinary and which include residents as well as families. This session will provide an in-depth look into what is required and give examples of how to make this committee a part of your existing suite of quality improvement measures. > Discuss the composition, objectives and responsibilities of a continuous quality improvement committee and strategies for integrating it into your home’s existing committee structure. > Hear how two homes are structuring their quality committees to meet the Act’s requirements. > Review sample terms of reference that you can use to guide the development of your home’s continuous quality improvement committee.

September 27, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

A Fresh Start for Old Buildings: Repurposing LTC Homes

The drive to build and redevelop long-term care beds is resulting in many surplus older LTC buildings that could be converted into seniors’ housing. Don’t let the potential challenge of this large-scale transformation scare you off it’s exactly what Tim Siemens at Radiant Care did, almost a decade ago.  He’ll present the details about how he did it and what the many positive outcomes have been for seniors in his community.

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