June 13, 2019 from 10am-3pm at 525 Coté St, Ottawa. This unique workshop provides learning opportunities for organizations or individuals who are looking to expand their knowledge and understanding of individuals with a sensory loss and communication needs. This interactive workshop will address: sensory loss - characteristics and implications; total communication approach; communication systems; introduction to sign language - signed exact english and simulations - interactive sensory loss simulations. $150.00 lunch is included. Register here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources related to dual sensory impairment and loss in older adults. Themes include:

  • screening
  • rehabilitation
  • assistive technology
  • mental health
  • quality of life
  • dementia 

4 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

This one page handout is intended for health care providers to help explain the importance of treatment decisions and the continuum of advance care planning, goals of care, health care consent and treatment planning. Last reviewed May 2019.

This resource aims to assist health care providers with guidance for goals of care conversations. 4 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

The aim of this document is to support providers and system level leadership in earlier identification of patients who would benefit from palliative care. 17 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

This basic level multidisciplinary palliative care education program includes in person session s offered Aug 8, 29 & Sept. 12, 2019 at Fairmunt Home, 2069 Battersea Rd. Glenburnie, e-learning modules, self-directed reading and peer-to-peer sessions.  This educaitonal program is intended for volunteers and those working in the health care system. To learn more or to register click here.

This basic level multidisciplinary palliative care education program includes in person session s offered July 10, 24 & Aug 7th, 2019 at the Trent Valley Lodge, 195 Bay St., Trenton, e-learning modules, self-directed reading and peer-to-peer sessions.  This educaitonal program is intended for volunteers and those working in the health care system. To learn more or to register click here.

May 21, 2019 from 12-1PM EST join presenter Dr. Walter Wittich as he provides a profile of the participants in the CLSA Comprehensive Cohort with combined vision and hearing loss, describes the severity of their impairments, the congruence between objective and subjective measures of sensory impairment as well as hgihlights some of the relationships between their sensory loss and cognitive/social variables. To learn more click here. To register click here.

September 17-19, 2019 at the Beanfield Centre, Toronto. The Ontario Long Term Care Association and the Global Ageing Network invite you to take part in This is Long Term Care 2019: Transforming Aging Together. This event provides a unique platform to hear about cutting edge ideas from around the world, as well as existing best practice programs which can influence, impact or initiate change across borders.

Tuesday May 7th, 12-1PM EST join presenter Dr. Peter Cordell for this free webinar presentation. Learning objectives include:

  • Understand lithium pharmacology and pertinent considerations in older adults
  • Appreciate the evidence base of lithium use in older adults with a bipolar disorder
  • Given this understanding and appreciation, should you offer lithium to older adults with bipolar disorder

To register click here.

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