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WorkSafeBC’s healthcare and social services planned inspection initiative focuses on high-risk activities in the workplace that lead to serious injuries and time-loss claims.
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WorkSafeBC is releasing a discussion paper with proposed amendments to the Current Rehabilitation Services and Claims Manual that guide wage rate decisions related to short-term and long-term disability compensation. Recommended amendments include: These changes may affect your claims costs. Click here to view the proposed changes and offer feedback to WorkSafeBC – The deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, […]
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Gentle Persuasive Approaches

Are you caring for someone living with dementia? Do you lead a multidisciplinary team who support those living with dementia? Do you want to better understand the challenges of Alzheimer’s and how it can affect a someone? Do you want to learn ways you can better care for someone with the disease?

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Are you caring for someone living with dementia? Do you lead a multidisciplinary team who support those living with dementia? Do you want to better understand the challenges of Alzheimer’s and how it can affect a someone? Do you want to learn ways you can better care for someone with the disease?

Advanced Gerontological Education’s Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA) workshop, delivered by SafeCare BC, is designed for all point-of-care staff across the healthcare sector. The session is evidence-based, interactive, and practical. This one-day course will give you:

  • An introduction to dementia and person-centred care
  • An overview of the relationship between the disease process and a person’s behavioral response
  • The tools necessary to apply emotional, environmental, and interpersonal communication strategies to prevent and diffuse responsive behaviors
  • Suitable and respectful protective techniques to use in situations of risk

The curriculum is delivered by GPA certified coaches who have up to date credentials to maintain this certification.

GPA is designed for staff and students of all disciplines working with seniors. To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Potential or current job role includes interaction with persons with dementia, or proof of registration for course completion in a health–related field
  • 18 years of age or older

To learn how you can better understand the effects of dementia to improve the quality of care you provide, then register for the Gentle Persuasive Approaches workshop today!

Upcoming Workshop Dates

April 15th @ 8:30am to 4:30pm
Eden Gardens, Nanaimo
April 15th @ 8:30am to 4:30pm
Menno Place, Abbotsford
May 1st @ 8:30am to 4:30pm
Golden Life Management, Courtenay
May 2nd @ 8:30am to 4:30pm
Golden Life Management, Courtenay
June 21st @ 8:30am to 4:30pm
Menno Place, Abbotsford

Cost

Member
$35
Associate member
$55
Non-member
$110
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is this workshop?
This is an 8-hour, instructor-led workshop.
How do I request a private workshop?
Email training@safecarebc.ca with the following information: 1) the requested workshop, 2) how many potential participants and, 3) three potential workshop dates (ideally 4-6 weeks out from the request date).

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