Education for the Care Partner

The Enhancing Care for Ontario Care Partners Program

Delivered in partnership with the Sinai Health System Reitman Centre, the Enhancing Care (EC) Program offers therapeutic skills training to family or other unpaid care partners who are giving care to individuals living with dementia. The program provides practical skill-building and emotional support to help care partners deal with the stress and complexities of caregiving.

The First Link Learning Series

The First Link Learning Series offers a comprehensive overview of dementia, coping strategies, resources and support systems, spread over five progressive modules, each one building upon the other.

First Link is facilitated by our Registered Social Workers and allied health professionals. Throughout the series participants are offered the opportunity to share and connect with others embarking on the dementia journey.

First Steps for Care Partners

This four week course of the First Link Learning Series provides an introduction to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and is intended for the care partners, family members and friends of individuals with dementia.

Facilitated by registered health professionals and utilizing expert guest speakers, topics covered include: types of dementia, changes in the brain, coping strategies, planning for the future, managing risks and community resources.

 

Upcoming Dates:

Mon 24

First Steps for Care Partners or PLWD

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 26

First Steps for Care Partners or PLWD

January 26 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Mon 31

First Steps for Care Partners or PLWD

January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Feb 02

First Steps for Care Partners or PLWD

February 2 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Feb 07

First Steps for Care Partners or PLWD

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Feb 09

First Steps for Care Partners or PLWD

February 9 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Care Essentials

This four week course for family caregivers and care partners other problem solving strategies related to communication, responsive behaviours, caregiver burnout and expected changes in mid-stage progression of the illness.

 

Upcoming Dates:

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Options for Care

This three week course for family caregivers and care partners assists the participants to evaluate their current caregiving needs and explore other available care options, including in-home care, adult day programs and long-term care.

 

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Care in the Later Stages

This three week course helps family caregivers and care partners understand what to expect in the later stages of dementia. This module will also explore how participants can provide comfort to the person as well as review the experiences of grief and loss.

 

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Condensed First Steps/Care Essentials

This six week course provides a condensed version of the First Link Learning Series (First Steps for the Care Partner and Care Essentials) in Strathroy.

 

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There are no upcoming events at this time.

Life After Dementia

For bereaved care partners and family members. Life After Dementia is a three-week series that explores the unique experience of grieving the death of a person with dementia.

 

Upcoming Dates:

There are no upcoming events at this time.

PROGRAMS & SERVICES

For the Care Partner

Education

Comprehensive overview of dementia, coping strategies, and resources.

Counselling

In-home or in-office assessments and individualized response.

Support

Social worker facilitated support groups & programs for care partners.

Recreation

Innovative programs providing social and cognitive stimulation.

Finding Your Way

Living safely with dementia at home and in the community.

MedicAlert Safely Home Program

Nationwide program to assist first responders.

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Questions about our programs and services?

Quick Links to our available support programs:

Support for the Person with Dementia

Support for the Care Partner

Education for the Care Partner