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Bilingual conference and workshops (French and English)
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Training and information for residents, their families, volunteers and caregivers – with the participation of employees of long term care facilities as well as the community – about innovative approaches and concrete strategies in order to:
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THE SAINT-CHARLES-BORROMÉE CASE
The current challenge of nursing homes (NH) is basically to attempt to stay the course towards fulfilment of their mission and role, while checking to ensure that their programming is efficient, suitable for residents and in keeping with their staff's abilities and ratios. Furthermore, NHs must re-examine how they deliver their strategies to optimize and improve overall quality. Finally, they must continually examine ministerial policy directives regarding the living environment as much in terms of the physical and human environment standpoint as in care practices and service delivery, while respecting the rules of professional ethics. Labour relations and relational approaches to residents are also realities to be recognized and challenges to overcome, in the context of respect for the needs and rights of residents. On the whole, currently, the various health profiles (ISO-SMAF) of the residential clientele, the available machinery and equipment, the allocated budgets and the healthy cohabitation of residents without ageism or bullying are major challenges. These are of serious concern when it comes to ensuring a tightened safety net for vulnerable residents and promoting a culture of proper treatment for all, residents and workers alike.
Breakout: participants participate in 2 of the 4 workshops in English or French
Participants will use actual cases in order to collectively pursue avenues towards appropriate solutions involving families, residents as well as caregivers, all in an effort to enforce rights.
Offered in French and English
The role and the limits of users’ committees in responding to situations of mistreatment in long term care
Advocacy: a proactive approach to promote the rights to dignity and quality of care of residents in situations of vulnerability
Ensuring personhood at the nucleus of individualized care
Preventing the use of physical and chemical (antipsychotic drugs) restraints and finding alternatives
Choice of one of the four workshops
At the plenary session, a member of the Expert Advisory Committee will be responsible for briefly presenting a recap of the important points, questions raised and recommendations issued for each workshop.
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Workshop offered in French and English
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This workshop will remove the veil of secrecy over situations of abuse of older adults or vulnerable persons that are brought to the attention of the user committees, several members of which also sit on the residents’ committee; as well as the way in which these committees respond to situations of mistreatment; their role and their limitations. Through research results and experience-sharing in the area of advocacy on behalf of users, we will highlight the contribution of user committees in the fight against abuse of seniors and vulnerable persons in Quebec’s health and social service facilities.
More specifically, this workshop will provide participants with a better understanding of:
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Any person living in a long-term care facility needs a person, free from any conflict of interest, to represent them and advocate for their dignity and right to proper treatment. In many cases, a family member or trusted friend is assigned this role. To become a better advocate, this individual needs to understand user rights in long-term care accommodations and how to apply and exercise them on a daily basis. In this workshop, you will learn what an advocate is and does and why it is important today to speak out on behalf of an institutionalized individual. As an informed advocate, you will also learn to identify and report the warning signs in care settings, including abuse and the more personal aspects of care. In doing so, you will be involved in reducing, if not eradicating, situations of abuse and neglect while proactively promoting proper treatment.
Through practical exercises, after this workshop, you will be able to:
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Person-centered care is the term used to describe the approach used in many long-term care settings…but is it? What does it really mean and is it truly being practiced? Either way, can it work, be successful and have its benefits for residents? How can gaps be identified and improvements in daily care practices be made? With the goal of creating interpersonal partnerships between care staff, people with dementia and their family members, implementing person-centered care plans needs to be holistic, individualized and flexible in nature and engage players in promoting the needs and the rights of the individual resident.
The workshop will use interactive exercises and case discussion in order for participants to be able to:
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Since 1998, the law authorizes under certain conditions the use of force, isolation, mechanical or chemicals means to prevent a person from inflicting harm upon himself or others. In 2002, the Ministry of Health adopted its orientations regarding the application of such measures. However, concerns are being raised with their use in long term care institutions. Are these restraints adapted and respectful of the needs of residents in long term care facilities, and respectful of the best practices? What improvements should be made? What initiatives and pilot projects have succeeded in avoiding the use of physical or chemical restraints in long term care institutions? For many, alternatives must be found in order to respect residents’ rights.
In this workshop, we will take a closer look at what comprises physical and chemical restraints in dementia care, how to recognize when they are being used and what are the potential risks and side effects of their use. By the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:
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