The following provides a listing of topics essential for direct care providers, each of which can be presented as full day sessions. Homes also have the option of combining topics for a full day presentation.

Session Content Options:

  • Healthy aging – Ageism in our society and normal signs of aging
  • Resident-centred versus task-focused approach to care
  • Enhancing quality of life for the frail cognitively well resident
  • Understanding and caring for the resident with dementia
  • Fundamental care practices – Oral hygiene, keeping skin healthy, the value of good grooming
  • Advocacy – preventing resident abuse and maintaining a therapeutic resident relationship
  • Documentation practices – observation, reporting & writing skills
  • Working Together – communication skills & dealing with conflict

Contact Silver Meridian for information on bringing this program to your home.

These topics can also form the basis of a customized training program for Homes wishing to provide a more comprehensive multi-day certificate program for staff