Newest Living Classroom opens in Hamilton

January 31, 2019 | News

Schlegel Villages, the Schlegel-UW Research Institute of Aging (RIA) and Mohawk College have partnered to open a third Living Classroom at the Village of Wentworth Heights in Hamilton. ...Continue reading "Newest Living Classroom opens in Hamilton"

Discover the new PSW training facility at the Village of Wentworth Heights

December 4, 2018 | News

Mohawk College and Schlegel Villages are collaborating to launch a new Living Classroom in Hamilton. Classes begin in January 2019....Continue reading "Discover the new PSW training facility at the Village of Wentworth Heights"

Fall Open House – The Village at University Gates

October 17, 2018 | Events

Join Conestoga College on November 24, 2018 for information sessions and a tour of the Living Classroom facility, highlighting programs offered at Schlegel Villages' The Village at University Gates....Continue reading "Fall Open House – The Village at University Gates"

Now That’s Innovation. Sault College and Algoma Manor Team Up in Thessalon.

July 17, 2018 | News

Reprinted by permission from Sault Online There is a shortage of health care workers in our community. In response to this community need, Sault College developed a unique partnership with Algoma Manor in Thessalon to offer the Personal Support Worker (PSW) program directly in the community. The partnership with Algoma Manor was developed by the … Continue reading "Now That’s Innovation. Sault College and Algoma Manor Team Up in Thessalon."...Continue reading "Now That’s Innovation. Sault College and Algoma Manor Team Up in Thessalon."

New PSW program being launched

June 6, 2018 | Events

Reprinted from Fort Frances Times Riverside Health Care is pleased to announce our new partnership with the Rainy River District campus of Confederation College. Together we have launched an inventive curriculum model for the Personal Support Worker (PSW) program starting this fall. While studying on-site at Rainycrest Long Term Care Home here, this compressed 16-week … Continue reading "New PSW program being launched"...Continue reading "New PSW program being launched"

Bonnechere Manor Partners with Algonquin College to Offer Personal Support Worker Program Onsite

May 17, 2018 | News

A critical shortage of Personal Support Workers (PSW) in Renfrew has led to a partnership between Algonquin College and the County of Renfrew to deliver a PSW program at Bonnechere Manor. The program will begin in January of 2019 and will be solely delivered at the long-term care home, providing students with an exceptional opportunity to learn within one of the largest health care settings in the county....Continue reading "Bonnechere Manor Partners with Algonquin College to Offer Personal Support Worker Program Onsite"

Supporting long-term care students, staff

April 2, 2018 | News

A shortage of Personal Support Workers in the region has piqued Confederation College’s interest. Hospital beds are full or near-full in Kenora, Dryden and Sioux Lookout, and long-term care facilities in the district are struggling to find staff to work in the PSW field. To improve the college’s PSW program in the hopes to attract more students and help graduation rates, Confederation College, Patricia Region Seniors Services Inc., ParaMed and the District of Kenora Home for the Aged teamed up to create a ‘living classroom’ in Pinecrest in Kenora last year, and now the program is expanding to Dryden....Continue reading "Supporting long-term care students, staff"

‘Living Classroom’ Program Launched to Address Shortage of PSWs in Dryden

March 21, 2018 | News

Confederation College alongside healthcare partners District of Kenora Home for the Aged (DKH), Patricia Region Senior Services Inc. (PRSS) and ParaMed announced the introduction of an innovative curriculum delivery model to the Dryden community....Continue reading "‘Living Classroom’ Program Launched to Address Shortage of PSWs in Dryden"

Breaking barriers in long-term care

February 13, 2018 | News

It's a bit of a frustrating situation. While the province is looking at funding more long-term care beds, there may simply not be enough staff to look after any new residents. Michelle Spencer from the District of Kenora has been looking for solutions for a number of years now. While there's space at Pinecrest for more residents, a lack of staff means more seniors aren't accepted into long-term care. ...Continue reading "Breaking barriers in long-term care"

First Group of Students Graduate from New PSW Program

February 8, 2018 | News

There’s a new program on campus and its first set of students just graduated. The first wave of personal support worker (PSW) students who were in the newly integrated program just graduated in January 2018. The eight-month program offers the original program’s in-class learning alongside additional hands-on experience at the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre....Continue reading "First Group of Students Graduate from New PSW Program"