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"
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"
Algonquin College, Perley Rideau unveil ground-breaking new classroom
January 16, 2018 | News
Algonquin College Media Release (OTTAWA) — Algonquin College and The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre are proud to unveil a ground-breaking new health-care classroom and learning environment. The classroom, which is on site at the Perley Rideau, allows Algonquin’s Personal Support Workers to take part in a full work-integrated learning environment, experiencing their field in a professional setting with experienced mentors. “There is no substitute for hands-on, experiential learning,” says Algonquin College President Cheryl Jensen. “This classroom provides an unparalleled opportunity for our students to prepare for their careers. Together with our Perley Rideau partners, we are preparing these … Continue reading "Algonquin College, Perley Rideau unveil ground-breaking new classroom"
Pinecrest welcomes students
July 10, 2017 | News
A new collaboration between Kenora's Confederation College and Pinecrest is beginning in the fall. A new classroom is being built to give students hands-on experience to help them become personal support workers. The Living Classroom is a concept where students will learn theoretical aspects of the job, and then put them to use in Pinecrest, and help residents while they're at it....Continue reading "Pinecrest welcomes students"
‘Living Classroom’ Program Launched to Address Shortage of PSWs
June 21, 2017 | News
Confederation College and the District of Kenora Home for the Aged have partnered to bring an innovative curriculum delivery model to the community, by launching the ‘Living Classroom’ Personal Support Worker program in Kenora. The model combines classroom and real-life experiences to support students in completing the certificate program. Studying on-site at Pinecrest, the inter-professional, interactive learning environment will help students gain the knowledge and confidence needed to succeed in a career in long-term care. ...Continue reading "‘Living Classroom’ Program Launched to Address Shortage of PSWs"