Educating future LTC PSWs through a Living Classroom

October 24, 2019 | News

The Living Classroom at Perley Rideau is based on a successful model introduced by Conestoga College and the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI) at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging. The program meets all of the requirements for the one-year Ontario College PSW Program Certificate.... Continue reading

The Living Classroom and Health Human Resources in Long-Term Care

October 15, 2019 | Events

The Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI) will be presenting on the Living Classroom at the AdvantAge Region 7 meeting in Ottawa on Friday, November 8, 2019. This interactive presentation by the Ontario CLRI and invited guests will explore successful Living Classroom models in Ontario (including the Ottawa region).... Continue reading

Full-Day Workshop: Best Practices in Implementing a Living Classroom for Programs in Seniors Care

October 7, 2019 | Events

Join us on Friday, November 22, 2019, for an opportunity to understand the key features of implementing a successful Living Classroom for post-secondary education in seniors care. Conestoga College in partnership with Schlegel Villages and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, has over a decade of experience operating a living classroom. Benefit from the experience and expertise of Dr. Veronique Boscart and the Living Classroom Team.... Continue reading

Algonquin College Personal Support Worker Program at Bonnechere Manor a Success!

July 30, 2019 | News

In response to the nation-wide shortage of Personal Support Workers, Bonnechere Manor reached out to their long-time education partner Algonquin College to talk about providing an onsite program at their home. Consistent with the philosophy that Bonnechere Manor is the residents’ home first and foremost, the residents were consulted and enthusiastically welcomed the students into their spaces. Shelley Sheedy, Director of Long-Term Care for the County of Renfrew, says, “This program has truly been a win/win — on May 28, 2019 we held a job fair for area employers of PSWs so that our community could benefit from this partnership as well and this hard-working group of students will gain employment in their community. With our residents, we celebrate the PSW students who participated in the program.”... Continue reading

Growing Partnership with Niagara College

April 15, 2019 | News

In September, Radiant Care and Niagara College will be taking their partnership to a new level by offering an entirely on-site PSW program at Tabor Manor with some unused rooms being converted into living classrooms, complete with Long-Term Care beds and virtual, electronic residents, as well as direct access to Tabor Manor’s Long-Term Care home and Community Support Service program, in order to fulfill program clinical placement requirements.... Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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