NNDSB Launches Innovative PSW Living Classroom Program at Cassellholme North Bay

November 4, 2021 | Events

Near North District School Board (NNDSB) is excited to announce the first of what it hopes will be many sustainable partnerships with long-term care facilities in all regions of the NNDSB. NNDSB is proud to partner with Cassellholme in North Bay to provide Personal Support Worker (PSW) training in a living classroom environment at Cassellholme.... Continue reading

Seniors’ Care Enriched by Living Classroom Model

October 15, 2021 | News

Reprinted from Impact Stories, Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging. Personal support workers (PSWs) provide hands-on care for more than 80,000 long-term care residents across Ontario. Their role in our healthcare system is vital to the well-being, health and quality of life of older adults. In early 2020, a report from the Ontario Health Coalition drew... Continue reading

Bruyere helps train new personal support workers

September 15, 2021 | News

With a growing need for PSWs, Bruyère is working with La Cité to bring staff into the workforce more quickly. CTV’s Leah Larocque reports.... Continue reading

Immersive Courses Bring Professionals and Students Together in Long-Term Care

June 10, 2021 | News

Reprinted from Bruyere News Over the course of the past year, frontline health care workers have been a vital support to the long-term care sector. Whether personal support workers, nurses, allied health professionals, or support staff, these roles serve our residents and their loved ones each day. The devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have... Continue reading

John Noble Home partners with Grand Erie Learning Alternatives to open new Living Classroom

October 15, 2020 | News

John Noble Home in Brantford, Ontario, has partnered with Grand Erie Learning Alternatives to deliver a new Living Classroom within the home to nurture the growth and professional development of Personal Support Workers. ... Continue reading

Fairview Seniors Community and St. Louis launch a new Living Classroom

October 12, 2020 | News

Fairview Seniors Community has partnered with St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centres to offer a progressive Living Classroom experience for 22 PSW students, who will receive their training in the newly constructed 1,000 square foot classroom at Fairview Mennonite Home in Cambridge, Ontario.... Continue reading

Webinar – Grow Your Own PSWs: Regional Adaptations of the Living Classroom in Long Term Care

July 15, 2020 | Events

Join us for a Living Classroom webinar, part of AdvantAge Ontario’s Virtual Summer School. Visit the website for the full program and registration details. Grow Your Own PSWs: Regional Adaptations of the Living Classroom in Long Term Care Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 10:15 am-11:15 pm Learn about the benefits of the Living Classroom, a postsecondary... Continue reading

Enhancing nursing home care for seniors: impact of a living classroom on nursing assistant’s education

July 1, 2020 | Events

Veronique M. Boscart, Lynn McCleary, Paul Stolee, Linda Sheiban Taucar, Jessica Wilhelm, Keia Johnson, Josie d’Avernas, Paul Brown & Marlene Raasok, Educational Gerontology, 46:8, 461-472 https://doi.org/10.1080/03601277.2020.1774842 Abstract Nursing Assistants (NAs) are the largest workforce in nursing homes, but often lack adequate preparation for their role. The Living Classroom (LC) is an integrated learning approach, whereby... Continue reading

Aged care: Some workers feel they’ve drawn the short straw

March 17, 2020 | News

Aged care workers are among the lowest paid and the least qualified in the sector with many feeling like they had "drawn the short straw" if they ended up in their jobs. Yet a highly successful Australian program that provided on the job training, research and education in 16 aged care facilities was dropped in 2015 because the federal government wouldn't fund it.... Continue reading

Grow Your Own PSWs: Regional Adaptations of the Living Classroom in LTC

February 22, 2020 | Events

UPDATE (March 18): The AdvantAge Ontario conference has been cancelled due to COVID-19. ... Continue reading