‘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

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

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

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... Continue reading

Hands-on training gives PSW grads home advantage

January 15, 2018 | News

A hands-on training program for personal support workers that embeds students in an Ottawa nursing home has graduated its first class. ... Continue reading

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

‘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

Personal support worker program available in Dunnville

March 30, 2017 | News

A unique partnership between Grandview Lodge retirement home in Dunnville and Niagara College Canada is allowing area residents to learn how to become personal support workers without having to travel out of Haldimand County.... Continue reading

Changing the Impact of Nursing Assistants’ Education in Seniors’ Care: The Living Classroom in Long-Term Care

March 27, 2017 | News

Evidence-informed care to support seniors is based on strong knowledge and skills of nursing assistants (NAs). Currently, there are insufficient NAs in the workforce, and new graduates are not always attracted to nursing home (NH) sectors because of limited exposure and lack of confidence. Innovative collaborative approaches are required to prepare NAs to care for seniors. The Living Classroom is an effective learning approach with a positive and high-impact learning experience for all. The Living Classroom is instrumental in contributing to a capable workforce caring for seniors.... Continue reading

Ground-breaking health-care classroom and learning environment planned for Perley Rideau in 2017

January 30, 2017 | Events

The Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre and Algonquin College have entered a formal partnership that will see the creation of a ground-breaking health-care classroom and learning environment. The two institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding on January 13th outlining the plans to create and consult on the delivery of educational programs, clinical services and research initiatives. Under the new agreement, Algonquin College’s Personal Support Worker students will take classes at Perley Rideau where they can interact with the residents and tenants while accessing Perley Rideau’s experts and resources.... Continue reading