Dementia Care Workshops Train Nearly 300

March 30, 2015 | News, Member Only


Nearly 300 SafeCare BC Members & Care Providers have participated in the "Creating Connections" workshop since September 2014.

Nearly 300 SafeCare BC Members & Care Providers have participated in the “Creating Connections” workshop since September 2014.

SafeCare BC is pleased to have held its fifth dementia care training workshop in partnership with Alzheimer Society of B.C. To date, over 290 care providers have participated in the workshop titled Creating Connections: Working with Individuals with Dementia.

“Since its launch, we have had an outstanding uptake on our Creating Connections workshop series,” says Jennifer Lyle, ED, SafeCare BC. “Thank you for the continued support as we work to provide continuing care staff with the tools and education to provide their best person centered care.”

Well-known dementia expert, Jan Robson, led the full-day workshop focused on caring for elders with the disease. During the session, attendees received tools for better understanding Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, key tips for communication, as well as creative insight for dealing with common dementia-related behaviours.

Four more dementia care workshops are scheduled to take place this year throughout BC. For a full listing of upcoming course, click here.

Violence Prevention Curriculum Sells Out in under 24 Hours

Earlier last week SafeCare BC announced the dates of two Provincial Violence Prevention Classroom Courses. One of the session sold out in under 24 hours, and only a few seats remain in the curriculum on May 11th. To learn more/secure your spot, visit our course listings page here.

About Jan Robson

Jan-Robson-2014Workshop leader, Jan Robson, was the Coordinator for the Alzheimer Society of B.C.’s province-wide Dementia Helpline from February 2006 until August 2012, facilitating a support group for people with early-onset dementia and one for caregivers, as well as delivering workshops to various community groups. In her current role as Provincial Coordinator of Programs and Services, Robson is working on a variety of program development initiatives. Her background is in counseling and community corrections.

Reserve Your Seat For The Next Workshop

With the fifth successful workshop in the books, SafeCare BC will be hosting its next workshop in Kamloops on May 5th, 2015. Seats are filling up fast, so don’t wait, reserve now!