The Ministry of Long-Term Care has renewed the Personal Support Worker Education Fund for Long-Term Care. The fund provides tuition and backfill reimbursement for personal support workers (PSW) and other team members working in Ontario long-term care (LTC) homes to participate in continuing education and professional development.
All education will be virtual this year. Enrollment is now open!
All LTC homes in Ontario are eligible to enroll for funding for tuition and backfill for team member training in the following education programs:
The Excellence in Resident-Centred Care course (ERCC) provides personal support workers and team members working in senior living with practical skills in person-centred care. Topics include person-centred care, infection control, safety and mobility, self-care, working with others and nutrition.
LIVING the Dementia Journey (LDJ) is an award-winning, evidence-informed training program for those who support people living with dementia. Participants gain awareness and understanding that changes not only the way they view dementia, but the way they support people living with it.
LDJ was created by the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and the Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program in collaboration with people living with dementia and their care partners.
The Accelerator for Learning Inter-Professionally in Healthcare App (ALPHA) is a simulation, coaching and community platform that provides a virtual space with simulated cases and a serious educational game for PSWs and nurses in the long-term care sector to practice caring for virtual residents.