New! Ontario 16-hour P.I.E.C.E.S. Program for Retirement Homes
Target Learning Group
The comprehensive education program is for those interested in becoming an in-house P.I.E.C.E.S. Resource Person. The core competencies developed throughout the program and with support from the organization’s senior leadership team and local PRC and geriatric outreach/specialty team will improve team and individual practices and promote collaborative care.
The 6 core competencies:
detect or flag cognitive/mental health needs and associated behavioural issues
use the P.I.E.C.E.S. template to guide a systematic and comprehensive approach to these complex issues
use the recommended tools to collect data
plan care with others (internal and external to Retirement Home)
evaluate based on the goals developed through care planning
coach other staff to develop the above five competencies in others
Part One: intensive program of core curriculum
Part Two: practical application of skills from Part One
Part Three: consolidation program
Part Four: post-program support arranged locally and with assistance of Psychogeriatric Resource Consultants (PRCs), Specialty Geriatric outreach teams, and the P.I.E.C.E.S. Consult Group and educator teams.