Foundations of Geriatric Care Workshop


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ext: 22170

Health Leadership & Learning Network,
Faculty of Health

019 HNES Building
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

An introduction to the Foundations of Geriatric Care:

Introductory Level Focusing on the Assessment and Treatment of Older Adults in Care Settings

Why attend this Workshop?

This workshop is an introduction to basic knowledge around caring for older adults in Long-Term Care, Home-Care, or Acute Care settings

Developed by experts in Geriatric Care, this evidence informed workshop aims to provide care providers with basic knowledge to support the needs of elderly clients and improve outcomes

  • For individual care providers NEW to working with older adults - enhance your knowledge of geriatrics and the acquire the basic skills needed by health care providers new to Geriatric Care. For experienced providers, refresh your basic knowledge with the latest evidence based information
  • For Organizations - Introduce NEW care providers to the evidence informed basics of providing care to older adults; refresh basic knowledge for experienced providers
This workshop is instructed using an interactive, professional non-degree (adult learning) format.

What will you learn?

        Workshop Content:

  • Introduction to Geriatric Care
  • Mental Health – Introduction to Dementia and Depression in Elderly
  • Safety Issues Related to Dementia and Behaviour
  • Stroke
  • Hydration
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Wound Prevention and Management
  • Chronic Wound Management
  • Leg and Heel Wound Assessment and Management
  • Prevention of Incontinence Dermatitis
  • Palliative Care

Who would benefit from this Workshop?

Health Care providers NEW to the area of Geriatric Care in the following roles:

  • RN's, RPN's, PSW's
  • Community health coordinators
  • Recent graduates from nursing programs wishing to work in Geriatrics/Elder Care

Ontario Nurses taking this program may be eligible to receive reimbursement of up to $1500 from the Education Initiative offered through the RNAO. You do NOT have to be an RNAO member to apply for the funding. Please visit the RNAO website, Education Funding, for more details


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Program Session Date

October 23 & 24, 2014

2-day program 9:00am -  4:30pm

Location: York University, Keele Campus


Registration Information:

Price: $ 425.00 plus 13% HST for each individual.

Fee includes the workshop, snacks and refreshments.


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Health Leadership & Learning Network  Room 019 HNES Building

York University,4700 Keele Street

Toronto, ON M3J 1P3




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