Training and Tools for Teams Redeployed to Long Term Care
 
1. IPAC+ Resource Library for long-term care facilities (LTCFs) and retirement homes (RHs) (HTML) -  LTCFs and RHs can refer to this list of tools to assess infection prevention and control (IPAC) preparedness and access resources to support the implementation of evidence-based IPAC practices in their settings. IPAC+ is an initiative led by the Knowledge Translation Program at St. Michael's Hospital, Unity Health Toronto, in partnership with over 15 institutions (see here)
 
2. COVID-10 Long Term Care Orientation for Redeployed Healthcare Workers: Webinar 5 (June 23, 2020)Content will include practical strategies for managing responsive behaviours during f eeding  and Medication Administration. The speakers will be psychogeriatric resource consultants Heli  Juola , BSW, MSW and Sasha Johnston, RPN  
*RGP Training*  
  
Tools and Information for Caregivers 

3. Caring for a Frail Senior during COVID-19: Exploring Frailty, Fall Prevention and Nutrition (June 18, 12pm ET)-I collaboration with the Ontario Caregiver Organization, the Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto presents this free webinar designed for family caregivers to learn about frailty. Older adults living with frailty rely considerable on their family caregivers. We reached out to these caregivers and listened to their current challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

4. Stretch, lift, or Tap (SLoT) - How Older Adults Can Stay Active Indoors (PDF) A practical resource for frail older adults who are unable to leave their living spaces during the pandemic.
** The RGP is currently seeking feedback on this resource** 
Older adults who participate in a brief before and after survey will be entered in a draw to win a gift card! Email info@rgptoronto.ca to learn more. Please share with your networks. 

Upcoming Online Events
 
5. Geriatrics Institute Education Day - COVID-19 Special Virtual Sinai Health/UHN (June 25, 2020)A virtual conference beginning at 9am ET. This year's theme is entitled - A whole new world... healthcare transformation in a time of uncertainty: what COVID-19 now means for us.    

find senior friendly COVID-19 resources:  rgptoronto.ca/resources/covid-19/
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