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Are you looking for ways to reduce social isolation in your long-term care home?

Are you looking for a new program for those living with dementia?


APPLY NOW TO RECEIVE A FULLY-FUNDED PROGRAM!

Application Deadline: November 5, 2017


BACKGROUND:

This funding allows Ontario long-term care homes to receive a licence to one of the Java programs (www.javagp.com) completely FREE OF CHARGE. Java Music Club and Java Memory Care are standardized peer-support group programs that can be implemented across the full spectrum of care. The Java programs aim to reduce the stigma associated with support groups by reflecting a warm social setting, incorporating coffee and music. These evidence-based peer support programs help reduce social isolation and loneliness!


This training is available through The Power of Peer Support: Reducing Social Isolation in Residential Care Settings, a collaboration between The Bruyère Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care; Bruyère Continuing Care; Carleton University; and Java Group Programs. The project is supported by The Canadian Centre for Aging & Brain Health Innovation’s Knowledge Mobilization Partnership Program.


WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Applicants must be staff from Ontario long-term care homes (ten homes will be selected). Priority will be given to homes that have not previously offered a Java program to their residents, and homes in rural settings. Applicants must commit to the following:

  1. Send two staff members to attend the full-day training workshop in Kingston on November 30, 2017. Staff can be recreation staff (coordinators or technicians), volunteer coordinators, or chaplains who would then lead or facilitate the Java program in their long-term care home.

  2. Implement the Java program in their long-term care home, on a weekly basis, for at least one year following the workshop.

  3. Participate in program evaluation: three structured observations of your home's Java programming, and evaluation forms to be completed by staff and residents.


WHAT WILL WE RECEIVE IF OUR LONG-TERM CARE HOME IS SELECTED?

  • A full-day training workshop (offered in English). Your long-term care home staff will gain skills and tools to facilitate the Java program (they will receive educational certificates upon completing the workshop).

  • Wage backfill funding ($440 CAD per home) for two staff members to attend the full-day workshop.

  • Upon request, a travel bursary (up to $300 CAD per home) for attendees commuting to the workshop from out-of-town.

  • One of either the Java Music Club or the Java Memory Care program materials (valued at $2,500), upon completing the workshop. The Java Music Club program (only) is also available in French. The program materials include step-by-step instructions, a group manual with 52 themes, photography, quotes, readings, eight CDs of licensed music, and an implementation training DVD. You will use this material to facilitate your choice of a Java program in your long-term care home.

  • Access to a coach/mentor through interactive webinars for continued learning, feedback, and advice (for the year following the workshop).

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