Pschogeriatric Resource Consultant

PSYCHOGERIATRIC RESOURCE PROGRAM

About the Program

The Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant Program (PRC) was developed through the Strategy for Alzheimer Disease and Related Dementia initiative.

Who is Eligible
Long Term Care Facilities and Community Support Agencies who serve people with dementia, mental illness or other complex needs.

The Program Provides    

  • Consultation Services
  • Education and Training to Staff
  • Provides Assistance and will Advise in Care Plan Development
  • Provides Assistance in Developing Interventions for Persons with Responsive Behaviours
  • Provides Services such as Educator, Facilitator and Network Builder
  • Behavioural Outreach Supports

The PRC provides consultative support to local Long Term Care Facilities and Community Support Agencies.

The PRC develops and delivers ongoing education and training in the management of individuals with complex, cognitive and mental health needs.

The PRC helps to identify gaps and integrate services to meet client/staff needs in crisis situations.

Certified Training Offered

  • P.I.E.C.E.S.
  • Gentle Persuasive Approaches in Dementia Care: Responding to Persons with Challenging Behaviours (GPA)

Presentations Offered

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Communication Strategies
  • Caring for Individuals with Dementia
  • Activation and Dementia
  • The Importance of Activity
  • Intimacy and Sexuality
  • Responsive Behaviours
  • Stages of Behaviour Escalation in Responsive Behaviours
  • Design and Dementia
  • Depression and the Older Adult
  • Taking the Stress out of Caregiving
  • Delirium

Presentations can be designed to meet the needs of staff.

Interactive Workshops
  • Virtual Dementia Tour
  • Mealtimes Matters
  • Unfair Hearing Test

The Program is Offered
Throughout the Kenora and Rainy River Districts

For More Information Contact Us

Psychogeriatric Resource Program
(Rainy River District)

Box 446 - 612 Portage Avenue
Fort Frances, Ontario P9A 3M8
Phone: 807-274-2347
Fax: 807-274-3515

Gerri Yerxa Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant/BSO Lead gyerxa@cmhaff.ca 807-274-2347 ext. 204
Susan Ossachuk Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant sossachuk@cmhaff.ca 807-274-2347 ext. 217
Psychogeriatric Resource Program
(Kenora District)

Box 525-52 Van Horne Avenue
Dryden, Ontario P8N 2Z2
Phone: 807-223-8841
Fax: 807-223-8816
Lori Russell Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant lrussell@cmhaff.ca 807-223-8841 ext. 223
Psychogeriatric Resource Program
(Kenora District)
St. Joseph Health Centre
Box 492-21 Wolsley Street
Kenora, Ontario P9N 3X5
Phone: 807-468-4699
Fax: 807-468-7628
Paul Forsyth Psychogeriatric Resource Consultant pforsyth@cmhaff.ca 807-468-4699 ext. 2

 


Additional Documentation:

Obsessive Complusive Disorder

Elder Abuse Poster (PDF)

Mealtimes Matter Poster (PDF)

Educational Presentations Available (PDF)

Responsive Behaviors Poster (PDF)

Commnuications Strategies Poster (PDF)

PRC Fact Sheet (PDF)