Canadian Centre for Activity and Agine

Restorative Care Conference

Helping out

This conference is ideal for health professionals and staff working with frail older adults in long term care, assisted living, and adult day programs.

Purpose:

Next Restorative Care Conference

Friday, March 29, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (registration 8:00 - 8:30 a.m)
Highland Golf and Country Club
1922 Highland Heights, London, Ontario

Agenda

All sessions are included with registration.

Time Topics Speaker
8:30-9:00 Introduction & Keynote TBA
9:00-9:20 Learned Helplessness to FLOURISH Clara Fitzgerald, CCAA Executive Director
9:20-9:30 Active Session
9:30-9:55 A Caregivers Perspective on motivating family members Rose Johnston, CCAA Restorative Care Trainer
9:55-10:15 Networking Break & Problem Solving Activity
10:15-10:55 Restorative Care & Special Considerations Research Update Leslie McAdam, CCAA Education Coordinator
10:55-11:25 Communication, Aphasia & Elderspeak TBA
11:30-11:55 Workshop:Analysis of Walking Urban Poling
11:55-12:00 Closing Remarks

Descriptions

From Learned Helplessness to FLOURISH  – This session will provide an overview of learned helplessness and its impact on restorative care programming, and then examine how it can be overcome. FLOURISH is a positive approach to combatting learned helplessness and increasing functional outcomes. Learn how to implement this concept into meaningful programs.

Analysis of Walking  – This presentation will discuss how to enhance walking ability for individuals with decreased weight bearing capacity, including safe strategies and recent research.

A Caregiver’s Perspective on Motivating Family Members – A personal account from a CCAA Restorative Care Trainer on how to motivate, communicate and engage family members to participate in exercise. This presentation will cover the perspectives of being both a caregiver to someone who has the potential to be more active and a health care professional trying to encourage families to engage their family member in active activities. Dementia-specific examples will be used.

New CCAA 3-tiered Exercise Program – Learn about a new template of exercise programs for functional mobility. The CCAA is working to develop a new exercise model that could be implemented into LTC settings, retirement care, and adult day programs, and includes progressive exercise recommendations for all levels.

Communication, Aphasia and Elderspeak – Presented by a Communication Science and Disorders specialist, this session will focus on useful communication strategies and recent research results to enhance your practice. Proven tools and recommendations will be discussed for decreasing the use of elderspeak and using alternatives for effective and engaging communication outcomes.

Restorative Care & Special Considerations Research Update – This unique learning session will incorporate problem solving, case examples and group discussion. The research updates covered will focus on restorative care, functional mobility, chronic diseases and conditions such as osteoporosis, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, frailty, stroke and cognitive impairments. The key themes will be applied research for restorative care practice.

Activity Bursts – Mini activity sessions have been built right into the conference: Chair and Balance exercise sessions will keep you moving throughout the day and demonstrate new exercises to incorporate into your programs. Come dressed to be active.

Register

Past Restorative Care Conferences

Restorative Care London 2015

Friday, March 6

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Clara Fitzgerald Introduction and Welcome, and Activity Burst: Ball Exercises
Gillian Gorfine Practical Applications of Top Evidence-Based Research Articles
Clara Fitzgerald Nursing Rehab, Restorative Care, Activation… What’s what?
Tina Morgan “Spotlight On” A Successful Restorative Care Model
Activity Burst: Chair Exercises
Rose Johnston New Trends and Best Practices for Special Conditions in LTC
Afternoon
Kim Fitzpatrick “Spotlight On” A Successful Front Line Activity Program
Clara Fitzgerald Functional Assessment Measures and RAI MDS Guidelines
Activity Burst: Balance Exercises
Clara Fitzgerald NEW! CCAA Functional Exercise Program
Gillian Gorfine Active Session – Strength, Balance, Flexibility, and Music!
Gillian Gorfine Wrap-up and Thank you

Restorative Care Toronto 2014

Friday, November 7

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Clara Fitzgerald Introduction and Welcome
Gillian Gorfine Practical Applications of Top Evidence-Based Research Articles
Activity Burst: Ball Exercises
Clara Fitzgerald Nursing Rehab, Restorative Care, Activation… What’s what?
Activity Burst: Gait Exercises
Krista Griffin Ministry Guidelines for Restorative Programing in LTC
Afternoon
Activity Burst: Chair Exercises
Leslie McAdam Special Conditions and Feeding, Mobility, Transfers/Positioning, Communication
Activity Burst: Balance Exercises
Clara Fitzgerald, Kim Fitzpatrick, Sarah Bendo Program Designs for LTC Slide Deck 1 Slide Deck 2
Leslie McAdam Active Session – Strength, Balance, and Flexibility

Restorative Care London 2014

Friday, March 21

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Clara Fitzgerald Introduction and Welcome
Clara Fitzgerald Top Research Articles - Restorative, Nursing Rehab, and Exercise Programming Care
Margot McWhirter Assistive Devices for use in Activities of Daily Living
Leslie McAdam Exercising for Fall Prevention (active session)
Clara Fitzgerald Innovative Planning and Networking Activity
Sarah Urquhart An Example of an Engaging Activity for Residents
Afternoon
J.B. Orange Communication Strategies for Persons with Dementia
Leslie McAdam Functional Fitness for Residents and Staff (active session)
Clara Fitzgerald Exercise Prescription & Design for Long Term Care
OLTCA Wrap Up and Closing Remarks from Ontario Long Term Care Association

Restorative Care Toronto 2013

Thursday, October 3

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Clara Fitzgerald Introduction and Welcome
Clara Fitzgerald Top Research Articles - Restorative, Nursing Rehab and Exercise Programing Care
Margot McWhirter Gait Aid Review and Summary
Sarah Merkel Exercising for Fall Prevention (active session)
Melissa Milner A Unique Restorative Care Model Program
Afternoon
Scott Mitchell The Walking Cure: Physical Activity for Older Adults Living with Mental Illness
Sarah Merkel Warm up and Functional Strengthening (active session)
Clara Fitzgerald Exercise Prescription & Design for Long Term Care
Nancy Cooper Wrap Up and Closing Remarks

Restorative Care London 2013

Friday, February 22

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Clara Fitzgerald Welcome, Introductions
Clara Fitzgerald Top Restorative Research Articles
Daile Moffat, Clara Fitzgerald Restorative Keynote Expert Panel Q & A
Clara Fitzgerald Small Exercise Balls
Afternoon
Katie Mah, Julia Foster Transfers: Components of Safe Moving and Handling
Leslie McAdam Evaluations for Restorative Programming: Maximizing RAI Outcomes
Leslie McAdam Safe Dining Strategies: Tools & Techniques

Restorative Care Toronto 2012

Tuesday, October 23

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Clara Fitzgerald, Christina Wiggers Top Restorative Research Articles
Daile Moffatt, Clara Fitzgerald “What’s New in Restorative Care?” Keynote, Expert Panel Q & A
Tamar Meyer, Alison Larouche Mental Health and Well-Being
Sarah Merkel Restorative Pole Walking
Leslie McAdam Safe and Effective Dining Strategies
Afternoon
Clara Fitzgerald Restorative Care Networking: Speed Dating Style
Sue O’Hara, Leslie McAdam, Sarah Merkel Continence and Physical Activity
Christina Wiggers Small Balls to Enhance Restorative Outcomes
Candace Chartier OLTCA Innovations Report    

Restorative Care London 2011

Friday, September 23

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Clara Fitzgerald Introduction
Althea Bess Keynote Address and Panel Discussion
Jolanta Rooyakkers, Bella Murphy Rehabilitation Nursing 
Darien Lazowski-Fraher Wheelchair and Gait Aid Mobility
Paula Gilmore Life After a Stroke
Afternoon
Chelsie Free Falls Prevention
Rose Johnston Parkinson’s and Exercise
Dr. Julie Theurer, Carol Harrison Safe and Effective Dining Strategies
Leslie McAdam Functional Activity Measures and Program Planning
Clara Fitzgerald Alzheimer’s and Activity
Sarah Merkel Balls and Balance Exercises

Restorative Care Toronto 2011

Tuesday, September 27

Speaker(s) Topics
Morning
Clara Fitzgerald Introduction
Marion Godoy, Dr. John Hirdes Keynote Address and Panel Discussion
Clara Fitzgerald Rehabilitation Nursing 
Kathryn Fisher Wheelchair and Gait Aid Mobility
Donna Cheung, Jocelyne McKellar Life After a Stroke
Afternoon
Chelsie Free Falls Prevention
Rose Johnston Parkinson’s and Exercise
Leslie McAdam Safe and Effective Dining Strategies
Leslie McAdam Functional Activity Measures and Program Planning
Clara Fitzgerald Alzheimer’s and Activity
Sarah Merkel Balls and Balance Exercises

For more information about CCAA conferences:

CCAA Conference Coordinator
Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging 
1490 Richmond Street London, ON N6G 2M3
Email: ccaa.conferences@uwo.ca
Phone: (519) 661-2059 Toll Free: 1(866) 661-1603 ext 82059 
Fax: (519) 661-1612