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Calgary Fall 2018 Study Group

Posted by on Aug 16, 2018 in Calgary Blog, Health System News | 0 comments

Hello to all fellow AGNA Members! We are excited to announce we will run an 8 week long study group this fall in Calgary.  Our information night will be held September 5th (see poster below.) The study group was originally designed to support RNs who were preparing to write CNA's Certification exam in Gerontology, and still follows the competency blueprint set out (see the CNA website.)  There has also been significant interest from our LPN members in attending study groups to support their professional growth and practice. We invite ALL regulated nurses who are interested to attend or log in to the information meeting. Please note, study groups are not a pre-written course to passively view; they are peer groups with extra support, and will require an 8 week commitment. Each person has the responsibility to review materials that follow the competency blueprint, and discuss that learning with other group members. Please see the attached poster, and share with any colleagues who might be interested. CGNA gerio exam prep meeting 2018Sep05 mtg In an effort to make this available to as many members as possible we will trial online format for anyone who cannot be in attendance for meetings and to view presentations from experts.  See below for login information if you wish to join us online: Study group info session Wed, Sep 5, 2018 5:15 PM - 7:15 PM MDT Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. You can also dial in using your phone. Access Code: 275-145-901 Canada: +1 (647) 497-9373 First GoToMeeting? Let's do a quick system check: We hope to see you in September! Sincerely, the AGNA Calgary Chapter...

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Calgary Chapter joint event with AAG

Posted by on Mar 10, 2018 in Calgary Blog | 0 comments

We are thrilled to announce our first annual joint dinner event, in collaboration with the Alberta Association of Gerontology (AAG.)  This is a fantastic event to network with our community of gerontological practice.  This is a ticketed event, but for only $5, a buffet dinner is included.  We will enjoy a presentation by Allegra Samaha and team, on their research of Family Caregiver Perceptions of Support in Calgary.  This event takes place at the Kerby Centre, which will allow everyone a chance to get to see this great local seniors' resource.  Come visit us at our display table, where we will have more information about local AGNA activity and you can enter a draw for free registration to the provincial AGNA Education day in April! Look for full details under the Calgary Chapter Events, or the event poster, here, March 20 2018 AGNA...

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Volunteers needed for NICE study

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Advocacy Blog, Calgary Blog, Drayton Valley Blog, Edmonton Blog, Fort McMurray Blog, Lethbridge Blog, Provincial Blog, Red Deer Blog | 0 comments

The National Initiative in the Care of the Elderly (NICE), at the University of Calgary, is looking for research volunteers! Are You a Practitioner Working with Older Adults? Are you interested in helping us identify how print or computer based information may help us learn about elder abuse and neglect?

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2019 CGNA Biannual Conference coming to Alberta!

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Calgary Blog, Drayton Valley Blog, Edmonton Blog, Fort McMurray Blog, Lethbridge Blog, Provincial Blog, Red Deer Blog | 0 comments

I am extremely happy to announce that the 2019 CGNA Biannual Conference is coming to Alberta! While it was suggested that it might be coming at our education/ conference day in Red Deer in April, it was confirmed at this years' CGNA conference in Ottawa earlier this month. We have already started looking at potential locations for the conference, and will likely be looking for more volunteers soon. The conference this past year was very good, and was attended by close to 300 people from across Canada. We had a lot of positive reactions and comments from people who were excited about the possibility of coming to Alberta for the next conference! Jason...

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Education Resource Centre is now KRS Centre 15

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Calgary Blog | 0 comments

The Education Resource Centre (ERC) has issued the following statement: "We are now called KRS Centre 15. Once you get to the KRS website you can navigate to our Continuing Care subject guide by clicking on “Subject Guides” from the blue navigation bar at the top of the page, then click on “Continuing Care”. From here you will have access to the same ERC services, only under a different format. We can still be reached on our toll free line at 1 (800) 432-1845 or you can reach us by email at by specifying that the email be directed to KRS Centre 15." Check their eNewsletter below for full details: ERC eMailout - April 2015 Sunsetting  ...

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Calgary Chapter Publishes 2013-2014 Study Group Timeline

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014 in Calgary Blog | 0 comments

The Calgary Chapter has published it's 2013-2014 Study Group Timeline. You can download a copy here: AGNA gero-cert presenter schedule 2013 2014 confirmed.

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Event Notice: Calgary’s First Stomastroll will happen on…

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Advocacy Blog, Calgary Blog | 0 comments

Sat, Oct 5th, 2013  from 9 - 11 am at MacEwan Park Rise in NW Calgary. This event is going on in multiple cities across Canada - including St. Catherine's, London,  St. John's, Halifax and Moncton - but Calgary's  is the only one in Western Canada. People living with an ostomy are much in need of media attention as we require awareness, lessening stigma, as well as funding.  At the moment there are approximately 200,000 Canadians and 750,000 Americans  living with an ostomy. The United Ostomy Association of Canada Inc. is a volunteer-based  organization dedicated to assisting all persons facing life with gastrointestinal or urinary diversions by providing emotional support, experienced and practical help, instructional and informational services through its membership, to the family unit, associated caregivers and the  general public. For more information and to get involved: The Calgary Ostomy Society is: The event: Stomastroll can be viewed...

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Calgary Zone announces new care-based funding matches levels of support to health care needs

Posted by on Feb 3, 2013 in Calgary Blog | 0 comments

Source: - Long-term care residents with higher health care needs will receive the care and attention they require under a funding model that ensures the most appropriate care for all residents. The new funding model – called Patient Care Based Funding – is designed to ensure equitable funding for every resident in long-term care across the province. Patient Care Based Funding makes funding for residents equitable and sustainable for all providers in the province. The more care a resident needs the more funding their care providers will receive. AHS is providing more options for seniors and others requiring continuing care. Since 2010, we have increased funding by more than $118 million into long-term care across the province. Over the past three years, close to 2,500 continuing care beds have opened across the province and another 1,000 new beds will open this year. More Albertans are receiving home care, helping them to remain longer in their own homes. The care-based funding will begin in March and will be rolled out over the next four years to ensure operators have the time they need to adjust and plan for any changes that will be required. AHS is responsible for monitoring the quality and safety of care provided at all continuing care facilities that it funds and will continue to closely monitor these facilities to make sure residents and families continue to be satisfied with their care. The care-based funding model uses an internationally-recognized assessment tool to determine what level of care a resident needs based on their health conditions. This type of model is used in other health organizations across Canada, including Ontario and around the world in such countries as the U.K., Australia and Norway. For more information on the internationally-recognized assessment tool visit:...

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