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Shared learning environments for unregulated care provider education in long-term care: Innovative approaches and key considerations.

Abstract

Long-term care (LTC) or nursing homes often experience difficulty recruiting passionate, competent and confident graduates to add to their teams. Few graduates are well-prepared for working in LTC environments and they do not often stay long. In an effort to strengthen the LTC workforce, we established a collaboration with a LTC and retirement living organization and a community college to develop a Living Classroom. In this novel approach, college students attend an accredited LTC home for all learning. The purpose of this paper is to describe the Living Classroom program, with unregulated care provider education as the specific application, so that others can also explore the possibility of developing a Living Classroom with their partners. This paper also describes the importance of changing the way we currently understand workforce education and graduation challenges and see these as opportunities to take action and share innovation and development. Investing in applied and meaningful education with immediate knowledge transfer to the future work setting will help to enhance the future workforce required for seniors care.

Authors+Show Affiliations

a School of Health and Life Sciences , Conestoga College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning , Kitchener , ON , Canada.b Schlegel-University of Waterloo Research Institute for Aging , Waterloo , ON , Canada.c Schlegel Centre for Advancing Seniors Care , Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning , Kitchener , ON , Canada.d Programs & Services , Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario , London , ON , Canada.e Conestoga College, Schlegel Centre for Advancing Seniors Care , Conestoga College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning , Kitchener , ON , Canada.f Project Consultant , Airdrie , AB , Canada.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31317832

Citation

Boscart, Veronique, et al. "Shared Learning Environments for Unregulated Care Provider Education in Long-term Care: Innovative Approaches and Key Considerations." Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 2019, pp. 1-9.
Boscart V, d'Avernas J, van der Horst ML, et al. Shared learning environments for unregulated care provider education in long-term care: Innovative approaches and key considerations. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2019.
Boscart, V., d'Avernas, J., van der Horst, M. L., Garbutt, K., Sheiban Taucar, L., & Raasok, M. (2019). Shared learning environments for unregulated care provider education in long-term care: Innovative approaches and key considerations. Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, pp. 1-9. doi:10.1080/02701960.2019.1645015.
Boscart V, et al. Shared Learning Environments for Unregulated Care Provider Education in Long-term Care: Innovative Approaches and Key Considerations. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2019 Jul 18;1-9. PubMed PMID: 31317832.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Shared learning environments for unregulated care provider education in long-term care: Innovative approaches and key considerations. AU - Boscart,Veronique, AU - d'Avernas,Josie, AU - van der Horst,Mary-Lou, AU - Garbutt,Kaitlin, AU - Sheiban Taucar,Linda, AU - Raasok,Marlene, Y1 - 2019/07/18/ PY - 2019/7/19/entrez KW - Unregulated care providers KW - education KW - gerontology KW - long-term care KW - workforce SP - 1 EP - 9 JF - Gerontology & geriatrics education JO - Gerontol Geriatr Educ N2 - Long-term care (LTC) or nursing homes often experience difficulty recruiting passionate, competent and confident graduates to add to their teams. Few graduates are well-prepared for working in LTC environments and they do not often stay long. In an effort to strengthen the LTC workforce, we established a collaboration with a LTC and retirement living organization and a community college to develop a Living Classroom. In this novel approach, college students attend an accredited LTC home for all learning. The purpose of this paper is to describe the Living Classroom program, with unregulated care provider education as the specific application, so that others can also explore the possibility of developing a Living Classroom with their partners. This paper also describes the importance of changing the way we currently understand workforce education and graduation challenges and see these as opportunities to take action and share innovation and development. Investing in applied and meaningful education with immediate knowledge transfer to the future work setting will help to enhance the future workforce required for seniors care. SN - 1545-3847 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31317832/Shared_learning_environments_for_unregulated_care_provider_education_in_long-term_care:_Innovative_approaches_and_key_considerations L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02701960.2019.1645015 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -