The Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care

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This site is the Learning Content Management System (LCMS) for the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care.  We continue to develop and share learning resources designed to enhance knowledge and skills to support the care of our aging population. Whether you work in a hospital, a family health team, in long-term care  or community-based care, you will find material of interest.  We also offer a new series of Open Courses which require no registration.  For more information about registering for courses please contact info@sageducation.ca.

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    Available courses

    Photo of family discussion around kitchen table

    Research shows that Advance Care Planning (ACP) improves quality of life and quality end of life care. Advance Care Planning involves a process of reflection and communication where a person reflects and shares with others what is important to their quality of life.  It provides an opportunity for individuals to start conversations with their families, a Substitute Decision Maker and possibly the health care team about their personal beliefs and values; also to consider options about their care if they were to become mentally incapable of giving consent or refusing treatment or care. 

    This course is designed for the public audience with a view to providing information and supporting conversations within and among family members about advance care planning and clarifying how it is shaped by Ontario legislation.

    Please note that all content in this site is shared under a Creative Commons License.




    Photo of family discussion around kitchen table

    Research shows that advance care planning improves quality of life and quality end of life care. Advance Care Planning (ACP) involves a process of reflection and communication in which a person lets others know what quality of life means to them and where an individual expresses their wishes about the kind of health and personal care they want in the future, if they were to become incapable of giving consent or refusing treatment or care.

    This course is designed for health care providers working in primary care, continuing education and professional development to build capacity and support conversations with individuals and their families about the process of advance care planning and how it is embedded in legislation. 

    Please note that all content in this site is shared under a Creative Commons License.



    Photo of elderly man looking distraught and confusedThis overview is intended to provide health care professionals with a better understanding of why osteoporosis is important to screen for and manage, the incidence and prevalence of the disease in Canada as well as risk factors and recommendations to reduce risks and support function in older adults.

    Photo of elderly woman with neck painPain is the greatest threat to comfort and a person’s quality of life. It is highly prevalent in the older population with 60-75% of people over the age of 65 reporting at least some persistent pain. Despite this, the elderly are often untreated or undertreated for pain. Effective pain management involves a collaborative team approach exploring factors that contribute to the person’s pain and working with the individual to understand their pain and meet their treatment goals.

    This is a sample lesson , the first of four lessons, from our GOLD courses for Personal Support Workers, open for public viewing.