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Our programs

As part of our designation as a Centre for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care, Baycrest offers innovative educational initiatives and resources for Ontario long-term care homes to engage care teams and students in cultures of learning and to integrate evidence-informed approaches to care.

Baycrest’s CLRI offers 4 main programs:

  • Team Essentials: Leading Practices for Long-Term Care

    Photo of staff taking the core course in geriatricsProactive, reflective and collaborative teams are essential to enhancing care quality and safety in long-term care. Based in leading practices, evidence and standards, Team Essentials offers innovative educational solutions to priority practice issues. Experiential, team-based learning and interprofessional competencies are integrated to foster discovery, critical thinking, communication and solution-focused team responses. The five modules include:

    Team Essentials for Preventing Acute Deterioration – Day 1

    Target Learners: Personal Support Workers, Registered Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses

  • Inter-provider Learning Units
    Located on the 3rd and 7th floors of Baycrest’s Apotex Jewish Home for the Aged, the Inter-provider Learning Units offer hands-on learning experiences for students and interns. The space includes simulation and observation rooms as well as a smart classroom. Working alongside interprofessional educators, learners take part in small-group learning opportunities that are clinical and simulated and help to trial new educational approaches.
  • Summer internships

    We offer summer fellowships for students in the health professions to help encourage Ontario’s future geriatric leaders. These internships offer undergraduate health students opportunities to gain knowledge and experience in a variety of long-term healthcare settings. Interns actively participate in small group learning focused on aging, clinical issues in geriatrics and gerontology, evaluation techniques and team competencies.

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  • Educational research and innovation
    The Baycrest CLRI has been developing, exploring and evaluating the use of innovative educational approaches such as simulation, standardized patients, gamification, applied theatre, visual thinking strategies and arts-based learning. Educational research projects include development and evaluation of applied theatre to enhance team competencies in long-term care; eSimulation and gamification to develop an eLearning App; and, the delivery of a blended learning Medical Directors Curriculum for long-term care.