This four part program was initiated in 2003 by the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County in collaboration with the Alzheimer Society of Cornwall & District and several other health care partners in the Champlain region.
Its goal is to provide support to individuals and their families before, during and after the transition of a family member to long term care. It also provides guidance and education to long term care staff as they assist residents and their families during the transition process. It promotes the role of families as “partners in transition” and offers tools to communicate and to develop positive working relationships between families and staff.
1) Making the Move to Long Term Care
- Transition to Long Term Care – Interactive e-learning module (3 modules): Preparing for the Move; Moving Day; Adjusting.
- Preparing for the Move Workshop – As the project lead, the Alzheimer Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County provides the workshop Preparing for the Move for individuals applying for long term care and their family members. This workshop is one of the sessions offered in the First Link Learning Series.
Resources to help families:
2) Staff & Families Working Together
(Education program for long term care staff.)
- Online presentation: A series of six short tutorials for long term care staff to enhance communication and develop positive relationships with families
- Education program available to long term care facilities for staff teaching:
3) Family Transition Volunteer Program
(Written program available for long term care homes.)
4) Adjusting to Long Term Care Workshop
Related fact sheets: