Elder Care: Adjusting to Long-term Care for a Person Living with Dementia

This workshop aims to give care partners an overview of issues related to long-term care (LTC). The goal is for care partners to learn about how to successfully prepare, transition a person living with dementia and how to support the person after the move to a LTC Home. We will discuss important things to consider when making application, settling the resident into their new home and how caregivers can take care of themselves in the process.

Facilitator: Laura Petta MSW RSW works as a Social Worker for the Behaviour Support Ontario Caregiver Specialist Program and is an employee of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto. In this role she assists family/friend caregivers who support a person living with dementia in one of the Toronto Central long-term care homes. Much of her long-term care experience was acquired while working for the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Programs in both Santa Clara County California and New York City. More recently, at Dixon Hall here in Toronto, she worked as a Client Intervention Worker providing case management services to seniors and adults with disabilities living in the community.