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LEARNING NEED

PRIORITY RANKING

Advocacy and Linkage

5

Agitation Management

7.5

Addictions & Aging

7.5

Elder Abuse

9.5

Communication & Support

9.5

Cultural Diversity

12

Managing Pain

12

Promoting Safety

12

Mobility

14.5

Exercise & Diet

14.5

Falls Prevention

16

End of Life Care

17

Managing Continence

18

Personal Care (bathing etc)

19

Income Management

20

SHELTER STAFF PERFORMANCE ON SEVERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZZES KNOWLEDGE QUIZ

Facts On Aging

Alzheimers Disease Knowledge

SHELT COMPARIS ER ON STAFF GROUPS SCORE

64%

Retirement Centre 63% Retirement Centre Volunteers 65% Physical Therapy Students 75%

51%

Retirement Centre 64% Retirement Centre Volunteers

SHELTER STAFF PERFORMANCE ON SEVERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZZES KNOWLEDGE QUIZ

SHELT COMPARIS ER ON STAFF GROUPS SCORE 45% Undergradua tes 42%

Mental Health Caregiving

Depression/ET OH and Aging Quiz

68%

Retirement Centre 74% Nursing Home Consultants 88% Nursing Aides 54%

53%

Retirement Centre 80% Retirement Centre Volunteers 67% Homecare Staff 71%

A Program To Support Learning The Learning Needs Survey was completed in the spring of 1998 and the results were reviewed by the shelter directors, attending physicians, shelter educational leaders and the training team. A program of workshops was scheduled. It was decided that shelter staff would participate in joint workshops but staffing schedules required that each workshop would be run twice. Four workshops were planned requiring eight training sessions. Shelter directors took responsibility for planning venues and circulating notices while the training team planned and staffed the workshops.

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4. Alcohol consumption may be lower among older homeless people. 5. Some studies find low rates of mental illness. 6. The rate of diagnosabl...

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