Dementia care training

stock-photo-31529698-nursing-home-senior-couple-playing-with-wooden-blocksAt Carewest, residents who have a diagnosis of dementia live in homelike settings as part of our Supportive Pathways program.

The Supportive Pathways program provides individualized care to residents with dementia in a supportive, homelike environment.

Click here to see the dates of all upcoming Supportive Pathways Train-the-Trainer sessions.

The title “Supportive Pathways” was chosen as each resident and their family will need ongoing “support”. Each resident has a unique journey through the disease process, which results in differing “pathways” of care. Our program strives to ensure we have skilled staff, specially designed environments and a partnership with families to provide the resident with the highest quality of life possible.

The Supportive Pathways staff are our most important asset in the provision of quality care. Staff are chosen for attributes specific to care of residents with dementia and attend dementia specific education developed in house. The Supportive Pathways Education Program integrates the latest research knowledge and best practices in dementia care.

Goals of the Supportive Pathways Program
Supportive Pathways Education Program
Train the Trainer Sessions

To register for the Train-the-Trainer sessions, please fill out the registration form.

See the agenda for a typical Train-the-Trainer session.

For more information about Train the Trainer Sessions please contact:

Rosanna Nessman
Business Services Assistant
Supportive Pathways
Tel: 403-943-8140



This program can help your staff gain special skills, knowledge and attributes to continually support the person with dementia. By strengthening individualized care to encompass the whole person in a supportive environment, caregivers can reduce conflict and promote enjoyment in their lives. In addition, Carewest staff have found that the training boosted their confidence in the care of persons with dementia, thereby making them happier and more fulfilled employees.

To ensure care standards are met, the “Competency Profile for Dementia Care Support Worker” developed by the Calgary Health Region Dementia Care Network has been integrated in the training and evaluation of staff.

The Supportive Pathways Program is setting a standard in the industry. The education program has been chosen as the provincial curriculum for dementia care training. We will be sharing our knowledge and experience across the province in the coming year. Our Performance Development Tools are specifically designed for dementia care and have been shared with numerous organizations across the country.

The innovative, homelike environments of our new facilities at Carewest Signal Pointe and Colonel Belcher reflect our commitment to providing the highest quality of life possible for our residents with dementia.

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