Presenter: Melissa Tafler, MSW RSW, Baycrest@Home
Older adults and their caregivers have an overwhelming desire to age at home, however physical and cognitive changes can make it increasingly difficult. Virtual based programs help expand access to high quality care and increase utilization of programs that support these goals. This presentation will describe Baycrest@Home, a new virtual program developed to support older adults and carers with a strong focus on preventative dementia care, mitigating risk factors, reducing caregiver strain and enhancing wellness. Part of the growing movement towards integrating virtual care to scale access to seniors services, hear about how Bayrest@Home can be an effective intervention for older adults in your communities.
Melissa Tafler is the Program Manager for Baycrest@Home. Melissa oversees the design and implementation of the clinical and wellness models available for older adults in Ontario through the platform. Prior to Baycrest@Home, Melissa managed the Arts and Health program at Baycrest. That work involved leading initiatives that integrate the arts across clinical programs, education, training and research in healthcare and aging. Melissa trained and practiced as a Clinical Social Worker for over 20 years, at Baycrest, an International Centre for Aging and Brain Health in Toronto.
Free webinar for Seniors Active Living Centres and OACAO Members/Partners staff, volunteers and older adults
Participation can be done Virtually (with Closed Captioning) or by Telephone.
You will receive login information prior to the webinar. Registration closes June 22nd at 12Noon EDT. If you have any concerns about registration please email firstname.lastname@example.org.