• How can we help elders exercise their rights and freedoms?
Dec 20, 2016

By reminding elders of their rights and freedoms.

For example: a checklist to be printed out, displayed or provided to elders.

By raising awareness and developing prevention, detection and intervention measures to counter older adult mistreatment.

Training on detection and intervention will allow the participant to apply and transmit knowledge and skills related to the prevention, detection and intervention measures used to counter older adult mistreatment among those in contact with elders in their community. Practitioners from the community of Pikogan offered us the opportunity to present the training in a very different and promising context of coordinated mobilization.

 

Initially, the training focused on countering older adult mistreatment was prepared by the CSSS Cavendish and provided exclusively to social workers in the Quebec network.

 

The Québec ami des aînés (QADA) program enabled us to adapt this training. The adaptation focuses on the presentation, but also on the participants, since anyone who is in contact with elders can promote their well-being and be on the lookout for signs of mistreatment. Thus, through the interventions of qualified individuals and decision-making by elders, the situation can be corrected.

 

The QADA adaptation and deployment program will end on March 31, 2017. The training will be provided on January 31st and February 1st in its initial formula by gathering participants from different communities for one final time. However, thanks to the method that was tested in the presence of 12 participants from the same community working in different but complementary fields, we will be able to pursue a renewed training offer.