Why U-First! ?
|If you are caring for someone with dementia, the U-First! Program will help you:
Understand the behaviour changes in a person with dementia
You will also learn how to involve the Team in caring for the person with dementia.
The goal of the U-First! program is to offer training to professional care providers in how to improve the quality of the interaction between the formal care provider and the person living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.Based on the P.I.E.C.E.S.™ best practice methods, we meet the highest standards as mandated by the province of Ontario. A one-day(6 hours) or two 3-hour workshops will train care providers in U-First! and a certificate will be given for completion.
Training is especially designed for people working in community care, acute care, and long-term care.U-First! was introduced in Ontario. To date, almost 8,500 individuals have been trained in the day long U-First! The framework has also been introduced to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Northwest Territories. Learn about the U-First! programs:
Meet our U-First! trainers
Visit our online modules to receive a free introduction to dementia care
Register for a training program
Order U-First! wheels