Residential Care Refresher (RCR)

Residential Care Refresher (RCR)

Come out to the RCR and add in a little "RnR" at Sparkling Hills Resort!!

Target Audience:

Practitioners involved in long term residential care.

Course Format: Half day sessions on Friday afternoon followed by a full day of presentations and interaction on Saturday.
  • Nov 17, 2017 to Nov 18, 2017
Sparkling Hills Resort
888 Sparkling Place
Vernon BC
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The Shuswap North Okanagan Division of Family Practice, INterior Health, and UBC CPD are proud to announce a brand new conference for healthcare providers involved in long-term residential care. We have secured a beautiful venue - the Sparkling Hills Resort so that everyone can take a mini holiday and enjoy the facilities during the evenings and breaks. We are currently working on the educational program and will have a preliminary agenda available this spring.  

Registration will open soon and more info to come! Click on the link to be contacted when registration is open below as this course has limited seating!

One exciting annoucement is our confirmed KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr David Sheard! Full bio below!

Dr David Sheard

CEO / Founder
UK Care Personality of the Year
16th National Care Awards
TV Series Consultant, Channel 4, Dementiaville

Over the last 30 years David has developed a reputation as a challenging and motivational speaker in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada and Australia and as a leading UK dementia care consultant. His main focus in speaking has been to demonstrate in reality why changing care cultures matters and how to achieve this.

Health and Social Care Experience
David spent 15 years in health and social services in specialist dementia care posts – as a Social Worker in Hospitals and Community settings, Lecturing at University of Nottingham Medical School, Managing Community Mental Health Teams (Older People), as a Home Care Manager and Group Principal Social Worker. Latterly his post in the NHS was as a General Manager of Old Age Psychiatry in an NHS Trust.

Dementia Care Matters
David founded Dementia Care Matters in 1995. His purpose is to demonstrate that dementia care is about emotional care, and that this is no different to what we all need in life. For over 10 years he previously worked as an external training consultant to Alzheimer’s Society. In 2012 David launched a major DVD Training Programme for Care Workers and Nurses: Mattering® in a dementia care home. Dementia Care Matters’ belief and approach as a team are outlined in 19 publications and DVDs entitled the ‘Feelings Matter Most’ series including the new publication ‘Loving: the essence of being a butterfly in dementia care.‘ In 2015 Dementia Care Matters launched its new culture change DVD, ‘ Giving: hope for the future of dementia care. ‘
University Appointment
He has an appointment as a Visiting Senior Fellow in the School of Health and Social Care, University of Surrey and holds the Honorary Degree award of Doctor of the University (DUniv).

Media Profile and working with Families
David has extensive experience supporting people living with a dementia, their families and friends. In his previous work with the national Alzheimers Society he led a major educational programme called ‘Being Together With Dementia.’
This programme pioneered bringing people living with dementia and families supporting people together to learn from each other about why feelings matter most in relationships.
Besides numerous radio interviews, in 2009 David worked as a Dementia Care Consultant to the BBC for the programme ‘Can Gerry Robinson Fix Dementia Care Homes’ believing this was the most powerful way to get the message across that dementia care could be so different. In February 2012 David featured on an S4C documentary ‘One in Three’.
In 2014 David worked as the Series Consultant on Channel 4’s 3-part documentary series ‘Dementiaville’ working with people living with a dementia and their families. This series was aired on Channel 4 in June 2015 with Poppy Lodge, a Royal British Legion home and a Dementia Care Matters Level 1 Butterfly Care Home, featured in the first episode of the series. Dementiaville was nominated for Best Documentary Series at National Broadcast Awards in February 2016.

David has a large number of articles published in the Journal of Dementia Care.
Butterfly Projects
David is supported by an expert team of 24 leading edge dementia care consultants providing consultancy, training, research and service development. Dementia Care Matters has a network of dementia care home organisations who have contracted with Dementia Care Matters to be supported as “Butterfly Projects”. Butterfly Projects focus on providing real quality of life – this can lead to some homes achieving Dementia Care Matters Quality of Life ‘Kitemark’. Dementia Care Matters is an international membership organisation with a growing network of members across the world who receive Dementia Care Matters newsletter ‘flutter’ and have access to online tools.


Conference tuition will start at $300 for a 1.5 day program with daytime meals and materials.


Sparkling Hills Resort
888 Sparkling Place
Vernon  British Columbia  V1H 2K7

Rates start at $219/night + applicable taxes *

*COMPLIMENTARY WITH YOUR STAY (valued over $100 per person per day):

  • Full Hot European Breakfast Buffet in PeakFine Restaurant ($30 per person value) Valet Underground Parking ($30 value)
  • Wireless Internet throughout the resort ($20 value)
  • Access to KurSpa’s 7 uniquely themed Steam & Sauna Rooms, ($75 per person value)  
  • Indoor Pool, Hot Tub and Heated Outdoor Infinity Pool,
  • Kneipp Water-Stepping Therapy Pool,
  • exquisite Tea & Serenity Relaxation rooms,
  • and Keiser-equipped Fitness Studio
  • Steam and Sauna’s open from 9:00am-11:00am and from 4:00pm-10:00pm
  • Pools, Kneipp water-stepping, fitness centre, tea & Serenity centre open from 7:00am-10:00pm

See online link below but from this link click “check now”, show rooms and then book now. The reservation number 214679 must be in the “Group ID” field (not Promo Code field), and can only be selected for November 17th and/or 18th, 2017. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: To extend your stay past Nov 17-18th or to upgrade your room call Reservations team 1.877.275.1556.   The group rate is only available over on Nov 16 - Nov 19.

CUT OFF DATE TO BOOK: You must book your hotel by Oct 17, 2017 to secure a room in our discount.

T: 1-877-275-1556
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