The Guide Path education, training, and process plan curriculum is focused on culture change, communication, expectations management, empathic leadership, trauma-informed care, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, palliative care, advance care planning, goals of care, and risk management. The program promotes quality of life, a person-directed care culture, risk mitigation, regulatory compliance, and care provider empowerment.
The Guide Path program is a three-month, nine (9) hour/module certification program. Each month, the Guide Path Team is required to complete three (3) modules, each with three (3) educational units and a group experience session (3 hours in total per month), focused on implementation and process planning. Each module includes two 15-minute educational sessions and one 20-30-minute team discussion that can be incorporated into the Community’s existing structure and quality improvement process. During the certification process, Guide Path advisors will provide ongoing support to the Community’s journey.
As a Guide Path Provider Community, your leadership and care provider teams demonstrate a commitment, passion, and purpose to higher levels of meaningful engagement with residents and families and professional transformation. This introduction video will describe the Guide Path program and the direct, personal, and in-the-moment initiatives that will create collaborative and interpersonal needs-based experiences for sustained culture change.
The Guide Path Team is an interdisciplinary multi-dimensional group that will lead Guide Path initiatives throughout the Community. This video will outline the Guide Path requirements and recommendations for creating your inspired and empowered Guide Path Team.
In this first introductory Module, your care teams will be introduced to the Guide Path Expert Educators and Module Topics. By engaging in these topics, you gain valuable knowledge and skills that collectively contribute to the larger goal of culture change.
This module focuses on understanding and meeting residents' and their families' unique expectations and preferences.
By effectively managing expectations, we can create a supportive and fulfilling environment for everyone involved.
This module emphasizes the importance of empathy, active listening, and effective communication techniques to foster meaningful connections with residents and their families.
Leadership plays a vital role in shaping the culture and values of an organization. This Module encourages the development of empathetic leadership skills, empowering you to inspire and motivate your colleagues to provide exceptional care.
Many seniors have experienced traumatic events, and understanding the impact of trauma is essential to providing sensitive and appropriate care. This module equips you with the knowledge to create a safe and supportive environment for trauma-affected individuals.
Our senior living communities are diverse, and creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and respected is crucial. This module explores strategies to foster diversity, equity, inclusion, and a sense of belonging for residents and staff alike.
This module highlights the significance of focusing on the holistic well-being of residents and aligning care with their individual goals. By promoting quality of life, we can enhance overall satisfaction and happiness.
Palliative care aims to improve the quality of life for individuals facing serious illness. This module provides insights into implementing palliative care principles to ensure comfort, dignity, and symptom management for residents in need.
This module addresses the importance of identifying and mitigating risks within our communities. By prioritizing risk management, we can ensure a safe and secure environment for residents, staff, and visitors.