Nova Scotia

P.I.E.C.E.S.™ education programs are one component of the provincial Challenging Behaviour Program. Launched in 2004, the program aims to enhance capacity in the provision of care to older adults experiencing cognitive impairment and associated responsive behaviours and supports all nursing rromes and home care agencies funded by the Department of Health and Wellness as well as Care Coordination offices and designated acute care ALC. The Challenging Behaviour Program:

  • builds on strengths, knowledge and skills of target organizations
  • provides support to build on the strengths, knowledge and skills of individuals, and care teams
  • promotes a coordinated approach to care within and across systems of care

P.I.E.C.E.S.™ Learning and Development Programs Offered 

  • P.I.E.C.E.S.™ 24-Hour Learning and Development Program
  • P.I.E.C.E.S.™ Leadership and Performance Improvement Program

P.I.E.C.E.S.™ Program Eligibility 

P.I.E.C.E.S.™ 24-Hour Learning and Development Program

The Nova Scotia P.I.E.C.E.S.™ 24-Hour Learning and Development Program is open to Regulated Health Professionals (e.g. RN, LPN, SW, OT, PT) who:

  • have an active role in the provision of care to those presenting with complex behaviours related to dementia and mental health conditions
  • have clinical responsibility and accountability for assessment and care planning and are working in government funded Nursing Homes, Home Care Agencies (home care and nursing services), Care Coordination services, and designated acute care ALC/Transitional Care units.

Please Note: The P.I.E.C.E.S.™ 24-Hour Program is not appropriate for Directors of Nursing/Care or Education Specialists unless they are directly involved in the assessment, planning, and delivery of direct care.

P.I.E.C.E.S.™ Leadership and Performance Improvement Program

The P.I.E.C.E.S.™ Leadership Performance Improvement Program brings together leaders responsible for enabling change and assisting in mobilizing the P.I.E.C.E.S.™ TEAM approach into practice. This includes those who supervise regulated and/or unregulated staff, and those that are in a position to support change in practice (e.g. In-house Educators, staff leading/supporting Quality Improvement Initiatives and Policy Development).

This Program is open to all government funded Nursing Homes, Home Care Agencies (home care and nursing services), Care Coordination services, and designated acute care ALC/Transitional Care units.

Upcoming Learning Sessions 

Visit our Upcoming Learning Sessions to find an event in your area.

If you are interested this program but don’t see a current session in your region, please enter your name on the Nova Scotia Wait List.

For those who have already been accepted into the Program, here are the Fall 2015/Winter 2016 Reimbursement Policy  and Reimbursement Form documents.

Post-Event Evaluation Surveys 

Have you already participated in a P.I.E.C.E.S.™ Program? Find the unique post-event evaluation survey link for your session.

Contact Us About This Program

Joanne Collins
Department of Health and Wellness
Joanne.Collins@Novascotia.ca
902-424-5949