Delivering person directed care for people living with dementia
Conference Date
30th & 31st May 2017
Location
Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney
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Overview

For an industry that has long been task-driven, the move to a competitive market in February of 2017 can seem like an overwhelming obstacle, particular for dementia specific care.
With over 353,800 Australians living with dementia, and that number only set to rise with a rapidly growing ageing population, it is crucial that aged care providers have the capacity to provide services. Aged care providers need a skilled workforce and a person centred organisational culture in order to provide specialised care and empower independent living for people with dementia.

Furthermore, with the government investing over $34 million into research and innovation for dementia and aged care services, it is time for aged care providers to get ready. Attend the 'Strengthening Dementia Strategy' conference to hear best practice from government agencies, not for profits and leading aged care providers across the sector.

Learn practical strategies to:

  • Draw best practice from evidence based research and clinical guidelines
  • Transform organisational culture to support people with dementia
  • Embed person centred practices for dementia into an organisational strategy
  • Improve staff capacity for dementia specific care
  • Enable independent living for people with dementia
  • Mitigate risk while empowering choice for people living with dementia
Who will attend?

Senior management from Residential Aged Care (RACs), Home and Community Care (HACCs), Home Support and Dementia Advocacy Organisations with responsibilities for:

  • Dementia Strategy
  • Lifestyle & Quality
  • Operations & Service Delivery
  • Clinical Care & Nursing

Attend to learn:

  • Develop an organisational dementia strategy
  • Engage & support staff for best practice dementia care
  • Improve quality of life for people living with dementia
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Key Speakers

Maree McCabe
Chief Executive Officer
Alzheimer’s Australia
Elaine Griffin
Director, People, Learning & Culture
Scalabrini Village
Dr Stephen Judd
Chief Executive
Hammond Care
Dr Sue Kurrle
Director
NHMRC Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre

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What People Are Saying

  • “In partnership with stakeholders, we will now progress with redesigning the dementia consumer support programs – with the goal that every Australian living with dementia will have access to the same quality of care, tailored to their needs, no matter where they live or who they are.”

    The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care, 2016

Blog

  • Date: 7 Apr 2017  By: Jessica Farrelly

    Sarah Price, General Manager Media at Alzheimer’s Australia spoke about the organisation’s awareness campaigns at a recent Criterion conference. She shared statistics including: Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia More than 25,000 Australians have Younger Onset Dementia 3 in 10 people over 85 and almost 1 in 10 people over 65 …

  • Date: 12 Mar 2017  By: Lisa Nguyen

    We are barely scratching the surface of dementia specific care. The growing mortality rates for dementia patients have only intensified the urgency to adopt better strategies in dementia care. One particular area of concern is that many dementia patients are likely to find themselves in potentially dangerous situations if they become disoriented and unable to …

  • Date: 2 Mar 2017  By: Dennis Frost

    Since my diagnosis of FrontoTemperal Dementia some years ago, I have come to see that the concept of choice in my care path is an illusion. Much of our traditional health and care system is based on a model of “we (the medical ‘professional’) know best and no questions are allowed without notice”. Recently I …

  • Date: 20 Jul 2016  By: William Christian

    For those diagnosed with dementia, experiencing a sense of isolation within their community is one the biggest barriers they face. The social stigma surrounding the disease can result in the family and friends of some patients distancing themselves. As dementia patients typically grow increasingly more dependent and vulnerable as their condition worsens, this scenario becomes …

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