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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Day 1 - Tuesday 30th May, 2017

8.00
Registration, coffee & networking
8.30
Opening remarks from the Chair
Ian Yates AM
Chief Executive
COTA Australia
8.40
Opening consumer address
Christine Bryden AM PSM
Consumer Advocate & Ambassador
Alzheimer’s Australia (Queensland)
Examining consumer directed care for dementia
9.20
Dementia within the aged care roadmap: How can providers better meet consumer needs?
  • How prioritising dementia can lead to better quality support and services for all
  • Preparing for a competitive market – what do aged care providers need to know?
  • Assessing opportunities for co-design and co-production with clients
Ian Yates AM
Chief Executive
COTA Australia
10.00
Morning tea & networking
10.30
Translating the clinical practice guidelines for best practice dementia care
  • Examining the specific standard of care necessary for aged care providers
  • Recommendations based on current evidence for best practice
  • Translating recommendations into a practical strategy
Dr Sue Kurrle
Director
NHMRC Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre
11.10
PANEL DISCUSSION: Integrating evidence based research & strategy for dementia specific care
Andrew Mills
General Manager, Marketing and Communications |
Alzheimer's Australia NSW
Dr Stephen Judd
Chief Executive
Hammond Care
Dr Sue Kurrle
Director
NHMRC Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre
Developing a dementia strategy
11.50
Evolving a person-centred culture to address gaps in dementia support
  • Working with clients to develop a unique model of care
  • Supporting and empowering staff for dementia care
  • Implementing person centred processes and practices
Wendy Hudson
Wellbeing & Dementia Support Co-ordinator
Brightwater Care Group
12.30
Networking lunch
1.30
Implementing an organisational wide strategy for dementia specific care
  • Changing organisational culture to reflect a consumer focus
  • Developing ‘Sono lo’ – a tailored person centred strategy
  • Leveraging enhancers, detractors and ambassadors within a holistic staff engagement mode
Elaine Griffin
Director, People, Learning & Culture
Scalabrini Village
2.10
ROUNDTABLE: Applying best practice

Reflect on insights shared and identify how they can be implemented at your organisation.

2.50
Afternoon tea & networking
3.20
Building & implementing a three year organisational dementia strategy
  • Ten key priorities to promote active ageing, keep autonomy and choice
  • Developing an educational strategy across the entire organisation
  • Building a culture to support dignity of risk and enhance quality of life
Julie Brown
Behaviour Management Consultant
Southern Cross Care Victoria
4.00
Executing an emotions-first model of care for dementia
  • Leading organisational practices by the emotions, feelings and interests of residents with dementia
  • Benefits of grouping people with dementia at similar stages in their dementia journey
  • Implementing relaxed scheduling to tailor activities
Peter Bewert
Executive Care Manager
Salvation Army Aged Care Plus
4.40
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of day one

Day 2 - Wednesday 31st May, 2017

8.00
Welcome, coffee & networking
8.30
Opening remarks from the Chair
Ian Yates AM
Chief Executive
COTA Australia
Putting consumer experience first
8.40
Consumer address – Leading edge issues in consumer advocacy and implication for the sector
Sue Pieters-Hawke
Consumer Advocate & Educator
Alzheimer’s Australia
9.00
PANEL DISCUSSION: What is choice & control?
Christine Bryden AM PSM
Consumer Advocate & Ambassador
Alzheimer’s Australia (Queensland)
Sue Pieters-Hawke
Consumer Advocate & Educator
Alzheimer’s Australia
Dennis Frost
Inaugural Chair & Chief DAG
Southern Dementia Advisory Group
Sue Field
Adjunct Fellow in Elder Law
Western Sydney University
9.40
Morning tea & networking
Empowering independence & choice for consumers
10.10
KEYNOTE: Embedding quality dementia care in aged care
  • Uncovering persistent myths about dementia care

  • The way  forward to better dementia care

Dr Stephen Judd
Chief Executive
Hammond Care
10.50
Enabling independence for people with dementia
  • Being agile to new legislation and changing needs for consumers with dementia
  • Strategic change from residential to enhanced community and home care for people with dementia
  • Creating sustainable community care options, including respite centres to address unmet carer needs
Dr David Panter
Chief Executive Officer
ECH
11.30
Applying the Netherlands model: Independent living in residential aged care
  • Using evidence based research to develop an inclusive model of care
  • Managing safety risks while planning for resident independence
  • Continuous research and development to enhance strategic focus
Natasha Chadwick
Managing Director
Synovum Care
12.10
Networking lunch
1.10
ROUNDTABLE: Balancing risk & choice for dementia care

Reflect on strategies to empower choice and managing risk with peers and industry leaders to develop key steps to implement at your own organisation.

1.50
KEYNOTE: Unpacking the requirements of a consumer directed model of funding
  • Examining the implications of this model for dementia care
  • Addressing gaps and changing expectations of consumers and carers
  • Implications of the competitive market for support provision for those living with dementia
Maree McCabe
Chief Executive Officer
Alzheimer’s Australia
2.30
Afternoon tea & networking
Developing a dementia ready workforce
3.00
Enhancing staff knowledge & skills for dementia specific care
  • Teaching staff to identify triggers for responsive behaviour early on
  • Empowering staff adaptability to resident needs
  • Balancing risk with choice and control through provision of options for people with dementia
Julie Baillie
Director of Nursing
Lyndoch Living
3.40
Implementing organisational culture change for staff within a dementia context
  • Using mixed staffing models to maximise individual employee strengths to provide quality dementia care
  • Using a positive psychology model to change employee thinking about dementia
  • Resolving responsive behaviour by assessing unmet needs
Dr Judy McCrow
Practice Development Facilitator
Churches of Christ Care in Queensland
4.20
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of conference
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Key Speakers

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