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

4.40
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of day one
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
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
2.50
Afternoon tea & networking
2.10
ROUNDTABLE: Applying best practice

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

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
12.30
Networking lunch
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
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
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
10.00
Morning tea & networking
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
8.40
Opening consumer address
Christine Bryden AM PSM
Consumer Advocate & Ambassador
Alzheimer’s Australia (Queensland)
8.30
Opening remarks from the Chair
Ian Yates AM
Chief Executive
COTA Australia
8.00
Registration, coffee & networking

Day 2 - Wednesday 31st May, 2017

4.20
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of conference
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
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
2.30
Afternoon tea & networking
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
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.

12.10
Networking lunch
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
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
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
9.40
Morning tea & networking
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
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
8.30
Opening remarks from the Chair
Ian Yates AM
Chief Executive
COTA Australia
8.00
Welcome, coffee & networking
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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