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
Ministerial address

Invited: The Hon Ken Wyatt AM
Assistant Minister of Health & Aged Care

9.00
Opening consumer address
Christine Bryden AM PSM
Consumer Advocate & Ambassador
Alzheimer’s Australia (Queensland)
Examining consumer directed care for dementia
9.40
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
Graeme Samuel AC
National President
Alzheimer’s Australia
10.20
Morning tea & networking
10.50
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
11.30
PANEL DISCUSSION: Integrating evidence based research & strategy for dementia specific care
Graeme Samuel AC
National President
Alzheimer’s Australia
Dr Stephen Judd
Chief Executive
Hammond Care
Dr Sue Kurrle
Director
NHMRC Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre
Developing a dementia strategy
12.10
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
Libby Simpson
General Manager, Residential Care
Brightwater Care Group
12.50
Networking lunch
1.50
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
2.30
ROUNDTABLE: Applying best practice

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

3.10
Afternoon tea & networking
3.40
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
Ben Gatehouse
Dementia Consultant
Southern Cross Care Victoria
4.20
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
5.00
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
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
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
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
Workshop A: How to balance risk & choice in a dementia context
Thursday 1st June 2017, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Managing risk while continuing to empower choice and control for people with dementia is an ongoing challenge for aged care providers. Taking a person centred approach is critical to aged care services, particularly in a competitive market. It is no longer enough to simply provide clinical care, but be ready to work with clients, carers and family to define and provide individually tailored quality of life.

Key learnings from this interactive workshop:

  • Managing advanced care planning with a focus on independent living
  • Understanding what is important and what makes a difference to a person with dementia
  • Working with key stakeholders to define individualised quality of life
  • Scenarios to examine how choice and control can be implemented while mitigating risk

*Refreshments provided

Price: $499 + GST

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Sue Field
Adjunct Fellow in Elder Law
Western Sydney University
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Workshop B: How to lead cultural change for a person centric model of care
Thursday 1st June 2017, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

In order to continue to compete in a changing sector, aged care providers will need to proactively adopt a person centric model of care for dementia and successfully integrate it with a strategic
organisational vision.

Change management, particularly for organisational culture is key to transforming any dementia strategy into a person centric one. Attend this interactive workshop to learn how the Salvation Army successfully instituted an innovative person centred model of care.

Attend to learn how to:

  • Implement effective change management for an emotions first approach
  • Listen to clients emotions and experiences as part of strategic development
  • Dispel organisational myths around professional boundaries
  • Considering opportunities for greater collaboration and engagement between clients and staff
  • Measure client outcomes against an international baseline

*Refreshments provided

Price: $499 + GST

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Peter Bewert
Executive Care Manager
Salvation Army Aged Care Plus
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Key Speakers

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Graeme Samuel AC
National President
Alzheimer’s Australia
Elaine-Griffin-GS-Criterion
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