Anxiety is the most common mental illness in older people. Learn about the signs and symptoms of anxiety and why older people are more vulnerable to the onset of anxiety.Find out more »
The Global Centre for Modern Ageing (GCMA) undertook an expansive study on older Australians’ wellbeing and response to COVID-19 restrictions, spanning March to July 2020.The research revealed the following:The resilience of older Australians and their preparedness to adopt new technologies to maintain social connection, and minimise the risk of virus exposure.Particularly, the use of telehealth services to access primary healthcare and manage risk. Julianne Parkinson, GCMA’s C.E.O., will present research findings, with a focus on telehealth, and discuss the opportunities for aged care providers, and the potential of telehealth to improve wellbeing of aged care service users, including residents, families, staff, and clinicians.Find out more »
Jane Sherwin leads participants to understand how enabling the individuals participation in the community with a focus on Valued Roles gives a firm foundation for service planning and cooperative action. Roles start with the person, who they are, what their passions and interests are, what makes sense in their own individual life in their own local community. The crafting of valued roles is highly individualised and requires the provider has deep understanding of the unique response each person requires. We challenge you to join our investigation of “the purpose of life is a life with purpose” with Jane Sherwin.Find out more »
The aim of this session is to concentrate on developing our capacity to recognise and respond appropriately to our feelings of loss and grief in our role in aged care. Active participation will be encouraged, but not essential.Find out more »
This 1.5 hour session provides insight & understanding of the potential underlying triggers for concerning behaviours and provides helpful ways for workers and volunteers to provide support and care.Find out more »
An interactive 2 hour on-line session which will clarify and explore the concept of 'Dignity of Risk' with real case studies.Find out more »
This workshop explores the complex nature of and the impact of home as the workplace. The workforce will gain insight into the potential harm and power imbalance that is inherent in service delivery.
An important aspect of this session is the investigation into the complexity and difference between “friend” and “friendly”. The strategies explored during the workshop can reduce negative experiences of the vulnerable/older person.
Good Better Best is an exciting, unique South Australian initiative that has evolved over several years and just keeps getting BETTER.
This series of 4 workshops will enable participants who work in a range of programs to build their professional capacity to respond to the real needs of older people accessing services, so that they may access the BEST in lifeFind out more »
When something goes wrong or when a case conference is scheduled with the client and their loved ones, ensuring you have well written evidence to back up any claims, actions or outcomes is essential.Find out more »
ACSA’s “Getting it Right” workshop is designed specifically for front line and support staff to understand each of the eight standards but with a particular focus on their contribution to Standards 1 – 4Find out more »
Learn about an older person’s experience of living with Schizophrenia or Bipolar Disorder, and the impact and challenges in providing effective service delivery.Find out more »