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Janine Yeates
Janine Yeates Jul 15, 2018

Design for social innovation. The future of aged care.

On Wednesday, 4 July 2018, Ellis Jones and innovAGEING brought together 25 executives, referral organisations, designers, architects, researchers and academics from across the aged care sector. In Ellis Jones’ Realm of Possibilities workshop space, people rolled-up their sleeves and got out of their comfort zone for our event – Design for social innovation. The future of aged care. The Ellis Jones team set the scene for the evening by challenging participants to get hands-on with the techniques. The focus, they said, was on exploring the...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Jul 10, 2018

Why do people with dementia get pneumonia?

It is extremely worrying when someone with dementia develops pneumonia. Pneumonia is more common among elderly people and affects those with weakened immune systems, such as those who are living with dementia. A study of people living with dementia showed that as many as 40 per cent developed pneumonia over the 18-month study period. The two types of pneumonia: viral and bacterial There are two different types of pneumonia. Viral pneumonia is more common during the colder months, and can...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Jul 4, 2018

Euthanasia: the risk a person will be coerced into ending their life

The practice of 'voluntary assisted dying' is becoming more accepted around the world, and will be legal in Victoria from next year. Although there is a growing acceptance of assisted dying in our society, it’s important to note the practise is associated with very serious risks - and one of the most significant risks is that an elderly person may be coerced into ending their own life. When voluntary assisted dying is made legal, safeguards against coercion are always considered and...
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Rebecca Galdies
Rebecca Galdies Jul 3, 2018

Grief and the passing of a loved one

Last year in October, I climbed onto the skinny little hospital bed next to my father so that I could get close enough to give him a cuddle. I lay there beside him while he struggled for each breath and talked to him about all the beautiful memories I had of us. He couldn’t respond; he was unconscious, and I’m sure most medical professionals would say that he couldn’t hear me, that he wasn’t aware of what I was saying...
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Mundipharma
Mundipharma Jun 13, 2018

5 Ways to Assess Pain that Every Aged Care Worker Should Know

Monitoring pain in aged care residents is crucial to ensure their comfort and quality of life. To improve the management of pain and to create pain vigilant aged care facilities it has been proposed that pain is considered the fifth vital sign, after temperature, pulse, blood pressure and respiration rate. Pain needs to be assessed regularly and the presence of pain - or inadequately controlled pain - should be investigated at admission, whenever there are significant changes in the resident’s...
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Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan Jun 6, 2018

When operations subtly cause our powers of thinking to deteriorate: Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction

Have you known of someone who had an operation, and family and friends say afterwards, “They haven't been quite the same since”? Sometimes surgery can subtly impact mental abilities. In particular, after surgery some patients report problems with memory, attention, multitasking, and concentration. This condition has been dubbed ‘postoperative cognitive dysfunction’ (POCD), and it can last months - even years. The other bad news is it can be a sign of even worse to come. Developing postoperative delirium and postoperative cognitive...
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Wayne Belcher
Wayne Belcher
CEO Of Braemar Presbyterian Care
Warren Duce
Warren Duce
Tunstall Healthcare - Technology Expert
Vicki Tuchtan
Vicki Tuchtan
Academic Director At Aged Care
Val French
Val French
AM M.Lit.Stud BA
Tracey Silvester
Tracey Silvester
Executive Manager, Envigor Home Care
Tracey Maxfield
Tracey Maxfield
Nurse, Author
Tim Humphries
Tim Humphries
CEO Of Homestyle Aged Care
Tibor Paller
Tibor Paller
Aged Care Chef
The Hon Ken Wyatt
The Hon Ken Wyatt
Minister For Aged Care, Minister For Indigenous Health
Tamar Krebs
Tamar Krebs
Founder And CEO Of Group Homes
Tabitha Lovett
Tabitha Lovett
Head Of Philanthropy At Equity Trustees
Sylvia North
Sylvia North
Registered Dietitian And Integrative Nutritionist
Suzanne McLoughlin
Suzanne McLoughlin
Director Of Home Instead Senior Care
Suzanne Greenwood
Suzanne Greenwood
CEO Of Catholic Health Australia
Steven Strange
Steven Strange
CEO And Founder Of Health Metrics
Steven Sanders
Steven Sanders
Writer And Blogger
Sheryl Aldcroft
Sheryl Aldcroft
Managing Director Of Agestrong Physio
Sharon Forbes
Sharon Forbes
Industry Liaison Clinician At Freedom Aged Care
Samantha Bowen
Samantha Bowen
Founder Of Acorn Network
Sally Hogan
Sally Hogan
Registered Nurse, Cert IV TAELLN
Rosemary Iloste
Rosemary Iloste
Daughter, Mother & Writer
Rodney Horin
Rodney Horin
Managing Director, Joseph Palmer & Sons (Vic)
Robert Fedele
Robert Fedele
Journalist At Australian Nursing And Midwifery Journal
Robert Clifford
Robert Clifford
Founder Of Alto Cibum
Rob Evers
Rob Evers
CEO Of Care Support Network
Richard Meaden
Richard Meaden
Financial Consultant
Rhod Ellis-Jones
Rhod Ellis-Jones
Principal Consultant Of Ellis Jones
Raymond Gouck
Raymond Gouck
CEO Of Omnicare Alliance
Victoria Traynor
Victoria Traynor
Professor At University Of Wollongong
Richard Fleming
Richard Fleming
Executive Director Of Dementia Training Australia
Philip Daffas
Philip Daffas
CEO & Managing Director Of PainChek
Petrina Scott
Petrina Scott
Principal Consultant - Judgement Index
Peter Scutt
Peter Scutt
Founder Better Caring
Peter Chittenden
Peter Chittenden
Managing Director, Residential At Colliers International
Penny Holcombe
Penny Holcombe
Director And Founder Of Care3
Norman McNamara
Norman McNamara
Founder Of Global Purple Angel Dementia Awareness Campaign
Nicki Doyle
Nicki Doyle
Director At KPMG
Nick McDonald
Nick McDonald
CEO Of Prestige Inhome Care
Nick Loudon
Nick Loudon
CEO And MD Of Seasons Group
Mike Cahill
Mike Cahill
CEO Greysafe
Michael Riley
Michael Riley
CEO Of Greysafe
Michael Preston
Michael Preston
Graduate Dementia Care Specialist
Matiu Bush
Matiu Bush
Bolton Clarke - Design Integration Lead
Mathieu Bertrand
Mathieu Bertrand
Co-founder Of Home Care Heroes
Mary Wood
Mary Wood
Executive Director Of The Retirement Living Council
Mark O'Toole
Mark O'Toole
Founder–Managing Director
Marissa Sandler
Marissa Sandler
CEO And Co-founder Of Careseekers
Margaret O'Connor
Margaret O'Connor
Emeritus Professor
Mairead Dunne
Mairead Dunne
Founder Of Spritz Mindset
Maddison Fuhrmann
Maddison Fuhrmann
Senior Account Executive - Ellis Jones
Lyndall Kay
Lyndall Kay
Aged Care Reform
Lydia Paterson
Lydia Paterson
CEO Of Care Guidance
Lucinda Zammit
Lucinda Zammit
Nutritionist
Louise Hallinan
Louise Hallinan
Founder Of Smart Brain Health Centre
Lisa O'Driscoll
Lisa O'Driscoll
Respiratory Clinical Consultant
Lisa Murray
Lisa Murray
Principle, Strategically Placed Marketing
Lisa Kelly
Lisa Kelly
CEO Carers ACT
Leah Bisiani
Leah Bisiani
Dementia Consultant
Lauren Todorovic
Lauren Todorovic
Founder And Director Of CarePage And HelloCare
Lauren Hockley
Lauren Hockley
Co-founder Of Careseekers
Kim Dyason
Kim Dyason
Executive Director Of Nursing - Autumn Aged Care
Kerrie Lavery
Kerrie Lavery
CEO Of Parkglen
The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP
The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP
Minister Of Aged Care
Kate Swaffer
Kate Swaffer
CEO Of Dementia Alliance International
Kate Ford
Kate Ford
Freelance Journalist
Justin Potter
Justin Potter
National Business Development Manager At MAS National
Jurgen Gotz
Jurgen Gotz
Director Of The Clem Jones Centre For Ageing Dementia Research
Julie Cole
Julie Cole
Dementia Consultant
John Pollaers
John Pollaers
Chair Of The Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce
John Carroll
John Carroll
Chief Executive Officer
Jo Cleary
Jo Cleary
Aged Care Consultant
Jim Toohey
Jim Toohey
President Of Carers Queensland
Jillian Slade
Jillian Slade
Placement Consultant
Jenny Williams
Jenny Williams
General Manager At Amana Living
Jennene Buckley
Jennene Buckley
CEO Of Feros Care
Janine Yeates
Janine Yeates
Senior Account Manager - Ellis Jones
James Vickers
James Vickers
Co-Director Of The Wicking Dementia Centre
James Price
James Price
Managing Director And Co-founder Of Mirus Australia
Ilsa Hampton
Ilsa Hampton
CEO Of Meaningful Ageing Australia
Helen Nihill
Helen Nihill
Retired Director Of Nursing
Helen Attrill
Helen Attrill
CEO And Consultant
Geoff Grady
Geoff Grady
CEO Of Aveo Group
Gary Buck
Gary Buck
Director At CIO Advisory
Fi Darby
Fi Darby
Writer
Felicity McIntosh
Felicity McIntosh
Health And Ageing - Ellis Jones
Elizabeth Harmon
Elizabeth Harmon
Writer Of Open Colleges
Eleanor Morgan
Eleanor Morgan
Aged Care Reform
Eileen Webb
Eileen Webb
Associate Professor, Curtin Law School
Eamonn Fitzpatrick
Eamonn Fitzpatrick
Placement Services Coordinator At Vasey RSL Care
Yvette Porter
Yvette Porter
Dentist At Apple Dental
Tony Bartone
Tony Bartone
Vice President Of Australian Medical Association (AMA)
Sarah Russell
Sarah Russell
Aged Care Matters
Ryan Harvey
Ryan Harvey
Deputy Clinical Director Of House Call Doctor
Rodney Syme
Rodney Syme
Vice President, Dying With Dignity
Jane Sims
Jane Sims
Health Research & Evaluation Consultant
Dr Jane Fischer
Dr Jane Fischer
CEO And Medical Director At Calvary Health Care Bethlehem
Drew Dwyer
Drew Dwyer
Gerontologist
Catherine Barrett
Catherine Barrett
Director Of Celebrate Ageing
David Constantine
David Constantine
Ellis Jones - Design Director
Danielle Robertson
Danielle Robertson
Director Of Danielle Robertson Consulting
Daniel Aitchison
Daniel Aitchison
Manager At TriCare
Craig Hunter
Craig Hunter
Journalist, Editor And Business Writer
Corinne Maunder
Corinne Maunder
Founder And Director Of Fire Films
Cherie Hugo
Cherie Hugo
Founder Of The Lantern Project
Carolyn Broomfield
Carolyn Broomfield
Owner Of New Horizon Fitness
Caroline Egan
Caroline Egan
Editor HelloCare
Bree Voegt
Bree Voegt
Clinical Dietitian
Bonnie Black
Bonnie Black
Founder, Little Miss Organised
Bina Brown
Bina Brown
Financial Journalist
Beth Mohle
Beth Mohle
Secretary Of Queensland Nurses And Midwives’ Union
Bessie Hassan
Bessie Hassan
Money Expert At Health Insurance
Bernard Schokman
Bernard Schokman
CEO Of Design Moshpit
Ben Myers
Ben Myers
Executive Director - Retirement Living For The Property Council Of Australia
Ara Cresswell
Ara Cresswell
CEO Of Carers Australia
Aodhan Docherty
Aodhan Docherty
Dentist At About Smiles Dental
Anne Ring
Anne Ring
Columnist
Anne Johnson
Anne Johnson
Director Of Seamless Transitions
Anna Hacker
Anna Hacker
National Manager At Australian Unity
Amy Henderson
Amy Henderson
Journalist - HelloCare
Amiria MacKinnon
Amiria MacKinnon
General Manager Marketing & Communications At Whiddon
Amelia Moulis
Amelia Moulis
Senior Account Manager At Ellis Jones
Amee Baird
Amee Baird
NHMRC-ARC Dementia Research Development Fellow At Macquarie University
Amanda Graham
Amanda Graham
Co-Founder Of SeniorsHousingOnline.com.au

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