Braemar CEO Wayne Belcher spoke last week at the GCIC 2018 Conference on Integrated Care in Singapore. His topic explored where the Australian aged care industry may go next in its clinical governance responsibilities; twenty years on from the introduction of the Aged Care Act in 1997.
His presentation followed a detailed essay penned by Mr. Belcher which aims to delve into issues facing the industry over the decades, while presenting a series of observations on how the industry is...
CEO Of Braemar Presbyterian Care
Wayne Belcher (OAM) is the CEO of Braemar Presbyterian Care. Having entered aged care early in his career, he has held roles including Chief Executive of Bethanie as well as Director and Interim Chief Executive of Baptistcare WA. Wayne was awarded a Medallion of the Order of Australia in 2007, in recognition of his significant contribution to community services.
Giving back to society is such a rewarding experience, as any volunteer will tell you. Volunteering with the elderly is especially fulfilling as those you help show so much gratitude towards the kind acts they receive.
For some elderly residents, social isolation is a sad reality they face every day - approximately 40 per cent of aged care residents reportedly get no visitors. But then there are people like Vic who make a world of difference to special group of...
I have been working back in the aged care sector since August 2016, and as many of you know I have been the Chief Executive Officer of Braemar since March 2017. A few weeks back I did seek comment from colleagues and visitors to my blog about these “end of life choice” matters. Thank you to those who have pondered, commented, and otherwise contributed on these things.
Pain, suffering, and distress are existential. The desire to end...
Important matters are being discussed by parliamentary committees here in Western Australia over the next twelve months or so, and I seek your advice, attitudes, and thoughts on these matters.
The matter pertains to elder abuse and is a Legislative Council Select Committee (Upper House, WA State Parliament) Inquiry into Elder Abuse.
With the release of an Australian Law Reform Commission Report, much has been said in recent months about elder abuse in Australia.
But this matter has long been on...