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Helen Attrill
Helen Attrill Jun 1, 2018

Why We Need Chief Elder Officers in Aged Care

I covered this story in 2015, but it is just as relevant today as ever, in fact one could argue more so. Why? Because so few organisations are embracing the role of seniors in their management of aged care. I am inspired by the recent appointment of a Chief Elder Officer at Revera Inc, Ms Hazel McCallion. Her appointment, a first for Revera, demonstrates their commitment to ageing with purpose and the elders of their community. I urge you to...
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Helen Attrill

Helen Attrill

CEO And Consultant

Helen has completed over 26 years as an industry and organisation leader in the aged care and not for profit sector and have led the successful implementation of significant sector, profession and organisational change. Armed with this background she is committed to helping aged care and not for profit organisations ‘accept the challenge of industry change’™.

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Helen Attrill
Helen Attrill Jun 12, 2017

Will Aged Care Buckle Under The Weight of Obese Elders?

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare advise that 1 in 5 seniors are obese and that this number has trebled over the last 20 years. A recent report out of the US highlighted the increasing number of elderly clients in aged care who were morbidly obese and as a result were in need of higher levels of care and support. The obesity epidemic challenges our image of aging. When we think of the elderly we generally imagine them as...
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Helen Attrill
Helen Attrill May 3, 2017

Are 30 Minute Visits The Gold Standard in Home Care for Australia?

It would be prudent for aged care services and home care services to undertake a review of their service and supports for elderly clients against these guidelines and consider what changes they might make if they were to achieve these guidelines. The UK released new gold standard guidelines which signpost what is expected from organisations who are providing caring for the elderly. Home care providers in Australia would do well to consider this latest development and undertake a review of...
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Helen Attrill
Helen Attrill Apr 19, 2017

Will The High Cost of Health Care Encourage Us to Embrace Wellness?

I'm not convinced that the cost of care will be enough to bring about this seismic shift in our health behaviours nor will it benefit current users of aged care who have not benefited from a history of wellness. Will the cost of aged care drive older Australians and future generations to consider and take action to get healthy in order to avoid disability as they age? I ask because this was the argument put forward in a recent wrap up...
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