Sep 22
Aged Care Symposium To Celebrate 101-year Old Mavis

The Western NSW Local Health District’s Aged Care Education Reference Network (ACERN) is presenting a two-day Aged Care Symposium on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 September in Dubbo.

The program is bringing together guest speakers from around the state who will share their knowledge and skills with the aged care workforce to ensure they have the skill base necessary to care appropriately for older patients and clients in hospital and in the community.

A highlight of the event will be the presentation of “An Older Person’s Journey”, featuring special guest Mavis Vaughan who celebrated her 101st birthday on 7th September this year.

Key guest speaker Mr Chris Shipway, Acting Chief executive Director, Primary Care & Chronic Services, Agency of Clinical Innovation (ACI), will set the scene for what is shaping to be a fantastic learning and discussion forum for Health District staff, service partners and aged care providers across the spectrum of acute, community and residential aged care services.

Debra Tooley, Manager Aged Care Services said the Symposium will have a strong focus on the core issues of most concern for those older people who become customers of health services,  such as delirium, cognitive decline, falls, continence, frailty, elder abuse, legal matters and much more.

An additional feature at the Symposium be a trade display which will allow those attending to make contacts and discover support networks and providers in care.

For more information contact: Debra Tooley on 6861 2555.