Upcoming Events

NSW Healthy Ageing and Fall Prevention Network Western and Far West Rural Webinar
23rd October 2020
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Session 1 – Active Healthy Ageing
9.30am – 11.00am

This session will highlight some of the programs currently being conducted in the Western and Far West NSW Local Health Districts to encourage older adults to remain active in the community and the role healthy eating plays in maintaining good cognitive health. This will include an update on the new direction of the Network, an overview of virtual stepping on programs and the Get Healthy service and will finish with a pannel and Q&A from the audience. This session will be beneficial for allied health professionals, community and residential aged care settings, and nursing and medical staff from hospital.

Session 2 – Keeping Older People Safe
11.30am – 1.00pm

This session focusses on safety and minimising harm in hospital and sub-acute hospital settings for fall prevention. There will be presentations from Orange Health Service, learning to live with an impairment using a sensori-deprivation suit and virtual reality, the Broken Hill Zero Tolerance Redesign and information on the Frailty Pilot Project at Dubbo Health Service and End PJ Paralysis campaign. A panel and Q&A will conclude the session.

Session 3 – Healthy Ageing into the Future
2.00pm – 3.00pm

This session will provide an overview of the ageing strategy for WNSWLHD and the aged care projections for WNSWLHD. This ageing strategy was conducted in order to create an overarching, long-term vision of 5+ years for care of older people in the community, hospitals and residential aged care. Following this will be a discussion and Q&A from an expert panel on how we can use this data to plan for the future and the longer term implications of the aged care review and ageing strategies for services and service provision.

21st International Conference on Falls and Postural Stability 25th September 2020

Conference aims:

  • Further attendee’s overall knowledge and understanding of current research and practice in healthcare of older people in core and difficult areas
  • Improve attendee’s skills in the treatment and care of older people
  • Inspire attendees to achieve personnel excellence in healthcare of older people
  • Take away new activities and ideas to progress their workplace’s services

Recordings of the presentations will be accessible post-event.
There will be access to 5 hours of CPD content.

More information can be found for this event on the website

 

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Helpful Resources

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