2015 Events

Northern NSW LHD Rural Falls Forum

Thursday 8th October 2015, Southern Cross University, Lismore

Forum Program

Recordings of presentations  

Presentations (PDF Format)

Ms Lorraine Lovitt, Leader NSW Falls Prevention Program, Clinical Excellence Commission
Falls Prevention is everyone’s business®

Ms Julia Dayhew, Falls Prevention Coordinator, Northern NSW LHD
Northern NSW Overview

Ms Anne Moehead, Nurse Practitioner, Psychogeriatrics/Dementia, Northern NSW LHD
Care of the Confused Hospitalised Older Persons (CHOPs) Project

Ms Cath Bateman, CHOPs Project Officer, Agency for Clinical Innovation
Volunteer education program

Dr Jasmine Menant, Senior Research Officer, Falls & Balance Research Group, NeuRA
Falls prevention research update

Dr Kim Delbaere, Research Fellow, NeuRA
Understanding and managing fear of falling in older adults

Ms Jennie Hewitt, Physiotherapist, Feros Home Care
Exercise for falls prevention in Residential Aged care Facilities

Ms Kate Swanton, Director, Health & Wellness, Feros Care
Creating strong foundations for falls prevention

Dr Esther Vance, Project Officer, NSW Falls Prevention Network, NeuRA
Falls prevention resources

NSW Falls Prevention Network Forum

Friday 22nd May
The Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt St Sydney

Forum Final Program

Plenary Sessions Recording

Plenary Sessions DVD available now

Plenary Presentations

Pam Albany Guest lecture – Ms Lorraine Lovitt, Leader NSW Falls Prevention Program, Clinical Excellence Commission
10 years on – NSW Falls Prevention Program

Prof Stephen Lord, Senior principal Research Fellow, Neuroscience Research Australia
Falls prevention research update

Dr Anne-Marie Hill, Research Fellow, School of Physiotherapy, The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, WA
Providing patients with individualised education can reduce falls and injurious falls

Prof Rebecca Ivers, Director, Injury Division, The George Institute for Global Health
The Iron Bark Project: Falls prevention in older Aboriginal people in NSW

Mr Nathan Hall, Service Manager, Centre for Healthy Ageing, Uniting Care Ageing NSW/ACT
Engaging community dwelling older adults in ongoing exercise programs

Ms Lucy Thompson,Manager, Patient Experience and Consumer Engagement (PEACE), Agency for Clinical Innovation Patients as active partners in their health care

Concurrent Sessions Presentations

Acute/Subacute Care

Ms Anthea Temple, Project Officer, Aged Health Network, Agency for Clinical Innovation
Care of Confused Hospitalised Older Persons Program – Coming Soon

Mr Daniel Treacy, Physiotherapy Team Leader, Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital
Additional Standing balance circuit classes for rehabilitation inpatients

Mr Brian Lane, Nursing Unit Manager, Camden Hospital Rehabilitation Unit
Safety Huddle

Mr Jeremey Horne, Physiotherapist, Calvary Day Rehabilitation
Parkinson’s disease wellbeing program:Exercise today to move well tomorrow

Community Care

Ms Trish Nove, Senior Population Health Officer, Western Sydney LHD
Partnerships in reaching older people

Ms Mandy Meehan, Team Leader, Ryde Specialist Mental Health Service for Older People
Stepping On with recovery:falls prevention in Mental Health

Ms Kelly Meacham, Physiotherapist, Hastings-Macleay Transitional Aged Care Service
Falling into place

Ms Lilias Nairn, Fracture Liaison Coordinator, South Eastern Sydney Medicare Local
Brake the break: A community-based Osteoporosis Refracture Prevention Service

Ms Julie Morgan & Ms Cheryl Uptin, Lachlan Community Health
Stepping On in rural areas

Residential Aged Care

Ms Sharon Butler, Better Balance Leader, Anglican Retirement Villages
Montessori – Spaced Retrieval

Mr Tim O’Mahony, Senior Program Officer, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Aged Care
Accreditation in multipurpose services

Ms Alison Stoker, Nursing Unit Manager, Aged Care, Warren Multipurpose Health Service
Warren Multipurpose Health Service approach to reducing falls

Ms Sally Crawford, Occupational Therapist, Sir Moses Montefiore Jewish Home
“Freedom to move” Promoting therapeutic alternatives to restraint use to manage falls at Montefiore

Concluding Session

Ms Steafnie Mikolaizak, PhD candidate, Falls and Injury Prevention Group, NeuRA
Preventing falls in older people following ambulance care – not available

Dr Jasmine Menant, Senior Research Officer, FBRG, NeuRA
A randomised controlled trial to treat dizziness in older people

Dr Daina Sturnieks, Senior Research Officer, FBRG, NeuRA
Cognitive motor training to prevent falls

Dr Kim Delbaere, Research Fellow, NeuRA
Standing Tall – A home based exercise program using iPads

Hunter New England LHD

NSW Falls Prevention Network Rural Forum

Thursday 26th March 2015, The Sebel Kirkton Park, Pokolbin

Final Program

Presentations

Ms Lorraine Lovitt, Leader, NSW Falls Prevention Program, Clinical Excellence Commission
Overview from the NSW Perspective

Mr Kim Nguyen, Director Allied Health, Ms Patsy Bourke, HNE Falls Injury Prevention Coordinator
HNE Health Overview

Ms Anne Fullerton, Pharmacist, Rankin Park Centre, HNELHD
“The A,B,C,D,E of F” Appropriate prescribing and deprescribing of oral benzodiazepines in patients over the age of 65 years

Ms Alison Beeton, NUM, Short Term Residential Accommodation Service (STRAS), HNELHD
Best practice falls injury prevention at STRAS

Dr Jasmine Menant, Senior Research Officer, Falls & Balance Research Group, NeuRA
Falls prevention research update

Fear of falling

Ms Anthea Temple, Project Officer, Aged Health Network, Agency for Clinical Innovation
Care of the Confused Hospitalised Older Persons (CHOPs) Project

Ms Fiona Hodson, CNC Pain Management, Hunter Integrated Pain Service
The delicate balance of pain management and falls risk

Dr Esther Vance, Project Officer NSW Falls Prevention Network, NeuRA
Falls prevention resources

Ms Judy Coates, Get Active New England (GANE), HNELHD
Enablement: empowering physically and mentally