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.
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The Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC) NSW Falls Prevention Program has a range of resources to support professionals in the prevention of falls in a range of settings