Aged Care Reform: ADVANCING QUALITY IN DEMENTIA CARE
This symposium gave us the opportunity to begin a dialogue about these government directions, so that we can start to examine policies, practices and research that will enable ground-breaking reform in aged care.
We invite you to revisit this stimulating debate through the keynote addresses and presentations from this significant event.
With the increase in our ageing population, Australia is facing greater challenges than ever to provide sound policies for aged care, chronic diseases and dementia care, as well as quality standards and service delivery. The Australian government’s aged care reform package, Living Longer Living Better, provides directions to improve care quality, enhance regulatory systems and foster evidence-based care.
Session 1: Advancing Quality Dementia Care
Chair: Associate Professor Donna Waters (Associate Dean, Research, Sydney Nursing School)
- HENRY BRODATY Meeting the challenge of quality dementia care in Australia
Professor Henry Brodaty AO, is the Scientia Professor of Ageing and Mental Health and Director of the Primary Dementia Collaborative Research Centre, UNSW
- MYRRA VERNOOIJ-DASSEN Dementia care research: How to care for today's dementia patients and their families
Professor Myrra Vernooij Dassen is Professor at the Radboud Alzheimer centre, Kalorama Foundation, Radboud University, the Netherlands
- STEPHEN JUDD Quality indicators and standards: Are they the enemies of caring for the person with dementia?
Dr Stephen Judd is Chief Executive of Hammond Care
Session 2: Monitoring and measuring quality
Chair: Dr Chris Hatherly, Research Manager, Alzheimer's Australia
- IAN YATES The use of indicators in Australian Residential Care Homes: A national perspective, future directions and public reporting
Ian Yates AM, is Chief Executive, COTA Australia
- LISA PONT Quality indicators and quality use of medicine in residential aged care
Dr Lisa Pont is a Senior Lecturer, Sydney Nursing School
- YUN-HEE JEON Measuring quality and person-centred dementia care
Associate Professor Yun-Hee Jeon is an Associate Professor of Sydney Nursing School
Session 3: What matters to all of us?
Chair: Paul Sadler (Chief Executive Officer, Presbyterian Aged Care NSW and ACT)
- JOAN JACKMAN Quality Dementia Care: A consumer perspective
Joan Jackson is a former Carer of her husband who was diagnosed with Younger Onset Dementia in 2001
- CHRIS HATHERLY Making a difference: Consumer advocacy and the national quality dementia care initiative
Dr Chris Hatherly is the National Research Manager, Alzheimer's Australia
- LEE-FAY LOWSpecial groups and quality dementia care
Dr Lee-Fay Low is a Senior Research Fellow, UNSW Primary Dementia Collaborative Research Centre