Every month we round up some of most popular topics covering aged care in Australia on twitter. This July we highlight a looming aged care crisis, the pitfalls of social media for the aged care industry (ironic, we know), a new play, the value of nurses in aged care facilities and a selection of events and awards just for our industry.
Does our industry need to change our thinking to avert looming aged care crisis?
Our aged population is projected to increase fourfold in the next 40 years. If we are to avert a looming human rights disaster in the provision of aged care to these people, the Commission has warned that Australia needs to change its thinking and place higher value on careers in aged care.
We need to change our thinking to avert the looming aged care crisis in Australia https://t.co/ooA0ocqhGM
— Chad Stewart 查德 (@Chad__Stewart) May 12, 2015
How can staff from residential aged care better communicate with each other and those in their care? A new play attempts to answer this question.
A new play based on real stories from residential aged care explores issues of elder abuse, dementia and racism, as well as relationships and communication between staff and residents.
— Aust Ageing Agenda (@AustAgeAgenda) July 16, 2015
Aged Care providers facing pitfalls with staff on Social Media. Do you have a policy?
— Aussie Aged Care (@aussieagedcare) July 17, 2015
The legal issues arising from staff using social media to bully each other or reveal details of residents and families is increasingly confronting aged care managers, an industry lawyer says.
If you’re in Perth, don’t miss out on this event.
The biggest aged care event in Australia is on in Perth 1-3 Sept, with pre- and post-conference activities. Register http://t.co/RLN5APymXx
— Perth ACSA IAHSA (@PerthConf2015) July 21, 2015
The 2015 Conference theme – Global Communities Coming Together – is a fitting description of what will happen during the conference – connecting the diversity and interdependence of aged care around the globe, when those who are committed to ensuring the highest quality of life, care and support for our world’s elders come together to learn, innovate and share.
Nurses ‘vital’ at all times to care for aging population
Health workers across New South Wales are making a last-minute appeal to keep registered nurses on duty at all times in aged care facilities. Potential changes to staffing requirements for high care nursing homes will soon come under the scope of a parliamentary inquiry, with only a week left for stakeholders to make submissions.
— RN 24/7 (@RN24seven) July 14, 2015
Have you nominated yet? Nominations sought for best in palliative care
The aged care sector is being encouraged to nominate staff, volunteers and organisations that set the bar in end-of-life care for Palliative Care Australia’s inaugural national awards.
— Aust Ageing Agenda (@AustAgeAgenda) July 9, 2015