Every month we round up some of most popular topics covering aged care in Australia on twitter. This September we highlight Maggie Beer’s ambition to have higher food standards in aged care facilities, changes to the healthcare industry under our new Government, what dementia is and how important it is for carers to ‘see the person’.
Maggie Beer is ‘Creating an Appetite for Life’ through food in aged care
Nationally acclaimed celebrity chef Maggie Beer shared a video that encapsulates the essence of the Maggie Beer Foundation’s ‘Creating an Appetite for Life’ education program, which seeks to improve the quality of food in aged care facilities.
— HammondCare Media (@HCMediaAU) September 25, 2015
Impacts on Australian aged care with changes in Government
Australia welcomed a new Minister for Aged Care with the change in leadership, appointing Sussan Ley to the position.
Not only this, but Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull also appointed a new Minister for Social Services, Christian Porter a week previously.
And immediately, Porter launched into action, making headways on their Short-Term Restorative Care Program (STRC).
The importance of seeing the person, not the disease
Marie Alford wrote about her feature in the Australian Age Agenda, speaking about the importance of ‘seeing the person’ when working with people who suffer from dementia.
Fight Dementia by knowing more about it
For anyone who is unsure about the effects of dementia, ECH Inc shared this helpful infographic from Alzheimers Australia SA, which outlines some important facts about the severity of dementia and what you can do to prevent your risk.