Growing old with purpose and maintaining control of our lives is surely the ultimate challenge that most of us will face. How we help others to do this is imperative. This is one conference you must not miss. It includes:
People brought up in orphanages, institutions, foster care or children’s homes will one day age and potentially enter aged care. This session will discuss the ‘Forgotten Australians’, and includes the following:
What is quality of life for an older person? What do we need to consider? What can we do better? This session will look at the different aspects of quality of life, what our role is in supporting quality of life, how our views/opinions influence the care we provide, and discusses:
Chronic disease can come with age, and older adults usually have to take multiple medications in order to treat different chronic conditions. This session will look at:
It is well-known that the care provided between units within health can differ widely, but the reason for this is not always clear. Typically, when things go wrong, quality-care gaps will focus on errors of commission This session looks at what is emerging as the elephant in the room – errors of omission. It includes:
When most caregivers were born in a previous generation, there are inevitable gaps in social awareness. Such blind spots can lead to insensitivities and even prejudices. This session looks at how we can overcome ageism in resident care and discusses the following topics:
Surgery for hip fracture in an older adult is designed to improve patient outcomes primarily pain and function, but sometimes, it may lead to a lower quality of life. This session will explore the topic of hip surgery with older adults, and will discuss:
This session reviews the concept of a palliative approach to care. In this session, you will have an opportunity to clarify what is meant by palliative care. It includes:
The end of life brings with it potentially distressing signs and symptoms, and the management of these symptoms is needed to improve the patient’s quality of life. This session will discuss core palliative medicines and includes:
A condition that was recently recognised as a disease in Australia, sarcopenia is relatively unknown but may affect the quality of life of an older adult. This session explores:
During any outbreak, the most vulnerable populations, such as the elderly, are at the highest risk of morbidity and mortality. This session will discuss:
Older adults are at risk of chronic diseases, including diabetes. This session will explore the following sessions:
Insulin therapy is common in older adults, but due to the risks associated with any therapy in the elderly, this should always be initiated with caution. However, insulin therapy can be beneficial for the older adult with diabetes. This session will discuss different aspects of insulin therapy and includes:
Speakers for this event are still being confirmed
The age of the population is increasing and this is not likely to change. As well, the provision of care for older people is currently under the spotlight for a range of negative reasons. Assisting an older person to remain well, to live with purpose, and to maintain as much control of their life as possible requires staff who are knowledgeable about normal ageing and skilled in holistic care.
This conference provides nurses and related health professionals with specialist knowledge that enables empathetic, holistic care of older adults.
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