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Aged care forum focuses on workforce growth

Jan. 14, 2021

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On Wednesday 25 November the Brisbane North Aged Care forum was held virtually, providing people working in the local health and aged care sectors with an opportunity to come together to further their professional development and education.

This year’s Aged Care forum focussed on providing employment solutions for the sector to access a skilled aged care workforce, ensuring they can meet aged care needs now and into the future.

The event was chaired by Bolton Clarke Operations Manager, Anja Piggott and featured speakers from Community Services Industry Alliance, Leading Aged Services Australia and Brisbane North PHN.

The program also featured interviews with consumer representatives, Val and Anna, who shared their personal experiences with the Psychology in Aged Care (PAC) Wellbeing Program run by Change Futures.

The program offers structured psychological therapies that support people with mental health needs living in residential aged care facilities.

The service aims to support residents experiencing depression or anxiety and those having trouble adjusting to changes or coping with loss.

The PHN’s Manager for Healthy Ageing, Julie Morrow, and Evaluation and Reporting Officer, Amalia Savini spoke on measuring the quality of life of people receiving Commonwealth Home Support Programme Services using the Adult Social Care Outcomes Toolkit (ASCOT).

The ASCOT initiative reflects the consortium’s commitment to a performance-oriented culture and improving service provision through evidence-based data collection.

Watch all of the presentations from the 2020 Aged Care forum here.

Pictured: The 2019 Brisbane North Aged Care forum.

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