Healthy ageing on the agenda at Brisbane North Aged Care Forum

Mar 28, 2023

AC Forum

Over 90 participants from Brisbane North’s aged care sector came together last week for the Brisbane North Aged Care Breakfast Forum.

The forum, an initiative of the healthy@home Consortium, gathered service providers and healthcare professionals for a morning of networking, knowledge-sharing and program updates from Brisbane North PHN and our partners, all with a shared dedication to improving quality of life and patient outcomes for older Australians in our region.

Rachael Cook, CEO of Inclusee, with her background in leveraging digital technologies to reduce social isolation and loneliness, was MC for the half-day program, which included sessions on improving wound care through telehealth (Dr Michelle Gibb, Wound Specialist Services), empowering people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds (Louisa Miller, CAMS and Dilli Ram, consumer representative) and the power of presence for effective leadership (Sue Cosgrove, Coached by Sue).

Providers and practitioners were given critical updates on service providers in our region offering specialised aged care navigation services (Brisbane North PHN), newly introduced Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) legislation in Queensland (Metro North Health), and the new RADAR (Residential Aged Care District Assessment and Referral Service) Rapid Response Fracture Clinic now operating in Redcliffe and Caboolture.

The forum also provided an opportunity for Kym Strachan | Manager Care Coordination to launch on behalf of Team Care Coordination (TCC) their new ‘Meet the Team’ video series, which gives more insight into the PHN’s TCC service and its role in delivering important chronic health education to their clients. The videos are live – watch now and get to know our PHN TCC team.

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