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19 Oct 21

AAG WA presents: Family and staff perceptions of using CCTV in residential aged care facilities and sleep and older adults

Event online via Zoom

Older people generally access residential aged care facilities (RACF) when the level of care required exceeds that being offered in the home. Elder abuse within residential aged care (RAC), although rare, is generally highlighted in the media so attracts a high level of interest nationally and internationally. One way of monitoring the standard of care within RAC is through the use of close circuit television (CCTV). Monitoring by CCTV of older people in RACF’s can be seen by some as positive and by others as intrusive and unethical. A pilot in 2019 surveyed the resident, the family and the health care worker on their views of video surveillance within one RACF. The results presented today are from a wider survey in 2020/21 targeting healthcare staff and family throughout Western Australia.

The second presentation will explore sleep and older adults and the impact of caregiving on sleep. Sleep is not just a passive process, rather, it is an active process with integral roles in maintaining physical and psychological wellbeing.

  • Explore the concepts of CCTV in residential aged care
  • Identify positive aspects of using CCTV and highlight healthcare worker’s and family’s concerns about using CCTV
  • Explore the role of sleep in health and wellbeing for older adults and their caregivers
  • Discuss the impacts of lack of sleep on older adults in aged care and the community and the impact of caregiving on sleep

Hear from our speakers:

Caroline Vafeas
Director of Undergraduate Nursing Studies
School of Nursing & Midwifery
Edith Cowan University

Caroline has taught undergraduate and postgraduate education, in the fields of gerontology and dementia for the past 14 years. Her previous work experience is in the area of District Nursing in the UK. She completed her Bsc(Hons) and Masters degrees at the University of Brighton and her PhD at Edith Cowan University in 2013. Research interests and higher degree student supervision are in the fields of dementia and gerontology.

Dr Aisling Smyth
Senior Lecturer
School of Nursing and Midwifery
University of Notre Dame

Aisling's research focuses on the role of sleep in health and disease across the lifespan, from in utero to older adults. She also specialises in anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology. Aisling will discuss her work around sleep and older adults, in the community, in aged care facilities and the impact of caregiving on sleep.

Facilitated by:

Chiara Naseri
Senior Research Officer
Curtin University

Family and staff perceptions of using CCTV in residential aged care facilities Caroline Vafeas


Q&A 5.20-5.30
Sleep and Older Adults Aisling Smyth 5.30-5.50


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Event Date & Time: Tuesday 19th October 5.00pm - 6.00pm AWST

Event Location: Online, WA

Registrations Open: 15th Sep 21 12:00 PM

Registrations Close: 18th Oct 21 12:00 PM

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