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11 Dec 13

The Wicking Teaching Aged Care Facility Program - Outcomes & Implications

The last decade has witnessed a progressive ageing of the resident population in aged care facilities with an associated increase in dependency. Worryingly, the increasing demand for skilled care to meet higher levels of resident dependency has been accompanied by a progressive de-skilling of the aged care workforce.

This is compounded by the fact that the aged care environment does not appear to offer strong career pathways for qualified staff, making recruitment and retention a significant problem. This raises questions about how we will ensure that increasingly dependent residents receive appropriately skilled care in the future.

The AAG WA Division invites you to a special evening seminar to learn more about an innovative aged care facility program that is aiming to address these issues: The Wicking Teaching Project.

  • Learn how The Wicking Teaching project provides students with an enhanced, positive placement experience so they develop a more positive attitude to working in or with residential aged care facilities.
  • Understand how to build organisational and leadership capability within residential aged care facilities to support students’ professional education and drive a high performance culture across the organisation.
  • Explore how to create an organisational environment conducive to establishing a ‘teaching aged care facility’.

Hear from Leading Experts

Prof Andrew Robinson

Professor of Aged Care Nursing, School Of Nursing and Midwifery.
Co-Director, Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, University of Tasmania

Andrew Robinson is Professor of Aged Care Nursing, School Of Nursing and Midwifery at The University of Tasmania and Co-Director, Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre (WDREC). As Co-Director of WDREC, Andrew oversees projects that span health services, clinical and biomedical research, and education and workforce capacity, to tackle the leading issues related to the increasing numbers of people with dementia.

A/Professor Barbara Horner

Senior Researcher, Ageing & Dementia, Curtin University Faculty of Health Sciences
Collaborating Partner in the National Dementia Collaborative Research Centre – Consumers and Carers, & Wicking Centre Research Associate, University of Tasmania

A/Professor Horner is a social researcher, working particularly in the social and service implications of ageing and a senior researcher in the ageing and dementia portfolio at Curtin University. Her research includes workforce issues, innovation in models of care and service frameworks and evaluation, quality of life factors in aged communities and organisational leadership and change. She has a particular interest in improving care outcomes and QOL of people living with dementia. Barbara was the Director of the WA Dementia Training Study Centre 2006-2013, and is CI for Curtin University in the National Dementia Collaborative Research Centre - Consumers & Carers.

Event Details

To download a copy of the flyer and registration form click here

5.30pm to 6.00pm: Registration and drinks
6.00pm to 7.00pm: Presentations

Event Date & Time: 11 December 2013, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Event Location: Grace Vaughan House, 227 Stubbs Terrace, Shenton Park, WA

Registrations Open: 18th Nov 13 12:00 AM

Registrations Close: 11th Dec 13 11:59 PM

Your Investment

Member: $10.00
Non Member: $30.00

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