Welcome to the  November 2017  edition of Eng age  ... arriving a day late due to the Melbourne Cup Public Holiday in Victoria!

This past month came the announcement that I have moved to a new role as Sales Director at Ausmed Education - this new and exciting challenge will bring many opportunities. I'd like to share with you some of the Ausmed offerings - including great value Conferences/Seminars , terrific trade displays , satchel inserts and exceptional online CPD .
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Wayne Woff - Manager, Total Aged Services 
Electronic medical record blamed in death of 41-year-old WA man
Over-reliance on the electronic medical record at Perth’s Fiona Stanley Hospital has been blamed in the death of a 41-year-old man from a serious adverse drug reaction, the West Australian Coroner finds ... Read more  
 (Source: www.healthcareit.com.au)
What can you do if you don't want to go into a retirement village?
Enterprising baby boomers are turning to co-housing to avoid the conventional retirement communities that were often the only option for their parents Read more
(Source: abc.net.au)
Featured Event:  DRTA Innovator's Seminar Series
CST - Cognitive Stimulation Therapy: what you must know & why
Calling all clinical leaders, supervisors and care managers ..Do you care for people with mild to moderate dementia? Haven’t heard about CST? You need to … DRTA’s Toni Wallwork is hosting this keenly priced seminar with international CST Experts Dr Gary Cheung and Dr Kathy Peri. Find out what you REALLY need to know and why. Learn how to empower staff to deliver this practical, effective, research-based intervention tool.
For more information click here
My Storyboard From My Word Your Way
Big happenings are occurring in the My Word office at the moment. Since the release of  My Storyboard   the team have been hard at work answering questions from around Australia from people wanting to know more about the latest Aged Care facility feature. My Word Co-Founder, Danielle Stewart, answers a few questions about why they developed their fast growing ‘My Storyboard’ product and who benefits ... Read more
Online test can prevent heart disease deaths: AHPC
Widespread use of a simple online assessment tool could prevent thousands of Australians dying from heart disease, according to a new policy paper launched by the Australian Health Policy Collaboration (AHPC) at Victoria University  ... Read more
(Source www.vu.edu.au)
The Library of Sketchbooks

You think of libraries housing books and literature and history. However this library in Brookyn, NY has shelves and shelves of scrapbooks, handwritten thoughts and musings. Thought provoking and worth the few minutes to watch. A great idea for Residential Aged Care, Day Centre or PAGs .
(Source: YouTube)
For Older Gays Who Might Re-enter the Closet, a Ball Invites Them Out

The inaugural Coming Back Out Ball - held at the Melbourne Town Hall in October - is an event to honour older gay, transgender and intersex people. The Ball looks to address the common issue of LGBT people hiding their sexual identity when they enter nursing homes Read more 
(Source: www.nytimes.com)
AMA issues new healthcare communication standards .. Read more  
(Source: www.healthcareit.com.au)

Free Palliative Care Online Training Portal for carers delivering palliative care  ... Read more
(Source: Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association)

My Health Record empowers carers and their loved ones   …  Read more
(Source: www.digitalhealth.gov.au)

Medication Management App - Key information about medications & dementia  ...  Read more
(Source: www.dementiatrainingaustralia.com.au)

Draft standards released for care of the elderly in China   …  Read more
(Source: www.chinadaily.com.cn)

Healthcare and Social Assistance is now our largest employment sector …  Read more
(Source: www.abs.gov.au)
Life stories place the resident at the 
epicentre of their care
There are so many tasks that care professionals need to complete day-in and day-out, making it difficult to spend quality time getting to know residents and their stories. 
So how can busy carers quickly learn about their residents so they can connect immediately?  Read more
November 8-10
AAG Conference “Ageing: the Golden Opportunity”, Perth - click here  
November 21-22
Information Technology in Aged Care (ITAC), Gold Coast - click here  
December 4-5
Wound Management: A Practical Guide, Melbourne - click here  
February 19-20
5th National Elder Abuse Conference, Sydney - click here  
February 21
CST: Cognitive Stimulation Therapy Seminar, Sydney - click here  
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