Now in its third year, the Active Ageing Conference shares the latest evidence on restorative care, reablement and wellness to support older people to live independent, healthy and productive lives.
The conference is geared towards aged care providers, community services, local councils, researchers, allied health professional and other relevant professionals with an interest in active or positive ageing.
The Active Ageing Conference 2017 hosted by Australian Ageing Agenda and Community Care Review will feature:
- organisations experienced in wellness, reablement and restorative care discussing their experiences and sharing the lessons learned
- experts outlining the latest research on these approaches
- consultants delivering practice ideas and support
The wellness, reablement and restorative approaches are based on mounting evidence of their effectiveness in assisting older people to improve their function and reduce the need for ongoing care and support.
But implementing these approaches will challenge many providers and services, as their workforce will need to be trained and supported to successfully deliver the reablement and wellness focus.
Topics of interest include:
- Reablement programs
- Restorative care
- Collaborating with other providers/services to deliver programs
- Active ageing in rural and remote environments
- Pastoral and spiritual care
- Social connection
- Active ageing for CALD and special needs groups
- Organisational leadership and staff development
- Use of assistive technology and other aids in active ageing
- Co-production: developing programs with clients