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It is specifically designed to support residential and community aged care professionals, and GPs, nurses and support staff in general practice and primary care, to implement a team-based approach to initiating advance care planning (ACP) and palliative care into everyday practice and care provision.
For over 60 years, Arjo has been a leading specialist in the field where its' products, solutions & programs are designed to promote a safe and dignified experience. This is achieved with safe patient handling & hygiene equipment that reduces falls and promotes caregiver injury reduction, specialised equipment to reduce and prevent pressure injuries & deep vein thrombosis, medical beds that offer advanced ergonomics, and disinfection solutions that support infection control strategies.
Our AI driven technology solutions enable:
- improved fall and incident prevention outcomes using scalable AI-enabled innovation.
- customised care to suit the needs of consumers.
- integration with nurse call and other operating systems for rapid alerting and valuable data gathering.
The Department of Health and Aged Care is responsible for administering aged care legislation and developing policy that supports high quality, safe and affordable aged care.
We deliver a broad range of programs relating to aged care, including the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP), and funding for residential aged care. We also support people to navigate and access aged care services through My Aged Care.
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety final report challenges us to create better aged care services and a better standard of care for older Australians.
In response, the Australian Government is committed to making changes to aged care to deliver quality, security, and dignity in care for every older Australian across our aged care system.
To find out more, and to contribute to upcoming changes, visit the Aged Care Engagement Hub: www.agedcareengagement.health.gov.au or call 1800 200 422.
Care Food Co
Care Food Co is a provider of safe, nutritious, fresh, chilled texture modified food for people with swallowing difficulties. We supply our product direct to people's homes where they may be in need. We use advanced food manufacturing technology in our production process to deliver a food type that is first of its kind in Australia, and we believe globally. We do not use gums, thickeners or any additive type in our food - we are simply as nature intended food to be. We use the International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Framework to underpin our food texture to ensure that our food is safe for people to eat.
Simply put, Care Food Co is "Your Carer in the Kitchen".
As a third generation family-owned business with strong family values, we are passionate about providing the very best in aged care and health care furniture solutions. Our team has extensive experience in furniture and cabinet making. We are skilled craftsman who advise on best practice and best design, for every situation. We understand that every client’s needs are unique. We care for our customers and their needs as if they were our own family.
We draw on European design trends while infusing our own expertise to create the best in aged care furniture. We are Australian designed and owned, and we manufacture most of our products right here in Australia at our own factory. This means greater control on quality, greater control on lead times and greater control on meeting our customers’ needs. We understand the ‘live’ environment which means our logistics and delivery process is second to none.
We take our role as leaders very seriously. We educate on global trends, work with designers and architects to merge incredible design with aged care specific best practice and inform industry bodies and government on the direction and needs of the industry.
We are at the forefront of the aged care and health care conversation.
No matter how you are impacted by dementia or who you are, Dementia Australia is here for you.
We exist to support and empower the estimated half a million Australians living with dementia and almost 1.6 million people involved in their care. Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia yet remains one of the most challenging and misunderstood conditions.
Founded by carers more than 35 years ago, today we are the national peak body for people impacted by dementia in Australia.
We involve people impacted by dementia and their experiences in our activities and decision-making, to make sure we are representative of the diverse range of dementia experiences across Australia. We amplify the voices of people impacted by dementia through advocating and sharing stories to help inform and inspire others.
Dementia Australia is the source of trusted information, education and support services. We advocate for positive change for people living with dementia, their families and carers, and support vital research.
We are here to support people impacted by dementia, and to enable them to live as well as possible.
Dementia Doulas International has developed an innovative approach to dementia care through the creation of the Dementia Doula role. We take pride in the associated training offered to our Dementia Doulas that not only ensures a high standard of care and consistency in approach, but also sets a new industry standard ensuring no one impacted by advancing dementia need go it alone.
In 2019, after many years in planning, Wendy Hall saw an opportunity to better meet the needs of those impacted by advancing dementia through the creation of a new role - the Dementia Doula. A role that would provide support, information, education, liaison and advocacy to those without a voice, from post-diagnosis through to the bereavement stage. Another priority was the creation of a membership community that ensured that DDI trained Dementia Doulas felt supported and valued in their ongoing practice.
- Sharing free palliative care and advance care planning information, guidance, and resources that is evidence-based on the ELDAC website;
- Developing innovative palliative care technology solutions for aged care;
- Building workforce capacity through education;
- Creating partnerships between specialist palliative care and aged care
- Providing evidence and resources to support system capability.
Find out more on the ELDAC website, www.eldac.com.au. The ELDAC project is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care.
- may negate the need to crush or alter medications
- has no known drug interactions
- designed to break down immediately once in the stomach, therefore having minimal or no impact on absorption of the medicine
HammondCare provides health, aged and dementia care expertise that empowers the people we serve.
Regarded nationally and internationally as one of Australia’s most innovative health and aged care providers, HammondCare delivers residential, community and health services that focus on complex dementia and supporting those others can’t or won’t.
HammondCare is particularly committed to dementia care, palliative care and research as well as to people who are financially disadvantaged. Our services are many, but they are all driven by one single mission – to improve quality of life for people in need. At HammondCare, we champion life.
Because every person matters.
The Dementia Centre
The Dementia Centre is the heart of excellence in dementia expertise.
Based on decades of experience in complex dementia care, our approach centres around what’s best for each individual.
As part of our commitment to improving quality of life for people living with dementia and their carers, it’s our privilege to share knowledge, practical tools and advice built up over more than 30 years in practice.
Our dementia experts, including clinicians, consultants and practitioners, contribute to the global understanding and practice of dementia through peer-reviewed research, publications and internationally recognised programs and consultancy.
At HammondCare’s International Dementia Conference 2022, HammondCare Publishing is delighted to launch our latest title, the BPSD Textbook. Featuring a unique combination of content covering theory, practice, assessment and management, the BPSD Textbook addresses the most complex aspects of dementia care, within a framework that is both knowledge-based and deeply compassionate. Visit the HammondCare Bookshop to buy your signed copy of the BPSD Textbook at a special conference price of $119 (RRP $149).
The HammondCare Bookshop will be open throughout the conference, stocked with our leading titles – all available at discounted conference prices. We will also host two book signing events:
- Day 1 Lunch – BPSD Textbook signing by editors Associate Professor Colm Cunningham, Dr Madeleine Healy and Associate Professor Stephen Macfarlane
- Day 2 Morning Tea – Dancing with Memories signing by author Sally Yule, with Maggie Beer
And as a bonus, meet The Dementia Podcast team who have an exciting new season coming soon.
HammondCare Publishing is a specialist publisher and distributor of health and aged care books and resources. Our catalogue caters to both health professionals and consumers, with titles covering dementia, aged care, palliative care, pain, carer resources, food and nutrition, design and environment, pastoral care and organisational leadership.
Healius is one of Australia’s leading healthcare companies providing high quality, accessible and cost-efficient healthcare services through our Pathology, Imaging and Day Hospital businesses. With a unique footprint of more than 2,000 locations and 11,000+ employees, Healius provides speciality diagnostic services to consumers and their referring practitioners, as well as enabling a range of independent healthcare professionals to deliver patient care in partnership with Healius’ nurses and support teams.
Hounds Helping Humans
Greyhound Rescue ethically rescues, lovingly rehabilitates, and safely rehomes greyhounds; giving them a voice through advocacy and education. Relying on donations from the public, fundraising, and a predominantly volunteer-run workforce, Greyhound Rescue plays an important role in helping hounds discover new lives as cherished family pets.
At Greyhound Rescue we know all too well the magic that these incredible greyhounds can bring to people’s lives. Greyhound Rescue's 'Hounds Helping Humans' program has been created to share this magic by brightening the lives of people who can benefit the most from connection and companionship.
We recognise that people’s genders, bodies, relationships and sexualities affect their health and wellbeing in every domain of their life.
Meaningful Ageing Australia
Meaningful Ageing Australia is the national peak body for championing the spiritual care and emotional wellbeing of older people receiving care in residential and community aged care settings.
Spiritual care ensures that each older person’s spirituality is supported.
Spirituality is about how we create meaning, hope, purpose and connection in our lives.
For some, that might include religion and expressions of cultural faith. For others, it might be the peace and emotional wellbeing they experience through a connection with nature, or creativity, or through meditation or of being of service to others.
All older people should have the right, and the support, to explore and express their spirituality and unique identity. We feel particularly strongly that those older people who are living with dementia are included in this and provided with the kind of engagement and opportunities to meet them where they are – as well as for who they have always been.
To do this, and more, Meaningful Ageing Australia creates practical resources and education events to support aged care providers to build staff confidence and capability so that they can integrate emotional support and spiritual care into their day-to-day work.
Meaningful Ageing Australia is a member-based organisation and registered charity.
PainChek® is the world’s first regulatory cleared medical device for the assessment of pain, enabling best-practice pain management for people living with pain in any environment, including those who cannot reliably self-report their pain, those who can, and those who fluctuate between the two. PainChek® is currently being used in over 1,500 aged care facilities, with more than one million digital pain assessments conducted to date, and is trusted by thousands of nurses, carers and clinicians.
Speech Pathology Australia
Speech Pathology Australia is the peak body representing over 13,000 speech pathologists across Australia.
Speech pathologists play an important role in supporting people with dementia and their families and loved ones to live well - to enhance independence, social participation and relationships and maintain quality of life
Speech pathologists work with communication and swallowing difficulties - both areas that can be affected by dementia. Changes in communication can be seen across all types of dementia, and can significantly impact daily life and social connections, and swallowing / mealtime difficulties can also present health and wellbeing challenges.
Speech pathologists take a reablement and wellbeing approach across all stages of dementia, from direct therapy approaches, compensatory strategies and aids, and education and training for communication partners.
We look forward to seeing you at the International Dementia Conference and discussing the ways speech pathologists can enhance the lives of those living with dementia.
We understand the diverse and complex nature of the sector and have completed multiple projects for a vast range of clients nationally. The team is experienced in technical design and management and has a detailed understanding of risks involved in all phases of the project cycle, where 'care' and 'lived experience' are the primary motives of Clients.
Team members and subcontractors receive ongoing training on the sensitivities of working within these environments through an education program called TotalAce. Furthermore, Total brings added value by having engaged experts from the sector who understand the operational parameters, including pressures facing the industry, and how these models of care impact accreditation as they relate to the ACQS 5.
Our almost 30-year history, coupled with a strong belief in accountability and collaboration and has contributed to TOTAL becoming a leader in delivering the most contemporary aged care homes and senior living developments. Our experience encompasses the full range of projects, from new purpose-built developments on Greenfield sites to substantial construction projects within the operating environment of existing functional homes and communities.