Older People Clinical Network
The Older People Clinical Network brings together clinicians, consumers, care providers, health service managers, non-government organisations and researchers to plan and implement best practice in providing for the health and welfare of older people across South Australia.
The network aims to:
- increase clinicians’ involvement in planning health services
- develop statewide service plans to ensure high quality consumer-focused services for older people
- focus on integrating services
- establish workgroups to focus on agreed priority areas.
Final draft SA Health Services Plan for People with Dementia (and Delirium)
Your last chance to review and provide feedback!
The State-wide Older People Clinical Network has spent the past year developing the SA Health Services Plan for People with Dementia (and Delirium) (PDF 594KB).
The Network would like to give you the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the final draft of the plan.
You are welcome to make suggestions about how the plan should be changed.
If there is something you would like to change in the plan, it would be helpful if you could make suggestions as to preferred content or language.
Positive feedback is also welcome.
Please note this is a draft for consultation. The plan has not yet been endorsed by SA Health.
Once the Network has received your comments, the documents may be revised; the final plan will then be presented to the SA Health executive to seek their endorsement.
Please submit your comments on the draft plan by email, post or telephone any time before FRIDAY 31 October 2014, to:
Louise Heuzenroeder, Network Development Manager
Older People Clinical Network
Repatriation General Hospital, Level 1, C Block Daws Road, Daw Park, SA, 5041
Telephone: 0402 780 595
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- Australian Institute of Health and Welfare - Improving dementia data in Australia: Supplement to Dementia in Australia 2012
- WHO: Dementia a public health priority
- Assessment and Management of People with Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia – NSW
- Dementia Collaborative Research Centre – Assessment and Better Care: Behaviour Management - A Guide to Good Practice Managing Behavioural and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (PDF 4.94KB)
Events of interest
University of Tasmania online course
The University of Tasmania's Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), Understanding Dementia, is a 9-week online course that builds upon the latest in international research on dementia. It's free and anyone can register.
Date: The next course is due to begin on 13 October 2014.
Dementia + Community Care Conference 2014
Date: 30 and 31 October 2014
Venue: Main Grandstand, Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne, Australia
News and membership
Chair: Dr John Maddison
Network Development Manager: Louise Heuzenroeder
|Dr Chris Bollen||General Practitioner||Metropolitan|
|Rajiv Chand||General Manager Alzheimer’s Australia - SA||SA|
|Kathryn Cunningham||Chief Executive Officer Alzheimer’s Australia - SA||SA|
|Dr John Maddison||Medical Co-Director - Aged Care, Rehabilitation & Palliative Care, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network||Metropolitan|
|Justin Prendergast||Nursing Director, Rehab & Aged Care, RGH||Metropolitan|
|Dr Robert Prowse||Director, Department of Geriatric and Rehab Medicine, RAH||Metropolitan|
|Helen Smith||Manager, Speech Pathology, TQEH||Metropolitan|
|Kate Swaffer||Consumer Representative||SA|
|Dr Cameron Robertson||General Practitioner||Country|
|Jeanette Walters||Manager Office For the Ageing||Statewide|
|A/Prof Craig Whitehead||Director, Division of Aged Care and Rehab Southern Adelaide Local Health Network||Metropolitan|
|Joy Whitehorn||Consumer Representative||Metropolitan|
|Sharon McLennan||Clinical Practice Consultant, Geriatric Evaluation & Management Team, South East Regional Community Health Service Country Health Local Health Network||Country|