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Allied Health Link Round Up Blog- March 2019

Allied Health Link Round Up Blog

 

ALLIED HEALTH LINK ROUND UP BLOG – March 2019

We at ALLIED HEALTH SUPPORT SERVICES are looking to save you guys precious time and resources wherever we can… SO here is our monthly LINK ROUND UP BLOG for your perusing pleasure!

Anything you want featured or chased up?  Let us know!  We produce this awesome round up blog at the end of every month..

Special shout out to our colleagues working in AGED CARE this month… 

Read on, save for later, share on social – here are some awesome links you, as an awesome allied health professional, need to know about right now…

Music as Medicine

A  new global study, led by the University of Melbourne, bringing music in as medicine to treat people with dementia and depression.

Music therapy has the potential to revolutionise aged care in Australia and beyond. From alleviating the symptoms of depression to enabling genuine reconnection with community – music therapy is giving some a chance rediscover what has been taken; the person behind the dementia.

What is Music Therapy & when do I refer?

They are what is known collectively as arts-based therapists, alongside other professions such as art therapy and drama therapy, a sub-set of allied health. Click to learn more…

 

PRIVATE PRACTICE & BUSINESS


FREE Webinar for Allied Health Professionals  – “How to Increase Your Patients in 30 Days”

Join Megan Walker, Director of Market Savvy, and learn how you can quickly increase your patient base with ethical, relationship-based marketing strategies. All strategies align with the AHPRA guidelines. Click on the link below to choose the time and date that suits you best and we’ll see you there! REGISTER HERE!

7pm Tuesday 2 April  //  8pm Thursday 4 April  //  10am Saturday 6 April

 

 

 

EQUIPMENT & RESOURCES


DTA Dementia Training Australia Logo

Dementia Training Australia has developed a tool to help aged care providers monitor their use of antipsychotic medications.

Check out also Free online dementia courses by DTA- these FREE courses are short and mobile friendly!

Allied Health Support Services PD Library  FREE webinars and presentations for health professionals, covering clinical, non-clinical and business-based topics.

 

 

BLOGS & INFLUENCERS 


Seniors Flourish LogoTechnology can be challenging for older adults! Aging often means decreased visual acuity, hearing impairments, and cognitive decline, all of which can add to the frustration of learning a new skill.  Learn from SENIORS FLOURISH the 7 Steps to Make it “Stick” When Teaching Tech to Older Adults.

 

How to move from disengagement to engagement in aged care?

Watch this week’s episode and find out three key strategies to transfer disengagement to engagement in aged care by Julie Bajic Smith of WiseCare.

Julie is a psychologist with extensive experience working with the elderly and their families.  She helps aged care providers improve staff satisfaction and retention, by addressing the psychological aspects of delivering care.

 

 

Grant to support improved food experiences in aged care

Work in nutrition? Have you heard about Maggie Beer Foundation? MBF recently received a $500,000 Australian Government grant to fund a new training program for aged care cooks and chefs across the country – the first of its kind in Australia.  Read the full article..

 

CLINICAL RESOURCES


 

PalliAged Care Logo

Practice Tip Sheets for Careworkers

Practice Tip Sheets for care workers in aged care contain information on palliative care for older people.  You can print or download single Tip Sheets. You can also print a booklet with all Tip Sheets, or print the cover and instructions for your personal development folder and add the Tip Sheets later.

Fall Prevention for People with Disabilities and Older Adults

Download this TIP SHEET by The American Occupational Therapy Inc, to help older adults reduce their risk of falls.

FOOT HEALTH FACT SHEET-  LOOKING AFTER AGEING FEET.

Did you know? Foot pain affects one in four older people, with forefoot pain affecting two-thirds. Download this foot fact sheet from Podiatry Australia.

According to Australian Government Department of Health– Aged care subsidies and supplements are available to providers of aged care services in home care and residential care. The Australian Government pays eligible providers an amount of subsidy for each care recipient, and individual supplements to care recipients to support their care.

 

The Ageing & Aged Care PUBLICATIONS page is free to access and updated regularly… these were last updated Feb 2019. Great decision making tools, resources, links and relevant policies such as ‘Supporting a restraint-free environment’, ‘Better oral health in residential care’ and ‘Pain management kit for residential facilities’ … 

Looking for more aged care resources? Allied Health Support Services DIRECTORY is where to go for professional resources, info on online and face to face events happening, learning materials and toolkits, information, chat forums and more…

 

SELF CARE


 

Is Yoga Appropriate for Seniors? 

According to Verywell fit, seniors can absolutely do yoga and retirement is the perfect time to pick up this healthy activity that will promote longevity. Of course, be sure to speak to your doctor before trying yoga, especially if you suffer from any chronic conditions or have been very inactive.

 

Age Care Guide

Wonderful resource to refer your clients to, who are considering options for home and community care, retirement living and residential aged care. This is the gateway to connect senior Australians with aged care providers through our industry-leading suite of resources.

 

EVENTS & CONFERENCES


 

2019 Australian Allied Health Awards

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to be recognised for the amazing work that you do! FREE, easy and quick to enter!

Nominations will close in ONLY 6 WEEKS!

Remember that you can save and come back to your nomination this year. Check out the full list of categories in our website.

 

 

ACSA National Summit

Open to delegates from all levels of the aged care industry, both member and non-member organisations. The call for Abstracts is now open!

 

 

Oceanic Palliative Care Conference 2019

Registration is now open! Early registration fee you must have registered and paid by 29 June 2019.

 

 

 

2019 Insight Into Parkinson’s

2019 Insight into Parkinsons Disease

Get your ticket while you can! Together we #unite

 

 

 

 

WorkCover Conference 2019

Book today to secure your spot at the WorkCover WA Conference 2019. Places are strictly limited, so don’t delay!

 

2019 AOTA Annual Conference & Expo

Be part of the largest gathering of OT professionals in the world!

 

 

 

 

 

National Dementia Conference

Addressing the Critical Issues in Dementia Research, Treatment & Care

15-16 May 2019 | Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne. Special rate available for people with dementia, their family and carers.

 

 

Symposium On Social Connection In Older Age

Registration is now open for the Symposium on Social Connection in Older Age being held in  Brisbane.

 

 


Check out these great links, services and resources and let us know how we can help you

Until next month –Sports Science FEATURE in our ROUND UP BLOG, let’s support each other! #alliedhealthprofessionsrule

Sarena Jones

Director @ Allied Health Support Services

[email protected]