Learning the lessons from overseas on reablement and reflecting on the early rollout of the Short-Term Restorative Care program are among the topics to be discussed at the Active Ageing Conference 2017 on 30 August.

The one-day conference, hosted by Australian Ageing Agenda and Community Care Review next month, will bring together leading providers, allied health professionals and experts in the field to hear the latest in research and practice on reablement and restorative care strategies.

Three Short-Term Restorative Care providers – Uniting AgeWell, Feros Care and HammondCare – will discuss their approaches for delivering the pioneering program and share their early experiences of working with clients to reverse or slow down functional decline.

Ricki Smith, CEO of Access Care Network Australia and Churchill Fellow, will present the findings of her recent study tour of reablement models in New Zealand, England, Wales and Denmark and the lessons for Australian aged care.

Delegates will also hear from researchers on the latest in falls prevention and innovative case studies in exercise and outdoor education programs.

Interactive sessions will cover topics such as:

  • How Montessori is being used with older people and those with dementia
  • Addressing social isolation
  • Restorative approaches for people with dementia
  • Technology-enabled programs.

Read the full program here.

The Active Ageing Conference 2017 takes place on 30 August in Melbourne.

For more information visit the conference website.

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