Early last year, Resthaven Community Respite Services participated in the initial trial of an adaptation of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) ‘iSupport for Dementia’ online training program by the Caring Futures Institute at the Flinders University of South Australia. The WHO’s iSupport for Dementia training aims to educate and train people who care for someone with … Continued
‘Having to go to hospital is traumatic for anyone, and especially so for older people. Any steps that can be taken to prevent unnecessary hospitalisations is a positive step in the right direction,’ says Resthaven Executive Manager Residential Services, Tina Cooper. ‘That is why Resthaven is delighted to continue our work together with Monash University’s … Continued
Resthaven Incorporated and Monash University’s Centre for Medicine Use and Safety at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences have collaborated to proactively identify new strategies to prevent falls and fall-related hospitalisations.
Source: Project PREVENT highlights opportunities to avoid fall-related hospitalisations – Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
New research from Monash University links falls with medication initiation and dose changes
Source: How can pharmacists help to prevent falls? | AJP
Leader in aged care, cross cultural care and carers of dementia research, Professor Lily Xiao is steering an Australian adaptation of the World Health Organisation’s iSupport for Dementia online learning program.
Source: iSupport for Dementia in the spotlight for National Carers Week – Caring Futures Institute news
Resthaven has launched its Diversity Action Plan, following the presentation of the operational plan to Resthaven Program Managers in August. Lynn Openshaw, Resthaven Manager Service Development (pictured), says, ‘We are pleased to launch this plan, after consulting with our community. It follows a review completed in 2018, of Resthaven services against the Government’s Aged Care Diversity … Continued
Resthaven has been using Cognitive Stimulation Therapy in some community activities to support older people living with dementia. ‘Cognitive Stimulation Therapy is a structured, evidence based group therapy, involving physical and mental exercises and activities to stimulate thinking, concentration and memory,’ explains Lynn Openshaw, Resthaven Manager Service Development. ‘Final and fourth year University of South … Continued
Three Occupational Therapy students from the University of South Australia are undertaking a nine-week participatory community practice project with Resthaven. The aim of the project is to gain understanding of Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST). CST is a structured, evidence based group therapy that has demonstrated positive results for older people with mild to moderate dementia. … Continued
Resthaven and the University of Adelaide are undertaking a research project that aims to improve the health of aged care residents by investigating how their health status changes over time. Resthaven Senior Manager Clinical Services, Leonie Robson, says, ‘The FIRST Study will help to validate a new frailty screening tool, the FRAIL AC, which was … Continued