September 2018

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
 
 
 
Supported Accommodation Options under the NDIS

Supported Accommodation Options under the NDIS

Time: 7:00am to 8:30am, 05/09/18

Event Detail: Information session for parents or carers of people who want to live independently on Supported Independent Living (SIL) vs Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)

What is the difference between SIL and SDA? 

What options does the person I care for have now and into the future? 

This session will be presented by a representative from the National Disability Insurance Agency to explore what is available under the NDIS for parents or carers of people who want to live independently but have varying support needs – from standard requirements, and drop-in supports, to complex need requirements with twenty-four-hour supports.

 

Session Detail:

Guest Speaker:

Guest Speaker

NDIA

Related Documents:

Further Information: Supported Accommodation Options Under NDIS

 
Advanced Care Info Session for Carers & Families

Advanced Care Info Session for Carers & Families

Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm, 05/09/18

Event Detail: An information session for carers and their families on advance care planning. If you become seriously ill, or had a serious accident, and were unable to communicate your healthcare wishes, what sort of medical treatment would you want? Who would you want to make decisions on your behalf?

Come along to this presentation by ACT Health on how Advance Care Planning helps the people who care for you to know and understand your wishes and choices about future health care. If these choices and wishes are known, they can be respected by your health provider.

 

Session Detail:

Guest Speaker:

Guest Speaker

ACT Health

Related Documents:

Further Information: Advanced Care

 
My Aged Care Info Session for Carers

My Aged Care Info Session for Carers

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm, 06/09/18

Event Detail: Are you a carer aged 65 years or over? Or if from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background, a carer aged 50 years or over? Then this information session is for you!

You may be a registered carer and provide care for others, such as an elderly person or a friend. But have you considered your own needs and requirements?

Asides from your role as a carer:

  • do YOU need help with your day to day tasks or health care?
  • are YOU finding it harder to do things that you used to do?
  • are YOU feeling isolated and want to connect with others through various activities?

Come and find out about the Australian Government’s My Aged Care – not for the person you are caring for but for YOU! Find out about the types of services that are now available to you. Even if you don’t need help today, it is important to plan your future and be aware of the process and time frames. Find out what you can do now.

Note – This session is also applicable to the person you care for who has a My Aged Care or requires a referral. 

 

Session Detail:

If you can't attend in person, this session is being live-streamed so you can watch it on your computer or phone.

Guest Speaker:

Related Documents:

Further Information: Aged Series - My Aged Care

 
9:00am to 4:00pm Medical Nutrition Therapy in Allergy and Food Intolerances

Medical Nutrition Therapy in Allergy and Food Intolerances

Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm, 07/09/18

Event Detail:

We've partnered with the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) to bring you a new Professional Certificate course in Medical Nutrition Therapy in Food Allergy and Intolerance!

This course will provide you with an understanding of immunology & pathophysiology of allergy, skills & knowledge in nutritional management of food allergy and other adverse food reactions, as well as recommendations, guidelines and evidence based literature to add to your toolkit. You'll also develop a network of colleagues working in the field of food allergy and intolerance.

This course is being held in conjunction with the ASCIA 2018 conference. You can attend the course without attending the conference, or add the course registration to your conference package.

Suitable for:

  • Dietetic students in an accredited course
  • Newly graduated dietitians
  • Accredited Practising Dietitians

Early Bird Conference Bookings close 16 July!

Session Detail:

Guest Speaker:

Related Documents:

Further Information: DAA's Centre for Advanced Learning

 
 
 
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
 
 
 
Mental Health Act - Your Rights Info Session

Mental Health Act - Your Rights Info Session

Time: 6:00am to 8:00am, 12/09/18

Event Detail:

This workshop is for carers of people with mental illness and psychosocial disability who do, or may have, contact with ACT mental health impatient services.

The aim of the workshop is to improve carers understanding of their rights, and those of the person they care within the context of the ACT Mental Health Act (2015). Carers will have the opportunity to learn about the principles of the Act which support the rights of carers, and the tools which support the rights and decisions of the person they care for.

The workshop facilitator is Jenny Adams from ACT Mental Health Consumer Network. Jenny was the lead in developing the ‘My Rights, My Decisions’ For Kit which is designed to support mental health consumers to let their views and wishes be known in advance, when they have decision making capacity.

Jenny will discuss important elements of the Form Kit, in particular rights and decisions in relation to:

  • Nominated person
  • Advance Agreement
  • Advanced Consent Direction

 

Session Detail:

Guest Speaker:

Guest Speaker

Jenny Adams, ACT Mental Health Consumer Network

Related Documents:

Further Information: Mental Health Act: Understanding Your Rights

 
Foot Care Info Session for Carers and Families

Foot Care Info Session for Carers and Families

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm, 12/09/18

Event Detail:

A free information session by a podiatry expert from The Walking Clinic on foot care for carers and their families to advise how a podiatrist may be able to assist them with the diagnosis and treatment of conditions with their feet or lower limbs, and to raise awareness of the importance of regularly checking the condition of feet to pick up early indications of conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, and circulatory disease.

 

Session Detail:

Guest Speaker:

Guest Speaker

The Walking Clinic podiatry expert

Related Documents:

Further Information: Foot Care Information Session

 
Dementia Education for Carers - Meeting health and hygience needs

Dementia Education for Carers - Meeting health and hygience needs

Time: 10:30am to 2:30pm, 13/09/18

Event Detail:

A three hour information session for carers of people with dementia focusing on meeting health and hygience needs in dementia care.

Session Detail:

Guest Speaker:

Guest Speaker

Dementia Australia

Related Documents:

Further Information: Dementia Education Series for Carers

 
 
 
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
 
Paediatric Palliative Care Master Class

Paediatric Palliative Care Master Class

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm, 17/09/18

Event Detail:

An advanced course for clinicians involved in, or interested in, caring for children with paediatric palliative care needs.

Facilitated and presented by the Sydney Children’s Health Network Paediatric Palliative Care Team.

Session Detail:

To register or for more information: Tiffany.Krause [at] act.gov.au

Guest Speaker:

Related Documents: PDF icon Paediatric Palliative Care_Master Class_ACT2018.pdf

Further Information:

 
 
Taking the lead in COPD - Individualising COPD Patient Management

Taking the lead in COPD - Individualising COPD Patient Management

Time: 6:45pm to 8:30pm, 19/09/18

Event Detail:

18:45pm Arrive and Registration 

19:00pm Taking the lead in COPD: Individualising COPD Patient Management (3x 30 minute case studies including Q&A) 

20:30pm Meeting Closed

Dinner will be served during the presentation

Session Detail:

To register, please contact Louise White on louise.white [at] menariniapac.com or 0412 582 635.

Guest Speaker:

Guest Speaker

Dr Mark Hurwitz

Related Documents: PDF icon Invitation - COPD Canberra.pdf

Further Information:

 
 
 
 
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
 
 
Have your say on the future of ACT's public maternity services

Have your say on the future of ACT's public maternity services

Time: 7:30am to 8:30am, 25/09/18

Event Detail:

Interested general practitioners and obstetricians are invited to have your say on the new proposed maternity access strategy. The strategy aims to streamline access by having a single point of entry for all public maternity services in the ACT.

ACT Health will be hosting two sessions to discuss the strategy and would value your input into consolidating the strategy and identifying the best ways for general practitioners to engage with the proposed strategy.

Session Detail:

Session one: 7:30am - 8:30am on Tuesday 25 September 2018

Session two: 6:00pm - 7:00pm on Wednesday 10 October 2018

Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be available at each session.

Everyone is welcome however seating is limited. Please RSVP by Friday 21 September to Sally Haseler on sally.haseler [at] act.gov.au with your name and contact details.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Guest Speaker:

Related Documents:

Further Information:

 
Seasons for Growth: Understanding Change, Loss and Grief

Seasons for Growth: Understanding Change, Loss and Grief

Time: 1:30pm to 4:00pm, 26/09/18

Event Detail:

 A two and a half hour educational seminar for people with an interest in learning about grief, its potential triggers and impacts. It provides strategies for managing grief and moving forward. Participants may be interested in finding out more about grief for personal reasons or to deepen their understanding of the impact of grief and loss in their caring role. This will be live-streamed so you can view on your computer or phone if you can't attend in person.

 

Session Detail:

Guest Speaker:

Related Documents:

Further Information: Seasons for Growth

 
 
 
 
30
1
2
3
4
5
6