Doing Dementia Differently
Homemakers: care partners who are curious and connected
For social workers and support coordinators
This webinar has already happened, but if you sign up with the form below you will receive a recorded copy.
April 28th 2021, 10:00-11:00 AM AEDT
Explore how the training, skill and approach of care partners can impact the wellbeing of people living with dementia
Explore the benefits of a consistent care team, rather than the use of agency staff, and how to train and empower best practice care
What we’ll talk about
The kind of care a resident living with dementia receives can make the difference between night and day. In the industry, residents can be labelled as having “responsive or challenging behaviours”, at Group Homes Australia, we see this as residents merely having needs that are going unmet – and it’s the mission of a curious and connected care partner to understand and assist with those needs.
A Homemaker is like a blend of an AIN (Assistant in nursing) – qualified with a certificate III or IV in aged care, and a PCA (personal care assistant). But as the name suggests, their main contribution is to make the resident feel at home, and to find ways to help our residents live beyond their diagnosis, rather than suffer. Caring for those living with dementia, they adapt to interact.
Join me for this webinar on April 28th where we’ll discuss what makes a great care partner, and how we hire, train and empower our Homemakers.
I’ll see you there!
– Tamar Krebs