ACE - Aged Care Enrichment

ACE - Aged Care Enrichment

Each week we bring aged care industry experts, thought leaders and passionate individuals directly to you to share their knowledge, stories and experiences. Hosted by Ash De Neef, the ACE Podcast is brought to you by SilVR Adventures ~ enriching the quality of life for seniors with meaningful activities that bring joy through virtual reality. Maybe you'd like to partner with us? Have your message, showcased directly to our rapidly growing audience of aged care executives and people working within the industry. For advertising enquiries, please email acepodcast@silvradventures.com.au More information available at: https://silvradventures.com.au/ Follow SilVR Adventures: https://www.instagram.com/silvradventures

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August 18, 2020 1 min
ACE - Aged Care Enrichment Aged care industry experts, thought leaders and passionate individuals share their knowledge, stories and experiences. Every fortnight, we invite aged care industry experts, thought leaders and passionate individuals to share their knowledge and experience with us as we examine ways to improve the quality of care and the quality of life for seniors. Hosted by Ash De Neef, the ACE Podcast is brought to you...
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Today, we excitedly launch The Aged Care Enrichment Podcast with our first episode! We are talking to the author and long-time dementia advocate, Christine Bryden, about her life with dementia and her work as one of Australia's first dementia advocates. Christine was diagnosed with early onset dementia in 1995, at the age of forty-six. Her life transformed immediately as she left her job and focused on restructuring her life an...
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Our guest today is Julianne Parkinson, CEO of the Global Centre for Modern Ageing, a not-for-profit that helps organisations and individuals devise products and services that allow older people to live and age well. Through their life lab, they partner with volunteers in simulated environments to help discover what things make a difference to the lives of elderly Australians. Julianne comes to this interview armed with fresh resear...
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In today's episode, we are talking to Kellie Curtain. Kellie is a journalist and author who is outspoken about the end of life and the necessity of having difficult conversations about dying. Following the death of her mum in 2009, Kellie wrote the book, What Will I Wear to Your Funeral?, which takes an honest look at the last month of her mum's life and the important conversations they were having towards the end. Kellie i...
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In episode 4, we are talking to Karen Lake. Karen is the Operations Clinical and Quality Manager for Ryman Healthcare. New Zealand's second-largest aged care and with facilities in Australia too. Karen oversees the team responsible for standards of care, service and safety within Ryman's villages and has been recently working on a new model of care for people with dementia, which brings the strengths and wishes of the indi...
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In this episode, we are talking to Jessie Williams. Jessie is the CEO of the Groundswell Project, a not for profit that helps individuals, organisations, and communities improve how people in Australia die, care and grieve, through a mixture of education, community outreach, and initiatives. They are hoping to make conversations about death and dying more comfortable and more commonplace. We talk about death literacy, building comp...
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Today we are talking to Stephanie Bendixsen. Stephanie is a TV presenter and author who has worked extensively in video games and technology and is also an Ambassador for https://www.dementia.org.au/ (Dementia Australia). Stephanie lost her mom to Alzheimer's in 2018. Since then she has been sharing her experiences with the disease in the hope of helping people be more prepared to face it than she and her family were. In this c...
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In today's episode, we are talking to Dr. Raelene Wilding. Raelene is an Associate Professor of Sociology at La Trobe University who examines how new technologies are changing the way people care for each other, how they think about their families, and how they maintain their relationships. In her work with Professor Loretta Baldassar from the University of WA, she has been conducting research on the effectiveness of virtual re...
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In today's episode, we are talking to Robbie Roccella. Robbie is currently the Head of Quality of Life at HC-One, the UK's largest aged care provider, with 328 facilities across England, Scotland and Wales. This conversation is focused on how Robbie and her team are supporting the quality of life of their residents. Some of the challenges that come out of having such a large number of facilities in different regions, and so...
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Today we are talking to Ilsa Hampton. Ilsa is the CEO of Meaningful Ageing Australia, a not for profit organisation that promotes holistic support for older adults both in and out of Aged Care. Meaningful Ageing Australia is primarily concerned with helping older adults capture meaning in their lives, and to look at the ways in which aged care services and workers can facilitate discovery and fostering of meaningful activities for ...
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In our last episode of Season 1, we are talking to Dr. Jenny Waycott. Jenny is a senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne in the School of Computing and Information Technology, and her research is focused on human-computer interactions and how people are using technology in all aspects of their lives. Her most recent research has examined the ways in which emerging technologies can be used to enrich the lives of older adults,...
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The Aged Care Enrichment Podcast is on a mission to examine ways to improve the quality of care and the quality of life for seniors. Each week we bring aged care industry experts, thought leaders and passionate individuals directly to you to share their knowledge, stories and experiences. In Season 1 of the podcast we delivered thought provoking and meaningful episodes covering Consumer Experience, Dementia Care, Palliative Care, S...
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The Aged Care Enrichment Podcast is back with Season 2 and kicking off the season with a bang, and three guests for this first episode on behalf of Race Against Dementia – Sir Jackie Stewart’s charity helping kickstart dementia research across the globe. Joining the show is Dr Penny Moyle, the CEO of Race Against Dementia. She has spent over 20 years working in the field of business psychologist and has been with Race Against Demen...
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Today’s guest is Dr. Michelle Olson. Michelle is a Social Gerontologist and Creative Arts Therapist currently based in New York, and she’s worked extensively as a consultant to aged care providers and individuals throughout the US to help them provide better more appropriate care for elders. Of particular interest to Michelle are the benefits that time in nature and participation in the arts can bring to older adults especially tho...
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Today's guest is Anna Donaldson. Anna is the Founder and CEO of Lively, a not for profit organisation that employs young people to provide care and companionship to older people. Anna has been developing Lively for 5 years now which has recently launched it’s home care platform, and it’s built on the idea that the care can be a two way relationship between the helper and recipient, where both parties are contributing and receiv...
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Today's guest is Jason Burton. Jason has been working in aged and dementia care for over 30 years, starting his career as a mental health nurse in the UK and at the time of recording, working as the head of training, consulting, quality and innovation for Alzheimer's Western Australia. He is tireless in his pursuit to re-examine traditional methods of care, and ask the question, can we do better? Jason is at the forefront o...
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A huge week ahead for the Aged Care Industry with the release of the Royal Commission’s final report and the Aged Care Enrichment Podcast will be releasing TWO episodes on the commission and expected findings, featuring two prominent industry leaders. Part One features Daniella Greenwood, who advised the Royal Commission on issues of technology and innovation. This episode examines the commitment of the Royal Commission to reframe ...
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A huge week ahead for the Aged Care Industry with the release of the Royal Commission’s final report and the Aged Care Enrichment Podcast will be releasing TWO episodes on the commission and expected findings, featuring two prominent industry leaders. Part Two features Sandra Hills OAM. As the CEO of Benetas and a Director of the Aged Care Industry Workforce Council, Sandra speaks at length on the work that providers, peak bodies a...
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Today's guest is Gerontologist and Entrepreneur, Keren Etkin. Keren is based in Israel and founded the website the http://gerontechnologist.com/ (Gerontechnologist.com) She has a tonne of experience working in aged tech start-ups such as Intuition Robotics, and Sensi.AI and is a self described Age Tech evangelist, promoting the opportunity and importance of innovation in the aged care setting. As you’ll hear Keren is very passi...
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On Tuesday the Aged Care Enrichment Podcast heads to the land of Maple Syrup, Ice Hockey and Mounties to hear from our guest, Adrienne Alford-Burt. Adrienne is the Executive director of the Village Langley, a dementia friendly retirement community in Vancouver that applies a social-relational model of care for its residents, or as Adrienne likes to call them; "the villagers". Adrienne came to work in aged care through an ea...
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