The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a variety of challenges for us all. One thing we can all relate to is the loss of engagement while we try to adapt to new ways of connecting with family and friends. By Guest Author, Maree McCabe, CEO Dementia Australia.
With more than 459,000 Australians estimated to be living with dementia in 2020, there is a growing need for a highly skilled aged care workforce to provide dementia care. However, even with appropriate levels of education, there are substantial barriers for individuals and organisations in applying this newly-acquired knowledge to practice.
The Aged Care Workforce Industry Council has today announced the appointment of Louise O’Neill as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer of the Council, charged with facilitating the delivery of the Aged Care Workforce Strategy, A Matter of Care, over the next three years.
Dementia Australia has launched a new campaign urging all Australians to take a pledge to help keep the world open for people living with dementia, not just during the COVID-19 pandemic, but every day.