• How To Redefine the Role of Nurses in Aged Care

    Last September, the Global Ageing Network (formerly IAHSA) convened a forum on the role of nurses in long-term care.  In the past, the role of a registered nurse was defined in terms of physical labor involved in the implementation of physical tasks or the emotional labor involved in day to day resident, patient and/or family interactions.  It […]

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  • Language Guidelines Seek to Change Attitudes about Dementia

    According the World Health Organization (WHO), there is estimated to be 47 million people living with the dementia this year alone. This number is expected to double in 20 years. In many countries, the symptoms associated with cognitive decline are stigmatized, perpetuating a lack of awareness and leaving individuals and caregivers affected by the condition with […]

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  • ‘Good to Great’ – A Model for Improving Workforce Effectiveness

    By Katie Callaghan,The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus, headquartered in Sydney, Australia, embarked on a project to improve its workforce effectiveness.  The executive team recognized the need for change and improvement, despite strong performance across the organisation.  While there was excellent overall financial performance, high levels of commitment to […]

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  • ViTA-ACH Group to Receive 2017 Award for Excellence in Applied Research

    ViTA-ACH Group project, led by Kirsty Marles, is one of two recipients of the 2017 Global Ageing Award for Excellence in Applied Research this year. ViTA is a purpose built teaching, research aged care service in Adelaide, South Australia. ViTA has been designed to provide a new approach to aged care, to maximize collaboration and […]

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  • Nova Scotia Centre on Aging (NSCA) to Receive 2017 Award for Excellence in Applied Research

    The Nova Scotia Centre on Aging (NSCA) is one of two recipients of the Global Ageing Network 2017 Award for Excellence in Applied Research. The Nova Scotia Centre on Aging, established in 1992, is a university-based research centre that conducts applied research on age-related issues. Its mission is to advance knowledge on aging to inform social […]

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  • Penn Asian Senior Services (PASSi) To Receive 2017 Excellence in Ageing Services Award

    Congratulations to Penn Asian Senior Services (PASSi), recipient of the 2017 Global Ageing Network Excellence in Ageing Services Award. The Global Ageing Excellence in Ageing Services Award recognizes organizations and/or individuals for programs and services that are models of innovation and excellence and that contribute significantly to the quality of life of the individuals served. Based […]

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  • Global Ageing Network to Present Special Commendations in Ageing Services

    The Global Ageing Network recognizes the Purity Elderly Care Foundation in Nairobi, Kenya and IRT Group-Kemira in NSW, Australia with Special Commendation for Ageing Services. Purity Elderly Care Foundation (Nairobi, Kenya) The Purity Elderly Care Foundation is a non-governmental organization registered in the Republic of Kenya to help vulnerable elderly members of society. The support provided includes, […]

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  • Success Through Intergenerational Management

    By Prof. Dr. Wilfried Schlüter, WHZ University of Applied Sciences (Sachsen, Germany) and Prof. Dr. Katharina Oleksiw, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (Kärnten, Austria ) The Intergenerational Management approach is gaining ever greater significance against the background of demographic development. Making the best possible use of the existing workforce potential is key due to the declining labour […]

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  • Nursing Home Makes Room For Student Residents

    The Intergenerational Living Program at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence, a nursing home in Portland, Maine began in January 2017. It was modelled after a program in the Netherlands, a community called Humanitas, and built around the same values including that of “being a good neighbor.” The program began 4 months ago with 3 students […]

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  • Ibasho: An Intergenerational Approach to Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

    Above photo: Ibasho storytelling activity in Ofunato, Japan By Taryn Patterson In many societies, an ageing population is often seen as a burden, and older people are treated as liabilities – a vulnerable population in need of care and support – especially in the wake of a disaster. Such a narrow interpretation of ageing, however, overlooks […]

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