• Geratec Explores New Training Approach for Dementia Care in South Africa

    By Shannon Davis, Global Ageing Network Geratec, an organization providing operational and support services to aged care providers throughout South Africa, has been exploring a new training model for dementia care. The training was launched in South Africa to help caregivers better relate to and connect with people living with dementia in care homes. It incorporates a host […]

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  • Join Us in Our Fight Against Elder Abuse

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is June 15, 2017. The theme of this year’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is “Understand and End Financial Abuse of Older People: A Human Rights Issue”. While the  topic of elder abuse has started to gain visibility, it remains one of the least reported, investigated, and nationally addressed forms of […]

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

    By Katie Callaghan,The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus (Guest Post) 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 […]

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  • India – Seeing is Believing!

    By Jack York, President/Co-Founder, It’s Never 2 Late Sensory overload… has that happened to you lately? If it hasn’t I suggest a visit to India! Earlier this year Katie Smith Sloan, Global Ageing Network executive director, invited me to speak at the International Conference on Services to the Elderly in Hyderabad, India. I immediately jumped […]

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  • When the Past is Present:  Trauma-Informed Care for Holocaust Survivors

    By Stuart Kaplan On Tuesday, December 6th through Thursday, December 8th of 2016, Selfhelp Community Services Holocaust Survivor Program convened an international conference in honor of its 80th anniversary.  “When the Past is Present: Trauma-Informed Care for Holocaust Survivors”, was attended by over 300 social workers, and other professionals who work with survivors, from throughout the […]

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  • The Global Aging Network Sponsors the Fifth GSA Global Aging Forum: An International Lens on Aging

    By Taryn Patterson The 2016 Global Aging Forum: An International Lens on Aging convened in New Orleans as part of the Gerontological Society of America’s annual meeting in November 2016. The Global Aging Network co-sponsored the forum, which was focused on gerontological research and education efforts outside the U.S., with the objectives of highlighting similarities […]

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  • Household Design: A Look at the Evidence Base

    By Bob Lagoyda An international case study on the household design was featured at the recent U.S. LeadingAge Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The session was given by Howard Johnson, President & CEO, Baptist Housing Ministries Society, located in Delta, British Columbia, Canada, along with two architects: Leslie Moldow, Managing Principal at Perkins Eastman, housed […]

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  • Choose Montreux! Jack York and the Global Ageing Conference Experience

    At the recent LeadingAge Conference in Indianapolis, Jack York of It’s Never 2 Late shared his IAHSA conference experience and how making the choice to attend IAHSA’s Global Ageing Conference in 2015 has profoundly changed his life–on a professional and personal level. He urges all to choose Montreux in 2017. Check it out!

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  • How To Redefine the Role of Nurses in Aged Care

    By Geralyn Magan Aging services organizations should stop defining the role of the registered nurse (RN) in terms of the physical labor involved in clinical tasks, or the emotional labor involved in keeping residents and family members happy. Instead, says Christine M. Merzeder, clinical coordinator at Paracelsus Recovery in Zurich, Switzerland, RNs should be encouraged […]

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  • IAHSA Takes a Stand Against Ageism

    IAHSA is joining the World Health Organization in taking a stand against ageism on the International Day of Older Persons, 1 October 2016. Ageism flies in the face of all that we believe in–the fundamental worth of older people and their right to dignity, respect and choice. Ageing is not a disease or a burden; […]

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